Ceris confident squash can be a challenger this year

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Squash captain Ceris Challenger has put the disappointment of last season behind her and believes the squash teams can heroically bounce back this year.

The women’s team finished fourth in the Bucs Western 1A Division but could not sustain their form into Varsity as the suffered a heavy defeat to their Cardiff rivals.

“Varsity highlighted areas of improvement as we had to bring two beginners into the women’s team,” she said.

“We need strong depth in the team.”

Challenger, now in her second year as club captain, is psyched for the new season to start as the women look to push for promotion from the division.

“I’m feeling pretty confident about the new season,” she added.

“There’s been a fair bit of interest in new people joining the club.

“We are all prepared to hit the ground running.”

The men shared mixed emotions last season as the 1sts suffered Varsity heartbreak but did finish in a respectable third in their Bucs Western 2B Division.

Despite a majority of the first team graduating last summer Challenger believes the men can still progress as a side.

“I’m confident.

“Craig Lloyd who is men’s 1st is number one on the team and was last year too,” she said.

The men’s 2ds team suffered relegation last season and Challenger knows the side is ready to fight back.

“They are now raring to go.

“They have been training hard and are ready to win promotion back to where we were.”

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