Kenilworth's Sarah-Jane Perry selected for Team England Commonwealth Games squad

By James Smith

13th May 2022 | Squash


Sarah-Jane Perry claimed silver at Gold Coast 2018 after losing to New Zealand's Joelle King in the final
Sarah-Jane Perry claimed silver at Gold Coast 2018 after losing to New Zealand's Joelle King in the final

Kenilworth's Sarah-Jane Perry has been selected for Team England's nine-strong squash team for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

World number six, Perry claimed silver at the 2018 games in Gold Coast after losing to New Zealand's Joelle King in the final.

She will join current Commonwealth Games gold medallist James Willstrop in a Team England squad that contains six former games medallists and three debutants.

"It's awesome to have the official confirmation and it feels amazing to be selected," said Perry in a statement on the Team England website.

"It's been a very strange couple of years so it has been brilliant to have the games to focus on. I'm really looking forward to it and I'm fully focused.

"It's a very similar landscape to last time in terms of how the rankings are panning out so I'll be doing everything I can to beat the one that performs the best.

"We've got a good chance in the doubles so we'll be hyper-focused on landing a gold medal."

As well as winning silver in 2018, Perry also finished fourth in the women's doubles with her and parter Laura Massaro losing 2-0 to Australia in the bronze playoff.

Team England squad in full:

  • Alison Waters
  • Georgina Kennedy
  • Lucy Turmel
  • Sarah-Jane Perry
  • Adrian Waller
  • Daryl Selby
  • Declan James
  • James Willstrop
  • Patrick Rooney

Team England's chef de mission, Mark England OBE, welcomed the athletes to the team: "We're delighted to welcome nine squash players to Team England for the home Commonwealth Games this summer.

"This incredibly talented team includes a number of previous Commonwealth Games medallists.

"I'm excited to see them compete over the 11 days this summer and watch them 'Bring it Home' in Birmingham."

Squash will be played at The University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre from 29 July to 8 August.

Team England will send a team of over 400 athletes to compete at Birmingham 2022.

To learn more about Sarah-Jane Perry's career, read our exclusive interview with her here.

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