National Awards


The Squash New Zealand National Awards have been running since 1974 and recognise excellence and dedication to squash in New Zealand. The National Awards ceremony itself is an annual event consisting of a formal dinner, a night of celebration and entertainment and has had some of New Zealand's biggest and most prestigious squash names attend.

National Awards 2018


he Awards cover the period 1 October - 30 September each year and all performances to be considered for a National Award must fall within this period. The following National Awards recognise the excellence and dedication of athletes, volunteers, clubs, officials and coaches:


2018 Awards Winners

Congratulations to all those listed below, as well as those nominated.

Personality of the Year Joelle King
Chairman's Award Glen Wilson
Club of the Year Tawa Squash Club
Volunteer of the Year Vicki Rae
Derek Cook Memorial Trophy for Refereeing Mike Jack
Referees Trophy for Personal Endeavour Jackie Hamilton
Rob Roche Award (Meritorious Service to Masters) Wayne Seebeck
New Coach of the Year Chris Brewer
Club and School Coach of the Year Kay Newman
Performance Coach of the Year Manu Yam
Most Improved Senior Player (Male) Gabe Yam
Most Improved Senior Player (Female) Alana Kaiaroi
Most Improved Junior Player (Male) Matthew Lucente
Most Improved Junior Player (Female) Anabel Romero

Who is in the New Zealand Squash Hall of Fame?

The New Zealand Squash Hall of Fame was established in 2009 to recognise and honour the outstanding performance of players and achievements of coaches, administrators and other personalities within New Zealand Squash. Find out who has been honoured here.

NZ Squash Hall of Fame - web


Other sports awards

  • Since the 1980's a number of New Zealand squash players have been recognised at the Halberg Awards. Find out more
  • Since 1991, a number of New Zealand squash players have also been honoured at the Māori Sports Awards. Find out more

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