Hull to host Dunlop English Junior Championships for the next three years

Hull has won the right to host the Dunlop English Junior Championships (EJC) in 2018, 2019 and 2020 following a rigorous bidding process.

Now in its ninth year, the EJC attracts the very best of English talent with former title holders including World No.26 Declan James and World No.17 Emily Whitlock.

Josh Taylor, National Performance Coach at England Squash said: "The University of Hull has a strong track record of delivering world-class squash tournaments including the iconic Allam British Open. The university’s great facilities coupled with the city’s diverse culture will help ensure a successful tournament. We look forward to working closely with our partners to deliver a fantastic event."

Steve Curtis, Partnership and Project Manager (Sport) at the University of Hull said: “The University of Hull is pleased to be working with England Squash to bring the Dunlop England Junior Championships to Hull. It’s a good opportunity for the top young players in the country to visit Hull and the university. It promises to be a great event and we are thankful to our delivery partners Hull and East Riding Squash Club and Haltemprice Leisure Centre for their support in planning and delivering the championships and local sponsor, Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel.”

This year’s championships take place between 9th and 11th March, and will be played out in a full monrad format for the first time, and the Under 11s, which before now has been a standalone event, will be permanently incorporated.

Find out more about the EJC at www.englandsquash.com/ejc