Captaining England was a ‘huge honour’ says St Albans mum

St Albans' Louisa Dalwood with the rest of the England masters side.

St Albans' Louisa Dalwood with the rest of the England masters side. - Credit: Archant

A working mum from St Albans has achieved “a huge honour” by captaining the England Ladies masters squash side – and leading them to victory in the home internationals.

St Albans' Louisa Dalwood.

St Albans' Louisa Dalwood. - Credit: Archant

Louisa Dalwood was a former county player at junior level but left the sport for 15 years due to working full time and starting a family.

But she wanting a personal challenge and after picking the racquet back up, was invited to play for Hertfordshire before deciding to start on the 35/40 masters circuit.

That led to her being chosen as captain and leading England to 5-0 victories over Ireland and Scotland and 4-1 over Wales.

She said: “It was a privilege to be asked to captain the side, especially in my first year.

“I always loved playing but didn’t have the time. I always missed it and needed a personal challenge.

“It was a really big honour and I am going to try again next year.”

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