Sarbani Maitra - WJC 2024 at Houston and year end international travels

Sarbani Maitra - WJC 2024 at Houston and year end international travels

Raised

$1,749.66

Goal

$25,000.00

I started playing squash since February 2018 and really fell in love with the sport. It was a great alternative to my swimming at that time which really helped me to get into great shape to play good squash.

Now squash has been my preferred sport since my family trusted me and made me believe that I could get to the top. I came third at the Australian National Championships 2018 at Darwin when I was still 9 years old. This boosted my confidence, and I came second in Scottish Junior Open in 2018 (playing for only 10 months) and then coming third in the Oceania Junior Championship in 2019 – all playing in the U11 category.

COVID did not allow travel however I played the Scottish Junior Open in December 2022 and finished 3rd and also played the British Junior Open in 2023 and finished 22nd overall.

Apart from winning 7 Queensland State Titles, 2 NSW State Titles, 4 national titles, I have won 2 Australian Junior Open titles along with Oceania title in December 2022. Furthermore, I had been lucky to play the Canadian Junior Open 2023 and came 4th in the U17 girls.

I’m also pleased that I have been able to represent Australia in the Trans-Tasman series against New Zealand in last 3 years.

With regards to squash in school sports, I have been playing since 2018 and won 3 titles in U15 and this year is my first title in the U19 category.

I have been an integral part of Queensland School Representation at the Tri-Series Exchange & Trans-Tasman for schools over the last few years. This year we are heading to Wellington- NZL (August 2024).

I'm grateful to Squash Australia for inducting me into the Junior Talent Squad, providing me with training support and other relevant matters.

My goal is to keep improving on my squash and lucky to have Robyn Prentice coaching me, national coaches Jenny Duncalf, Stewart Boswell, Nathan Turnbull, and managers & support crew like Lachlan Johnston & Tamika Hunt.

And cannot be here without the support of my family, my friends and my extended family of squash players who have always encouraged me through the years and love to see me play and progress steadily – couldn’t have done without this ongoing support.

Special mention of my brother Deep, who is my worst critique and yet the best supportive playing partner/ in-house coach that I could ever ask for. 

My family made it possible for me to attend 17 international tournaments around the world over last 5.5 years. With travel becoming expensive, I am launching this to raise funds for myself to cover the following upcoming tournaments:

 World Junior Championships at Houston (July 2024)

 School Sports Tri-Series at Wellington (August 2024)

 Canadian Junior Open (December 2024)

 U.S. Junior Open (December 2024)

 Scottish Junior Open (December 2024)

 British Junior Open (January 2025)


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Raised

$1,749.66

Goal

$25,000.00

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Well done on your achievements to date Sabrina, all the very best as you continue to push through your goals, you are such an inspiring young athlete.

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Kudos for your determination and hard work, Sarbani!

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