Squash expanding its partnership
Image: Students from Knox Primary School at the launch
Squash Australia (SA) has launched it’s Sporting Schools programme, aiming to get thousands of kids around the country trying squash as a sport. SA's National Development Manager, Trevor Smith, says the programme has allowed squash to become a key sport in the participation sector.
“It’s more about planting the seed to allow it to grow," Trevor said.
"We’ve got to look at the long-term approach for squash, and build our foundation back up," he said.
“Sporting Schools along with our OzSquash programme will allow us to do this," Trevor said.
ASC's Director of Participation and Sustainable Sports, James Selby told delegates at the launch event, especially the children from Knox Primary School in Melbourne, that Sporting Schools is all about the lifelong commitment to sport.
"This is about nurturing our children's love of sport, love for activity, having fun and being engaged physically and mentally," James said.
Sporting Schools is a $100 million Australian Government initiative to get more children playing more sport, before, during and after school. Want to run a squash programme at your school? Check out all the details on the Squash Australia page.