Local restaurant giant Burger King has served up $400,000 in sponsorship to send Jamaica’s Junior National Squash Team to the Caribbean Area Squash Association’s (CASA), Junior Championships for the fifth year.
Additional support has come from insurance powerhouse BCIC, which has also made a substantial contribution to finance the team’s participation in the prestigious competition.
The highly anticipated tournament will be played in Georgetown, Guyana, July 2-8. The region’s best young players will first do battle in age group categories and then compete in a team competition.
The Jamaican squad is expected to face stiff competition particularly from the home team and Caribbean kingpins, Guyana. However, the youngsters are ready to take on all contenders when they bow into action.
Leading the charge is team captain and reigning All Jamaica Under-19 champion Tajhia Lumley. The skipper is among the favourites to win his age group, but he’ll have to get past his red-hot teammate Jonathan Walker, who is also top contender.
In a similar vein, current Under-17 champion Adam Ardito is anticipating a good outing, while Karan Dhiman is also expected to deliver a solid performance.
Local Under-15 champion Sebastian Levy will be looking to make a name for himself among his Caribbean peers, as will his sibling, Under-13 champion Tobias Levy, who will take his friendly rivalry with teammate Aman Dhiman to the regional stage.