18 DAYS TO GO …..
We’re all looking forward to being part of the action at the World Junior Squash Championships which kick off in just 18 days with the Opening Ceremony at Baycourt and we’ve got some great acts lined up to kick-start the players Kiwi experience.
Many clubbies have signed up to volunteer and our hosting clubs have been undergoing refurbishments in readiness. The Clubs are looking fantastic and we are sure our members will be greeting our international visitors in great Kiwi style. Everyone has been working hard to ensure the ultimate experience, on and off the court.
DID YOU KNOW?
- 28 Nations are represented
- 148 athletes (76 Junior Men, 72 Junior Women)
- 14 Junior Women’s Teams
- 16 Referees
- 150+ Volunteers
- 10 days of thrilling action
- 100s of international visitors
- 1000s of spectators
- 1000s watching via livestream
- 4 venues
- 1 World Championship title
- 1 goal – to deliver the best World Junior Squash Championships EVER
ENTRY TO THE EVENT
During the Championships there is FREE entry to the Clubs (Devoy Squash, Mount Squash & Te Puke Squash) with a gold coin donation entry to the QEYC – now that’s value! Please promote to your squash database, friends and family.
Check out our social media to learn more about the players. There’s a number of posts on Facebook and Instagram to showcase the talent (#wsfworldjuniors2017). We’re hosting national age group winners, national and international title holders, PSA (professional) players, Commonwealth Youth Games medalists and more! It’s super exciting the talent that will be on display and we all get to be part of the action and watch it live! Check the draws out here https://www.wsfworldjuniors.com/individual-draws-2017/
It’s been a busy week sporting wise in New Zealand, with some great performances by the All Blacks vs The Lions and then Emirates Team New Zealand winning the America’s Cup with dominant performances. We’re sure our NZ Squash team will also be working hard in the new few weeks to ensure great performances during the World Champs.
All volunteers have been contacted regarding their roles for the World Championships. If you have not been contacted or received any email confirmation, please get in touch with Megan Cleverley, Volunteers Manager firstname.lastname@example.org or 027-461-7219. On 9th July we’re hosting a Volunteers Day where our Crew will be provided with event tees and accreditation, followed by a BBQ and we’ve got some awesome spot prizes to giveaway. (4.00-6.00pm at Devoy Squash & Fitness Centre).
NZ JUNIOR CLASSIC TOURNAMENT - LAST CALL
Attention all juniors ANY GRADE - have you entered yet? Entries are closing for the NZ Junior Classic tournament being held 20-23 July (school holidays) in conjunction with the World Championships. It’s open to all international and New Zealand junior players - all grades. So what are you waiting for ... register now. NZ players enter via iSquash (NZ JUNIOR CLASSIC).
For further information email Kelly Cox email@example.com or phone 027-227-9525.
JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL TEST SERIES
We love squash and so do the fans. We want to see more, more, more! We’ve introduced the Junior Men’s Teams International Test Series so we can see more thrilling, fast paced action by some of the world’s best. This is an unsanctioned event providing teams of 3 players a rare opportunity for international match play. Watch all the action live at the Mount and Te Puke Squash Clubs.
Teams: India, Malaysia, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand.
Tuesday / Thursday nights at Te Puke Squash, from 5.30pm
Wednesday / Friday at Mount Squash, from 5.30pm
HAVE A SPARE BED OR TWO?? HOSTS WANTED
We’re after some host families please to billet some of our international players 25-30 July. Can you help? Entails hosting players in your homes and offering some good ol’ Kiwi hospitality. Players may be required to be transported to Devoy Squash or QEYC, or you may be within walking distance of these venues. If you want to provide breakfast/dinner for the athletes then that is great, but not a requirement.
Phone Deb Boyd-Collins, Team Liaison 021-781-063.
MEMBER ACCESS TO COURTS
This is a fantastic event as well as being a great profile for our Clubs and our sport. There will be plenty of action and plenty of people, but we do acknowledge there will be some disruption for members during this time. Court access for Club members will be limited during the Championships, particularly for Devoy Squash members. We are currently working on the court allocations and will notify the Club managers shortly of availability for members. Otumoetai College has kindly offered their court for usage during the Championships which is greatly appreciated. This will be made available to members to utilise.