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ANNUAL REPORT 2016 Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 1 Above Dipika Pallikal Karthik (IND) Front cover Rex Hedrick (AUS) 2 Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 Back cover Christine Nunn (AUS) CONTENTS 01 Vision Mission & Values 02 President & CEO s Report 03 Governance 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Directors Company Secretary Board Meetings Committees Financial Summary 4 6 8 8 10 10 11 14 04 2014--2016 Strategic Plan Report Events Better events attended by more people Pathways More opportunities more programs more national representatives Participation More people participating in squash and racquetball at all levels Club and Venue Development Stronger clubs and better facilities 16 16 16 17 17 Marketing and Communications A strong brand and a well-informed and engaged squash and racquetball community Organisational Excellence A stronger future for squash and racquetball in Victoria 18 18 05 Legends Hall of Fame Life Members 06 2016 Snapshot 07 Structure & Management 08 Events 09 2016 State Rankings 10 2016 Partners 20 23 24 25 31 35 Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 3 01 VISION MISSION & VALUES Pop Up Squash Shop Eastland Shopping Centre 4 Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 VISION Engaged Players Strong Clubs Great Venues World Class Events MISSION Our purpose (mission) gives shape to our goals and our actions VALUES Our values underpin the culture of Squash and Racquetball in Victoria We will promote the sports of squash and racquetball as fun healthy progressive and inclusive sports that can be enjoyed for life. We will create accessible and innovative products and pathways for people of all ages backgrounds and abilities to realise their squash and racquetball dreams. We will create more participation opportunities by facilitating growth and development in the operation and sustainability of our clubs and venues. We will at all times in dealing with stakeholders partners and participants in the sports act with integrity respect and in the best interests of squash and racquetball. We embrace innovation inclusion equality and excellence. We will strive to be accountable to our members transparent and collaborative in our approach and aim to attain and uphold the highest professional standards across our many activities. Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 5 02 PRESIDENT & CEO S REPORT The board of Squash and Racquetball Victoria consists of passionate volunteers who give up an enormous amount of their time energy and knowledge to the sport. This year we have tried where possible to have a board member present at all S&RV tournaments to present trophies. I would like to thank the board members for their time and commitment. We have 3 board members standing down this year Peta Murphy Bryan Bird and Matt O Brien. To Peta Murphy thanks for all your hard work enthusiasm and dedication to the sport and to S&RV and to Bryan Bird one of our longest standing board members of 25 years whom we can t thank enough for all his work over the years Also standing down Matt O Brien heading up the finance committee for the past two years. Your insight financial acumen and clear thinking is greatly appreciated As with all small sporting organisations this year has had its challenges. Our office has been reduced to two full time staff members with contractors helping on various projects. Our funding is a challenge and we encourage players that aren t affiliated to support S&RV as every member is important on a state as well as national level. Our affiliation membership has increased this year by 5% now being over 4200 S&RV have supported 16 events this year and I would like to thank all the countless volunteers organizing committees and the players who with family and friends support the tournaments. The highlight of the 2016 was when S&RV won the State of the Year award at the Squash Australia awards night. There were 12 criteria that the states were judged on and S&RV did exceptionally well We would like to thank Fiona Young and her staff as well as all the volunteers who contributed to achieving this accolade We also wish to congratulate our juniors who played well at the Australian Junior Open placing 3rd. Congratulations are due to Jessica Graham who won the Girls 19YAG National Title and to Dylan Molinaro for winning the MC Hazel (Boys Best and Fairest) Award at the event. Our highest priority in 2016 was to grow our sport through various initiatives. Our pop up court at Eastland was a great success and we will be holding another in coming months. I would like to thank everyone involved in our sport whether you are a volunteer a supporter a committee member a venue owner a coach marker or referee. I reiterate we appreciate the many hours of behind the scenes work. To all our players we hope that you have a successful and injuryfree season See you on court Nicci Rossouw--President Nicci Rossouw was elected President of Squash & Racquetball Victoria (S&RV) for 2016 following Peta Murphy s decision not to renominate due to Federal Government election commitments. Nicci hit the ground running due in part to good succession planning but also a desire to keep the organisation moving ahead increasing its professionalism and relevance. The S&RV Board continued its governance reform program working through the priorities identified in the 2015 Board Performance Evaluation Report. A key recommendation was the review and update of the Risk Management Policy and Plan. Thank you to Appointed Directors Matthew O Brien and Bruce Whittaker for their valuable input into this exercise. 2016 saw the end of our 3 year Strategic Plan (a review of this is covered later in the Annual Report) and the Board worked diligently over the latter months of the year to develop a new Plan for 20172020 encompassing continuing work from the previous Plan our Regional Facility Strategy and current funding commitments. On the participation front S&RV received Innovation Challenge funding from Vichealth to develop and implement Australia s first Pop Up Squash Shop. Based on a similar concept trialed in the UK S&RV delivered its first Pop Up activation over 3 weeks at Eastland Shopping Centre in May-June. It was a highly successful exposure with over 2 800 people engaging with the shop in the trial period. A key component was the significant assistance of volunteers from Mountain District Squash & Racquetball Club Lilydale Club and Deakin University Sports Management students. A second activation is planned for the 2017 School Holidays where learnings from the first experience will help modify and improve the project outcomes. In conjunction with partner Clubs and sponsors S&RV again supported a number of professional squash tournaments throughout July-August. Starting with the Bendigo International (M5 W5) and Kooyong International invitational event followed by the Victorian Open (M10 W10) through to the Shepparton International (M5) S&RV is providing the Australian Squash Tour with a range of events to assist Australian squash players attain world ranking points on home soil as well as showcasing the sport to a wide audience around the state. Special mention should be made of the State Government (Significant Sporting Event Program) Mulgrave Country Club and Kooyong LTC for their support of the Victorian Open as well as Shepparton and Bendigo Councils for their continued enthusiasm and support in bringing quality squash to regional areas. Squash & Racquetball