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FROM THE BALCONY The latest news and happenings from Squash NZ December 2010 Office Closure Squash NZ will close at Palmerston North Host Successful Women’s Worlds Team Champs 12pm Thursday 23 Decem- ber and re-open 8.30am Australia may have won the It is also the end of the line The success of the Palm- Monday 10 January 2011 2010 Women's World Team for Shelley Kitchen. After erston North event is no Squash Championships, but fluke. Several months and you can also put it down as countless hours of prepa- a victory for New Zealand. ration were put in by a In this Issue... very dedicated organising Several of the players have committee, led by the in- Palmerston North Host Successful Women’s World Team Champs proclaimed the event as the spirational Grant Smith, best world championships who wouldn't even slow KiwiSport: A Great Opportunity they have ever attended. down for a bout of celu- for Squash Clubs Sell out crowds over the last litis. So determined was two days and raucous sup- he to make sure the event Show Appreciation for Your port more akin to a football was a success, Grant was Volunteers match than squash, have checking himself out of seen our international visi- hospital each morning to An Update from the Squash tors leave NZ with lasting keep an eye on how things NZ AGM memories of our renowned were going, before going History of Squash now Available Kiwi hospitality. One of the back on the IV in the eve- most popular initiatives was Retiring champion Shelley ning. District Development Grants the adoption of each of the Kitchen 2010-2011 16 teams by a local school. giving birth to daughter Congratulations to Grant Many of the teams were Amalia in February, Shelley and his team from Squash Joelle King crowned Maori welcomed at the airport by returned to the NZ team for NZ on running such a suc- Sportswoman of the Year their adopted fans, and the the world championships in cessful event. students attended a number the hope of going out on a New Hall of Fame Inductees Welcomed of matches to cheer their high. The 31-year-old players on. nearly got her wish, with NZ SPARC Highlights a going agonsingly close to Collaborative Approach Australia thrived in the beating England in the semi- friendly atmosphere, beat- finals, before eventually Danielle Fourie wins ing England 2-1 in the final. finishing fourth overall. Scholarship The victory added yet an- However, there was some other chapter to Sarah Fitz- personal success for Shelley, Squash NZ Coach of the Year Gerald's glittering career. who was unbeaten at num- Awards 2010 The five times World Cham- ber three and racked up just Squash NZ Awards pion came out of an eight her second ever victory over year retirement to try to English nemesis Tania Bai- Don Cotter Elected as resurrect Australia's flagging ley. Shelley has now offi- Squash NZ Life Member fortunes in the event, after cially retired, although her they finished 10th in 2006 partner, national coach An- Tips from the Editors and 6th in 2008. Mission thony Ricketts has been Themselves accomplished, Sarah is now bombarded with sugges- NZ’s Jaclyn Hawkes against planning to hang her rac- tions he try to change her Hong Kong SNZ Contacts quet up again. mind. December 2010 FROM THE BALCONY Page 2 KiwiSport: A Great Opportunity for Squash Clubs KiwiSport is a Government funding ini- laborate in increasing opportunities for tiative to support sport for school-aged organised sport. “Schools are a vital children, launched in August 2009. It catchment area in provides funding for school-aged chil- So what does this mean for your club? dren via Direct Funding with primary which we can introduce and secondary schools and through the Firstly, it means that primary and interme- Regional Partnership Fund, given to diate schools now have money specifically young New Zealanders Regional Sport Trusts. targeted to sport, which they have not to organised sport” had before. So now would be a great time to contact your local school and suggest Prime Minister working with them on a junior squash John Key programme. KiwiSport has three aims... More importantly, it now means there is a 1. Increase the number of school-aged fund available through Regional Sports children participating in organised Trusts with the purpose of getting more sport kids playing sport. Now is the time to take 2. Increase the availability and accessi- advantage of this fund by contacting your bility of sport opportunities for all local sports trust - there is a full list at Upcoming Events school-aged children. www.sparc.org.nz/en-nz/our-partners/ 3. Support children in developing skills Regional-Sports-Trusts/List-of-all-RSTs/ December 2010 that will enable them to participate effectively in sport. If you would like to discuss how your club M Tu W Th Fri Sa Su