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Bianca wins NZ squash title

FIFTEEN year old Aria squash star Bianca Alcock is on an upward trajectory after a successful squash season.

The Aria Squash Club member started her 2022 squash season on a mission to play her way out of J Grade. She began as a J3 in April, before moving on to J2 at end of May and then into J1 by mid July. She was mega excited she had achieved her mission and entered E grade at the end of September while playing Superchamps F/J Nationals in Ashburton.

Through playing at various competitions, she came across and played against a lovely crew of girls similar to her age who became her friends. The team of 6 school girls entered the F/J Grade SuperChamps for the Waikato region, winning the competition.

The team were then off to compete in the National F/J Grade SuperChamps in Ashburton at the end of September. Bianca and the team were very fortunate to have an amazing coach and manager (Dave & Gary) who shared their wealth of knowledge.

As all this training for the Super Champs event was in full swing, Bianca was encouraged by her coach to enter the Waikato Ladies J-Grade Graded Champs at Lugton Park in Hamilton at the end of August. Bianca won all 3 of her matches and became the Waikato J Grade Champion for 2022.

By becoming the Waikato Champ she was then offered the opportunity to contest the NZ Champion of Champions in Invercargill at the end of October. F/J Grade SuperChamps in Ashburton was an amazing learning expeience for Bianca and her team. The team came 4th.

After coming home from Ashburton and with the Invercargill tournament ahead of her, Bianca decided that she needed more court time with adults. So she had to find tournaments in the next month!.

Off to Invercargill she went to represent the Waikato at the end of October to challenge for the NZ F/J Grade Champion. Very focussed, determined and keen to achieve another goal, Bianca played outstanding squash. She won her 1st round vs AKL in 3. She won her 2nd round vs Southland in 3. Her final was vs Central who was a Taihape lady that she had met but not played against at SuperChamps. Bianca played with her mighty Mokauiti muscle and speed and won her final in 3 and became the NZ F/J Grade Champion for 2022.

Congratulations on an outstanding season Bianca