2014 Women's World Team Championship Awarded To Canada
15 November 2011
The World Squash Federation (WSF) formally announced
today that the 2014 WSF Women's World Team Squash
Championship has been awarded to Canada. The event
will take place at White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa (The
Club at White Oaks) in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario,
from 1-6 December 2014.
Canada has previously hosted the Women's World Team
Championships on three occasions - in 1981, 1992 and, more
recently, in Edmonton, Alberta, in 2006.
World Squash Federation Chief Executive Andrew Shelley
indicated: "I know from my own inspection that the facilities at
White Oaks would be hard to beat anywhere, so we are set fair
for a great staging to accompany the warm Canadian welcome that
the visiting teams from across the globe will certainly receive.
Bring on 2014!"
2014 Women's World Team Championship tournament director Mark
Sachvie, who has been the Club at White Oaks Racquets
Director for the past 25 years, commented: "Hosting the WSF
Women's World Team Championship is a wonderful opportunity to
profile Canada's top female athletes and, at the same time, act
as a showcase for women's squash."
Squash Canada's Executive Director Danny Da Costa added:
"We are honoured to partner with Squash Ontario and The Club at
White Oaks to host this world championship in Canada in 2014. We
are excited to showcase the great game of squash, and also to
promote the advancement of women's sport not only in Canada but
around the world."
The women's game has seen considerable growth over the past few
years with over 70 professional tournaments on five continents
on the women's professional tour.
The Club at White Oaks, part of White Oaks Conference Resort &
Spa, is a 5 star / 4 diamond facility located in
Niagara-on-the-Lake. The Niagara region has become an
international travel destination, and is recognised as one of
the world's finest centres of viticulture. Situated in the heart
of this region, White Oaks has garnered a reputation as being
one of Canada's premier sporting facilities and has hosted
several high-profile squash events, including the Canadian
Junior Open, Canadian Squash Championships as well as several
PSA & WISPA events.
The 2012 WSF Women's World Team Championship will be held
in Nimes, France, from 12-17 November.