From Kaitaia to Bluff, Gisborne to Hokitika and everywhere in between, there are 200 clubs, over 1500 coaches and many more volunteers spread across the country who make up the New Zealand squash family. These passionate, dedicated and talented squash communities and people go above and beyond, constantly upskilling themselves and putting everyone else’s squash before their own. It is time for us to say THANK YOU!
The nomination process gives you the opportunity to nominate your club, coaches and volunteers who you think have significantly contributed and achieved over the past 12 months.
Clubs play an important role in society. They draw people together, they help to knit communities and they provide a place where people can enjoy themselves both on and off the squash courts. Established in 1998 and open to all affiliated squash clubs within New Zealand, the Club of the Year award recognises clubs for their valuable contribution and achievement in the delivery of community squash.
Nominate your club here
Volunteers fill many roles and are the lifeblood of many squash clubs throughout the country. They make our sport happen in the community and are vital to the development of the game. Established in 2012, the Volunteer of the Year award rewards outstanding contribution from a volunteer to the sport of squash within New Zealand.
Nominate your volunteers here
Coaching and coaches form a critical part of the squash landscape in New Zealand. Coaches from across the country at all levels donate their time and knowledge to allow athletes to not only improve their game but to also to enjoy the game to its potential. Established in 2002, the Squash New Zealand National Coaching Awards recognise the hard work and endeavour that coaches put in on a weekly basis.
New Coach of the Year: a coach who has been coaching for 2 years or less at any level.
Club & School Coach of the Year: a coach who is working with junior or senior athletes in a club or school setting (this could include coaching individuals, junior programmes, beginner coaching, schools coaching and graded teams).
Performance Coach of the Year: a coach who is working with athletes at a District Representative Level or above, and / or working with a District Performance Squad.
Nominate your coaches here
Refereeing and referees form a critical part of the squash landscape in New Zealand. Referees from across the country at all levels donate their time and knowledge to referee squash at all levels helping to ensure a fair match for all competitors whilst getting one of the best seats in the house. Nominations for the following refereeing categories are welcomed from all clubs, players, coaches and fellow referees.
The Derek Cook Memorial Trophy - This trophy focuses on the contribution to others in refereeing through training, assessment, encouragement, promotion or rules knowledge.
The Referees Trophy for Personal Endeavour - This trophy focuses on a referee’s own achievement, improvement, effort, knowledge or ability.
Nominate your referees here
Nominations will be open until 31 October. For more details on the regional and national awards click here.