Di Cook was presented with the ‘Service to Masters Squash 2019’ award at the State Masters on the weekend

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Di has previously served on the WAMS committee, as well as 3 AMSA Perth Tournament committees, appearing in numerous “wrinklies revue’s”.  She has competed at 3 World Masters Squash Tournaments (successfully) and in 1 World Masters Games representing WA/Australia.  She is also a long time financial sponsor of WAMS.

We couldn’t think of anyone more deserving of this award – Di consistently promotes WA Masters Squash – every new player at Pennants or Clubs get asked “do you play Masters, do you want to play Masters? – you should, it’s great fun!”

She thoroughly deserves this award ‘Services to Masters Squash 2019’.  Well done Di

 

2019 WA State Junior Squash Team

2019 State Team AnnouncementThe State Team was announced after the State Junoir Teams event on 9th July at Squashworld Mirrabooka.  It is anticipated that the team will travel to Singapore in December.

U19 – Girls: Aliah  Al Shabib(M/G), Jacqui Gray(Hil), Pascale Louka (V/P) – U19 Boys: Abel Jin (V/P), Cooper Kennedy (Esp), Remi Young (Mar)

U17 Girls: Erin Classen (Mir), Michaela Pratt (Nar), Jamie Tsangaris (Exm) – U17 Boys: Dylan Classen (Mir), Oscar Curtis (Cam), Oscar Lindsey(Mir).

U15 Girls: Caitlin Pratt (Nar), Hannah Slyth (B/G)  U15 Boys: Finlay Galt(Mar), Daniel Marsh (M/G)

U13 Girls: Isla McMullen (Mand), Isla Harris (Mor)  U13 Boys: Jono Groenewald (Mar), Eric Marsh (M/G), Waldo Vorster (Mand)

 

 

2019 DLGSCI Club Development and WSF Level 1 Coaching Course

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A great weekend was had by 9 people who were seeking coaching accreditation as Club Development and WSF Level 1.  Thank you to Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries for the grant to run this course.  Thanks to Geoff Davenport who flew to Perth to run this course.  Sue Hillier and Tim Cowell attended to obtain WSF Level 1 presenters and assessors qualification.

Mirrabooka Open Day

On the Friday the 12th of July Mirrabooka Squash Club sponsored $500 to its first ever Kids play free day, with coaching! 35 kids from the age of 6-14 attended the event organised by Serena Richardson. It was great to see kids enjoying games and learning skills. A lovely way to introduce the sport to the next generation of squashies.

Here’s how the day panned out. 9.00am was sign in and introduction to the coaching staff followed by fun games such as scarecrow, tag, crabs and crocs to warm everyone up. After this and until morning tea was skills introduction focused on starting with easier hits at the front of the court moving further backwards into drives and serves, with a few boasts thrown in too. Following the 10.45am morning tea (beautiful spread) the kids were introduced to game-play with a King of the Court format across 12 courts. Once the game play was completed the kids were given some lunch. Followed by a presentation of gifts sponsored by Andy at Schweppes.

A very successful event which will hopefully return to the calendar in future school holidays!

Head coaches: Tim Cowell and Damon MacMillan
Coaching, Kitchen and Organisational Volunteers: Daniel Richardson, Dylan Classen, Erin Classen, Leila Kirkpatrick, Nicholas Doyle, Olivia Lindsey, Oscar Lindsey and Pascale Louka

Mirrabooka and Vic Park win State Grade Pennant

Marmion defeated Mirrabooka to win the Ladies State Grade Grand final last night.

J McLean d T Marshall 15/9, 15/11. 15/8.

M Hodge d L Roberts 15/7, 15/7, 15/11

H Slyth lost to D Webster 18/20, 12/15, 15/5, 15/8,14/16

Vic Park won their first Mens State Grand Final defeating Subi-Kings

D Tasker lost to T Cowell  – 11/13, 8/11, 10/12

A Jin d C Diggins  – 3/0

L McVey d D Edgar – 11/4, 11/6, 3/11, 16/14

 

Fairest and Best Awards for the Smarter than Smoking WA State Teams Event go to……..

Joyce Barnett and Chas Renner were at Squashworld Mirrabooka today to present the Fairest and Best Awards.  Voting was competed by opposing teams in each tie.

Ashton Clement from Southern Stars wins Chas Renner Fairest and Best Award.

For the Joyce Barnett award we had a tie with Erin Classen from Northern Nicks and Jamie Tsangaris from Central Champs the winners.

Congratulations to these players.