Victoria wishes to acknowledge the assistance received from member clubs venues associations athletes and volunteers as well as Sport & Recreation Victoria Visit Victoria VicHealth Squash Australia Dunlop Stellar Vicsport and our many partners and supporters. Fiona Young--CEO 6 Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 Hits & Giggles--Horsham Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 7 03 GOVERNANCE 3.1 DIRECTORS Nicci Rossouw President Gavin Murphy Vice President Bryan Bird Lee-Anne Carpenter Nicci Rossouw Nicci was born in South Africa and began playing squash when she was 14 eventually representing Rand Afrikaans University based in Johannesburg. Having moved to Australia in 1998 Nicci played for various squash clubs in different states as the family relocated from West Australia to Sydney then Melbourne in 2003. Nicci played 3 years of State Grade Squash for the Upwey Club before having an arthroscopy on her knee and retiring from competitive squash. Nicci took up racquetball in 2010 to improve her fitness and has loved the game ever since now playing for the Mountain District Squash and Racquetball Club in Wantirna. Nicci has served on the Eastern Suburbs Racquetball Association ( ESRA) Committee for the past few years being the Secretary for two years and now the Junior Development Director. Nicci is also a member of the Victoria Racquetball Advisory Committee (VRAC) plus a member of the Victorian Open and ESRA Championships Grand Prix Tournament Committees. Nicci has served on the S&RV Board for the last 3 years one as Vice President and now as the current President. An accredited Level 1 squash coach currently a coach of Inaugural President of the former Victorian Racquetball Member of the VRA Rules Committee since 1984 and its Involved in the management of numerous racquetball events including the Australian Victorian and Mt District Open Championships Chairman since 1987 Association (VRA) the MDSRC Junior Squash and Senior Racquetball Programs Bryan Bird Bryan has been a Board member for more than two decades many of which have been as Vice-President with two stints totaling about two and a half years as President. Bryan is of the opinion that the current board is heading in the right direction with a strong strategy plan being implemented. Bryan has been involved in squash administration for forty seven years mainly in match & pennant. He is the current State Grade match & pennant chairman and part time administrator of the Southern Squash League. Bryan is a member of the Squash & Racquetball Victoria Hall of Fame and also a Life Member. Gavin Murphy Although Gavin has been involved in squash and racquetball both on and off the court for the past 39 years his passion for both sports has never waned. Gavin s history in both sports includes but is not limited to Commenced playing squash in 1975 and racquetball in 1983 still playing competitively in both Current Finance Committee member and Vice President of Squash & Racquetball Victoria Manager Lower Plenty Squash Centre 1985-88 Past member of the VSF and Squash & Racquetball Victoria Disciplinary Panels since 1984 Lee-Anne Carpenter Lee-Anne has played squash competitively for over 40 years and currently plays Masters and Midweek. Lee-Anne has been a referee for many years and when the Referees Association moved under the umbrella of S&RV she became the Board liaison to the Referee Committee. She has coached for a number of years and is currently thoroughly enjoying coaching as part of S&RV s Hits & Giggles women s learn to play program. 8 Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 Carl Freshwater Peta Murphy Matthew O Brien Finance Director Catherine Swift Lao Biesbroek (from Oct 2016) Bruce Whittaker (until Jan 2016) Carl Freshwater Carl is currently enjoying being a committee member of the MCC Squash Section and RSM Future Leaders Committee Member. His professional employment includes working for an Investment Bank in software development and transaction custody and settlements . Carl moved to Perth in 2007 and commenced a Para planner role at RSM. He is still with RSM and is now a qualified Financial Adviser. Carl s educational qualifications include a Bachelor of Business - RMIT (2002-2005) Advance Diploma of Financial Service and Certified Financial Planner (2016). In WA he played for Cambridge Squash between 2007-2010 and was nominated as Cambridge Squash Club President in 2009. Carl held the position until he left in 2010 to return to Victoria. Matthew O Brien Matthew is the Chief Financial Officer of Murray River Organics. Matthew worked as a senior manager of Ernst & Young within its assurance practice since 2008 before joining Murray River Organics in 2016. Through his work at Ernst & Young he has been involved with a diverse range of industries including wineries food pharmaceutical biotech aged care and logistics. Matthew has worked with companies that range in size from entrepreneurial start-ups to large ASX listed entities. Matthew is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand. Peta Murphy Peta has played squash since she was 12 years old. Over the years she has been a coach a volunteer club committee member played tournaments and pennants and since 2009 has served on the Boards of Squash Vic (now S&RV) and Squash Australia (2010-2011). Peta completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course in 2012. Professionally she is a lawyer. The last few years have seen a number of changes to S&RV particularly in strengthening the governance arrangements and improving the communication and involvement with clubs venues and players. Lao Biesbroek Lao is currently the Managing Director of HR DNA a Human Resources Consultancy. Lao s past roles have included Human Resources Director for an international Not- For-Profit State Training Manager for Coles Myer in Victoria and State HR Manager and Senior Store Manager for Target Australia. He has had a long involvement with squash as (an ok but not great) pennant player in VSL SSL and Masters and have quite recently started playing (and enjoying) racquetball. Lao s contributions to the wider squash and racquetball community include Current President of the Mountain District Squash & Racquetball Club Past President of the Maroondah Squash and Racquetball Club Past President of the Victorian Squash League Club Level Coach Catherine Swift Catherine began playing squash at the Riversdale Club in 1979 and then for Wattle Park as it became after amalgamation with the Burwood Club. As a Level 2 coach Catherine has done extensive individual coaching of juniors and seniors taken school groups and run group training for all ages. Catherine owned and managed Ranges Fitness from 2007--2012 and was a Club Match & Pennant Administrator for over 20 years. Catherine believes the current Board of Directors of S&RV has worked hard to engage with its members and to improve communication with all squash and racquetball groups both regionally and in metropolitan areas. Catherine believes S&RV is committed to increasing participation levels in both sports and to providing pathways for the development of players coaches referees etc. and explores every potential strategy to achieve this. Bruce Whittaker Bruce was appointed to the S&RV Board in August 2014 particularly for his background and experience in senior management finance and risk management. Bruce resigned from the Board in April 2016 due to personal reasons. Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 9 3.2 SECRETARY Ms Fiona Young is Secretary of the Victorian Squash Federation Inc trading as Squash & Racquetball Victoria. 