Medals have origins on Yamba court
WHEN Cameron Pilley eventually returns to Yamba there is every chance he could bring two new additions to his home court.
Pilley finished his Commonwealth Games campaign on a high yesterday morning by winning men's doubles gold medal with David Palmer.
Earlier he opened his account with bronze in the mixed doubles with Kasey Brown.
At Waves Fitness and Squash, the home of Pilley's junior development, a fair majority of the 70-plus members were tuned in to watch Pilley and Palmer's underdog win.
"Everyone had their phones out with the app watching him go," Waves manager Ben Salkeld said.
"Everyone's rapt with him down here. His parents are over there watching and I'm sure they'd be extremely proud of him.
"He's got plenty of mates down here and it is his home so we're hopeful he'll stop by for a visit soon."
Yamba's second squash competition of the year is nearing the pointy end, with regular winners Michael Davidson and Tony McFarlane set to be in the mix again.
Salkeld said the pair has traded singles championships since the talented Pilley and professional mountain bike riding brother Morgan left.
"Michael and Tony have been going at it ever since they left," Salkeld said.
"They've got a very good rivalry."
Pilley's Glasgow haul adds to the gold and bronze he won at the Delhi Games four years ago.
Play squash: Beginners on Monday, Intermediate on Wednesday, Advanced on Thursdays and Doubles on Friday.