Chief Executive Office announcement

Squash Canterbury are excited to announce that Kristy Havill has been appointed as our new Chief Executive Officer. Kristy started in the role on Monday 27 July, so you can now get in touch with her for any enquiries at

Read what she has to say below:

"It is a huge privilege to join Squash Canterbury as Chief Executive Officer, and I couldn't be more excited to start in this role.

While my squash experience has been limited to the odd hit around at the Kokatahi and Ahaura Squash Courts during my time growing up on the West Coast, sport has always been a huge part of my life. I played a variety of sports throughout my childhood and teenage years, but in recent times have represented New Zealand in clay-target shooting and also debuted for the Canterbury Magicians cricket team last season.

I have also coached, managed, match managed, umpired, refereed and volunteered across several different sporting codes, where the opportunities have taken me from New Zealand to Italy and Russia and back.

I completed a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management which, combined with the various roles that I have held in the sports sector in New Zealand, have set me up positively to give it everything I have to this CEO role.

I'm looking forward to getting out and about amongst the clubs, and to various tournaments and interclub nights to meet as many of you as I can. Please don't hesitate to introduce yourself, or to contact me at Until then, keep warm and I'll see you soon!".

Dear Squash Canterbury Supporters,  

We have decided to postpone our AGM from this Thursday to the 6th of August 2020 at BURNSIDE SQUASH CLUB. This will help to ensure we have all the detailed financial information available for review and, more importantly, give our new CE Kristy more time for her induction so she can be well prepared for this important meeting. 

 I know Kristie is looking forward to meeting  members of our great squash community and the AGM will  be an ideal opportunity for an early engagement with her. I hope you are able to attend. 

To join the AGM through zoom please use the link below

🗣 Attention All Clubs! 🗣

Your club could be eligible for the Sport New Zealand Community Resilience Fund!

Thanks to Sport New Zealand for putting this together for the clubs that need it 🤝

Get ready to get your applications in!

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Kia hiwa ra, Kia hiwa ra! Sport NZ has announced today an extra $25m available to the Play, Active Recreation and Sport sector. $15m of this funding is available for regional bodies and clubs through the Sport NZ Community Resilience Fund. This fund opens for applications on 11 May. Check out our website to find out if your club or regional body may be eligible for support as a result of COVID-19 impact.

Oxford Open Tournament

The Squash season is nearly back and for all the restless souls out there the OXFORD CLUB is hosting their OPEN in February this year. The club has undergone many repairs since the earthquakes and is now looking in tip-top shape and is hosting this open with the hope of making their club look even better.

Oxford is a welcoming and tidy 2 court complex 30min outside of Christchurch that includes fascinating views of the Canterbury plains along the way and has the famous Sheffield pie shop just around the corner (I've been told these pies are to die for) as a great food stop.

The Oxford Open will be a great tournament for everyone and if you want to sign up then go to 



Here's another new initiative coming out of Squash Canterbury - the WOMENS R18 D GRADE & BELOW SERIES. Its a great opportunity for women who wants to take up squash or get playing more, to play a tournament where everyone will be of similar ability.

This is the first of 4 tournaments in the series taking place at FOOTBALL CLUB and run by Kirsty Whiteside who is a D1 herself.

To sign up go to Squash NZ -



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