Scotland selection revealed for European and Five Nations Championships

Scottish Squash have announced their selections for the much-anticipated Europeans and Five Nations Championships.

The senior men selected to represent Scotland at the European Team Championships in Helsinki from 26-29 April are Greg Lobban, Rory Stewart, Alan Clyne, Douglas Kempsell, Alasdair Prott and Fergus Richards. Meanwhile the women’s selection consists of Georgia Adderley, Alison Thomson, Katriona Allen and Robyn McAlpine.

This will be the first call up to the senior team for Robyn who is also representing Scotland in the U17 and U19 European Championships. Meanwhile Dougie Kempsell will be representing Scotland in the singles for the first time in four years. Dougie has been a staple of the doubles team having competed at the WSF World Squash Doubles in Glasgow and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham last year.

This is also a welcome return for Scottish squash legend Alan Clyne who retired from the PSA tour in October last year. Alan has had a stellar international career so far winning gold with fellow Scot Greg Lobban at the 2016 World Doubles in Darwin and representing Scotland at four Commonwealth Games tournaments.

Meanwhile the junior selections for the European U19 individual championships between the 1-4 April in Zurich are Kyle Penman, Rory Richmond, Finlay Halton, Oliver Hunter, Louisa Kaven and Natalie Main. For the teams championships taking place the following week between the 5-9 April, Kyle Penman, Rory Richmond, Finlay Halton, Robyn McAlpine and Anna Halliday will be pulling on the shirt for Scotland.

This year the U15 and U17 European Championships will be taking place in Prague between the 11-14 May. The U15 team consists of the prestigious young talent of Murdo Mackenzie, Cailean McAlpine, Zack Paton, Ella Bannister and Felicia Chan. The U17 team this year is John Green, Sam Shannon, Archie Niven, Robyn McAlpine and Louisa Kaven.

Scottish Squash has also announced the U13 and U15 teams for this year’s hotly anticipated Five Nations Championships in Edinburgh between 21-23 April. Thomas Myers, Kamran Shamoo, Callum Smith, Phoebe Hamilton and Rebecca Little will all be representing Scotland for the first time in the U13s, while the U15s will see the return of Murdo Mackenzie, Cailean McAlpine, Zack Paton, Ella Bannister and Felicia Chan to representative squash.

Paul Bell, Director of Squash said: “We are delighted to announce the Scotland senior and junior teams for this season. The European Championships is the first major tournament of the 2023 representative season, and I’m looking forward to seeing how we fair against some of Europe’s best talent. We have selected a highly experienced team across the board, as well as bringing in fresh talent with the likes of the U13 Five Nations Squash in the juniors. Congratulations and best of luck to everyone!”