Good week at the European champs and we brought home both the men’s and
We beat the Irish 2-1 and the men beat the French team in a very tight final.
We all enjoyed the week and it is always nice to be away as a team and you
can’t beat playing for England.
Sarah Jane did a good initiation at the finals dinner which consisted of a Gangnam
style dance down the centre of the room ending up on stage strutting her moves.
It was a big night for my premier league team Tuesday as it was the finals in
Nottingham vs Duffield. I unfortunately missed out on playing as I have been
suffering from an ear infection all week so was disappointed to not play. We
won though 3-2 so that was our 5th title and 4 in a row which i think is an
unbelievable achievement. Delighted for the team and manager Pete Smith as I
know it’s tough to organise the team throughout the year but as always he does
a fantastic job.
The British open is next in Hull and it’s the last tournament of the season
before the summer break. We start on the 21st May. Come and show your support.
It should be a great tournament.
Heading off to the European Championships today in Amsterdam today.
We are number one seeds in both the Men’s and Women’s events. I’m really looking forward to the week ahead as I love the team events and playing for England. We start in a pool group of 4 teams with two matches on Wednesday and one Thursday. Our women’s team is Laura Massaro, me, Jenny Duncalf and a debut for Sarah Jane Perry. Looking forward to the initiation!!!!
It should be a great week and hopefully we can bring both the titles home.
I am at Southgate Squash Club (North London) today donating some old kit for ‘Kit Aid’.
Please donate any old kit to your local club so that it can be forwarded onto
those in developing countries and to give them a chance to start playing squash.
For more information, please visit http://www.lvsoskitaid.com/
I have added 6 new questions and answers to my ‘Q&A’ page.
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I have updated my ‘Profile’ page with some new information.
Name: Alison Claire Waters
Date of Birth: 19th March 1984
Lives: Oakwood, London
Racket Hand: Right
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I had a nice Sunday afternoon today (3rd March) presenting trophies at the English Junior Open.
The event was held at the Wimbledon Racquets & Fitness Club in Surrey and over 250 juniors took part.
Congratulations to all the winners.
I am so sad to hear the news that 18 year old squash player Harry Faulkner died last week.
I had only met Harry a few times but having been on court with him, I knew he was a great talent and had a bright future ahead of him. Not only this, but he a great person off-court and much loved by everyone who knew him. My thoughts go to his family and friends at this time.
People should be made aware of c-r-y which is the Cardiac Risk in the Young organisation.
Everyone should get tested and look at their website www.c-r-y.org.uk where you can book a test.
Things like this shouldn’t be happening! It’s too young! So please please get tested.
I’m delighted to have won the ‘WSA Vicki Cardwell Comeback Player of the Year’ award for 2012.
I remember going to Wembley when i was a kid to watch the British open and running down after the matches to collect Vicki’s autograph so it makes it extra special winning this award. Thank you very much to WSA for voting for me.
I’m thrilled that after being out injured for over a year with an Achilles injury that in 2012 I won five WSA tournaments and got my ranking back to 4 in the world.
I’m looking forward to 2013 now and the year ahead.
I have had a really good months training since Christmas which has been tough but have really enjoyed it.
Am now feeling ready and raring to go for the upcoming tournaments. I’m off on Wednesday 30th for a Gold Event in Cleveland, Ohio. I have played this tournament for a few years now and really love playing there. We stay with families and I’m staying at the same family that I normally stay with and I can’t wait to see them!
First round starts Saturday 2nd February and I’m drawn against a qualifier.
Ready to rock and roll!
Happy New Year! Here’s to a great 2013 for everyone.
I’m really looking forward to this year and hopefully it’s going to be a big year. My first tournament is the Cleveland Classic starting on the 2nd February. It’s quite nice to have a month at home really getting stuck into good training and working on lots of things.
We had a busy end to the year so I had nice ten day break over Christmas and the New Year and now I feel refreshed and ready to go again! Looking forward to the challenges ahead!