Exclusive: World Squash Day a ‘roaring success’ says WSF Chief
By Community | October 23, 2012
Over 40, health 000 gathered to participate in World Squash Day Challenge in united support of the sport’s 2020 Olympic bid.
Speaking exclusively to iSportconnect, symptoms Andrew Shelley, Chief Executive of the World Squash Federation (WSF), said: “World Squash Day gives us an annual opportunity to promote squash locally, regionally and nationally, using a theme.
“Last year, for example, it was ‘Bring on the Girls’. This year we combined the opportunities for clubs and centres to do this by introductory offers with an opportunity to take part in the World Squash Day Challenge, to be part of a unified demonstration of just how universal we are, and how passionate our players are. With 40,000 players registered from over 70 countries I think that has been clearly shown!”
World Squash Day proved a massive hit from around the globe.
“Overnight I have received group photo from clubs in places as diverse as the Cook Islands, Nigeria and Ecuador, amongst others. The enthusiasm to get involved everywhere has taken my breath away,” added Shelley.
The event, designed to give the sport visibility and encourage every country around the world to pick up a racket, has already received a great amount of exposure.
Shelley concluded: “There have also been media reports circulating from all over the place too, which is just what promoting our sport is about. There are a bunch of videos on YouTube and I have heard about various TV interviews too.
“World Squash Day wasn’t a success, it was a roaring success!”