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Squash NZ Annual Awards Ceremony 2017

Nic Dann - volunteer of the year 2017_optCongratulations to Nic Dann, Lawrence Skurr and Paul Coll who won awards on Saturday night at the Squash NZ Annual Awards Ceremony.

Nic Dann, Squash Canterbury Volunteer of the Year and a member of the Marlborough College Old Boys Squash Club, won the Squash NZ Volunteer of Year award.  

Click here to see what Nic has been up to this year and why she truly deserved the award.


Lawrence Skurr The Rob Roche Trophy_optLawrence Skurr, Squash Canterbury Board Member and a member of Christchurch Squash Club won The Rob Roche Award for Meritorious Service to Masters.

Lawrence has been involved in Squash a very long time, beginning as a junior 1968 and building up about 49 years of active service. It is in the masters playing arena where his light has shone the brightest. Read more…

The final Cantabrian to win an award was Paul Coll, who won Most Improved Male Player of the Year.

In August 2017 Paul Coll became the first NZ player since Ross Norman to claim a place inside the top 10 in the world. He has since achieved a career high PSA world ranking of 9 in October 2017.

Notable wins for 2017 include four top 10 players: Fares Dessouky, James Willstrop, Ali Farag and Karim Gawad.

Congratulations also to Malvern Squash Club, Quinn Udy, Emma Cormack and Adam Odering who were finalist.

Malvern Squash Club were finalist for Club of the Year and where beaten by North Shore Squash Club who were a host venue for the World Masters Games this year.

Quinn and Emma were both finalist for the New Coach of the Year and where beaten by Luke Jones (Northland) and our final finalist was Adam Odering for the second-year running was a finalist for the Club and School Coach of the Year. In 2016 Adam was named the Club and School Coach of the Year, unfortunately, is wasn’t to be this year and was beaten by Jarrod van Dreil (Auckland).

Click here to read the full story and see the full list of winners.

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