2019 Squash Club Champs Draws confirmed:
More photos of the awards evening on Facebook
BELMONT BOYS SELECTED FOR NZ ELITE TRAINING SQUADS
The club is proud of Matthew Lucente, Gabe Yam and Rafa Yam flying high after an exceptional year.
NZ JUNIOR SQUASH NATIONALS AGE GROUPCongratulations to the following players for representing the club exceptionally well at the NZ Junior Squash Nationals Age Group held at the Remuera Rackets Club:
Matthew Lucente - NZ Under 15 Champion
Gabe Yam - NZ Under 15 3rd place
Rafa Yam - NZ Under 17 4th place
SECONDARY SCHOOLS NATIONALS
The Secondary Schools Nationals were held in Nelson recently and our Club was proud to be represented by seven boys...
Trans Tasman NZ Seniors Team: Rafa Yam (Belmont) right-most player is the non-travelling reserve player
Trans Tasman NZ Juniors Team: Left-most player Matthew Lucente (Belmont) is the highest-graded player in the team
Westlake Boys High School squash team that finished 3rd overall in the boys event. From left to right: David Matthews (Remuera), Matthew Lucente (Belmont), Soo-Myong Jang (North Shore), Gabe Yam (Belmont), Jien Lim (North Shore), Rafa Yam (Belmont) team captain, Stuart Martin (North Shore)
The Takapuna Grammar Squash Team also competed and was seeded 13th but ended up coming 9th which was a great result for them.
From left to right: Logan Forbes (Devonport), Chris Pirie (Belmont), Chris Alvey (Belmont), Harvey Malva (Belmont), and Michael Laws (Belmont).
Read more about the competition here: http://www.squashnz.co.nz/news/index.cfm?content_id=1395
NORTH ISLAND AGE GROUPS TOURNAMENT SUCCESS
Belmont boys have done well at the prestigious North Island Age Groups Squash Tourney held in Hamilton on 18-20 July 2014.
The photo shows from left to right: Gabe Yam - under 15s 3rd place, Matthew Lucente - under 15s CHAMPION and Rafa Yam - under 17s runner-up.
Well done to the boys!
Click on the links below to read more about the tournament:
RAFA YAM – 2013 YOUNG SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
At the Auckland Squash Excellence awards held on 13 November, Rafa Yam was awarded the prestigious 2013 Young Sportsman of the Year. This award is presented to a male squash player under the age of 21 who has achieved a high level of performance within the period of eligibility October 2012 through to September 2013.
Rafa’s results are many, but to name a few include:
Winners of the award previously are of the highest calibre including Lance Beddoes and Alex Grayson, and Rafa is no exception.
Two Belmont boys made the Auckland Junior Team for the Nationals 2013. The team finished 4th in NZ overall. Congratulations!
Henry Pyc is standing in the middle and Rafa Yam is second from the right, being the youngest member of the team at 15 years old.
All the other boys in the team are 18 years old.
JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPS
The club’s Junior Squash Champs, sponsored by Taylor Made Insurance Solutions, were played from 19-22 September. There were 43 entries in 7 divisions – an absolutely fantastic turnout. Congratulations to everyone who took part, and especially to those who made finals.
The majority of finals were played on Sunday afternoon, and resulted in some sensational squash, watched by a great crowd. The results were as follows:
BELMONT JUNIOR, RAFA YAM'S SUCCESS
Belmont member Rafa Yam has experienced success at the recent Secondary School Nationals held in Hamilton in mid August 2013. He was part of the Westlake Boys High School team that finished second overall. This was an amazing achievement for the boys as they finished above their seeding of 3rd.
(Rafa Yam is second from right)
Rafa Yam was also selected to be part of the NZ junior representative team (years 9-10) to play in the Trans-Tasman tri series in Palmerston North.
Read more here
TERM 1 JETS RESULTS
Congratulations to our two Jet League winners for Term 1:
Chris Alvey, winner of the E league title
Michael Laws, winner of the F Graduates league title
We had some other good results as well in the first term:
Boys league – Belmont Blazers, captained by Chris Laws, finished 3rd overall
Girls league – Belmont girls finished joint 3rd overall, captained by Sienna Norman
F graduates league – Belmont boys Chris Diggle finished 2nd and Chris Pirie finished 3rd overall.
BELMONT JUNIORS IN NZ AGE GROUP RANKINGS
Three outstanding players from Belmont have made it into the latest NZ age group rankings:
Matthew Lucente - 1st in under 13
Harvey Malva - 7th in under 13
Rafa Yam - 3rd in under 15 ( though the top 2 in the list will turn 15 in April therefore will no longer be eligible in the under 15 division in a few days which makes Rafa unofficially ranked 1st thereafter)
The boys and their families would like to thank the club for all the support.