could make the most of KiwiSport, please 1 2 3 4 5 The KiwiSport Regional Partnership call the Club Development Director, Pen- Fund encourages schools, clubs nie Ball on 09 815 0970 or pen- 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 and community organisations to col- firstname.lastname@example.org 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Show Appreciation for your Volunteers • 24 Dec: Squash NZ closed for We all know just how important volun- Christmas Period teers are to the delivery and development of our game, so Sport and Recreation • 29 - 31 Dec: Mt Maunganui Open. Visit www.squashbop.co.nz to (SPARC) New Zealand are making it easy enter and for more details for you to say THANKS! • 10 Jan 2011: Squash NZ re-opens They want to make it easy for you to say thanks to all those important people who give up their time and energy to help make squash happen. This could be your coach, trainer, referee, marker, orange cutters, uniform washer or perhaps some- one who just drives you to games. You can select from six designs at http://alt.sparc.org.nz/ecard/ to send an electronic card to one or more of your club or District’s volunteers. Start thank- ing your volunteers today! December 2010 FROM THE BALCONY Page 3 An Update from the Squash New Zealand AGM Squash NZ (SNZ) held their received and the following Gerard de Courcy reported Annual General Meeting were elected to the SNZ on behalf of the World on 4 December in Palm- Executive Board - Tony Squash Federation Man- erston North, during the Alexander and Warren agement Team which he recent Women’s World Patterson. has been a member of for Team Squash Champion- four years (although has Discussion took place over ships. recently stepped down). a remit to change the SNZ Highlights included re- Under the rules of SNZ two affiliation levy system, lead search into glass floors, members of the Executive by Squash Bay of Plenty high definition TV leading Board stepped down by delegate Ash Brownrigg. The Squash NZ Annual to better coverage, the rotation - Warren Patter- The remit was removed Report is available to Commonwealth Games, son and Paul Cameron. from the table, and a work- download at the next Olympic bid in Paul Cameron was not ing party will be formed to www.squashnz.co.nz 2013 and NZ’s excellent seeking re-election. research and refine the performances internation- levy process. Two nominations were ally. History of Squash now available “Long or Short? - The Story stories of important squash of New Zealand Squash”, figures from the last 80 written by sports journalist years. "Long or Short?" is To order your copy of the and squash enthusiast Jo- full of humour, colour and book, please contact Squash seph Romanos (with fore- magnificently illustrated. It NZ or visit the website. An word by Dame Susan De- will be compelling reading invoice will be sent with the voy) is a 340 page A4 Hard- for many thousands of book, which will be cover coffee table book squash enthusiasts. dispatched within three days with 370 illustrations. of receipt of order via post or Just in time for Christmas, The book has retail value courier. a comprehensive history of Romanos has brought of $80 but is available to Squash in New Zealand is squash's history alive by you for just $50.00 + $8.00 now available. uncovering long forgotten postage (GST inclusive). District Development Grants 2010-2011 At the annual SNZ confer- ing with all Districts to get ensure that everyone in “We will be looking ence, Pennie Ball, new SNZ an Agreement signed the sport is working to Club Development Director which will take them achieve the same out- for collaboration updated the attendees on through to 31 March 2011. comes. and a strong plan the District Development The new process will be CoachForce grants will also for development.” Grants. contestable funding proc- be available on a contest- A new system will be im- ess and will require Dis- able basis. Criteria and Pennie Ball, plemented from 1 April tricts to plan their develop- further information will be Club Development 2011 for the funding, but ment programmes in align- available prior to Christ- Director until then, Pennie is work- ment with Squash NZ to mas. December 2010 FROM THE BALCONY Page 4 Joelle King crowned Maori Sportswoman “It’s a huge honour to win 22 year old double medal winner Joelle haul made her the most successful New King was named the Senior Sports- Zealand athlete in Delhi and she was this award, and to join a woman of the Year at the 20th National awarded the honour of carrying the New Maori Sports Awards in Manukau on Zealand flag at the Closing ceremony. list of such supreme Saturday 4 December. However, the Commonwealth Games tell athletes as Leilani and King (Ngati Porou) was one of three only part of the story. In the past 12 Shelley.” finalists in her category, along