Parkes player Henry Kross has taken out the title in the Australian Junior Championships - the nations highest ranked junior tournament in Australia - in the boys under 11 division.
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10-year old Kross travelled to the National Squash Centre on the Gold Coast with 27 athletes from across NSW to compete against the rest of Australia's best junior players over the weekend.
The event saw 104 athletes from across Australia compete in the most prominent event on the junior calendar, with matches including boys and girls divisions from under 11 to under 19.
Kross beat Max Aitken from Queensland in a strong final, coming back from 7-11 down in the third game to win the match 11-8, 11-7, 13-11.
Kross says it feels great to be bringing the trophy home to NSW, and appreciates all his fans back home who were watching eagerly on the live stream of his matches.
"It's really good, now I can show off to everyone how I won! Thank you for watching me everyone one, I really appreciate it."
NSW State Coach Kylie Keegan says she is very proud of the achievements of all players from NSW.
"All of our players fought with determination, grit and sportsmanship," says Keegan.
"With Henry you can't discount him at any time because he's so determined. The will to win is always going to push him through. It's very well deserved, he's put the hard yards in.
"Henry is always going to get where he wants to go. He's very focused, he lives and breathes squash, if he's not playing then he's watching it. He's definitely one to watch," Keegan added.
Kristi Maroc, Chief Strategy Officer from Squash NSW says that despite a challenging year for all squash players, NSW players have remained focused and driven.
"NSW has some exceptional players coming up through the ranks, and the results we've had at the Australian Junior Championships show that even the challenges of this year cannot slow them down," Maroc says.
"The year has seen some significant speed bumps that have impacted training and momentum for all squash players, but despite that our players have remained enthusiastic, driven and ambitious, and should be very proud.
"Congratulations to all of our NSW players, coaches, parents and supporters on great results."
Match videos and photos are available on the Squash NSW and Squash Australia Facebook pages.
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