Past News

1:12 Dec 2019Launching the Barfoot and Thompson PSA Summer Series
2:22 Oct 2019National Champions of Champions Winners
3:22 Oct 2019Masters National Individual Champions Crowned in Timaru
4:21 Oct 2019Exciting opportunity to join the Squash NZ team!
5:21 Oct 2019Squash New Zealand is looking to employ a full-time Communications & Support Manager to build the profile, inclusiveness of squash to current participants and new audiences throughout the country.   About the business Squash New Zealand is the national governing body for Squash in New Zealand.  Our purpose is to make squash a healthy and enjoyable choice for a growing number of New Zealanders and to advance squash successes on the international stage.   About the role Reporting to the CEO, the Communications & Support Manager is responsible for the successful planning and creation of engaging, informative and relevant editorial and digital media content relating to all aspects of squash throughout New Zealand (participation, events and high performance).  The role is Auckland based but some national travel will be required to attend key events (4-6 a year).  The successful candidate will be positive, proactive and have the skills and drive to work in partnership with squash districts, clubs and the wider squash community to increase the visibility of squash in New Zealand   Benefits and perks Great office environment (one of several National Sports Organisations based AUT Millennium Centre) Part of the leadership team A key role to play in the success of the organisation Gym discounts   Ideal skills and attributes: Experience in managing proactive and reactive multi-channel communications programmes Sound knowledge in the use of traditional, digital and event media platforms Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator Initiative to identify and seize opportunities, select appropriate content and manage the messaging to achieve results and manage stakeholders needs Knowledge of the game of Squash and an interest in its growth and profile Ability to communicate effectively with squash staff, volunteers and other stakeholders in the game     The full job description can be found here /content/Communications%20and%20Support%20Manager%20-%20Squash%20NZ%20-%20Position%20Description%20-%20Oct%202019.pdf .  For additional information please contact Jamie Tong on 021 333-073.To apply for the Communications & Support Manager role please send a resume and a one-page cover letter by email to Jamie Tong, Chief Executive - jamie@squashnz.co.nz.  Applications close Monday 3 November 2019 and interviews will be held 11th or 12th of November.    
6:10 Oct 2019New Zealand squash pro, Paul Coll has moved up a spot to a joint career-high world No.5 ranking after the PSA Men’s World Rankings for October were released this morning.
7:18 Sep 2019Squash NZ is calling for expressions of interests for 2019/2020 National Junior Squad Lead Coach positions. We are looking for coaches to create a high-performance environment that is cohesive, inclusive, supports growth and produces athletes capable of learning and succeeding on the world stage as per the goals of the high-performance mission. [picture:] Coaches must demonstrate alignment to Squash New Zealand’s coaching attributes, core beliefs and the values of Haeta Poiatu. Read More... /news/index.cfm?content_id=5000 Squash NZ is calling for expressions of interests for 2019/2020 National Junior Squad Lead Coach positions. We are looking for coaches to create a high-performance environment that is cohesive, inclusive, supports growth and produces athletes capable of learning and succeeding on the world stage as per the goals of the high-performance mission. [picture:] Coaches must demonstrate alignment to Squash New Zealand’s coaching attributes, core beliefs and the values of Haeta Poiatu. The JDS squad is entry to the Squash NZ Performance Pathway for competitive squash players with HP aspirations and learning the foundations of performance. Approximately 12-15 years of age. The Elite squad (former Emerging Squad) is introduction to HP environments and international competition for athletes demonstrating potential for future high-performance involvement. Tracking towards national team representation in 1-3 years’ time. Athletes aged 13-16. The World Junior Squad (former Elite Squad) is preparation for the world junior championships and transition to full time high-performance training The one-year lead coaching roles available are: Junior Development Boys Lead Coach Junior Development Girls Lead Coach Elite Girls Lead Coach Elite Boys Lead Coach For the national junior squad role description please click here:  /content/20192020%20National%20Junior%20Squad%20Lead%20Coach%20Role%20Description.pdf National Junior Squad Lead Coach Role Description /content/National%20Junior%20Squad%20Lead%20Coach%20Role%20Description.pdf The two-year lead coaching role available is: 2020-2021 World Junior Girls Squad and World Junior Girls Championships Team Lead Coach For the WJG Squad and Championships Team role description please click here:  /content/20192020%20World%20Junior%20Girls%20Lead%20Coach%20Role%20Description.pdf World Junior Girls Lead Coach Role Description /content/World%20Junior%20Girls%20Lead%20Coach%20Role%20Description.pdf Interested coaches should send a cover letter outlining how they would add value to the Squash NZ High-Performance Programme, their CV and the role they are applying for including: • Skills Summary • Experiences and Accomplishments • Coaching Qualifications • Any other relevant awards and information • Referees. Please email your cover letter and CV to HP Manager Shelley Kitchen at shelley@squashnz.co.nz by Friday 27th September 2019. The successful candidates will be named shortly thereafter.