3.3 BOARD MEETINGS The number of Board meetings and number of meetings attended by each of the Directors during the (calendar) year were Number of meetings eligible to attend Nicci Rossouw Gavin Murphy Lao Biesbroek Bryan Bird Lee-Anne Carpenter Carl Freshwater Peta Murphy Matthew O Brien Catherine Swift Bruce Whittaker 9 9 1 9 9 6 9 9 9 1 Number attended Number of Engagements on behalf of S&RV 12 2 1 1 2 0 4 0 1 0 9 7 1 6 9 5 5 7 7 0 10 Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 3.4 COMMITTEE REPORTS PENNANT Members Carl Freshwater (S&RV Board) Bryan Bird (State Grade Pennant Administrator) James Poynton Brendan Perry Sylvia Tiet Fiona Smyth. In 2016 the State Grade Pennant Committee (committee) was formalised. Initially starting with five members Carl Freshwater Bryan Bird James Poynton Brendan Perry and Fiona Smyth we have also recently welcomed Sylvia Tiet to the committee. During the course of the calendar year there have been 3 constructive meetings which have involved a great deal of discussion regarding many issues that are important to our players. The committee s objectives include optimising the current State Grade pennant competition to help promote greater participation and expansion of the competition whilst promoting squash as a long term viable and inclusive sport for everyone. As a team we have worked through updating the existing Victorian Squash Federation By-Laws. In drafting these recommended changes we have focused on modernising the document to provide greater understanding to players. In addition we have also remained conscious of the modern day corporate issues that naturally follow. We are excited to be able to have these updates ready for the Squash & Racquetball Victoria Board to review early in 2017. The proposed By-Laws will reference the S & RV Disciplinary Bylaws and the new Child Safe Policy. Once approved this will be available on the S & RV website. Going forward we will focus on drafting recommendations on By-Laws for the Junior Pennant competition. In November 2016 the Pennant Committee also implemented a player survey. The survey results will be summarised and published in coming months. Our initial efforts have been centred around obtaining greater information from existing players with the intention of improving State Pennant Squash while understanding that both the players and the court owner requirements continue to evolve over time. The Pennant Committee is very excited moving forward and are working closely to finalise the current projects in the new year. Carl Freshwater. REFEREES In 2016 the refereeing fraternity continued to provide a range of services to squash in Victoria. The running of Rules Classes for players of all levels continued in 2016 including in Melbourne as well as Bendigo and other regional clubs. Additionally courses were tailored to different skill levels of players including beginner and novice players and any feedback is critically examined for possible incorporation into future classes. During 2016 a small number of new referees were accredited which was coupled with the retirement of a number of others which meant that the overall number of referees remained relatively static. The overall low numbers is of concern as the older age profile of many of the referees means that more retirements are imminent. Appreciation is extended to all referees both accredited and those under training for their efforts during 2016. The time and travel commitments that many referees make to officiate at matches is considerable and often takes them away from their families friends other activities and events. Their efforts in supporting the game at all levels are appreciated. Finally special thanks go to Steve Murray for continuing to be the main point of contact for refereeing matters mentoring trainees scheduling referees during finals as well as travelling outside Melbourne to officiate matches. His efforts in continuing to support referees at all levels are greatly appreciated by all. This will be my last report as Referee s Coordinator as I have relocated interstate. My thanks are extended to all players and administrators as well as my fellow referees for their support of the refereeing fraternity over the past few years. Marcus Smith GOVERNANCE This year the Governance Committee has undertaken a review of the Executive Director appraisal process and has continued to implement the recommendations of the Board Evaluation that was undertaken during the previous year. The Committee has also carefully considered the new Child Safe Standards that have come into effect for all sports at all levels. Strategies have been put in place to ensure that the Board and organisation will be compliant with this policy and that all members clubs coaches referees and administrators are aware of the requirements of the policy. In line with the Board Evaluation recommendations the Committee also identified development opportunities for the Board both for individual directors and as a whole. Catherine Swift S&RV TRIBUNAL Chairpersons Peter Wright James Woods Panel Members Jenny Gearing Warwick Wright The tribunal committee was not required to meet in 2016. NOMINATIONS Members Nicci Rossouw Peta Murphy and Bryan Bird. The committee was required to meet once during 2016 to consider nominations for S&RV Life Members Hall of Fame and Legend status. Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 11 12 Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 3.4 COMMITTEE REPORTS cont d COUNTRY TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIPS The 2016 Country Teams Squash Championships was again at the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre (MSAC) the home of Victorian Squash on 21st & 22nd May. The tournament comprised of fifteen teams Geelong Bendigo and Mornington Peninsula fielded two teams. The Division 1 Hopman Cup was won by a very strong Mornington Peninsula team that again included former world champion Rodney Martin. Division 2 Merl Sampson Trophy was won by East Gippsland and Division 3 Royal Trophy was won by Geelong (2). The weekend is a great sporting and social event again bringing together players from all around regional Victoria. To be eligible to play players must reside 50km from the GPO and be affiliated with a country club. Teams consist of men women and juniors. Amanda Hamilton With the King of racquetball Cam White confined to Metropolitan Fire Brigade duties and our Queen Sarah FitzGerald building new squash courts all over Australia which greatly limited their tournament participation the standout Victorian Grand Prix performer for the year was Steve Andrewartha. Andrewartha has been an outstanding ambassador for the sport of racquetball and has put in some herculean efforts over the eighteen years he has been involved in tournaments and state pennant competitions. During 2014 15 he was plagued by a chronic knee problem which curtailed his strenuous fitness program and effected his tournament participation. Desperate to turn things around earlier this year he linked up with former world open squash champion Rodney Martin for some coaching lessons. The result a reinvigorated and pumped up Andrewartha who won five of the six Victorian Grand Prix Men s Open titles. Congratulations to the eight Victorians of which six were juniors who won an Australian Open Singles Championship this year held at the Commercial Club during October out of the ten events conducted. The Nursery event for our sport is the Victorian Primary