Squash NZ High-Performance Athlete Pathway 

Squash in New Zealand has a proud history of players achieving at major international events, Commonwealth Games and World Championships. Our most recent successes include two gold medals, one silver and one bronze medal at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. We have two players in the worlds top 10. Not only do we want to continue this success, but we want to develop a sustainable high-performance environment that consistently produces podium winning athletes.

Squash New Zealand’s Mission for the High-Performance Programme is  “To create a High-Performance environment that is cohesive, inclusive, supports growth, and produces players capable of learning and succeeding on the world stage.” To achieve our vision, we must have in place a strong high-performance system with a clear athlete pathway. A structured pathway enables us to identify, track and support athletes as they transition from junior squads to international performer.

Click here to see Squash NZ Athlete Pathway

District Hub Programme 

In addition to the Squash NZ National squad structure, each District should provide a pathway for athletes used as stepping stone to national squads and NZ representation. While this will vary from District to District, for the most part it may be assumed that the progression pathway exists.

Bridging the gap between District and National squads are Squash NZ District Hubs. They are designed to foster High Performance activity and take place around the country on a regular basis. The goal of the district hub program is for players to have regular squad coaching with a High-Performance Coach.

Squash NZ district hubs will run for a period of 20 weeks during Terms 2 and Term 3. Each Squash NZ District Hub will operate slightly differently, based on the unique factors of its geography and personnel. Hubs will be overseen by the High-Performance Manager and their structure will be established with district managers and coaches.

Selection Criteria for SNZ District Hubs:

·         All players in Squash NZ National squads will be invited to attend SNZ district hubs.

·         Other players may be invited at the discretion of the High-Performance Manager and districts.

2019 AON Junior Development Squad

Entry level to the Squash NZ High-Performance Athlete Pathway for competitive squash players with HP aspirations, learning the foundations of performance.

JDS GirlsDistrictJDS BoysDistrict
Coaches - Graeme Randolph and Jarrod Gravat

Coaches - Robbie Wyatt, Adam Odering, Nicol Bekker

Brooke Reid CDMark Steventon Wellington
Petra Curd-McCullough CanterburyJacob Dudley Southland
Shanelle Morgan WaikatoJack Lamb Christchurch
Maia SmalesAucklandCampbell Griffin Northland
Caitlin Millard CanterburyReece Holmes CD
Alyssa Davy WaikatoFlynn Venmore Northland
Anne Leakey AucklandOliver Dunbar Wellington
Chelsea Traill NorthlandChris Hebberd Christchurch
Hannah DunbarWellingtonLiam Gale Nelson
Anabel Romero Gemmell CDRyan Millar Eastern
Maiden-Lee Coe WellingtonIssac Pilcher Eastern
Grace SpencerAucklandRiley Mcracken Auckland
Oliver Rhodes Northland
Moriya Karati Canterbury


2019 Emerging Junior Squad

Introduction to High-Performance environments and international competition. Athletes demonstrating potential for future high-performance involvement. Tracking towards national team representation in 1-3 years’ time.

Emerging GirlsDistrictEmerging BoysDistrict
Coaches - Phil Buscke and Jarrod GravattCoaches - Nick Mita and Adam Odering 
Dora Galloway WellingtonJack Conder Auckland
Lily Rae MidlandsPaul Moran Canterbury
Leonie MarshallCanterburySolomon Lewis Southland
Katie Templeton BOPLuke Steyn BOP
Ella Knutson CanterburyTom Marshall Canterbury
Anna Moselen NorthlandApa Fatialofa Auckland
Genevieve Bell CDHenry Aitken Canterbury
Shea Ferguson NorthlandCallum Betteridge Canterbury
Abbie Holmes CDSam Kelly Waikato
Kayla HarveyCanterburyHenry Moran Canterbury
Ashlee Pepper AucklandTarin Love Auckland
Ruby SaiesAucklandDevlin Gurr Northland
Briar EvansAuckland Steve GarnerMidlands


Freddie Jameson Northland
Braedyn Henderson Waikato
Dion Morgan Waikato
Mason Smales Auckland
Scott Butterick Canterbury 

2019 Elite Junior Squad

Preparation for the transition to full time high performance training. World junior championships preparation squad. Athletes with success at junior level and tracking towards the World Junior Championships and High-Performance development in 2-3 years time.

Elite Junior GirlsDistrictElilte Junior Boys District 
Coaches - Phile Buscke and Adam OderingCoaches - Nick Mita and Manu Yam 
Kaitlyn Watts CDGabe Yam Auckland
Anika Jackson WaikatoWilz Donnelly Eastern
Rhiarne Taiapa EasternElijah Thomas Auckland
Winona-Jo Joyce EasternLeo Fatialofa Auckland
Gerogia Robcke WaikatoGlenn Templeton BOP
Annaleise Faint CDKobe Fleming Wellington
Charlotte Galloway WellingtonRiley-Jack Vette-BlomquistNorthland
Annmarie Holst NorthlandTaylor Bettleheim BOP
Natalie Sayes Auckland
Sophie Hodges Waikato 
Jena Gregory Eastern
Ella Lash Auckland
Diya Joukani Auckland
Leah Hodges Waikato
Anna O'Connor Southland

Young New Zealand Squad

The Young New Zealand Squad is aimed at developing young players and those who have recently left the junior ranks to help them to become professional squash players. Commencement of full-time High-Performance Programme involvement.

High-Performance National Squad

Pursuit and preparation for international success and sustained international podium performance There are two stages within the HP National Squad – (i) athletes consistently achieving world ranking goals and tracking towards podium performance at world championships in 1-4 years, and (ii) athletes demonstrating potential for ongoing podium success.

High Performance Booklet 2019

The purpose of the High-Performance Booklet is to provide a reference document about Squash NZ's High-Performance Programme including athlete pathway, world team selection policies and expectations of programme members.

Click here to see the HP 2019 Booklet Updated May 2019 

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