Squash NZ Affiliation

Squash New Zealand affiliates to the Oceania and World Squash Federations and so takes its place as a paid-up member of the world squash community. In doing so, it secures for its own members, access to all the international playing opportunities, the worldwide marketing of the game of squash, and the latest technical information about the rules of the game, court construction and design, ball technologies etc.  For Squash New Zealand, affiliation is the means of "belonging" and being able to operate within a global strategy. 

Wtihin New Zealand, there are just over 200 affiliated clubs and 11 affiliated regional District Associations.

Reaffiliation Grant

For squash clubs who are considering reaffiliating with squash clubs, there is a reaffiliation grant available (with criteria). Please Contact Us if you would like further information on this.

Benefits of Affiliation

Direct Benefits of Affiliation

Indirect Benefits of Affiliation

There are several direct benefits which accrue immediately to clubs and their individual members.

  • Entry into inter-club, inter-district and national competitions
  • Selection for NZ representative teams
  • Entry on the NZ Squash Grading List
  • Entry onto National and Regional coaching programmes
  • Access to coach and referee training courses
  • Squash IT grading and membership system
  • Access to squash technical information
  • Entry into National awards and prizes
  • Squash balls provided to Districts for their disbursement


There are other less direct (but never-the-less worthwhile) benefits which arise from affiliation

  • Squash NZ undertakes promotion of the game of squash generally
  • Squash NZ supports the KiwiSquash programme in schools
  • Squash NZ selects teams to participate in international competition
  • Squash NZ is developing a network of regional Coaches
  • Squash NZ funds development programmes to support clubs and schools
  • Squash NZ accesses public funding for the High Performance  programme

 Download our Affiliation poster (3.1Mb) for further information. 

What is Affiliation Spent on?

Squash New Zealand is funded by

  • affiliation fees paid by clubs
  • Sport NZ funding
  • communty and gaming trust grants
  • sponsorship and investments

Squash NZ maintains an office in Auckland, employs five staff and engages contractors to provide accounting and IT development services. Essentially, the National Office is responsible for servicing the needs of players, clubs, districts, sponsors, media, and other stakeholders in the game. Administration consumes about 33% of Squash NZ's income.

Apart from the overheads in carrying out the responsibilities listed above, the other major costs for Squash NZ include:

  • training courses and resources for coaches and referees
  • constitutional requirements of governance
  • national events
  • a high-performance programme for elite players
  • promotion and marketing (eg. campaigns, website)
  • iSquash Information technology platform maintenance and development
  • communication

Below is a pie graph which shows how each SEM levy of $31.60 that we collect was spent in the financial period 2012-2013.

More information is available here: SEM Spending Information

 SEM Pie


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