National coach Paul Bell has named a five-strong squad to represent Scotland at the WSF World Junior Championships next month.

For the third time since 2002, India will host the Championships after winning the rights from the World Squash Federation to stage the 2018 event in Chennai.

The Men’s & Women’s World Junior Individual Championships will take place at the Indian Squash Academy from 18-23 July, followed by the biennial Men’s World Junior Team Championship from 24- 29 July.

The Scotland squad includes two players who made history at the British Junior Championships in Manchester last year.

Alasdair Prott claimed silver in Manchester, in the process becoming the first ever Scot to make a BJC BU17 final.

Credit: Tony Hart.

He is joined in the Scotland squad by Chris Murphy, John Meehan and Fraser McCann. All four players will compete in both the Men’s Team and Individual Junior events.

Georgia Adderley is competing in the Women’s Junior individual event having become the first Scot since Lisa McKenna in 1993 to win a BJC title last year, winning the GU17 event.

Credit: Tony Hart.

She said: “I can’t wait to head out to India, it’s going to be a great experience and I will give it my all against the best players in the world.”

Fraser McCann added: “I have played at a European level before for Scotland but this is on a different scale altogether competing against players from all over the world.

“It will be amazing, I can’t wait.”

Our full interview with Fraser McCann can be viewed here.

The WSF World Junior Championships take place at Chennai, India from 18th-29th July 2018. The selected players are:

Team Event

Alasdair Prott

Chris Murphy

Fraser McCann

John Meehan

Individuals – All the boys plus Georgia Adderley

Coach – Paul Bell.