Jenny Duncalf, an English squash legend and original Dynamic 7 Athlete, has announced her retirement today.
She said on a Facebook post today;
“It’s time. I’ve always been sentimental and struggled with change and moving on. To be a squash player was all I wanted to be since I wasn’t allowed to be a footballer with the boys at the age of 9.”
“Conflicted feelings and motivation about the sport I loved have led to tough times but to call it a day was always frightening in a way and part of me always hoped maybe I could rekindle something that would leave me satisfied enough to say goodbye. Unfortunately it hasn’t but I am realistic and content enough now to know that that the time has come and looking back on my career I am at peace and happy with what I achieved and the career I have had.”
She’s a great friend of Daryl Selby, Director of D7S, who posted earlier on twitter;
“What a legend. An amazing player and a fantastic person. Lucky to have shared many great England moments together. Squash will miss you on the court, but hopefully you can continue being involved on the mic.”
To put her success into perspective, feast your eyes on her career successes;
133 England Caps achieved over 15 years
World highest ranking of No2 for 29 months
3 Silver Commonwealth medals
10 Gold European Team Championship Medals
1 Gold World Team Championship Medal in 2006
2008 British Open runner-up
2009 Qatar Classic champion
2011 PSA World Championships runner-up
10 World Tour Titles
Women’s President on the PSA Board of Directors
Jenny signed off earlier saying;
“The World Tour is going from strength to strength and I am happy to step out of it in such a healthy state. I will continue to give back as best as I can through my role as PSA Women’s President until the next elections and am excited to still be a part of it first hand as an MC.
To what lies ahead!”
She’s an inspirational woman, incredible squash player and the perfect role model for all young women interested in sport. Thank you Jen for the memories and we’re so pleased you’ll still be a part of our amazing game hopefully for many years to come.
Much love from the D7 Team xx