BELMONT JUNIORS CHOSEN TO REPRESENT AUCKLAND
Congratulations to two players from Belmont who have been selected to play for Auckland in the prestigious Quadrangular competition in Taupo, 19-21 April:
Rafa Yam – under 15s (6th selection)
Matthew Lucente – under 13s (2nd selection)
A great effort by these boys!
JETS REGIONAL WINNERS AGAIN!
On Sunday, 10 February 2013 the Belmont Blazers Jets boys team won the Regional Finals for Term 4 2012 at the National Squash Centre. The Blazers team beat the team from Henderson Squash Club and swept the 2012 Regionals by winning all four terms for the year. An incredible achievement for the boys!
Jets organiser Paul Cornish awarding the cup to the Blazers' captain, Harrison Hinds
JETS TERM 4 2012 FINALS
This is the fourth straight term that Belmont won the boys cup and swept it this year, 2012. The Blazers team beat another Belmont team – Ballers team captained by Patrick Calver for the cup finals. A great year indeed for the Belmont junior boys.
Belmont Blazers: Chris Laws, Harrison Hinds (team captain with cup), William Michie and Chris Pirie
In the E league cup, another Belmont junior Christopher Alvey finished runner up.
JETS REGIONAL FINALS RESULTS
The Belmont Blazers team, winners of the Northern Jets term 3 boys competition beat the Franklin Black Pearls, winners of the Southern Jets 4-0. An impressive and convincing win and this is the 3rd straight term that Belmont won the regionals Jets finals.
Junior Team Cup presentation
Blazers are composed of Chris Pirie (team captain), Michael Laws, Harrison Hinds and Frank Talbot.
Harvey Malva of Belmont also won the E grade league final beating Ruben Van Der Merwe 3-0. Harvey also won the E grade Northern boys cup.
Well done to the Belmont boys team. Congratulations! (More photos here)
Belmont Junior Matthew Lucente finished runner-up ( 2nd Place ) in the prestigious Nz Junior Nationals under 13 boys division.
He was seeded 3rd and upset the 2nd seeded player from Bay of Plenty to reach the finals, losing to Anthony Lepper from Auckland, the top seed.
JETS RESULTS TERM 3
E Grade league winner – Harvey Malva
Boys League winners – Blazers team
In the boys league the top 3 places out of 14 teams went to Belmont Park club. This is the 3rd straight term that Belmont captured the boys cup.
Runner up – Bombers team captained by Henry Watts
Third place – Breakers team captained by Ryan Harrison
F Grade league – Chris Alvey finished runner up (2nd place)
JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPS 2012 RESULTS
Girls Juniors Champion – Anneke Simmonds
Boys Juniors Champion – Henry Pyc
Boys Intermediate 1 Champion – Markus Sommerville
Boys Intermediate 2 Champion – Christopher Laws
Small Nix Kids Division Champion – Rosa Gonzales
JETS RESULTS TERM 2
F Grade Graduates League
Pictures to follow as teams were not complete during prize giving. Manu will schedule a suitable time for everyone to be present for a group picture.
Well done to all the Belmont Jets teams this Term 2. Keep up the good work and all the hard work is now paying off. Thank you to all the team captains for organising the teams, to all the parents who gave up the Sunday mornings to be with the kids , to the Belmont club for their continued support and encouragement and more importantly to all the kids for their hardwork and 100% effort. We are proud of you guys.
MORE JUNIORS SUCCESS!
The Belmont Bombers team (which won the Northern Jets last term... see below) have taken out the Auckland Regional Championships winning against Eden Epson 9-4 in the finals. A great achievement for the boys and the club for being the best Jets Boys team in Auckland. Congratulations!
Martin Greshoff, Chris Pirie, Henry Watts, Michael Laws (captain), Chris Laws and Harrison Hinds.
AUTUMN SENIOR PENNANTS RESULTS – APRIL 2012
Ladies 1 Team (Capt - Tracey Hartley) First place Womens 04
Ladies 3 Team (Capt - Karen Pickles) First Place Womens 08
Mens 3 Team (Capt - Bruce Alvey) Tied First Place Mens 11
Mens 2 Team (Capt - Peter Pyc) Second Place Mens 06
Mens 5 Team (Capt - Chris Alvey) Second Place Mens 16
Ladies 4 Team (Capt - Mary Shelley) Third Place Womens 10
JUNIORS JETS RESULTS – TERM 1 2012
Boys division - Bombers team (captained by Michael Laws) won the overall title. The cup goes back to Belmont and Belmont has won it a record 10 times. The Bombers team dominated the whole term and in spite of injuries to some of them and other commitments from most of the boys.
Girls division - Belmont girls finished a very close second to NorthShore losing the cup by only 1 point ( 31 to 30 overall points ). Team captain was Epernay Norman.
WANT TO GIVE SQUASH A TRY?
Contact Manu on 021 886 583 to find out which of his programmes are suitable for you - or take a look at his website www.squashcoach.co.nz. There are a wide range of players at Belmont who are willing to have a friendly hit with you just to get you started. Contact Michelle MacGibbon for details.