with months King has stormed up to number rugby player Carla Hohepa and kayaker 17 in the world rankings, counting former Joelle King Lisa Carrington. She was the only world number one Rachael Grinham from Maori Senior Sportswomen squash player shortlisted amongst all of Australia amongst her victims. of the Year 2010 the categories. King’s cup last had a squash name engraved upon it when King was unable to personally collect the Shelley Kitchen won the award in 2005. award as she was in Palmerston North at the 17th Women’s World Team Champi- King burst into the media spotlight at onships at the time of the Ceremony! the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, when she claimed gold with Jaclyn King can add the Award to her recent ac- Hawkes in the women's doubles. She quisition as Waipa District Sportswoman then backed it up with a silver in the of the Year. SNZ would like to congratu- mixed doubles with Martin Knight. The late Joelle on her success. Joelle King in action at the Women’s World Team Champs New Hall of Fame Inductees welcomed On Thursday 2 December, a function in John Gillies: Former NZ champion and Palmerston North welcomed eight new Vice President of SNZ. He passed away members to the NZ Squash Hall of Fame, in 1993, aged 81. Hailing from England, joining the eight existing members who John opened NZ’s eyes to a new era for were inducted in 2009 (its first year of the game. establishment) Nancy New: First NZ Women’s cham- Neven Barbour: Former NZ champion pion (1951-55) and member of first NZ (1973-74), NZ team manager, Vice Presi- Women’s team to play an international dent World Squash Federation, SNZ Chair, match. and major contributor to the National Association for the last 40 years. Carol Owens: World No. 1 (2003), Com- monwealth Games gold medal (2002) Allen Johns: Former NZ champion (1947, NZ Championship titles. An Australian 1949), SNZ Management Committee, Na- import who added great value to tional selector. He passed away in 1999, squash in NZ. aged 77. www.nzsquashhalloffame.co.nz Susie Simcock: Involved in many areas For more information and Don Green: Former NZ champion (1956), of squash in NZ, Susie made a huge con- the latest news from the SNZ Management Committee and the tribution to the international game as NZ Squash Hall of Fame International Squash Rackets Federation President of the World Squash Federa- (1975-81). Don, along with Allen and tion (‘96-2002). Neven above, made huge contributions as players and administrators, both nation- Charlie Waugh: Five times NZ champion ally and internationally. (1960-64) and the 1st NZ squash player to bring squash to the NZ public eye. December 2010 FROM THE BALCONY Page 5 SPARC Highlights a Collaborative Approach Sport and Recreation through the Collaborative some of the questions on (SPARC) NZ Chief Executive Network diagram above. the right hand side? Officer, Peter Miskimmin, recently travelled around Whilst clubs and Districts Working with other organi- the country, with the an- may not need to engage sations bring many bene- nual SPARC Roadshow. with all of these organisa- fits and you may just be tions (namely SPARC, NZOC surprised at how other DO YOU Miskimmin talked about and NZ Academy of Sport), groups out there can help SPARC’s new focus on com- you should have a healthy your District / Club achieve COLLABORATE? munity sport and high- relationship with most of your goals. lighted the many “players” them. So at your next Some questions to ask at involved in delivering sport Board or Committee meet- Contact Pennie Ball, Club your next Board / Committee to our communities, ing, how about asking Development Director, if meeting? • Do we engage with our RST? [Do we know what RST stands for??!!] • Do we know what support our RST offers our Club / District? • Do we have a good relationship with our local Council? [Did you know that $800 million of the $1 billion sports funding is from Councils?!] • Do we have a relationship with potential funders and/or sponsors? [relationship is the key word here! Not just sending them an application each year!] Congratulations also to Kathryn Austin Danielle Fourie wins scholarship (Whakatane) who won a Service to Sport Award Danielle Fourie, member of dary Schools Squash Tour- Manawatu in tertiary study at the Sport Bay of the NZ World Junior Elite nament held in Christ- or trade apprenticeships. Plenty Awards. Squad, has won a scholar- church and is ranked 4th in ship from Sport Manawatu in the Under 19 Girls cate- which will assist in her gory. Sport Manawatu’s Bachelor in Sport and Exer- 500 club partners local cise at Massey University. businesses with local ath- Danielle was recently se- letes, providing three-year lected as the Number One scholarships for local player from the NZ Secon- sportspeople to stay in the Danielle in action December 