Squash success for King Edward’s pupil

Fifteen-year-old Harry Falconer.

Fifteen-year-old Harry Falconer.

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A 15-year-old Louth pupil has stormed to success at the men’s county squash championships in Boston, beating a number of more experienced players along the way.

Harry Falconer, who already has a number of junior championships under his belt, beat Boston’s 49-year-old Mark Hildred in the county final at the end of January.

Harry said: “It’s a really good title to have. I was playing to win.”

Having started playing squash at a young age, Harry has already achieved the national top spot in the Under-13 category, before becoming number two in the Under-15s, and has recently moved to the Under-17s group where he is now 13th best in the country. He is also now ranked at 44th place in the national Under-19s category; a remarkable achievement considering he is only 15 years old.

Harry captained the winning England Under-15 squash team in the 2013 European Junior Squash Championships, held in Spain, and he was crowned ‘Young Sportsman of the Year’ at last year’s Lincolnshire Sports Awards.