The RA Challenge held at Grantham Squash Club this Saturday has attracted international, county and professional players from all over the UK.

Play starts at 9.00am and the winner will be presented with a trophy in respect of Lance Bombardier James Dwyer who was killed when the vehicle he was driving struck an anti-tank mine whilst on patrol in southern Helmand province in Afghanistan.

Organiser of the tournament Nigel Jubbs said: “James Dwyer was born and raised in South Africa before joining the army in 2003.

“Having completed his basic and specialist military training, he joined 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery the following year.

“Upon successful completion of the Commando Course, James was posted to and subsequently deployed on operations with 7 (Sphinx) Commando Battery Royal Artillery.

“James was a bright and intelligent young man with an infectious sense of humour and could always be relied upon to be at the forefront of any activity.

“He was an enthusiastic sportsman who excelled in squash in particular for which he represented both the Royal Artillery and the Army.”

The event which Nigel has organised now attracts 50-60 players making up 16 teams from across the UK.

He said: “We have attracted International players who have represented England in National Competitions, Army Champions, County Champions.

“Adam Auckland a professional player from Grimsby will also be taking part.

“If you wish to see some top quality squash head for the Grantham Squash Club the Saturday morning.”


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