Schools Racquetball Team s Competition which commenced in 2005 and consistently draws entries from all over the state. Congratulations to all teams who reached the 2016 State Finals held at MSAC with special mentions to Boroondara Park who had ten teams in the competition and Mt. Waverley who had six teams. In the state finals held at MSAC it was Mt. Waverley who took the honours winning both the Boy s and Girl s sections. Very special thanks to Fiona Smyth who organised a great event plus has worked tirelessly in her position as S&RV Competition Administrator since coming on board in late August. We look forward to bringing several new schools and venues into this competition in 2017 in particular from the North East region of the state. A very important task undertaken every four years is the Rules Review with the singles rules completed and the new rules taking effect from 1 January 2017. There will also be a complete review of the Doubles rules undertaken during 2017. The VRC has been working very closely with the Australian Racquetball Association which was incorporated during November of 2016 on many projects beneficial to the sport and squash venues in this country. Sam Abishara President of Squash South Australia is the ARA President with four S&RV members on the board Ross Falconer (Vice President) Paul Vear (Manager Secretary) Chris Fuhrmeister and National Racquetball Rules Chairman Murray Ashcroft. Racquetball in this state would not survive without the enormous input and support provided by a large army of dedicated racquetball personnel including my fellow Victorian Racquetball Committee members who I would like to pay very special thanks too. Paul Vear A very special mention to the following players Steve Andrewartha Ben Bell Peter French Jackson Lander-Mitchell Elisha Mitchell Brandon Morgan and Chris Rollauer who played in all six Victorian and the four National Grand Prix Circuit events held in 2016 with Leigh Mitchell Adam Lander and Charlie Stevenson participating in nine events. Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 13 RACQUETBALL Over the past three to four years racquetball has experienced an exponential growth in this country and Victoria again led the way throughout 2016. The year commenced with three of racquetball s greats being honoured at the S&RV Awards Night Five times Australian Open Champion Geoff Wilcock was inducted into the Squash and Racquetball Victoria Hall Of Fame with Shane Skidmore and Chris Fuhrmeister receiving Life Memberships for their outstanding administrative and promotional contributions. There were six Victorian Racquetball Grand Prix Tournament Circuit events held in 2016 receiving 774 entries which was a 28% increase on the 2015 numbers plus the 2016 Australian Open was hosted by two S&RV members the Commercial Club Albury Squash and Racquetball Section and the Wodonga Squash and Racquetball Association securing a further 235 entries. The Australian Racquetball Association was so impressed with the running of this event by Tournament Director Ross Falconer and his outstanding committee that they have been awarded the rights to the 2017 & 2018 Commercial Club Albury Australian Opens. A very special thank you to each of our 2016 tournament directors Ian Chalmers Greg Duncan Elisha Mitchell Nicci Rossouw Mick Golding & Chris Fuhrmeister and their respective committees as they do a fantastic job to keep each event and the Victorian tournament circuit running smoothly plus make remarkable contributions to the sport of racquetball on a day by day basis. Shane Skidmore has been a great asset for the sport for a very long time and attends all events. Again in 2016 he was very active being heavily involved at each event in the running of the tournament plus introducing several new initiatives which have proven to be most beneficial for the sport. 3.5 FINANCIAL SUMMARY Squash & Racquetball Victoria provides the following extract as an overview of our financial position as at 31 December 2016. This financial summary provides an overview of Squash & Racquetball Victoria s total income and expenses. A full report can be obtained from the Squash & Racquetball Victoria office. Principal Activities The principal activities of Squash & Racquetball Victoria during 2016 were to provide services to members through the administration development and promotion of squash and racquetball in Victoria. Review and Operating Result The result for 2016 was an operating profit of 6 914 an increase from the previous year s loss of 38 223. This includes a loan of 50 000 from Squash Australia which was provided to assist in dealing with the 100k Vichealth funding loss. This financial summary provides an overview of Squash & Racquetball Victoria s total assets and liabilities. A full report can be obtained from the Squash & Racquetball Victoria office. Assets have decreased by just over 4k while liabilities have decreased by 12k. Net equity has increased by 6 914. 14 Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 15 04 2014-16 STRATEGIC PLAN REPORT EVENTS BETTER EVENTS ATTENDED BY MORE PEOPLE DESIRED OUTCOMES Improved appeal and conduct of all Squash & Racquetball Victoria events Increased media exposure corporate sponsorship and event reach Increased competition participation and spectator attendance COMMENT Squash & Racquetball Victoria conducted two tournament workshops around the T&R tournament management system. With the advent of the Squash Australia (SA) national IT platform in 2017 a new software program will be available for all events. S&RV in conjunction with SA will assist with training in the new system. New event formats were investigated over the life of the Plan with 20 TWENTY squash or racquetball being trialled in Geelong and Ballarat during late 2017 and a State wide junior event (mirroring the format of the Australian Junior Teams event) to be piloted in 2018. A Club Championships for both squash and racquetball was investigated but not progressed. In 2016 S&RV engaged the services of Eskimo Media to develop a coordinated communications and profile around our events and general activities. Ben Rowles has instigated a regular consistent messaging approach and ensured all events have pre and post promotion. Key 2016 performance indicators 95% of event participant and spectator feedback is positive 10% increase in media profile--from virtually 0 S&RV is now achieving increased coverage in a range of media An average of 29k corporate sponsorship was obtained annually over the past 3 years (note corporate sponsorship in this context includes local Council) Victoria hosted the wealthiest PSA tournament in Australia 28% increase in participation across all Grand Prix squash and racquetball graded events. S&RV s Strategic Plan 2014-2016 concluded at the end of 2016. Performance was pleasing despite the loss of ( 100k) Vichealth program funding in 2015 which severely impacted the organisation s ability to replace departing staff and maintain service and delivery levels. Key items from the 2014-2016 Plan not completed have been included in S&RV s 2017-2020 Strategic Plan. PATHWAYS MORE OPPORTUNITIES MORE PROGRAMS MORE NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES DESIRED OUTCOMES An extensive workforce of capable accredited and active coaches officials and volunteers established A modern appealing metropolitan competition framework Improved performance rankings of high performance athletes COMMENT Squash & Racquetball Victoria conducts education courses for the first two tiers of the coach development framework. In 