Tamika Saxby (right) accepts her award from former world champion Sarah Fitz-Gerald.
Tamika Saxby (right) accepts her award from former world champion Sarah Fitz-Gerald.

Squash star Aus Junior of the Year

A YEAR travelling all over the globe recording fantastic results was given due recognition this week when Coffs Harbour squash player Tamika Saxby was named as the Australian Junior of the Year.

The 16-year-old more than held her place among some of Australian squash’s greatest legends when they assembled at Brisbane’s Holiday Inn for the Australian Squash Awards and Hall of Fame dinner.

Presented with her award by former World Champion Sarah Fitz-Gerald, the Woolgoolga High student was able to look back on a year that included success both at national and international levels.

Saxby’s long list of accomplishments included representing Australia at the World Women’s Junior Titles in the Indian city of Chennai as well as finishing third at the highly prestigious All Star Milo International in Malaysia.

Top this off with winning both the Scottish and Australian Junior under 17 titles and it’s easy to see how this dedicated athlete was selected to win such a sought-after prize in front of squash greats like Heather McKay, Ken Hiscoe and Cam Nancarrow.



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