World Squash Day – 5th October

The 12th annual World Squash Day aims to show the world that the sport refuses to be knocked back by its recent rejection by the IOC to join the Olympic Games programme in 2020.

The universal sport, that prides itself on being played in 185 countries, will celebrate 2013 World Squash Day on Saturday 5th October – the theme ‘Reaching out’ to encourage partnerships at all levels of the sport. As in previous years, clubs and centres globally will take part, and this year the intention is that they connect with other local groups such as schools, other clubs, even internationally, or simply hold an open day.

Ed Dunne, President of Irish Squash says “World Squash Day has its theme this year of reaching out on October 5th. “I encourage clubs around Ireland to reach out to other sports and organisations such as schools, youth clubs and public services, which could benefit from the well-known health and fitness benefits produced by playing squash. “We have many enthusiastic people playing squash all over the country and we want to increase that playing base even further.”


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