You may or may not be aware that following the events of 2011 it was uneconomic to fix or rebuild the existing Christchurch Squash Club on its current site.
Last July Christchurch signed an agreement with the Cashmere Club to build 8 courts on their property under a land lease arrangement. They choose the Cashmere area because research by Squash Canterbury indicated this was the best location for member growth with focus towards juniors.
Unfortunately, they were under insured at the time of the earthquake and though they have approximately $3.0m of their own money the development costs $3.71m.
So, Christchurch just wanted to give you an update of their progress and ask that you visit their website, www.christchurchsquash.co.nz, because this provides more detail and suggests several ways the squash community might be able to assist.
On May 17th they are holding a Fund-Raising Event “MATCH POINT” to attract sufficient Foundation Members so they can sign a building contract that night. (more info on the website)
The club would like to draw your attention their Club Affiliation, this is an initiative created to raise funds but also allow squash players from around NZ to be able to use our facility “free of charge” for 10 years.
Though this development has been driven by the club, they are confident this facility will provide benefits to the Canterbury region and far beyond.
Thanks for taking the time to read and if you have any questions please call Mike Beresford, Club President -0274331346
Down load a copy of their foundation booklet here :
|Christchurch Foundation Booklet (980K)|