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British Junior Open returns!

British Junior Open returns!

The British Junior Open made a brilliant comeback at the University of Birmingham’s Sports and Fitness centre in partnership with England Squash. 

International flags dressed the edges of the squash arena, racquets swung and spectators eagerly anticipated the score. Along with the WSF World Juniors, the British Junior Open is the world’s most prestigious junior squash tournament, and is the de facto world championships for the younger age groups.

As one of the official partners, University of Birmingham is no stranger to the large-scale event, having hosted the British Junior Open several times before it was halted by the pandemic.

Stats to impress!

Over five days, 650 players from 53 countries took part, playing an impressive 552 squash games at the University’s Sports & Fitness centre. Partners Edgbaston Priory, West Warwickshire Sports and Solihull Club also saw their fair share of incredible, fast-paced games, as ambitious young players fought for victory.

A final to remember…

Egypt dominated, taking trophies in every age category, but on the final day of play – Sunday 8 January – Team England claimed the British Junior Open 2023 U19 title, and the home crowd’s cheers provided a phenomenal conclusion to a long and action-packed week.

A venue built to showcase sport

The University’s state-of-the-art facilities- which were the official venue for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, hockey and squash competitions, include six glass-backed courts. During last week’s Open, the Munrow Arena was transformed to accommodate the main show court, an event sponsors area, and a fun activation zone for local schools to get involved in Squash. The purpose-built glass show court, in which the finals were held, took centre stage. Upstairs, more than 500 spectators cheered on all athletes, making it a vibrant atmosphere!

Experts in sports and major events

Working in partnership with England Squash and UB Sport, the Conference and Events team provided audio and visual tech support, capturing the very best of sporting action and providing on-site logistical and operational support to the event organisers throughout.

The catering team at Food Fellows provided the wow-factor with a buffet for VIPs, including a bespoke menu of delicious sandwiches and sweet treats.

UB Sports & Fitness supported the event with its team of 10 UB sport student volunteers, who welcomed spectators and helped the event go smoothly.

The event’s success adds yet another exciting tournament to the University’s ever-growing list of delivering incredible sporting events.

We can deliver!

Conference and Events know all the ins and outs of organising and delivering a successful event.

Deliver a phenomenal event with our world class facilities plus…

Are you considering the University of Birmingham for your next sports event? Get in touch with the Conference and Events team to discuss how we can support you today!

Contact – University of Birmingham | Conferences & events

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