Squash New Zealand High Performance Programme

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.

High Performance Advisory Panel

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:

  • Paul Wright (Panel Leader)
  • Stephen Cunningham
  • Shelley Kitchen
  • Kashif Shuja
  • Grant Smith
  • Matt Taylor
  • Joanne Williams
  • Glen Wilson


High Performance Booklet 2016

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.  


Selection Policies 2016

Squash New Zealand's selection policies for teams can be found here:


High Performance Coaching

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 2015: Kashif Shuja
World Women's Team Manager/Coach 2016:Shelley Kitchen
Oceania Junior Champs & Trans-Tasman Junior Test Series Coaches 2016: Robbie Wyatt & Shelley Kitchen
Strength & Conditioning Coach 2015: Tony Marsh

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'.


High Performance Funding 2015

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:

  • Commonwealth Games
  • World Teams Championships
  • World Individual Championships
  • World Doubles Champs

Success at these pinnacle events is critical to retaining funding from HPSNZ.


Drugfree Sport New Zealand

Squash New Zealand adopts the Anti-Doping rules of Drugfree Sport New Zealand, as reviewed and amended from time to time, as well as the World Squash Federation’s anti-doping code.

Squash New Zealand will pass on up to date information and advice from Drug Free Sport New Zealand to players as it is received. 

All disciplinary matters relating to doping offences will be dealt with by Drug Free Sport New Zealand in accordance with their “Sports Anti-Doping Rules”.

The Drugfree Sport New Zealand rules can be found here:

It is also important for all athletes to be aware of what can put them at risk of a doping violation.

For information on supplements please refer to this article here 



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