8:16 Sep 2019New Zealand’s Paul Coll is the Open de France, Nantes 2019 champion after getting the better of Wales’ Joel Makin in the final at the Chateau des ducs de Bretagne.
9:13 Sep 2019World Squash Day returns on Saturday October 12th with ambitious plans to attract one million new players to the game over the next decade.
10:03 Sep 2019Measles Outbreak in Auckland - Junior Nationals 2019
11:16 Aug 2019The New Zealand Junior Nationals entries are now open!
12:12 Aug 2019Big Title For Campbell Grayson
13:05 Aug 2019A successful end to the individual part of the tournament for a number of New Zealand players with four out of five victories to win their sections of the tournament.
14:02 Aug 2019Do you want to Manager the NZ Masters team in Timaru in October. There's a trans-Tasman series against the Aussies and the NZ Champs as well.  Check the description in the document attached. [picture:trans-Tasman Masters teams and how they lined up in 2015] Read More... /news/index.cfm?content_id=4978 Do you want to Manager the NZ Masters team in Timaru in October. There's a trans-Tasman series against the Aussies and the NZ Champs as well.  Check the description in the document attached for what will be a fun role and a great tournament   /content/images/2019%20Masters%20TTTS%20Manger%20Job%20Description.pdf  2019 Masters TTTS Manger Job Description /content/images/2019%20Masters%20TTTS%20Manger%20Job%20Description.pdf  (136K) /admin/cms/popup/object_gallery_main.cfm?action=delete&obj_id=9228&dir=%2Fcontent%2Fimages&name=2019%20Masters%20TTTS%20Manger%20Job%20Description&type=pdf  [picture:trans-Tasman Masters teams and how they lined up in 2015]
15:30 Jul 2019[picture:] It's Action Time At World Juniors with a busy schedule on the cards for Kiwi players. Read More... /news/index.cfm?content_id=4977 [picture:] It's Action Time At World Juniors with a busy schedule on the cards for Kiwi players It's a big day for the New Zealand players and officials at the World Junior Champs in KL, Malaysia as the first round gets underway with over 70 men's and women's first round matches. All of the seeded players are already through to round two, and they’ll join the action on Day Two. Gabe Yam and Kaitlyn Watts are seeding in the top 16 of their respective draws. Georgia Robcke didn't feature at the Opening function as she was recovering form a stomach bug which was a precaution and is expected to be fine for her match.
16:23 Jul 2019Washington Welcomes WSF Men's World Team Championship Nations
17:22 Jul 2019Junior Team Ready For World Champs
18:10 Jul 2019Masters Team Confirmed For Australian Test Series
19:05 Jul 2019Coll And King Win Barfoot And Thompson National Champs Again
20:23 Jun 2019Title For Kiwi Squash Pro In Build Up To National Champs
21:11 Jun 2019Inspirenet PSA Challenger Wrap-up
22:11 Jun 2019First up loss for King
23:29 May 2019NZ AIMS Games 2019
24:28 May 2019Barfoot & Thompson NZ Nationals - Entries close Monday 3rd June!!!
25:26 May 2019Coll Beaten In Five Games In British Open Semis

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