Moxham siblings ready to seize more success for Belgium

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Moxham siblings ready to seize more success for Belgium

Savannah and Maddox Moxham are determined to bring Belgium yet more squash glory at this weekend's ESF European Mixed Team U15 and U17 Championships.

Spearheaded by the US-based siblings, Belgium won the U15 title two years ago and finished runners-up last year to France in the U17.

As they head to Matosinhos, Porto this weekend, the Moxhams (pictured below) will no doubt be inspired by the achievement of Belgium's women's team last weekend in Zurich, who captured the ESF European Team Championship title for the first time in history.

Maddox said: "I think it's great for Belgium as a whole and the squash federation leading into the LA28 Olympic Games. Winning a European Championship is a huge achievement."

Savannah added: "We were following along with all the matches, and we were super happy when they were able to pull it through against England - it’s amazing for Belgian squash. It was so inspiring to see them win at the highest level in Europe and it is something I aspire to do one day too."

She added: "For me, Tinne and Nele are amazing role models. What they have been able to accomplish already is beyond inspiring. I had the chance to meet Tinne while she was playing the US Open in 2022, it was special to meet her, I hope to be able to play on a team with them one day."

The Moxham siblings are the children of former pro players, ex-Belgian international Katline Cauwels and Aussie Shaun Moxham, who now run the highly-regarded M Squash high performance squash academy in New York.

Savannah has been no.1 in Europe in the U15 rankings and no.1 in America at U11, U13, U15s, U17. She won the US Junior Open U15 title in 2022, the European Junior Open U15 in 2023 and the Portuguese Junior Open U19 in 2022, as well as ESF the European Team Championships U15 in 2022.

"Living in America gives me numerous opportunities to further both my squash and education," she says. "I am proud to be Belgian and have Australian heritage [through her father] and I enjoy being able to represent my home country."

As for this weekend in Porto, where Belgium will start in Group C in the U17 draw alongside Spain, Hungary, Norway and Portugal, Savannah says the team are "well prepared," adding: "we feel we are ready to give our best as we know we will be competing against strong teams."

Check the draw, results and all information from the 2024 ESF European Mixed U15 and U17 Championships

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