2010 FROM THE BALCONY Page 6 Squash NZ Coach Of the Year Awards 2010 And the The Squash NZ Coach of the Year DISTRICT PERFORMANCE Coach of the Awards were announced at the AGM on Year winners are... Saturday 4 December. This year’s three (A coach who is working with athletes at awards were aligned to the new Squash District representative level or above and/ NZ Coach Development Framework or working with a District Performance Squad) The Coaching Advisory Panel had some very tough choices to make in their se- Joanne Williams (Waikato) lections after there was a 120% increase in nominations. After much deliberation • Junior District Squad Coach at Develop- the winners were… ment, Elite and Top Juniors • Conditioning sessions for player’s Term NEW Coach of the Year 1 and 2. (A coach that has been coaching for 2 • Individual support for developing Wai- New Coach of the Year years or less at any level) kato players Winner Jason Wilson with National Coaching Director • Mentor and Coach to Kylie Lindsay Jason Wilson (Canterbury) (World Ranking in Top 50) Dave Clarke • Coach for Hamilton High School Some of Jason’s achievements include: • Attendance at events providing player • Working with junior programmes, support group and individual coaching at the • NZ Coach for National Development Richmond Squash Club. Squad Camps • Assistant Coach to the Canterbury Junior Development Squad The awards reflect the equal value placed • Head Coach for the South Island Age on all coaches at every level recognising Group Teams Event. that often many coaches contribute to a player’s development over their career CLUB AND SCHOOL Coach of the Year and each is an important part of the puz- zle. Club and School Coach of Jared Gravatt (Northland) the Year winner Jared Other Finalists included: Gravatt • Working with junior programmes, • Walter Rika (BOP) group and individual coaching at the • Mike Martin (Waikato) Whangarei Club with a large increase • Geoff Spencer (Central) in playing members and players play- • Anna Weterman (Auckland) ing competitively at external events. • Manu Yam (Auckland) • Ran a 6 week introduction to squash • Paul Cadogen (Otago) programme that resulted in gaining • Nic Dann (Wellington) 10 new club members. • Brodie Davies (BOP) • Assisting with the junior programmes • Chris Jarrett (Canterbury) at Mid Western and Maungaturoto • Ellis Matthews (Waikato) Clubs and sourcing funding for the • Mary Helm (Waikato) coaching programme. • Tim McVie (Canterbury) • Weekly coaching and support pro- • Graham Randolph (BOP) District Performance vided to Kaiwaka Club. • Lindsey Walters (Waikato) Coach of the Year winner • Coach to the Whangarei Boys Secon- Joanne Williams dary School Team at Nationals Congratulations goes to all winners and all • Co-coach Northland Nationals Team coaches who have contributed to Squash • Trained Coach Facilitator for Squash in NZ throughout the 2009/2010 season - NZ Get Started Modules December 2010 FROM THE BALCONY Page 7 Squash NZ Awards Along with the Coaching Awards, SNZ also has three other accolades awarded annually... How are our Lion Foundation Club of Personality of the Year Chairman’s Award the Year Award Kiwis ranked ? Joelle King has shot to The 2010 Commonwealth United Matamata Squash fame in the past few Games Team, consisting of Club are the 2010 recipient months after her double gold medal winners Jaclyn Current Kiwi Top 100 for this award. Key success medal success at the Com- Hawkes and Joelle King, World Rankings... factors for the club include: monwealth Games (CWG). silver medalist Martin • Solid finances Off court her honours in- Knight, Campbell Grayson, 12 Jaclyn Hawkes • facility upgrades clude being the first squash Tamsyn Leevey, Kylie Lind- • Excellent junior squash player to carry the flag at say, Coach Anthony 17 Joelle King programme the CWG Closing Cere- Ricketts and Manager Dave 41 Kylie Lindsay • successful club night mony, Maori Sportswoman Clarke, achieved great re- 84 Amanda Cranston • good use of technology, of the Year, Waipa Sports- sults after months of plan- including website woman of the Year and NZ ning, training and hard • Business house league, Herald Sportswoman of work. 46 Martin Knight leads to new members the Year Finalist! 