Northern Tour 2017
For the sixteenth consecutive annual squash tour to Newcastle, twelve players from up and down the country were selected to represent the Army against Tynemouth SC and Northumberland SC in the North East. Including; Maj’s Luke Doddington RAC, Rich Green AAC and Chris O’Brien RLC. WO1 Andy Black RLC, WO2’s Lee Burnie RAC and Lenny Westover REME. SSgt Dean Boys RLC, Sgt Nick McGrath, Cpl Mark Thomas, Bdr James Burke and LCpl Baz Watson. Returning as a guest player for this tour was SSgt (Retd) Ray Burke MBE. Maj Joe Rawsthorne LANCS (Army Team Manager) coordinated the event.
Overall the tour was very successful and thoroughly enjoyable. The links between the Army, Tynemouth and Northumberland squash clubs are as strong as ever. All players benefited from some competitive and challenging squash, played as ever in Great Spirit. The provisional date for the next Tour is 12 - 13 January 2018 and the aspiration remains to field a strong Army team and to attempt to retain the "Army v Newcastle Annual Squash Match Cup" from the Northumberland Club.