Top Players from the PSA World Tour Inspire School Children to Pick Up a Racket

As part of the legacy of the Nations Cup- PSA World Tour Players visited local school children at a leadership event to inspire the next generation of the game! 

Organized by Sport Bay of Plenty and Squash New Zealand- hundreds of school children had the opportunity to hear from and engage with top players on the PSA World Tour. 

Players in attendance were Local Hero and World Number 2 Paul Coll and Squash Legends Sarah Jane Perry and Hollie Naughton.  

This event was provided in conjunction with Sport New Zealand’s ‘Balance Is Better’ programme. 

Balance is Better is an evidence-based philosophy to support quality sport experiences for all young people, regardless of ability, needs and motivations. It is about young people staying involved in sport for life and realising their potential at the right time. 

They encourage children to get involved with the game in line with their principles that foster a positive experience with the game 

This includes promoting bold and courageous leadership, providing quality experiences regardless of ability or motivations and skill development for all 

This event played a key role in encouraging the children to get involved in the game in an inclusive setting- highlighting the importance of not only an inclusive space for growth, but also how essential it is to leave a positive legacyin what you do.  

Players did this at the event by relating their real-life experience as athletes and leaders, answering questions to inspire the kids 

Many of the children involved also came to the Nations Cup after the event, and got the chance to see top players from across the globe compete in this exciting competition! 

We look forward to seeing the next generation of youngsters taking part in the game- we may even see some future world champions!