THE high bar Godshill teenager Amelie Haworth has set in less than seven years playing squash could well see her reach the very top, according to her Isle of Wight-based coach, after she starred for England in their European U15 Championships victory.

Amelie, the youngest of a team of five, one of two girls, won all her matches in the tournament, held in Eindhoven, Holland.

The number two ranked under-15 girl in England comprehensively beat Hungary’s Lorena Varga 3-0 (11-2, 11-1 and 11-0) and Varvara Kliueva, of the Russian Federation, by the same scoreline in the group stages (11-5, 11-1 and 11-6).

Isle of Wight County Press: Amelie Haworth, left, with her England U15 team-mates after they won the European Championships in Holland. Photo: England SquashAmelie Haworth, left, with her England U15 team-mates after they won the European Championships in Holland. Photo: England Squash

Amelie had a potentially tough tie against Rowan Niven, of Scotland, in the quarter-finals, but won through 3-0 again — her final game as her team-mates continued the good work through to wins in the semi-final, against the hosts, and the final against Ireland for England’s 13th consecutive European title.

The 13-year-old Ryde School student said: “It was an honour to be selected. Overall, I felt like I played well. It was such an amazing weekend.

“When I first started playing squash, I never believed I’d be in this position for a second.

“I have plenty of inspirations, but my dad, Robert, and my coach, Adam, have inspired me the most to be the best I can be.”

It was a fantastic achievement for the teenager, who is enjoying a meteoric rise in the sport.

Last year, Amelie became British and European number one at U13 level following a string of high-profile tournament successes.

Just over a year ago, Amelie won the French Junior Open, going into the event as the top-seeded U13 player.

Last October, Amelie won the Dunlop British Junior Championships and ranking event, the Pontefract Junior Open, in November.

She has also been a semi-finalist since the turn of the year, in the England Squash Foundation Surrey Gold and the Dunlop English Junior Championships.

The Island’s number one squash player, Adam Dominey, who also coaches Amelie, believes the youngster has the right stuff to get to the very top.

“Amelie’s standard for her age is the best I’ve seen in 30 years of squash coaching,” he said.

“To be representing England at under-15 level at the age of 13 is sensational.

“You can normally tell at a young age if someone is going to succeed and I’m very confident Amelie has all the attributes it takes to go all the way.”