SQUASH WALES BASKET OF FAQ’S / MESSAGES

Why all the changes ?

The Board have been working on a new strategy for the last 12 months, which has recently been approved for implementation.
One element of the strategy focussed on a staffing structure review.
The staffing structure review was accelerated following the departure of Mike Workman.
The Board instructed the Operational Management team to conduct the review and report back to the Board with a recommendation.
The instruction included the removal of individuals and a focus on the roles, responsibilities and outputs.
The review and recommendation were to be based on facts and data driven evidence.
The recommendation was submitted to the Board and unanimously approved for immediate implementation.

General

Where will I find the new Squash Wales Strategy document?

The new strategy can be found on the website -link here

Who can I contact to discuss a bit more in depth?

Please contact:-

Phil Brailey -Chair 07778803580

Roy Gingell -Operations Manager  07989128331

David Evans -Performance Director 07540329238

South Wales

Who will be taking our Academy/National sessions?

The newly appointed Junior National Coach will oversee all the National Squads and South training nights assisted with suitably qualified coaches. In the interim suitably qualified coaches will be appointed to these sessions.

My player is a targeted player with squash Wales -who takes these sessions in the future

The newly appointed Junior National Coach will conduct the majority of the 1-1 sessions with target players assisted by suitably qualified coaches when needed.

Who takes the academy sessions on a Tuesday evening from now on?

The newly appointed Junior National Coach will oversee the Tuesday Academy sessions. In the interim suitably qualified coaches will be appointed to these sessions.

North Wales

Why employ a welsh speaking RDO in North Wales?

As part of the Sport Wales strategy ,tackling inequalities across Wales is a priority for all National Governing Bodies. Squash Wales will make sure everyone has the opportunity to play Squash,  targeting the welsh language in key areas. As part of Squash Wales consultation there was a clear message from Stakeholders in North Wales that the Welsh language was a requirement in future staffing considerations.

New North Wales RDO what will they be doing?

The full time RDO in North Wales will be working with all the Clubs and stakeholders from the area in the key investment priority areas of foundation and participation. Giving everyone the skills, confidence and motivation to enable them to be active for life, with a focus on young people. Also growing opportunities for those who are less active.

My player is a targeted player with Squash Wales -who takes these sessions in the future

The newly appointed Junior National Coach will be responsible for these sessions assisted by suitably qualified coaches. In the interim suitably qualified coaches will be appointed to these sessions.

Who is going to run the events in North Wales?

As previous, all events will be co-ordinated from the Squash Wales office and appropriate personnel will be allocated to run them. The newly appointed full time RDO will also be supporting these events.

What happens with the North Wales’ academy?

The North Wales weekly training night will be regionalised to ensure all stakeholders get the best possible return from the sessions. It is intended to run these sessions in North East Wales and North West Wales.

What happens with the goldmine in North Wales in Bangor?

Goldmines will continue to be targeted sessions all round Wales as and where required.

HPC’s normally do 1 to 1 session with my child-what happens now?

The newly appointed Junior National Coach will be responsible for taking these sessions or to ensure a suitably qualified coach will take them.

How often will the Performance Director visit North Wales?

It is anticipated that David Evans will visit the region on a monthly basis where possible and practical.

RDO West and Mid Wales

What’s going to happen to West Wales now that Peter Crook has resigned?

Targeted intervention will still happen in West Wales with the help of the current coaches in the region and central support. Squash Wales. will be working with all clubs and stakeholders from the area in the key investment priority areas of foundation and participation. Giving everyone the skills, confidence and motivation to enable them to be active for life, with a focus on young people. Also growing opportunities for those who are less active.

What’s going to happen to Mid Wales now that Jayne Kirk has resigned?

Targeted intervention will still happen in Mid Wales with the help of the current coaches in the region and  central support. Squash Wales. will be working with all the Clubs and stakeholders from the area in the key investment priority areas of foundation and participation. Giving everyone the skills, confidence and motivation to enable them to be active for life, with a focus on young people. Also growing opportunities for those who are less active.

Is there going to be a “hub” for Welsh juniors in the West Midlands”.

No, this is not in our plans. We are very cognisant of the quality and number of junior players in Mid Wales and our future plans will ensure we enhance the service to these players going forward. 

Extra Questions

What will happen to National Squads and who will run them?

The newly appointed Junior National Coach will oversee all Junior National Squads assisted by suitably qualified coaches. . In the interim suitably qualified coaches will be appointed to these sessions.

What will happen to the South Academy training nights?

It is intended these sessions will remain the same and will be overseen by the newly appointed Junior National Coach. In the interim suitably qualified coaches will be appointed to these sessions.

What will happen to the Academy training night in North?

These sessions will be regionalised to ensure all stakeholders get the maximum benefit. It is intended to run these sessions in North West Wales and North East Wales.

My son/daughter is a target player and currently receives 1-1 sessions. What will happen?

All target players will continue to receive 1-1 coaching. This will be overseen by the newly appointed Junior National Coach.

We live in Mid Wales what will happen for us.

It is intended to run Academy training nights in Mid Wales to cater for the number of players currently based in this area.

My son/daughter currently receives private coaching from an HPC. Will this be able to continue?

Yes.

What will happen in the future regarding representational events?

These will be run as normal and will be overseen by the newly appointed Junior National Coach.

Squash Wales players were supported by coaches at major events around the UK. How can this work now?

It is intended that this will continue at major events and will be overseen by the newly appointed Junior National Coach who will be assisted by suitably qualified coaches when required.

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