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2014 OUR BIGGEST YET

31st March 15

What an amazing year! Spirit of Squash put rackets into the hands of 5,685 of London’s children with introductory squash sessions.

  • We have delivered 1,025 hours of high quality coaching (2013: 918hrs. 2012: 400hrs. 2011: 250 hrs).
  • Introduced more than 5,685 kids to squash (2013: 3,850 kids. 2012: 2,100. 2011: 500).
  • Run initiatives at 14 primary schools in Tower Hamlets (2013: 9 primary & 2 secondary. 2012: 3 primary & 2 secondary schools. 2011: 3 primary schools only).
  • Continued after-school clubs at 3 public leisure centres (Sobell, Finsbury and Britannia).
  • Introduced 5 after-school mini-squash clubs within primary schools.
  • Joined for the first time the Street Games Festivals in Stratford and Manchester showcasing mini-squash to 60 children at each event.
  • Collaborated with Sport Inspired for the second year running on their Sports Day which introduced 224 children to 8 sports.

If you’d like to get involved and help us grow in 2015 and enable even more kids to benefit from sporting opportunities, please get in touch – Play@SpiritOfSquash.com

A FLYING START TO 2015

12th February 15

In association with our partners, England Squash and Racketball, the Squash and Racketball Foundation, the Tower Hamlets Youth Sport Foundation and GLL, we held today the first of six inter-school junior squash competitions at the Finsbury Leisure Centre.

Three schools from two London boroughs entered teams for the competition with 15 children taking part. St Mary and St Michael (Tower Hamlets), Olga Primary School (Tower Hamlets) and Prior Weston (Islington) all enjoyed the morning, with some hard fought squash matches. One particular game finished 17-15 after a real tussle! All the results and further photos will be posted shortly.

Our thanks go to all the team, the GLL staff, to THYSF for providing mini-bus transport to and from the venue and to the Finsbury Leisure Centre for providing the courts free of charge.