49 Campbell Grayson • club spirit They brought squash into 71 Kashif Shuja Achieving all of the above, the media spotlight and • links with local schools and more, Joelle always • on-court successes into the hearts of New Zea- has a smile on her face. landers. Don Cotter elected as Squash NZ Life Member Where are our Kiwis playing ? With nearly 50 years involvement in The versatility and spread of his contribu- squash in NZ - and still maintaining a high tion to the sport is very difficult to match. World Men’s Champion- profile in the sport - Don Cotter is consid- It includes at national level: ships, Saudi Arabia ered an eminently suitable person to be • National team representative (2 - 10 Dec) honoured as a Life Member of Squash NZ. • Team manager at youth and senior level Martin Knight Campbell Grayson • Management committee and board Don first made his mark on the national Kashif Shuja member scene winning the national Under-19 title • Inaugural Chairman of Squash NZ in 1967. He progressed to represent NZ at Seoul Woman’s Squash • Tournament director of NZ Open Cham- both junior and senior level and eventu- Open, South Korea pionships ally moved on to become one of the ( 7-11 Dec) • Inaugural chairman of NZ Squash Hall sport’s most successful team managers, Kylie Lindsay of Fame guiding the New Zealand men’s team to runner-up position at two world champi- Pakistan International It has been his innovative style, commer- onships, in 1985 and 1987. Squash Circuit IV cial approach and accommodating enthusi- (11-14 Dec) asm that makes his record outstanding. He Kashif Shuja has always been extremely pro- New Delhi, India: Punj gressive in the Lloyd Masters variety of roles he (12 - 19 Dec) has undertaken, Jaclyn Hawkes particularly with Campbell Grayson the establishment Martin Knight of the Squash NZ SNZ Life Members (L-R): Murray Day, Butch Gifford, Don Green, Hall of Fame. Don Cotter, Susie Simcock, Norm Coe, Bill Murphy, Neven Barbour December 2010 FROM THE BALCONY Page 8 Tips from the Editors themselves Squash has recently received more newspaper coverage than usual due to the Common- wealth Games and the Women’s World Team Squash Championships. So now is the time to engage with your local newspaper editor to raise the profile of squash and your club / District. First things first - make an appointment and go to see the editor. Tell them about your CONTACT SQUASH NZ Club / District and any upcoming events planned for 2011, any new programmes you are running and any successes your club / District is experiencing. Developing a good rela- 09 815 0970 tionship with your local media can be useful for raising your public profile. The good Fax 09 815 0971 thing is that once this relationship is established, future contact with them will be a lot email@example.com easier. www.squashnz.co.nz • Deadlines! Every media outlet works to deadlines. These are absolute and usually will only be extended if absolutely necessary. Find out from your editor what their dead- Chief Executive line is and then submit any material a day before. Jim O’Grady firstname.lastname@example.org • Deliver! If your editor offers to receive material from you, or you offer to provide it, 021 875 203 then do it. Honour the deadline and provide a write up in the agreed format. Email the material directly to the paper to reduce the need to retype text. Club Development Director • Make it interesting! Your story has to be interesting. Find an angle that will grab the Pennie Ball reader’s attention. Focus on people; their achievements; it does not have to be about email@example.com the person who won the most games; someone who tried harder than everybody 021 875 202 else; someone who showed exceptional sportsmanship; and feature the coach and other off-court volunteers. National Coach Director • Don’t worry about being journalistic. Leave that up to the paper, but do make your Dave Clarke article readable! The editor can knock it into shape, but give them something decent firstname.lastname@example.org to work with. Keep it to the requested length or word count. Double check the spell- 027 299 5110 ing of names and signal somehow in the article that you have checked them. National Coach Here are some general tips to help you get started if you are going to write an article or Anthony Ricketts a media release... email@example.com 021 875 204 • If you only had one sentence to tell your story, say it in the first one. The rest of the story will flow from there. Don’t beat around the bush. • Create your angle and put it up front. Think about a fruit shop. They put their best fruit out the front where you’ll see it and go into the store for a look. • It is better to be clear and concise than brilliant. The first priority should be clarity, the second accuracy and the third functionality If you would like to in- • Word economy. Avoid using 50-cent words, when 10-cent words will do. Go for a clude something in the simple explanation of what you’re trying to get across. SNZ newsletter, or on • Present the facts—of the person, place, event and why it’s a great story for their the SNZ website, please reader contact Pennie Ball before the 30th of each • Check your facts, and then check them again! month. • Get a feel for the style of the newspaper - would they like stories about more kids getting the opportunity to play squash, or local people achieving success?
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