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Working in partnership with England Squash and Sport England, BUCS Development team has supported the development of additional participation opportunities for Squash in higher education.

Free Student Leaders Training from England Squash

England Sqaush - Squash 101 - Student Workshops

Looking to get more students, staff and the local community using your squash courts? England Squash have a number of opportunities for universities to provide more opportunities for students and staff to get on court.

Participation programmes

Squash 101 is both fun and social, and great for getting more students on court. What's more, we've all the resources you need to deliver it at your uni.

Squash Girls Can is a campaign to engage more females in squash. Access content to promote female squash and deliver female-only beginner-friendly group sessions.

These programmes can be delivered by your current coaches and leaders, or you can train new leaders with our Squash 101 leaders course at a reduced rate of £150 for a closed course for your students or £15 per candidate on an open course.

Squash 101 leaders training

A 3 hour workshop which gives students and staff all they need to deliver social squash programmes.

Students will receive the following resources:

6 weeks’ worth of session plans.

A squash leaders t-shirt 

Marketing materials including, videos, posters and images

Access to the England Squash web app which enables you to register players (training will be given)

Certificate on completion of squash 101 programme delivery

For more details on Squash 101 and Squash Girls Can and how it could be delivered in your university please contact Jo Rowbottom at England Squash.

NEW: Incentives

For 2019 England Squash are launching a new incentive programme to support those who are delivering sessions. Leaders and coaches will earn points as they add players and can cash in those points for prizes such as kit, equipment and discounted coaching courses.

Sign your leaders and coaches up to the incentives programme by emailing the details of the participation programmes you'll be running from September 2019 at your uni.

NEW: Uni Squash Champions programme

England Squash have launched a new Uni Squash Champions programme which will see universities hosting a volunteer Uni Squash Champion who will take the lead on driving squash participation programmes with support from England Squash. The Uni Squash Champion will oversee the organising of social, beginner friendly sessions such as Squash 101 and Squash Girls Can for students and staff by working closely alongside the university squash club, social sport programme and England Squash.

Universities can get involved in this programme now with Uni Squash Champions expected to be appointed by July 31st 2019. On October 5th England Squash will hold an Orientation Day for these new Uni Squash Champions where they will receive training and find out more about their role. Contact to get involved.

If you are interested in developing the squash programme at your university or are a university based outside of England who would like to discuss alternative opportunities please contact Amy Seaman, BUCS Development Manager.

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