World Squash Day
Gets On The Ball For Unicef
16 July 2015
World Squash Day 2015
promises to be one of the biggest, most action-packed events on
the sport's calendar.
Federations and clubs all over the world are busy making plans
to promote the sport on Saturday 10th October.
A major development
this year sees everyone involved in World Squash Day joining
forces to raise funds for Unicef, the world's leading
This popular annual
event, which takes place against a backdrop of the sport bidding
for a place in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, is endorsed
by the World Squash Federation.
President N Ramachandran
"Squash must always be looking to
the future. While this includes our cherished dream of a place
on the Olympic Games programme to showcase our sport and top
players, a primary aim is always to secure the future by
attracting new players of all ages, especially the young.
"We know that they
will enjoy our great sport once they try it so I encourage all
our national federations, clubs and vital passionate supporters
to take part in World Squash Day this year as clubs and centres
open their doors to their communities.
"There is also an
added reason to take part this year, with the day being in aid
of Unicef, the largest children's organisation in the world,
doing great work for young people who need help in so many ways.
We look forward to the world of squash uniting again on our
World Squash Day founder Alan
Thatcher, from England, added:
delighted to be fundraising for Unicef on World Squash Day to
support their work helping to protect millions of children from
"Squash has a
massive collection of student and junior players all over the
world and we aim to tap into all that energy to encourage our
younger players to get involved in creating new events to
support Unicef's work for children.
"We already have
pledges of support from major national federations, who we hope
will encourage all of their clubs to get involved on this
"We would love to
see every club on the planet open their doors to show the world
what a great sport we have, and to raise as much money as
possible for Unicef."
Event organisers can make donations
online with a special World Squash Day Giving Page here:
Community Fundraising Manager, Unicef UK, said:
fantastic that the squash world is uniting to raise funds for
Unicef. We believe that sport has the power to change children's
lives and we'd like to thank everyone involved in the
fundraising efforts on World Squash Day 2015.
"Unicef is here to
help protect children in danger, and funds raised from these
events will go towards helping to keep children safe."
Full details on how to get involved
can be found on the WSD website
World Squash Federation: