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Colombia to host WSF coaching conference

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Former world champion David Palmer in action

David Palmer and Sarah Fitz-Gerald lead coaching talks
By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent


The World Squash Federation has confirmed that Colombia will host the WSF Coaching Conference 2017.

The now annual event will take place from September 14-16 at Club Campestre de Bucaramanga in Bucaramanga, one of Colombia’s rapidly expanding cities.

“We have taken a conscious decision to move our Coaching Conference from biennial to annual and rotate around the world regions to give more and more coaches the chance to hear from specialists in so many areas,” explained WSF CEO Andrew Shelley.

“After the success of Malaysia in 2016, we are certain that Colombia will more than match it this year. Coupled with the continuing expansion of the WSF Coach Education Programme, which is providing internationally-recognised qualification standards, it is an exciting time for both coaches and coaching.”

Former world number ones David Palmer and Sarah Fitz-Gerald (right), both from Australia, are confirmed as leaders, while sessions will also be led by a number of other highly-experienced tutors and teachers.

Conference organiser Sergio Becerra added: “Colombia is one of the most beautiful places in the world and 5-star resort Bucaramanga, with its beautiful parks and warm weather, will welcome the world of squash for a fantastic few days.

“Come to the ‘Beautiful City’ and marvel at the ‘Chicamocha Canon’ or the ‘Cerro del Santisimo’ – and do not forget to eat the famous Colombian dessert Oblea after lunch; or play some golf in perfect weather in your free time. Come and enjoy the best squash coaches in the world in a fantastic atmosphere … you won’t regret it!”

For registration details, visit www.wsfcoachconference.com

Pictures courtesy of WSF


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