2016 S&RV concentrated on developing the skills and confidence of student teachers with the aim of more teachers in the education system with a knowledge of squash racquetball. We engaged 4 Universities and saw a total of 409 students complete basic squash racquetball coaching. Club Referee accreditation is now available online in partnership with Squash Australia and through funding obtained by S&RV. Over 250 players attended Rules sessions in Melbourne and Bendigo during 2016. This year a Pennant Committee was established and are in the process of reviewing the current State Grade By-Laws and investigating a player survey. S&RV s Underpinning Program consisted of 3 tiers in 2016-- Squash Vic Academy Targeted Athlete Program and Talent Development Squad. The TDS was managed by Paul Price and Jason Holmes. Key 2016 performance indicators 409 student teachers certified at introductory squash racquetball coaching level 7 Club Development coaches accredited Victoria has 3 representatives in the 2018 Commonwealth Games Squad--Rex Hedrick Christine Nunn and Sarah Cardwell. Christine Nunn was also part of the national team for the 2016 World Women s Team Championships Victoria has 2 representatives in National Squads--Jessica Graham in the National U19 squad and Andre Lynn in the National U13 squad Victoria had 1 representative in National Junior Teams with Jessica Graham in the national team for the 2016 World Junior Championships in Poland The Victorian Junior State Team achieved a top 3 placing at the 2016 Australian Junior Championships. Target of 50% increase in junior squad athletes 18% achieved. 16 Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 PARTICIPATION MORE PEOPLE PARTICIPATING IN SQUASH AND RACQUETBALL AT ALL LEVELS DESIRED OUTCOMES Increased total participation through new program development Improved recruitment and retention of players coaches officials and volunteers Increased conversion rate of participants to social membership COMMENT Squash & Racquetball Victoria has continued working with clubs and venues to promote and expand the Hits & Giggles--Women s Learn to Play program. Over the last 3 years 20 locations have conducted the program with at least 200 women participating annually. Over 80% of participants have remained active in the sport following program completion. Squash Australia has now adopted H&G as a national program. The Sporting Schools program is still challenging in terms of administration and information flow with the Australian Sports Commission refining processes to capture all coaches and school activities within the SS structure. School numbers have been slow to come through but it is anticipated this will improve in 2017. Squash & Racquetball Victoria has commenced work on developing an introductory modified racquets program to assist in the transition from Sporting Schools to the club venue environment. It is hoped to engage Squash Australia in this development to secure a national product. Capturing and measuring social participation in squash and racquetball continues to be a difficult task. A survey was conducted to determine inducements that would attract social players to buy a form of membership. The key driver point of sale interaction is yet to be sufficiently described and incentivised and requires further investigation. Australia s first Pop Up Squash Shop was piloted by Squash & Racquetball Victoria in May at Eastland Shopping Centre. The initiative was funded through Vichealth s Innovation Challenge and supported by volunteers from Mountain District and Lilydale Clubs plus Sports Management students from Deakin University. As an exposure activity the Pop Up was extremely successful attracting nearly 3 000 visitors over the 3 week period with around 1 400 actively participating. While it was possible to track redemption of court hire vouchers in the first instance further refinement is necessary to gain a longer and broader term view of participants activity post Pop Up. A second activation will be held over the latter part of the January school holidays again at Eastland. It should also be noted interest in the Program has been received from NSW Department of Sport & Recreation and Squash Quebec. Squash Australia is in the process of developing the Pop Up into a national program. Key performance indicators Membership growth of 5% Active participant growth of 36% 2014 Active participants Members Metro In-house country N A 4106 1626 2480 2015 4299 4063 1518 2545 2016 5848 4272 1408 2864 CLUB AND VENUE DEVELOPMENT STRONGER CLUBS AND BETTER FACILITIES DESIRED OUTCOMES Increased capacity of clubs and venues to create more participation opportunities Improved access to quality affordable squash centres throughout Victoria Strengthened relationships between stakeholders COMMENT Squash & Racquetball Victoria held several Club workshops in 2014 aimed at assisting Clubs to identify areas for development (through the Club Help surveys) and resources to help improvement. Further workshops were planned for 2016 however with limited staff and reduced funding these were not held. S&RV has partnered with Sports Community in 2016 to provide affiliated club and venues with access to and assistance with club operation tools. With the completion of the Regional Facility Study in 2014 Squash & Racquetball Victoria has been able to advocate for squash facilities with the benefit of evidence based statistics and research. With state government funding for facilities being provided through local government authorities (LGA) S&RV has been active in attending forums providing information and responding to survey requests from various LGA s. Squash courts are currently included in a new indoor facility proposed in Shepparton s sporting precinct two more regional facilities are in the feasibility stage and two metropolitan clubs have court additions in progress. Key performance indicators S&RV has attended and presented at an LGA forum and provided specific information for at least 8 LGA s annually Case studies on existing successful venues across Australia and internationally are now available on the S&RV website Implementation of the recommendations from the Regional and Metropolitan Facility Studies continue to be implemented. Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 17 MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS A STRONG BRAND AND A WELL-INFORMED AND ENGAGED SQUASH AND RACQUETBALL COMMUNITY DESIRED OUTCOMES Improved brand equity of a united squash and racquetball community Improved market insights and understanding of distinct user group segments Increased awareness and satisfaction of Squash & Racquetball Victoria activities and events COMMENT In 2016 Squash & Racquetball Victoria engaged the services of Eskimo Media to assist in the development and implementation of a communications strategy. Ben Rowles commenced work with S&RV one day a week in April and has established a professional coordinated media program. Our newsletter list has grown by 25% in the last year to over 4 700 subscribers. S&RV has worked hard over the past couple of years to improve both the quantity and quality of membership data collected from both players and clubs venues. A new national IT platform is being introduced by Squash Australia in 2016 and storage of S&RV information will be moved across to this new system. The facilities will also be available for clubs and venues to utilise and S&RV will work with the national body to promote this in 2016. Player data is key in assisting S&RV to facilitate strategic planning product and program development. Funding has been received for S&RV to undertake a survey in 2016 in conjunction with La Trobe University to develop typical player profiles for squash and racquetball and gain a greater understanding of the consumption behaviours and patterns of members and users. Key performance indicators New brand identity incorporating both squash and racquetball--Squash & Racquetball Victoria--introduced in 2014 Increased social media profile currently Facebook 1482 likes Twitter 553 followers Instagram 175 followers. 