Following a string of successful matches over the past few months – including a Quarter Final placing at the European U19 Championships in April, AJN sponsored, Emma Bartley, has been selected to represent England at the Junior World Championships.
Currently ranked fourth in the UK, 17-year-old Emma is amongst 10 upcoming English stars called to represent their country at the sport’s most prestigious junior competition, which is set to take place in Nancy, France in August.
One of the youngest members of the Professional Squash Association (PSA), Emma, who was crowned Under 19 Champion at the Essex Junior Open at the end of February, has seen her world ranking climb 97 places over the past two years – up from 261 in 2020 to 164 in the world.
England national coach, David Campion, said: “The World Junior Championships is the premier world event for any aspiring junior player and it’s great to see these championships back on again after a tough couple of years.
“The girls are a strong group that are currently making in-roads on the PSA World Tour with some impressive wins against much higher ranked players. They are a talented bunch who will be difficult to beat and we are very much looking forward to seeing how they progress at these highly prestigious championships.”
Emma’s on court success on the PSA circuit over the past couple of years has also led to a scholarship at Drexel University in Philadelphia, where she will compete for the Drexel Dragons in September whilst studying for a sports business degree.