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S&RV launch new Junior Performance Program

Squash & Racquetball Victoria aims to provide regular, structured and supervised training opportunities for players across Victoria, consistent with the S&RV performance pathway. The Junior Performance Program (JPP) registrations are now open, and we encourage any junior player to apply. 

The JPP will be made up of two squads. Firstly the State Squad, an invitational squad consisting of the top 4 players of the state in their age bracket (as at the date of the AJC 2020). Secondly, the Foundation Squad, which is open to players wanting to develop their game, or challenge for state selection.

Please note that registrations for the JPP close Friday 31st January. Check out our website to find out more or to register for the program. 

New junior State team coach and JPP coordinator Cassie Thomas spoke to us about the JPP, read the full story below:

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Welcome to 2020!

The team at Squash & Racquetball Victoria would like to wish everyone in our community a very happy new year! With 2020 well and truly kick-started, we know a lot of our clubs and centres will be preparing to open doors. 

New Year, new resources! Log into Club Spot today to access resources and articles to support your club. There’s checklists, templates and more to ensure you are prepared for your AGM, easing the burden on your committee.

Ensure you are logged in to access the entire Sports Community website - even the on-demand training series’ to assist key committee members to be successful in their roles.

If you haven't created your account yet, click here to sign up:

This is a service free to your club thanks to Squash Vic's partnership with Sports Community. For more news and to keep up-to-date, be sure to like us on Facebook. 

To get in touch with our team, contact us via: 

(03) 9682 2199

Around the clubs

Like everyone, the team at Squash & Racquetball Victoria have been saddened by the horrific devastation caused by the current bushfires. 

However, during this time we have also seen incredible unity, strength and hope. We are reminded of the generosity of our community, and the ability for people to come together in support of those fighting the fires and those who have been affected by this tragedy. Check out the details below of some of the great ways the squash and racquetball community is working to make a difference: 

- Westerfolds Australia Day Bushfire Appeal Tournament 

Sunday 26th of January

Sign up here: 

- Corio Squash Club, Bushfire Relief Fundraiser 

Saturday 18th of January, starting at 9am 

Contact: Barry 0427 788 528 or Cathy 0413 558 162

Facebook event page: 

- PSA Tournament of Champions: Fundraiser and Auction 

The PSA Foundation and the Tournament of Champions are coming together to help raise funds in two ways:

There is a live auction that will end on Friday before the final and you can bid on the link here:

Or you can donate directly to Wonderful: 

All funds raised will be donated to WIRES, the Australian Red Cross and the Rural Fire service which were chosen by our players.

Mountain Districts Open - first Grand Prix event for 2020!

Kickstart your 2020 squash campaign with a bang at the 55th annual Mountain District Squash Open - held 31st Jan - 2nd Feb.

With both Open and Graded events on offer, players of all abilities are encouraged to enter.

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Program for teens back in 2020

In case you missed it, here is a link to our latest GO! newsletter: 

We have programs starting in Term 1 soon, keep an eye out on our socials for locations and more details. Still time to get your club or venue involved in the program for 2020. Keep an eye out on social media to find out about a program starting near you!

Also, check out our program Instagram page using this handle: @squash_racquetball_go 

Legend of MCC Squash Section 2019 - Peter Wright OAM

The Squash & Racquetball Community would like to congratulate Peter Wright on his award of Legend status at the recent MCC Squash Section AGM.

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That wraps up the January edition of the Thin Red Line, check out our upcoming events in 2020!

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