It is with some sadness, but with a lot of satisfaction that I have resigned from the board of Squash Canterbury. This is a requirement as being part of the Squash NZ board, where the rules state that one is unable to hold positions on district boards.
I’m confident that the current board has the skills, energy and ability to take the game forward in a positive way and build significantly on what has been achieved previously.
It is a time for change of leadership on the board and now is an appropriate time for this. When I came onto the board there were significant challenges for Squash Canterbury. In the main these have been overcome and we now enter a new phase of the sport with focus on getting more people playing and improving the performance of players at all levels, especially our higher performing players.
The current board, while relatively new provide a great base, backed with youth and enthusiasm to bring a new approach and thinking that is aligned with the current direction and environment for the game.
I will be staying on with the board in an advisory role and treasurer (outside the board) to provide continuity, support and knowledge to the current board.
In closing, I pass on my sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed to the sport during my time on the board. Special thanks to Karen who has been a pillar of support for me in the role and has made a significant contribution to our sport.
Current board members