Congratulations to Aston Wade, the new 2023 GC Under 21 Champion

Aston Wade 2023 U21 Champion

Aston Wade beat Fawzy Helmy 3:1 in an exciting final to become 2023 Under 21 GC World Champion.

Cyclone Gabrielle ensured dreadful playing conditions throughout the match, with strong gusty winds and sometimes torrential rain.

The first game was almost faultless from both players, with impressive clearing and jump shots from Fawzy, whilst Aston's positioning and backball control was exceptional. The later games saw the weather worsen and some mistakes crept in from both players, but overall play was to an extremely high standard. Aston's style of controlled position taking combined with strong clearing and hoop strokes eventually took the win, but it was extremely close throughout.

The fourth game went to the 13th. Aston immediately took perfect position, but Fawzy cleared with his second shot. Some in and out ensued, with good clearing from Fawzy before he finally missed one and Aston took the hoop.

Congratulations also to Levi Franks who won the Shield, Josh Winter, winner of the Bowl and to Inigo Castanan who took the Plate.

U21 finalists and semi-finalist. [Left to right: Joel Steele, Te Kiri King, Aston Wade and Fawzy Helmy]
Full results can be found on CroquetScores

LiveStreaming of the Knock-Out stages can be found on the WCF YouTube Channel U21 Playlist