25% increase in newsletter subscribers 2015-2016 Development of typical player profiles for squash and racquetball--now scheduled and funded as a 2017 study. ORGANISATIONAL EXCELLENCE A STRONGER FUTURE FOR SQUASH AND RACQUETBALL IN VICTORIA DESIRED OUTCOMES Improved collaboration and consultation through structural reform A strong sustainable financial platform built from diverse revenue streams Outstanding organisational performance at Board Management and staff levels COMMENT The Squash & Racquetball Victoria Board has achieved much over the 3 years of the Strategic Plan in developing a strong governance framework from which to operate. In conjunction with Deakin University researchers processes around Director nomination election induction and evaluation have been developed and implemented. Meetings have been streamlined and Directors assigned responsibility for sub-committee reporting. S&RV is committed to high standards of corporate governance and has applied the Australian Sports Commission mandatory and nonmandatory principles wherever practicable. S&RV is proud of what has been achieved and the CEO has been asked to present several University lectures on the governance process and outcomes as well as participating in a Get on Board video and case study produced by Vicsport. Financial sustainability is a key pillar of S&RV s Plans past and present. While the 2015 non-renewal of 100k annum VicHealth funding impacted greatly on S&RV s operations 2016 saw a small 10k profit. It is important going forward that the organisation seeks to generate larger profits to build up its financial reserves. Key performance indicators Financial reserves of 25 000 - not yet achieved At least 50% of income is derived from membership currently 31%. Hits & Giggles--Horsham 18 Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 Dylan Molinaro (AUS) Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 19 05 LEGEND HALL OF FAME LIFE MEMBERS Legends (clockwise from top) - Paul Vear Sarah Fitz-Gerald Judith FitzGerald Geoff Hunt Bill Pattenden Brian Boys Gordon Watson. 20 Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 LEGENDS In 2015 a new category of Award the Legend was introduced--to recognise those Hall of Fame members who following Hall of Fame induction have continued to distinguish themselves at the highest level for a period of at least five years and in doing so have offered inspiration and example to others in the Victorian squash and racquetball community. Legends Brian Boys Judith FitzGerald Sarah Fitz-Gerald Geoff Hunt Lindsay Pattenden Paul Vear Gordon Watson (dec). 2017 Inductees Bryan Bird Vicki Cardwell HALL OF FAME Matt Ahern Betty Meagher (dec) Bryan Bird Bill Bowker Brian Boys Vicki Cardwell Sue Cullinan David Donnelly Kevin Fidock Eddie French (dec) Judith FitzGerald Sarah Fitz-Gerald Roger Flynn Geoff Hunt Vic Hunt (dec) Allen Minchington Gavin Murphy Lindsay Pattenden Thomas Spark Paul Vear Gordon Watson (dec) Gary Westbrook Cameron White Geoff Wilcock Judy Wright Peter Wright Margaret Zachariah. 2017 Inductee Paul Price LIFE MEMBERS Geoff Argaet Noelle Bartling Bryan Bird Ken Bolle Brian Boys Jim Bristow Elaine Broadway John Broadway (dec) Neville Caine Ian Carson (dec) Mervyn Davidson David Donnelly Jack Ellery (dec) Eddie French (dec) Judith FitzGerald Chris Fuhrmeister Bev Garfield Penry Green Denise Hill Geoff Hunt Patricia Hunt Vic Hunt (dec) Angus Kerr (dec) Ian Kitto Faith Lacey Jim Lambert (dec) John Link Libby MacDonald Elva Maroney Betty Meagher (dec) Allen Minchington John Moline (dec) Joan Morey (dec) Steve Murray Sid Myers Ken Oaten Sylvie O Neale Lindsay Pattenden Bill Patterson Joan Rival (dec) Shane Skidmore Ian Tod (dec) Pam Van Huizen Martin Welsh Mervyn Weston (dec) Brendan Woodford John Wreford Margaret Zachariah. 2017 Inductees Bill Hunt Margaret Smith (dec) Barry Taylor Peter Wright Life Member inducted 2016--Noelle Bartling (right) S&RV President Nicci Rossouw (left) EDDIE FRENCH JUNIOR COACH OF THE YEAR In 2015 Squash and Racquetball Victoria established the Eddie French Junior Coach of the Year Award which is designed to recognise junior coaches of the past and present who mirror the ideals coaching and mentoring skills of Eddie French. 2017 Eddie French Award winner Karen Cagliarini VOLUNTEER AWARD 2016 Volunteer Award winners Lao Biesbroek Brian Elton Paul Flood Amanda Hamilton Darryl Henderson Ian Kirkby Shane Skidmore Mark Soutar. SQUASH & RACQUETBALL VICTORIA PATRON Sarah Fitz-Gerald 2016 Eddie French Coach of the Year--Roger Flynn (left) with Kevin French (right) Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 21 Jessica Graham (AUS). Picture Ian Currie 22 Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 06 2016 SNAPSHOT COACHING EVENTS PARTICIPATION 36% growth in active squash & racquetball participants 28% increase in squash and racquetball tournament entries 409 pre-service teachers complete basic coaching course SOCIAL MEDIA 692% increase in Facebook MEMBERSHIP impressions 5% growth in membership 19.4% increase in Twitter account likes 25% increase in Newsletter subscribers EVENTS 3 PSA events held totalling 35k in prize money HIGH PERFORMANCE 4 Victorian selections in National teams and National Age Squads Victoria finishes 3rd in AJC Andre Lynn (AUS) Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 23 07 STRUCTURES & MANAGEMENT The S&RV Board consists of 7 Directors and 2 Appointed Directors. The Board elects a President from the current Directors annually and the Chair position is rotated around Directors. S&RV inducts all Directors to ensure that new Board members are fully informed about the specific details characteristics and culture of S&RV. The S&RV CEO reports to the Board. 2016 office staff CEO--Fiona Young Competition Administrator--Fiona Smyth (from July 2016) and Daniela Paszkiewicz (until June 2016) High Performance Manager--Richard Cagliarini (until January 2016) Ben Rowles--Media & Communications (1 day week) Fiona Young Fiona Smyth (from July) Ben Rowles 2016 Casual positions Donna Millington--Bookkeeping (as required) Finance Manager (as required) Paul Price Jason Holmes--Underpinning Program 2016 Brendan Perry--Events 2016 Volunteer position Bryan Bird--State Grade Pennant Administrator Daniela Paszkiewicz (until June) Richard Cagliarini (until January) 24 Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 08 EVENTS INTERNATIONAL SQUASH Victorian Open Squash The 2016 Victorian Open was held at the Mulgrave Country Club and registered on the Men s & Women s Professional Squash Circuits both at Tour 10 status with total of USD 20k in prize money. The event was a clean sweep for England with Millie Tomlinson and Joe Lee taking out the Women s and Men s Opens respectively. The graded event was restricted in numbers due to reduced court space but saw plenty of action and competitive matches. Women s Open--Millie Tomlinson (ENG) def Dipika Pallikal Karthik (IND) 611 11-4 3-11 11-7 11-9. Men s Open--Joe Lee (ENG) def Rex Hedrick (AUS) 11-1 11-4 ret. Division 1 2 3 4 Winner