Coaching and coaches form a critical part of the squash landscape in New Zealand. Coaches from across the country at all levels donate their time and knowledge to allow athletes to not only improve their game but to also to enjoy the game to its potential.
Established in 2002, the Squash New Zealand National Coaching Awards recognise the hard work and endeavour that coaches put in on a weekly basis.
There are three award categories which are aligned with the National Coach Development Framework:
When deciding a judging panel considers the following:
New Coach of the Year: Kylie Lindsay (Bay of Plenty)
This year Kylie was accepted into the year-long Sport New Zealand Coach Advance Programme and won a Sport Bay of Plenty scholarship. She has coached 15-20 hours a week consisting of a range of individual and group programmes at all levels. Some significant achievements of athletes included Amanda Landers-Murphy winning Queensland Open, Emma Millar being selected for NZ Women’s Team, Nadia Hubbard finishing 2nd at NZ Junior Under 17, Bay of Plenty senior women’s team finished 2nd at Nationals and a number of juniors who were part of National C, D and E grade winning teams.
Club and School Coach of the Year: Adam Odering (Canterbury)
Adam has provided around 20 hours of coaching each week for all levels and ages, including individual and group sessions. His junior squad programme reached 50+ players consistently throughout the year (a 17.5% increase on the previous year). He has offered a new introductory programme which had 20+ attend each week. His athletes have also achieved various successes including winning titles at Canterbury age groups and a couple of players now achieving ‘A’ grade
Performance Coach of the Year: Paul Hornsby (Auckland)
During 2016 Paul has coached 6 athletes in the North Shore Academy with all showing marked improvements in grading over past 12 months – all improved between 300 and 1000 points. Paul also works with top athletes on a weekly basis at the National Squash Centre and has been utilised by other Districts during the year. He was also coach of the NZ Junior Boys team that finished ahead of their seeding in Poland.
|Year||New Coach of the Year||Club and School Coach of the Year||Performance Coach of the Year|
|2016||Kylie Lindsay, Bay of Plenty||Adam Odering, Canterbury||Paul Hornsby, Auckland|
|2015||Keri Rhodes, Northland||Manu Yam, Auckland||Mike Allred, Canterbury|
|2014||Sally Stantiall, Central||Graeme Randolph, Bay of Plenty||Kashif Shuja, Central|
|2013||Jarrod van Driel, Brown's Bay||Paul Roughan, Marlborough SRC||Robbie Wyatt, Bay of Plenty|
|2012||Stu Fraser, Eden-Epsom||Murray Sutherland, Hawkes Bay SRC||Carol Owen, Eden-Epsom / Auckland|
|2011||Nirelle McDonald, Northland||Nick Wiffen, Wellington||Mark Waldin, Auckland|
|2010||Jason Wilson, Canterbury||Jared Gravatt, Northland||Joanne Williams, Waikato|
The awards were changed in 2010 to align with the new National Coach Development Framework.
|Year||Coach of the Year||Junior Coach of the Year||Team Coach of the Year|
|2009||Manu Yam, Belmont Park||Paul Cornish, Devonport||Mike Allred, Canterbury|
|2008||Keith Redman, Hawkes Bay||Grant Watts and Karl Fraser, SquashGym Palmerston North||Lyndon Templeton, Katikati|
|2007||Julie Hawkes, Auckland||Matthew Ellis, Waikato|
|2006||Tanya Colyer, Taupo||Bill Berry, Malvern||Graham Brownrigg, Geyser City|
|2005||Danny McQueen, Geyser City||Jenny Bell, Cambridge||Shannon Patangata, Edgecumbe|
|2004||Edmund Bradford, Surf City||Christine Barnett, Mitchell Park||Peter Simpson, Palmerston North|
|2003||Nick Mita, Christchurch||Marilyn Kennedy, Cambridge|
|2002||Mark Gribben, Otago||Brett Watene and Charlie Moeke, Whakatane||Paul Kenny, Wanganui|