Graham’s The Family Dairy is teaming up with Scottish Squash to give the world’s healthiest sport, squash, a further boost in Scotland.

The family farming and dairy business based in Bridge of Allan has come on board as Official Dairy Partner of the 2021 Springfield Scottish Squash Open.

Being held at Inverness Tennis and Squash Club from September 22-26, the tournament will help showcase Graham’s award-winning dairy products and their healthy lifestyle benefits.

Springfield Properties partnered with Scottish Squash in 2019 as the Open returned following an 18-year absence.

The inaugural Springfield Scottish Squash Open took place at Oriam, Scotland’s National Performance Centre, near Edinburgh, with the second edition now heading north in September.

A prize fund of $20,000 will again be equally split between male and female squash players, with some world class talent on show.

Scottish Squash Chief Executive, Maggie Still, said:  “We are extremely pleased to share news of our new partnership with Graham’s The Family Dairy, who are supporting us with the delivery of the 2021 Springfield Scottish Squash Open.

“We share common values across both organisations around our aspiration to promote healthy living, so this partnership feels like an excellent fit.

“Having Graham’s as a key partner of a successful 2021 championships will underline the importance of healthy living and how the sport of squash can offer this to everyone.

“The event will also provide a great opportunity to raise awareness of the healthy products on offer from Graham’s The Family Dairy.”

Marc Hope, Scottish Squash non-executive director, added: “It’s excellent news to have Graham’s The Family Dairy come on board as a new partner of the 2021 Springfield Scottish Squash Open, Scottish Squash are looking forward to working together in the run up to and during the championships.

“As we emerge from the pandemic Scottish Squash are working hard to develop a future major events strategy for squash in Scotland which can support the growth of the sport.

“With any major events strategy comes commercial opportunities at all levels. Scottish Squash are excited to continue to connect with future partners to reach shared outcomes in the run up to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham next summer and beyond.”

Graham’s produce a range of high quality food and drink, including; Organic range, Gold range milk, cheese, cream, butter and spreadable butter, ice-cream, cottage cheese, quark, sour cream, yogurt, Protein 22, Protein 40, Skyr and recently launched Goodness Ice Cream and Kefir.

Milk that goes into all of their produce is packed with calcium, vitamins and protein and its natural blend of water, sugar and electrolytes is an excellent combination to help aid recovery after exercise.

Emma Roy, Marketing Manager at Graham’s The Family Dairy, said: “Being healthy and active is hugely important to the Grahams family and we’re delighted to support the 2021 Springfield Scottish Squash Open.

“As a family business, we’re always looking for ways to support local talent and partner with organisations that embody the values of our business, so this is an exciting partnership for us.

“We wish the athletes competing in the Springfield Scottish Squash Open the best of luck in and look forward to an exciting event in Inverness next month!”

More information on the 2021 Springfield Scottish Squash Open can be found at www.scottishsquashopen.com

If your company or brand are interested in becoming a partner of the 2021 Springfield Scottish Squash Open (being held in Inverness from September 22-26) or the 2022 European Masters Championships (being held in Edinburgh next year from June 22-25) please email thomas.greenwood@scottishsquash.org.

In a survey by Forbes magazine, squash was ranked as the healthiest sport in the world. Forbes consulted with personal trainers, coaches and exercise physiologists, and ranked sports as being the ‘healthiest’ in terms of cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, calories burned in 30 minutes and injury risk.