Mark O Hare (MCC) Young Hwang (MSAC) Blake Marriott (YVCC) Kalana Samarasinghe (MON) Runner Up Yann Lancranon (KOO) Russell Astin (RACV) Rivi Liyanage (MON) Moreno Grison (ESS) Shepparton International The third Shepparton International was held at the Goulburn Valley Squash Club in August sponsored by the City of Greater Shepparton and Neatline Homes. The PSA Tour 5 Men s event again attracted a full quality field of international and local contenders providing a great showcase for the sport. Men s Open Arthur Gaskin (IRE) def Chang-Wook Woo (KOR) 11-4 11-2 15-13. Bendigo International The second Bendigo International was held at the Bendigo Squash Club in July sponsored by the City of Greater Bendigo. The PSA Tour 5 Men s and Women s events brought a host of international and local players to Bendigo. The weekend graded events were extremely well supported with over 145 entries. Men s Open Evan Williams (NZL) def Dimitri Steinmann (SUI) 11-7 11-7 111 2-11 11-5. Women s Open Hana Ramadan (EGY) def Jessica Turnbull (AUS) 11-6 11-4 9-11 11-9. Australian Open Squash Australia conducted the 2016 Australian Open at the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre. Men s Open Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT) def Campbell Grayson (NZL) 611 11-9 11-7 11-5. Women s Open Dipika Pallikal Karthik (IND) def Mayar Hany (EGY) 10-12 11-5 11-6 11-4. Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 25 STATE GRADE PENNANT Summer Season Winners Premier Westerfolds (1) State 2 State 3 State 4 MCC (1) Caulfield Park (1) MCC (3) Runners-Up Kooyong LTC (1) Gladstone Park (1) Monash University (1) MSAC (2) Autumn Season Winners Premier Grace Park Hawthorn Club (1) State 2 State 3 State 4 Squash Logic Melton (1) Monash University (1) Squash Logic Melton (2) Runners-Up Westerfolds (1) Gladstone Park (1) Westerfolds (3) Melbourne University (2) Best Player Jason Holmes Mohammad Ali Christopher Rule Rhys Gevaux Spring Season Winners Premier Knox Park (1) State 2 State 3 State 4 Kooyong LTC (2) Runners-Up Grace Park Hawthorn Club (1) Melbourne University (2) Best Player Anthony Hill Nicholas Gibbs Toby Clark Simon Rose Melbourne Cricket Club (2) Essendon (1) Melbourne Cricket Club (3) Epping (1) GRAND PRIX SQUASH Victorian Grand Prix Squash Circuit Squash & Racquetball Victoria coordinates the Victorian Squash Grand Prix Tournament Circuit each year with grades for all standards of squash players. The player with the highest number of points (determined by event finishing position) in their grade at the completion of the circuit events (having played at least 50% of the available tournaments and being a registered Squash & Racquetball Victoria member) is recognised as that year s Victorian Squash Grand Prix Circuit Champion for that particular grade. There were 9 events on the 2016 circuit--congratulations to Corey Robinson who played all 9 tournaments and Andrew Meredith and Cory Chessum who played 8. Division Winner 1 2 3 4 5 Corey Robertson (COR) Daniel Rolls (BALL) Andrew Meredith (GVS) Blake Caspersz (BALL) Runner Up Russell McLean (BEN) No qualifiers Cory Chessum (SQL) Anne Fordham (ROSE) Division Term 1 --1 Term 1 --2 Term 1 --3 Term 1 --4 Term 2--1 Term 2--2 Term 2--3 Term 3--1 Term 3--2 Term 3--3 Term 4--1 Term 4--2 Term 4--3 Term 4--4 JUNIOR SQUASH S&RV Junior Pennant Winners Mountain District (1) Yarra Valley Country Club (4) Camberwell Grammar (3) Marcellin College (2) Mountain District (1) Yarra Valley Country Club (3) Mountain District (4) Yarra Valley Country Club (1) Yarra Valley Country Club (3) Mountain District (5) Mulgrave (1) Westerfolds (1) Trinity Green (2) Marcellin College (2) Runners Up Yarra Valley Country Club (2) Mountain District (2) Marcellin College (1) Camberwell Grammar School (7) Yarra Valley Country Club (1) Mountain District (2) Mountain District (5) Mulgrave (1) Westerfolds (1) Westerfolds (2) Yarra Valley Marcellin Trinity Grammar (1) Marcellin College (1) Trinity Mitre (4) Maria-Rose Kalafatis (SQL) Lyle Singleton (BEN) 26 Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 State Junior Squash Titles Grade 11 YAG 13 YAG 15 YAG 17 YAG 19 YAG Boys Brice Nicholas (NC) Dylan Molinaro (VIC) Jacob Ford (NSW) Alex Oswald (SA) Girls Hayley Besant NSW Jemma Besant NSW Laura Maloney (NSW) Alex Haydon (SA) Claire Faucompre (NC) COUNTRY SQUASH Country Teams Championship The 2016 Country Teams (Hopman Cup) Championships were held at the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre. 15 teams competed in 3 divisions with the winners being Hopman Cup (Div 1) winners-- Mornington Peninsula (1) Merle Sampson Trophy (Div 2) winners-- East Gippsland Royal Trophy (Div 3) winners-- Ballarat (2) Australian Junior Squash Championships The 2016 Victorian Junior State Team lead by co-coaches Paul Price and Taylor Flavell recorded a number of good results across the AJC event culminating in Victoria finishing 3rd in the Teams event - its best result for some years. In the Individual events Victoria was well represented with Jessica Graham (below right) securing the U19 Girls title and Dylan Molinaro (below left) finishing 2nd in the Boys U15 division and taking out the MC Hazel (Boys) Award for best and fairest. Tate Norris also performed well finishing 4th in the U17 Boys. Secondary Schools Squash Competition Yr 11 & 12 Winners Runners Up Yr 9 & 10 Winners Runners Up Yr 7 & 8 Winners Runners Up Boys Templestowe College (1) Trinity Anglican College St Arnaud Secondary College (1) St Arnaud Secondary College (2) Balwyn High School Kurunjang Secondary College (1) Girls Highvale Secondary College William Ruthven Secondary College Melton Secondary College McKinnon Secondary College (1) - Country Individual Championships The Country Individual Event is only open to players who are currently affiliated with country clubs and reside in their country area at least 5 nights per week (which must be outside a 50 kms radius from the Melbourne GPO). The 2016 event was conducted at Tonic Squash & Gym Dromana. Division Open Div 1 Div 2 Div 3 Div 4a Div 4b Winner Nathan Linder Ben Ratcliffe Chris Armstrong Blake Caspersz Jacqui Dyer Andy Smith Runner Up Leon Crook Adrian Fox Phil Bate Barry Reid Steve Ligoli Ben Jacimovic Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 27 GRAND PRIX RACQUETBALL National Grand Prix Racquetball Circuit Events for 2016 included Australian Open Victorian Open NSW Open and Tasmanian Open. Players must have participated in at least 50% of available events to be eligible for GP Champion. Grade Singles Men s Open Jason Mudge Women s Open Laura Shobbrook A Grade Chris Rollauer B Grade Adam Lander C Grade Daniel Chu D Grade Robert Clark E Grade Brayden Webber Doubles Steve Andrewartha N A Dean Cross John Phillips Wilson Swan Jackson Lander-Mitchell Claire Yallup-Cross Victorian Grand Prix Racquetball Circuit Events for 2016 included ESRA Championship Wangaratta Open Geelong Open Classic Victorian Open Ballarat Open and Lakes Classic. Players must be registered with Squash & Racquetball Victoria and have participated in at least 50% of available events to be eligible for GP champion. Division Open Women s A Grade B Grade C Grade D Grade E Grade Junior Boys Singles Winner Steve Andrewartha (below) Judy Wright Chris Rollauer Adam Lander Michael Smits Lucas Green Anthony Morgan Nelson Howard Doubles Winner Steve Andrewartha N A Jon Bosch John Phillips Joe McFadries Ben Bell Marg Gunsser N A STATE OPEN RACQUETBALL Victorian Open Racquetball The 34th edition of the Victorian Open Racquetball Championships was held at Genesis Fitness