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.
The 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:
|Venue:||Jet Park Airport Hotel & Conference Centre
63 Westney Road, Mangere, Auckland
|When:||Saturday 2nd December|
|Nominations open:||Monday 4th September|
|Nominations close:||Tuesday 24th October|
|Finalists announced:||Monday 20th November|
|Online:||Facebook and Twitter #SquashNZNationalAwards|
Congratulations to all those listed below, as well as those nominated.
|Personality of the Year||Paul Coll|
|Chairman's Award||World Doubles Team|
|Club of the Year||Hamilton Squash and Tennis Club|
|Volunteer of the Year||Paul Growcott|
|Derek Cook Memorial Trophy for Refereeing||Jackie Hamilton|
|Rob Roche Award (Meritorious Service to Masters)||Ian Gunthorp|
|New Coach of the Year||Kylie Lindsay|
|Club and School Coach of the Year||Adam Odering|
|Performance Coach of the Year||Paul Hornsby|
|Most Improved Senior Player (Male)||Zac Millar|
|Most Improved Senior Player (Female)||Emma Millar|
|Most Improved Junior Player (Male)||Tyler Ranger|
|Most Improved Junior Player (Female)||Rhiarne Taiapa|
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.