Essex squash sensation Daryl Selby looks set to lead England to gold at this year’s Commonwealth Games after being selected for the National squad.
The 27-year-old from Shenfield is packing his bags for Delhi this Autumn after he was included in the England’s five man squad for the international tournament.
The current world number nine has his sights set on not one, but two gold medals as he gets set to battle it out in the men’s individual and doubles tournaments.
“I can see our team giving some great performances and picking up medals in all events,” said a confident Selby.
“Squash in England is in great health at the minute and it will be great to see a few more juniors follow in our footsteps and succeed on the world stage.”
England Squash & Racketball’s CEO, Nick Rider, seems to share Daryl’s confidence saying: “The talent in this squad is unbelievable. When you consider how many truly world class athletes we have in this team I think it’s fairly clear that we will be one of, if not the strongest team representing England in Delhi. We shouldn’t even consider not bringing gold home with us.
“Our players are well aware that they are going to be the ones to beat in Delhi, but they are more than ready for that kind of pressure. We’ve never had a crop of players as talented as this bunch, but England Squash & Racketball have all of the grassroots in place to ensure that the next generation to come through are a ‘golden generation’ like this one.”
Daryl was announced as a member of the squad at a press event in the National Squash Centre in Manchester this week and will be heading to India to compete in the Commonwealth Games between 3 - 14 October this year.