One of the most crucial aspects of English snooker and billiards is the junior game and the development of the next generation of stars who will represent our sport at all levels.
The EPSB is committed to both increasing participation among younger players and helping to nurture elite talent to be able to reach their potential.
In 2019 we launched an all-new format for the English Under-14 Championship with the introduction of club-based qualifiers at venues with an established junior set-up. The result was an impressive 119 entries – up from just 33 the previous year with many young players competing nationally for the first time.
Through our competitions we are also able to provide direct access for our younger players to be able to compete on the international stage at event staged by the World Snooker Federation and the European Billiards and Snooker Association.
Since 2019, with the support of Sport England and Sport Structures, we have also led the organisation of Junior Snooker Holiday Clubs across the country which have seen over 200 young players engage with our sport for the first time.