The 2017 Squash Australia Annual Awards Night will be held on Saturday 25th of March, 2017 in Townsville in conjunction with the Australian Closed Championships at the Mercure Hotel, Townsville City and will recognise the achievements of those nominated in the 2016 Calendar Year.

Public voting for the awards will be open once again for 2017's event. This allows any member of Squash Australia to vote for a winner of each of the publicly voted categories.  Only affiliated members of Squash Australia may vote (this includes all matrix and affiliated players, coaches, State/Territory affiliates and their members).

Members may only vote on each category one time. Votes may be submitted to membership@squash.org.au.

Votes must include the following information:

Voters Name: Example - John Smith
Category of Vote: Example - Junior Female Player of the Year
Nominee Name: Example - Sally Citizen

The following categories are open to public vote:

  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Junior Male Player of the Year
  • Junior Female Player of the Year
  • Senior Player of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Club of the Year

Referee of the Year and State/Territory of the Year will be awarded based solely on criteria measured by the Squash Australia committees and are not open for public voting.

Nominations are now open and they will close on Friday 10th of February, 2017 at 5:00pm AEST.  Nominees will be announced on Monday 13th of February, 2017 and public voting will commence on this date until Friday 3rd of March, 2017 at 5:00pm AEST.

Squash Australia Annual Awards Night Nomination Form - please return this form to Squash Australia at membership@squash.org.au or by post at 150 Caxton St, Milton QLD 4064.

The winners of each category will receive a trophy and certificate and will feed into the ASC Annual Awards.

Other categories include:

  • Referee of the Year
  • State/Territory of the Year
  • Hall of Fame Inductees

Early bird tickets are on sale until the 31st of December, 2016.
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Awards Criteria

The Award categories are indicated below, along with the mechanism for selection e.g. vote based and/or panel and criteria's:

Volunteer of the Year award (Public Vote, Criteria & Board)

  • Contribution to Squash Australia programmes
  • Contribution to Squash in Australia
  • Volunteers in their spare time
  • Works with young players
  • Works to support events

Junior Male Player of the Year award (Public Vote, Criteria & HP Working Group)

  • Results at AJO, AJC and OJC
  • Results at local and State title events
  • Rate of improvement throughout the year
  • Courteous and polite on the squash court

Junior Female Player of the Year award (Public Vote, Criteria & HP Working Group)

  • Results at AJO, AJC and OJC
  • Results at local and State title events
  • Rate of improvement throughout the year
  • Courteous and polite on the squash court

Senior Player of the Year award (Public Vote, Criteria & HP Working Group)

  • Squash Australia recognised events
  • Commonwealth Games/World results
  • Contribution to the sport - on and off the court

Coach of the Year award (Public Vote, Criteria & Coach Education Working Group)

  • Coaching work in support of Squash Australia programmes
  • Coaching work in support of Squash in Australia
  • Working with young players
  • Rate of coaching development through the year

Referee of the Year award (Referee Panel)

  • Notable qualifications achieved within the year
  • Referee at major events
  • Commitment in support of Referees development in Australia

Club of the Year award (Public Vote, Criteria & Board)

  • Be a registered club/centre with the largest increase in affiliations, compared to previous year
  • Hosting events
  • Working closely with Squash Australia's programmes
  • Have players compete in pennant competitions
  • Use of Matrix
  • Participate in Oz Squash initiatives
  • Track record of recruiting new/social players

State/Territory of the Year award (Criteria, Board)

  • % increase in affiliation numbers
  • % increase in Coach Education courses delivered
  • % increase in State squash court numbers
  • % increase in Club Level Referees
  • % increase in School registration numbers
  • % increase in University registration numbers
  • % increase in Matrix players
  • State Open event above $20K in total prize money
  • Number of players in Squash Australia's 'Winning Edge' Squad
  • Points for active Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Points for State streaming capability at events linked to squashaustralia.tv
  • Documented State linked positions within the State Political Sporting landscape - Politician, State Department of Sport, State Sport Federation or State Academy of Sport

Hall of Fame (See Event Policy 4 - Hall of Fame)