Squash New Zealand Establishes Athletes’ Commission16 Jun 2023
Squash New Zealand is proud to announce it has set up an athletes’ commission in efforts to strengthen athlete input into organisational decision making.
The Squash New Zealand Athletes’ Commission has been established in conjunction with athletes and will advocate for the rights and interests of players.
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games athlete Evan Williams has been appointed Chair of the new body. He says the commission will strengthen the athlete voice within squash.
“We’re really excited about the work ahead of us and want athletes to know that this mechanism will allow them to voice anything that needs attention, regardless of how big or small it may be,” said Williams.
“Ultimately our goal is to create better unity between squash players and Squash New Zealand and we’re looking forward to getting stuck in.”
Joining Williams on the commission are five fellow athletes:
• Lana Harrison
• Lwamba Chileshe
• Kaitlyn Watts
• Apa Fatialofa Jr
• Jena Gregory
Squash New Zealand CE Martin Dowson says he’s thrilled the body has been established.
“Having an athletes’ commission is fantastic for squash,” said Dowson.
“This body empowers our athletes, allowing them to have a say in the decisions affecting them, while also ensuring they have a direct line to Squash New Zealand to voice any concerns or opinions.”
Athletes can contact the commission on email@example.com