Australia to host world coaching conference
By ANDREW DENT
Australia is to host the 10th WSF Squash Coaching Conference to coincide with the Australian Open in Canberra in August.
Working With Elite: Approaches For the Elite Squash Coach will be held at the Australian Institute of Sport from August 10-12.
The conference will feature keynote addresses and presentations from a number of leading international coaches such as former greats Geoff Hunt and Liz Irving, and the Australian High Performance Group including head coach Byron Davis and Anthony Ricketts.
“Australia has an outstanding top level history, with so many past stars, all having benefited from fine coaching,” World Squash Federation CEO Andrew Shelley said.
“Now, some of these greats, Geoff Hunt and Liz Irving amongst others, are very successful international coaches themselves
Squash Australia chief executive Gary O’Donnell added: “The WSF Coaches Conference provides a wonderful opportunity for coaches to glean ideas and gain new understandings and we welcome coaches from across the globe.
“I look forward particularly to the sharing and comparing of styles of programs, whether it be one country versus another or coaching males as different to females.
“All of this is in the context of attending one of the premiere tournaments of the year, the Australian Open, where the world’s best players will once again showcase the very best the game has to offer.”
The Australian Open will be held on the all-glass court at Canberra’s Royal Theatre from August 8-14.