THE Squash Wales annual awards where held at the Angel Hotel in Cardiff.

Over 200 people attended the presentation evening and it was fantastic and as well as players receiving representatinal caps, a young Pembrokeshire coach was recognised.

Emily Gray, who plays, trains and coaches’ at Meads Squash Club in Milford, won Young Coach of the Year.

Emily has been at the club four years and after expressing an interest in helping younger players develop, completed her leaders award and has now achieved her Level 1 coaching certificate. She is also a qualified referee and first aider.

Since qualifying she has voluntarily coached junior members at the club and helps out on school sessions and development tournaments.

She also takes ALN children for lunch time mini squash sessions in school.

Meads head coach Pete Crook said: “I rely on other coaches to plan and run sessions and Emily has never let me down.

“I always receive positive feedback from the junior players and parents about her approach, content of sessions, and her enthusiasm in keeping it fun.”

Pembrokeshire players to get caps on the night were Rachel Stevenson (Fishguard Squash Club), Chris Barker (Pembroke Bush), James Walters and Nick Dyer (Meads).