Squash to be showcased at Pride Glasgow 2017

Scottish Squash is delighted to confirm its participation at the Pride Glasgow festival celebrations this weekend as the governing body continues its efforts to promote equality and diversity in squash.

Scottish Squash works with a range of different organisations, including LEAP Sports Scotland, to help overcome barriers which block the LGBTI community from engaging with and participating in squash and sport in general.

As part of this work we are pleased to announce that Scottish Squash will be delivering free taster sessions this weekend at Pride Glasgow, Scotland’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex festival celebrating the diversity of the LGBTI community, taking place at Glasgow Green.

As well as the taster sessions, members of the Scottish Squash community will be on hand to answer any questions about taking up the sport as well as providing information on your nearest squash club and any other queries.

Scottish Squash will be based in the Pride Active zone at Glasgow Green between 12.30pm-6pm on Saturday, August 19, and 1pm-5pm on Sunday, August 20.

The news comes off the back of Scottish Squash signing up to the Scottish LGBT Sports Charter in June.

The Equality Network, who launched the charter, wants Scotland to be a country where everyone can take part, enjoy and succeed in sport at all levels whatever their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Earlier this month, Scottish Squash also co-hosted sportscotland’s popular #SportHour Twitter debate which focused on equalities in sport and how sport can be more accessible and inclusive.

David Fallon, National Lead for Sport Development at Scottish Squash, said: “More than 3,000 people are expected at the Pride Glasgow festival this weekend and we are delighted to be able to attend the celebrations and showcase our sport.

“Scottish Squash has always aimed to be inclusive but we have really stepped up our efforts in this regard over the past 18 months and this is another string to our equality bow.

“We want to reach out to potential new players or to people who used to play the sport and prove that the squash community is open to anyone who wants to play sport socially or competitively whilst at the same time keeping fit in a fun, enjoyable environment.”

He added: “I would like to thank the chair of our Equality Advisory Group Jonathan MacBride from Colinton Castle Squash Club as well as Dave and Margaret Sturman from SSRC in Glasgow who will be with us this weekend helping promote our sport and to answer any questions.

“I would also like to thank our friends at LEAP Sports Scotland for their efforts in helping secure our place in the Pride Active zone and we look forward to meeting and chatting to the many festival goers this weekend.”

– Whether for fun, socialising, fitness or getting your competitive juices flowing, Scottish Squash has the perfect path to get you on the court and enjoying squash.

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