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Commonwealth Games

Squash was introduced to the menu of sporting codes contested during the Commonwealth Games in 1998, since when New Zealand has developed a proud record of success. Medals are available for men's and women's singles and doubles, as well as mixed doubles. The next Commonwealth Games are to be held in Gold Coast, Australia, in 2018.

The Commonwealth Games is a key event for New Zealand Squash Inc. Much of our Sport New Zealand funding is linked to results at key world events, while success on this global stage greatly increases the profile of the sport in New Zealand. A team for the 2018 Commonwealth Games will be named closer to the time.

For historical information and records please click here.

Other historical information including teams etc. can be found below:

Commonwealth Games 2018 (Gold Coast, Brisbane)

The 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held at Gold Coast City, in the southeast of the Australian state of Queensland from 4-15 April 2018. This will be the 5th time that Australia has hosted the Games, the others being – 1938 Sydney, 1962 Perth, 1982 Brisbane and 2006 Melbourne.


The Team

The team selected by NZOC to travel to the Games in 2018 will be announced closer to the time.

The Venue

The Village Roadshow complex at Oxenford will stage all squash competitions during the Commonwealth Games.  The Village Roadshow Studios are located just off the Pacific Motorway, across from Reservoir Park. This venue is being enhanced to provide for the International Sporting Federations technical venue requirements. The venue information can be found here

Gold Coast Venues

Squash Key Facts:

Dates: Starts Wednesday 4th April 2018

Venues: Oxenford Studios

Medal Events: 5

Nomination Criteria

Squash New Zealand (SNZ) and the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) have now finalised the Nomination Criteria for the 2018 Commonwealth games to be held in the Gold Coast, Australia from the 4th-15th April 2018.

The nomination criteria outlines the nomination procedure and nomination criteria for athletes wishing to attend these Games. Please take particular note of these and the evidence which will be used for player nominations.

As previously stated a quota has been implemented for the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the procedure for additional quota places (should they become available) is also explained within this criteria.

Should you have any queries regarding the quota implemented for the 2018 Commonwealth Games or the Nomination Criteria please do not hesitate to contact us.  

The nomination Criteria can be found below:

Commonwealth Games Update 31 May 2016 

Squash New Zealand (SNZ) has been informed by the NZOC that a limit on athlete and primary team official numbers has been established by the Commonwealth Games Federation in order to provide a greater level of certainty for the planning and delivery of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

In determining the quota the NZOC has used the following guiding principles:

  • Average number of athletes in the previous three Commonwealth Games (Melbourne 2006, Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014);
  • Medal success in the previous three Commonwealth Games;
  • Achievement of the over-riding selection criteria for athletes in the previous three Commonwealth Games;
  • The opportunity for all sports to be represented, subject to athletes achieving performance standards;
  • How the sport operates (i.e. multi-disciplined, gender balance, ability to form a team); and
  • How the sport is trending in its performance.

After taking this into consideration the NZOC has allocated a quota of 6 athletes to SNZ. The squash nomination criteria for the 2018 CWG must be submitted before 4 July, 2016 and then be approved and adopted by the NZOC. Squash New Zealand is working through the nomination criteria with the NZOC and will publish this once it has been approved by the NZOC.

SNZ will submit a long list of athletes to the NZOC before 4 April, 2017 and those athletes will receive and need to complete an application form. On the agreed nomination date set out in the nomination criteria for the 2018 CWG (no later than 29 January, 2018) SNZ will nominate up to 6 athletes. The NZOC will advise the player selection within 7 days.     

In the event that quotas are still available at the end of the nomination / selection process the NZOC will call for additional athlete nominations by 2 February, 2018. SNZ can nominate further athletes by 7 February, 2018 with confirmation of the successful reallocation by 12 February, 2018.  

While the allocated quota is disappointing news, and we have discussed it with the NZOC, we now need to accept that it is what it is and plan accordingly. If you have any questions regarding the quota please let us know and we will endeavour to answer your queries.


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