Wantirna and hosted by Mountain District Squash and Racquetball Club. Grade Singles Champion Singles Runners Up Peter French Laura Shobbrook Sam Abishara Adam Lander Michael Smits Spencer Gerontzos Anthony Morgan Jackson Lander-Mitchell Jasmine Taylor Doubles Runners Up Open (M) Steve Andrewartha Open (W) Judy Wright A Chris Rollauer B David Whan C D E Leo Dounis Philip Gerontzos Calista Gerontzos Junior Boys Nelson Howard Junior Girls Ella Partington Grade Open A B C D E Doubles Champions Chris England & Steve Andrewartha John Souness & Justin Smith Leigh Mitchell & Matt Creely Alan Deans & John Ellerbock Nicci Rossouw & Lance Don Groom & John Phillips Cowan Jacob Vandervegt & Ross Falconer & Chris Michael Smits Stevens Calista Gerontzos & Phil Spencer & Philip Gerontzos Alger Anthony Morgan & Laura Jack Oster & Tony Gerard Melville JUNIOR RACQUETBALL Primary School Racquetball Competition Placing 1st 2nd 3rd Girls Mount Waverley (1) Boroondara Park (1) The Basin (1) Boys Mount Waverley (1) Boroondara Park (1) Boroondara Park (3) 28 Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 OTHER EVENTS 24 Hour Mega Squash & Racquetball for Multiple Sclerosis Charity Event Multiple Sclerosis Australia is Squash & Racquetball Victoria s official charity partner and 2016 was the sixth time the 24 Hour Mega Squash & Racquetball event has been held in Melbourne and the first time the event was simultaneously run in Wodonga 18 teams and over 250 players participated young older elite and social players and raised in excess of 38 000 towards Go for Gold scholarships helping persons living with multiple sclerosis achieve a lifelong dream. A big thank you to those players who participated and those who donated cash and prizes and their time. What it s all about--S&RV CEO Fiona young presents the Go for Gold scholarship to Lyn McCullum University Cup 2016 was the fourth year that the University Cup instigated and supported by S&RV has been held. Monash University hosted the event and was victorious in both Divisions of the event. Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 29 30 Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 09 2016 SQUASH RANKINGS 2016 SENIOR RANKINGS MEN 1 Rex Hedrick (Westerfolds) 2 Cameron White (Kooyong LTC) 3 Mithran Selvaratnam (Mulgrave CC) 4 Steve London (RACV) 5 Mark O Hare (Melbourne CC) 6 Darren Chan (Mulgrave CC) 7 Luke Sims (Melbourne CC) 8 Anthony Hill (Knox Park) 9 Chris Clark (Melbourne CC) 10 Sam Ejtemai (Kooyong LYC) WOMEN 1 Sarah Cardwell (Kooyong LTC) 2 Sarah Fitzgerald (Kooyong LTC) 3 Christine Nunn (Kooyong LTC) 4 Selena Shaikh (Kooyong LTC) 5 Jasmine Chan (Knox Park) 6 Cobi Chan (Knox Park) 7 Taylor Flavell (Melbourne CC) 8 Isabelle Norman-Ross (Melbourne CC) 9 Audrey Day (Monash University) Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 31 2016 JUNIOR RANKINGS Age 11 YAG Girls 11 YAG Boys Player Stephanie Dyer Austin Tampeo Lee Declan Trounce Liam Soria Kumail Naqvi Haider Naqvi 13 YAG Girls Courtney Scholtz Jananii Sukunesan Gabrielle Baines Emily Jennings Jasmine Taylor Renne Rowlands Jade Nieto Dakota Boardman 13 YAG Boys Andre Lynne Mason Boardman Justin Chu Nicholas Turner Ethan Parry Ben Jacimovic Nam Nguyen Ben Curtis Lucas Trounce Matthew Turner 15 YAG Girls Amy Cargill Eishaanii Sukunesan Carly Norris Nicola Baines Jade Jennings Chloe Dyer Alexis Jacimovic Alexandra Freire Taylah Preston Isabel Robertson Clare Jarecki Jane Jarecki Isabel Nieto (SQL) (YVCC) (YVCC) (WOD) (GVS) (COR) (COR) (SSA) (GV) (COR) (COR) (COR) (COR) Club (COR) (YVCC) (GV) (COR) (GP) (GP) (LIL) (YVCC) (WOD) (GVS) (MD) (GP) (COR) (GV) (MSAC) (GV) (WOD) (KNX) (TON) (COR) (MSAC) (BENT) (GV) Ranking 1 1 2 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 5 6 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 7 8 8 1 2 3 3 4 5 5 6 7 7 7 7 8 17 YAG Boys Tate Norris Benjamin Ratcliffe Shaun McPhillarmy Tom Freire Tyler Blanchard Vignesh Ashok Ranjit Narasimhan Charlie Robertson Zachary McMillan Alex Baines Jack Ellis Chris Haines Samuel Koper William Rawle Tom Haines Connor Finlayson Matthew Zulumovski (KOO) (GV) (GV) (SSA) (LIL) (MUL) (MUL) (COR) (COR) (WOD) (MOR) (GV) (MD) (GV) (GV) (COR) (COR) 1 2 3 4 5 6 6 6 7 7 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 17 YAG Girls Sarah Quinlivan Ashira Chait Calista Gerontzas Taylah Dyer Siarne Deeves Claudia Blakely-Batty Zoe Van Ammers (COR) (GV) (YVCC) (YVCC) (COR) (GV) 1 2 3 4 5 6 6 15 YAG Boys Dylan Molinaro Jack Quinlivan Daniel Chu Spencer Gerontzas Philip Gerontzas (MSAC) (GV) (WOD) (YVCC) (YVCC) 1 2 3 4 5 6 6 7 8 9 10 10 10 10 Christopher Pon (YVCC) Cooper Boardman-Holmes (GV) Robbie Mullins Tristan Parry Emerson Taylor Dion Demamiel Jack Curtis Snakith Karthikeyan Adeep Mahal (KNX) (TON) (KNX) (GV) (BENT) (KNX) (GP) 32 Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 19 YAG Girls Jessica Graham Courtney Grinham Claire Quinlivan Maria-Rose Kalafatis Danielle Kun (KNX) (EPP) (GV) (SQL) (SQL) (WFD) (GV) (KOO) (YVCC) (MSAC) (YVCC) (KNX) (COR) (COR) (COR) (MD) (MD) (EPP) (MON) (COR) (NONE) (BGO) (EPP) (WOD) (COR) (MD) (BGO) 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 5 6 6 7 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 5 6 6 7 8 2016 JUNIOR STATE TEAM 13 YAG Girls Courtney Scholtz Jananii Sukunesan Gabrielle Baines 13 YAG Boys Andre Lynne Mason Boardman Justin Chu 15 YAG Girls Eishaanii Sukunesan Carly Norris Nicola Baines 15 YAG Boys Dylan Molinaro Jack Quinlivan Daniel Chu 17 YAG Girls Sarah Quinlivan Ashira Chait Calista Gerontzas 17 YAG Boys Tate Norris Benjamin Ratcliffe Shaun McPhillarmy 19 YAG Girls Jessica Graham Courtney Grinham (Captain) Claire Quinlivan 19 YAG Boys Jason Holmes Aaron Maidment Joshua Boyte (Captain) Coach Coach Manager Cook Paul Price Taylor Flavell Damian Maidment Marcia Ratcliffe (LIL) (YVCC) (WOD) (MSAC) (GV) (WOD) (YVCC) (YVCC) (WOD) (MSAC) (GV) (WOD) (GV) (YVCC) (YVCC) (KOO) (GV) (GV) (KNX) (EPP) (GV) (WFD) (GV) (KOO) 19 YAG Boys Jason Holmes Aaron Maidment Joshua Boyte Blake Marriott Matthew Molinaro Alex Mouw Athol Taylor Dennis Varju Antonio Novta 23 YAG Girls Belle Reid Laura Beecher Zoe Taylor 23 YAG Boys Jaden Berkley Nicholas Gibbs Alexander Evagora Elliot Levin Jordan Davis Justin McDonald Matthew Chu Nicholas Evagora Matthew Quint Connor Murtagh Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 33 Children on Savo Island playing with the OzSquash equipment Squash & Racquetball Victoria donated via Australian Catholic University s outreach program. ACU took 20 pre-service primary teachers to two schools in the Solomon Islands. The OzSquash equipment was first used at Bishop Epalle Catholic School in Honiara where the students had never played squash before and were not really familiar with racquet sports. It was then taken to Savo island to Paposi primary school a much smaller school and very underprivileged. A couple of the ACU teachers who had participated in the squash workshops with S&RV in Melbourne ran the activities and instructed the teachers for future sessions. 34 Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 10 2016 PARTNERS Squash & Racquetball Victoria acknowledges the assistance and support of our valued 2016 supporters Funding Support Event Partners Official Ball Suppliers Accommodation Partner Charity Partner Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016 35 Squash & Racquetball Victoria Box 6 Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre Aughtie Drive Albert Park VIC 3206 squashvic.com.au squashvic squashvic squash_racquetball_vic 36 Squash & Racquetball Victoria Annual Report 2016