Squash New Zealand's CoachForce is a national programme that uses regional CoachForce (Officers and Facilitators) to develop, support and motivate other coaches to give participants a great experience. This includes running coach learning and extension modules, as well as providing programme setup support and being available to watch, observe and listen.

With the support of the New Zealand Community Trust, Squash New Zealand provides the regional Squash District Associations with grant funding to assist regional CoachForce with delivering outcomes related to the nationally designed and regionally delivered CoachForce projects - to get more coaches, more active, more often.

The Squash New Zealand CoachForce Programme aims to

  • Ensure clubs have the appropriate numbers of upskilled coaches (via coach learning modules) working with specific communities of players.
  • Support local coaches and teachers to establish and deliver junior (Kiwi Squash), youth (Squash Ignite) and adult (Social Slam) squash programmes in clubs and schools.
  • Run regional coach management workshops to help clubs with planning, local coaches with technique and general information sharing.
  • Create and implement a plan to recognise local coaches on a regular basis through various awards initiatives.

Contact your Regional CoachForce

Club and school coaches interested in the receiving CoachForce support should get in touch with the following contacts.

Squash Northland
Annie Greene - Coaching Convenor

E: g8rsquash@gmail.com
P: 027 437 4722

Squash Auckland
Mike Weston - Development and CoachForce Manager
E: development@squashauckland.org.nz
P: 021 484 713

Squash Waikato
Glenda Knox - SportsForce Squash Development Officer
E: squashsf@sportsforce.org.nz
P: 027 475 7516

Squash Bay of Plenty
Robbie Wyatt - Coaching Director

E: coach@squashbop.co.nz
P: 027 467 1918

Squash Central
Sally Stantiall - District Coach

E: coach@squashcentral.co.nz
P: 027 579 1144

Squash Canterbury
Mike Allred - District Coach / CoachForce

E: mike@squashcanterbury.co.nz
P: 021 0230 3868

Squash Southland
Bruce Thirkell - Development Officer

E: bruce@squashsouthland.co.nz
P: 027 319 4169


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