The PSA Foundation – the charitable arm of the Professional Squash Association – is delighted to announce that England’s former World No.1 Nick Matthew has joined the US PSA Foundation board.
The three-time World Champion retired from professional squash after the 2017/18 season, following a glittering career which saw him capture 35 PSA World Tour titles, but has remained a firm fixture in squash and has worked with a number of the world’s top 50 players in a coaching capacity as well as holding an ambassadorial position with England Squash.
As part of his new role, Matthew will offer advice and guidance on topics which will include player education and wellbeing, as well as being an active voice for the PSA Foundation and the objectives they set out to achieve.
“It’s my first board experience of any kind and I’m lucky that there’s a wealth of expertise already on the board to guide me through,” said Matthew.
“I know the PSAF is very strongly committed to growing the grassroots of our game which makes me very excited to join the team. I’m also very passionate about supporting the wellbeing of our professional players and having been one so recently myself, hopefully I can provide a relevant insight into their needs.”
President of the US Board, Arnie Dratt added: “The US PSA Foundation is delighted that Nick Matthew has joined our board. His knowledge of life on tour, the stress of competition and the challenges of developing a successful career after retiring will be invaluable to the Foundation.
“Our overarching goal is player wellbeing and support and Nick joins a dedicated board including marketing professionals, an event planner, a club owner, an attorney, a business executive and the CEO of the tour. The We Are One fundraiser is the Foundation’s first effort and we are very excited to have Nick’s input as we continue to execute our mission.
“Since the US Foundation is focused on the professional squash player, having a player on the board is essential. In fact, having a well-respected retired player is in many respects better, especially one who remains active in the sport and can provide a perspective that no other board member can.”
Find out more about the PSA Foundation by visiting: https://psafoundation.com/