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.
In October 2014 Squash New Zealand convened a High Performance Advisory Panel. The Panel was tasked with (among other things) identifying and reviewing critical strategies, activities, budgets and outcomes required to achieve High Performance success, and make recommendations to the Squash New Zealand board. The full terms of reference of the High Performance Advisory Panel can be found here.
The Squash New Zealand High Performance Advisory Panel is made up of:
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. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Squash New Zealand's selection policies for teams can be found here:
World Doubles Selection Criteria
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 which can be found in our High Performance Booklet above.
Coaches/Managers used to help deliver the High Performance Programme include:
Elite Junior Girls and World Junior Girls Coach 2016/17: Joanne Williams
Elite Junior Boys Coach and World Junior Boys Coach 2016: Paul Hornsby
Junior Development Squad Coach 2016/17: Robbie Wyatt
World Men's Team Manager/Coach 2017: TBC
World Women's Team Manager/Coach 2016:Shelley Kitchen
Oceania Junior Champs & Trans-Tasman Junior Test Series Coaches 2016: Robbie Wyatt & Shelley Kitchen
World Doubles Coach 2016 & Commonwealth Games 2018: TBC
Strength & Conditioning Coach 2016: LivFit - Lynne Wright, Tony Ligaliga and Hallam
A number of assistant coaches will be used at all camps and these may include senior players, sports scientists or guest speakers. These are not considered 'contracted coaches'.
Underpinning our High Performance programme is the funding we get from High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ). This funding depends entirely on results at the following:
Success at these pinnacle events is critical to retaining funding from HPSNZ.
Squash NZ and its Member Organisations are committed to the advancement of clean sport that rejects cheating through the use of performance enhancing drugs and methods.
Squash NZ works in partnership with the national anti-doping organisation, Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) to:
For full information about anti-doping, visit http://www.drugfreesport.org.nz/
The anti-doping rules
All members of Squash NZ are required to abide by New Zealand’s Sports Anti-Doping Rules. These rules reflect the World Anti-Doping Agency’s World Anti-Doping Code.
In summary the ten rule violations are:
The Prohibited List
The Prohibited List is published by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) every year and details all substances and methods which are prohibited or banned in sport. A substance or method may be included on the list if it meets any two of the following criteria:
Many medications contain substances which are prohibited in sport. Any athlete who is sick or injured needs to carefully consider the medications they take to ensure they avoid prohibited substances.
Contact DFSNZ for full information on medications that are not permitted in sport.
Athletes can apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) if they need to take medication which is prohibited in sport. When competing at national or international level a TUE must be applied for before taking any medication.
Many dietary or sports supplements are marketed as helping to improve performance, recovery, weight loss or muscle development, and, supplements can contain substances which are prohibited in sport and may not accurately label ingredients so you cannot be sure of exactly what’s in them.
Athletes should carefully assess their need for supplements and carefully research the supplements they choose to take.
Lodging a supplement query with DFSNZ can provide some assessment of the level of risk associated with supplements and may be able to identify products which are known to be a problem.
The Athlete Whereabouts programme
Anti-doping organisations, including DFSNZ, conduct drug tests on athletes out-of-competition with no advance warning. The Athlete Whereabouts Programme allows DFSNZ to locate athletes for testing.
Drug testing is one of the best ways to identify athletes who are doping and to protect athletes who are clean competitors. Athletes can be tested during an event (in-competition) or at any other time (out-of-competition) and will be asked to provide a urine sample, a blood sample or both. The testing process and sample collection for doping control will be carried out by a trained and accredited Drug Free Sport NZ official.
If you have any questions please contact DFSNZ on 0800 DRUGFREE (378 437)
Squash NZ’s point of contact for anti doping matters is Squash Director (Sam Crawford) (ph: 09 815 6775 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)