Irish Squash Expands Team with Appointment of Club & Community Development Officer

Maxine Strain joins a growing staff team at Irish Squash as Club & Community Development Officer, focusing on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. The part-time position is funded through the Dormant Accounts scheme administered by Sport Ireland, enabling Irish Squash to further our strategic objective of positioning squash as an open and welcoming sport that embraces diversity and inclusion.

Maxine brings new energy and experience to Irish Squash, having owned and operated a successful sports coaching business for the past five years. She has also been appointed as a Coach Tutor and Developer for Sport Ireland and several leading sport’s governing bodies. Maxine has a passion for developing inclusive sports programmes and is delivering an important initiative for Sport Ireland: the newly developed ‘Coaching Teenage Girls’ workshops.

As a volunteer, Maxine sits on the board of Triathlon Ireland, bringing a strategic perspective to the suite of participation programmes and initiatives delivered by the NGB. She also Chairs the Women’s Committee at European Triathlon.

The staff team at Irish Squash has expanded from two to six in recent months and is committed to professionalising the organisation and growing the sport by supporting our network of clubs and volunteers.


Staff Team

Scott Graham, Chief Executive Officer –

Paul Nugent, Chief Operations Officer –

Tiernan Harris, Administrator –

Maxine Strain (part-time), Club & Community Development Officer – Equality, Diversity & Inclusion –

Will Nicholson (part-time), Club & Community Development Officer – Northern Ireland –

Paul Conroy (part-time), Games Promotion Officer – Leinster –