On behalf of Irish Squash I would like to welcome you to our new website where we aim to provide you with up to date information on events, teams and individual players throughout the season. If you would like to contribute to the website please do so by e-mailing [email protected]. Members of The Board have set goals this year amongst which are Development of the game and Fundraising.
Development includes increasing the overall number of players playing squash in Ireland, improving the standard of the existing players through coaching and supporting our top players as they compete internationally. With the appointment of Hadrian Stiff (one of the World’s top coaches) I am confident that our junior and senior teams are in good hands. Hadrian outlined a 3 – 5 year plan recently at our AGM where many of these areas were covered. Another aspect of the development of the game is raising the standard of and supporting our coaches through coaching courses and seminars delivered by experienced and qualified coaches in conjunction with Coaching Ireland.
Fundraising is a major focus for Irish Squash, as the funding from The Sports Council is set to decrease for the next few years we are in need of more support to maintain our plan. Last year we successfully auctioned off sports memorabilia at The Irish Squash National’s and had a draw for some excellent prizes including tickets for The British Open Squash and tickets for Wimbledon. Irish Squash will be looking at innovative ideas to raise more funds and sponsorship for our game.
Finally I would like to wish all of our members the best of luck throughout the season and I look forward to meeting with as many of you as I can.
Yours in sport
President Irish Squash