Chesterfield’s international squash player Ashley Davies has received a further boost to his flourishing sporting career thanks to a £1,000 donation from sports club Brampton Manor.
Brampton Manor has agreed to continue its sporting partnership with Derbyshire Sport and sport and business initiative ICON, which is managed by Derbyshire Sport and helps to support up-and-coming athletes in Derbyshire.
For a second year Craig Lynch, Group Managing Director at Brampton Manor, has requested that his company’s donation to ICON be passed directly to Ashley, who trains at Brampton Manor, and the 17-year-old will receive £1,000 to help meet training and competition costs.
Ashley, a student at Brookfield Community School, is ranked No.8 in England and No.9 in Europe. He was selected to play for England in the U19 European Championships in May, but was unable to compete due to an injury which he picked up at the end of April.
He then suffered a further injury, a partial tendon tear to his hamstring, after he slipped during an exhibition match in June, which kept him out of the World Individuals and teams, which were held in Qatar in July.
He had also just signed a contract to play in the National Squash League, for Duffield Spartans.
Ashley is pictured with Craig Lynch.