The Squash New Zealand High Performance Programme is majority-funded by High Performance Sport New Zealand (formerly part of SPARC). Sport New Zealand funding is based on results at key world events, including Commonwealth Games and World Championships.
For full details on the Squash New Zealand High Performance programme, please read the High Performance Programme Booklet below. This booklet is designed to be a one-stop shop for High Performance information, and should answer any questions you may have.
2014 High Performance Booklet (2.3Mb)
Squash New Zealand utilise the services of several contracted coaches to assist in the delivery of its High Performance Programme. These coaches are bound by the Squash New Zealand High Performance Coaching Conficts of Interest policy:
A number of coaches are used to help deliver the High Performance Programme. These include:
High Performance Coach: Paul Hornsby
World Junior Girls Coach: Joanne Williams
World Junior Boys Coach: Robbie Wyatt
National Development Squad Coaches: Robbie Wyatt and Joanne Williams
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Tony Marsh
NB: Guest coaches will be invited to camps from time to time. These may include senior players, sports scientists or guest speakers. These are not considered 'contracted coaches'.
Squash New Zealand has received a two-year campaign investment from High Performance Sport New Zealand to support podium performances at the 2013 Women’s World Open and the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Overall there was a slight reduction in the level of investment for the High Performance programme from Hig Performance Sport NZ which highlights a shift in their emphasis toward podium finishes at World Championship or medal events. As a result, Squash NZ will review the High Performance budget and work through the options available to achieve our High Performance goals in 2013 and 2014.
Chief Executive Jim O'Grady says: "While the investment reduction is disappointing we can take comfort from the fact that we now have funding in place for the next two years which will allow us to plan and execute our campaigns with greater certainty. We remain committed to a High Performance programme that provides pathways for athletes to reach their full potential and produce winning performances on the world stage."