Scottish Squash Limited are delighted to be launching a new strategy for the forthcoming years (2019-2023).

The strategy has been developed following consultation workshops with key stakeholders, including regional committees, clubs, coaches and players, and also incorporates discussions with national and local partners in sportscotland, local authorities and leisure trusts and facilities.

Squash – A Healthy Sport’ is built on five key pillars:

  • Clubs;
  • Coaching;
  • Competitions;
  • Players; and
  • Effective Governance

Maggie Still, Scottish Squash Chief Executive, commented:

“Scottish Squash has been through an exceptional period of change. The organisation has new leadership and is transformed into a positive, focussed and collaborative organisation. We have relocated to our new home at Oriam, and this move has further unified the team. We have a new vision, mission and shared values.

Squash has a strong role to play in offering health, fitness and physical activity benefits. We will continue to work with our equality and inclusion partners to ensure that everyone is made to feel welcome in the sport and there are no barriers to participation.

The successful delivery of the plan will require the continued input of all stakeholders. We value and thank you all for your continued support.”

The full strategy can be viewed here

Maggie added: “We are also pleased to confirm that sportscotland, our key support partner, have increased the level of investment being provided to the National Governing Body for the 2019-2023 strategic cycle. The additional investment is very specifically aligned to building capacity and will support roles within the organisation, to drive growth in the number of people playing squash across Scotland.”

On launching the new strategy and finalising the investment from sportscotland, Scottish Squash are able to confirm some changes to the Executive Team. Maggie Still’s role as Chief Executive will be underpinned by Paul Bell and Garry McKay, who have agreed new responsibilities within redefined roles as Director of Squash and Chief Operating Officer respectively. The Board of Directors have accepted a request from Maggie, to reduce her position to a part-time (0.5 FTE) role.

Two other redefined positions see both Allan McKay (Head of Coaching & Competitions) and David Fallon (Head of Development) take on full responsibility for their current national lead roles. Morva McKenzie (Child Protection Officer) and Ross Cairns (Membership & Operations Coordinator) continue in their role within the Operations Team.

Three part-time Club Development Officer positions make up the Development Team, with Kevin Moran and Kylie Lindsay appointed in the East and West region respectively. A further position for the North region is due to be recruited.

Continuing to be led by Paul Bell, the Performance Team remains unchanged with both Kevin Moran and Kylie Lindsay as Senior Performance Coaches and Morva McKenzie as Performance Coordinator.

The Executive Team remits and contact details can be viewed here, and the full organisational chart and can be accessed here

Mark Adderley, President of Scottish Squash and Chair of the Board said:

“I am delighted with the sportscotland support and their belief in Scottish Squash and our plans to keep growing and developing Squash in Scotland. The additional investment for development will support our partnership with Clubs to increase participation, whilst our active focus on sports performance will continue to develop world class athletes.”