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European bronze for Jersey squash

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WITH Nick Taylor at the helm, squash continues to go from strength to strength in Jersey.

When the former world number 14 arrived in the Channel Islands in 2008, to become Jersey's first director of squash, the sport was in relatively poor health. But in just eight years, the transformation has been remarkable – and now, for the first time, a Jersey team has won an international squash medal.

The Island side – comprising Taylor, Scott Gautier, Charlie Griggs, Rob Hickling and Ian Furness – beat Luxembourg 3-1 in Saturday's European Team Squash Championship Division III third-place play-off match to clinch a brilliant bronze medal at the Infinity Sports Arena in Bucharest.

Jersey first attended the annual tournament last year, where they finished fifth, and prior to this year's event, Taylor was targeting a top four finish – so to win bronze exceeded his expectations.

'It's absolutely amazing,' said the 44-year-old seven times national masters champion.

'It hasn't really sunk in yet for any of us. Charlie Griggs has worn his medal ever since the presentation … we can't get it off him!'

Full story in Monday's JEP.

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