HENLEY Squash Club’s Jill Campion led the England Over 55 ladies’ squash team to victory in
HENLEY Squash Club’s Jill Campion led the England Over 55 ladies’ squash team to victory in the 2016 Home Internationals.
Campion, who lives in Bix, captained the England team against Wales, Scotland and Ireland in the annual home international tournament at the Park Club, Nottingham.
Scotland have dominated the competition, which started in 2010, winning in 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2013 Campion, having just turned 55, helped England to their first victory, beating then British open champion Pauline Douglas from Scotland and Welsh international Sian Johnson to help England to their first victory. England retained the trophy in 2014, with Scotland winning it back again last year.
This year England got off to a good start with a 4-0 victory over Ireland before beating Scotland 3-1 in which Campion, playing at first string, won 3-0.
In the final match against Wales Campion lost her match 3-2 to Welsh number one Sian Johnson. However, England went on to win the match 3-2 to secure the title.
Speaking after the win Campion said: “I am very proud of this victory, especially as it was a real team effort and a tremendous achievement.
“We play against each other during the season for a place in the England team and it is great when we come together to play as a team, supporting and helping each other.”
Campion has represented England in Masters squash 17 times and is currently European, British Open and British Closed over 55 champion.