Brodie Bennett, from Pahiatua, won the U13 New Zealand Junior Squash National Championship recently with a convincing performance in all matches.
The championships were held on October 2-5 at the Christchurch Squash Club. Brodie competed in the Under 13 age group. Brodie was seeded number 1.
His first match he won 3-0 against Leo Tagg from Southland. This put him into the semifinals against Theo Gannon from Wellington, where Brodie won 3-1. His final match was played against Whanganui's Maximus Matthews with Brodie winning 3-2.
Brodie's goal was to make top three so was very proud and happy to have won his first New Zealand national title.
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Over the past three years Brodie has achieved top three placings at North Island, South Island and Oceania Championships.
Brodie is a member of the Tararua Squash Club.