Talented twins in squash appeal

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SQUASH playing twins, Katie and Daniel Wells, 12, from Skendleby have both climbed into the the top 15 in their age group nationally.

Recently, Katie won the under 13 East Midlands Championship and brother Daniel just lost out in the final of the boys heat.

Daniel has been competitive in the sport from the age of eight and Katie started playing age nine.

Both youngsters have had success in the sport previously with Katie coming fifth in the national rankings at under 11 level and Daniel in 10th place nationally.

The twins are now part of the East Midlands team which regularly meets up at national training camps all over the country, although the dedicated twins already train together for up to 11 hours each week at Alford and Horncastle squash clubs.

This year is a particularly exciting one for the twins as if selected, from the age of 13 onwards, players can start to represent their country.

Katie’s achievements are made even more impressive as she suffers from Perthes disease, a condition where the top of the thigh bone (the femoral head) softens and breaks down.

Due to the crumbling of her hip bone, Katie had an operation at age four to have four steel pins fitted and was wheelchair bound for a year. However despite these physical challenges, Katie and her brother Daniel are looking to November to compete in the Tecnifibre British Junior Championships, which will take place in Manchester between November 1 to 4 and is a closed event for national squash members.

After this the talented squash players will be training to compete in the British Open in January.

Both twins are currently looking for sponsorship and if any local businesses are interested in supporting the twins, call Martin Wells on 07826 848 927.