We are delighted to introduce you to Miss April – the fantastic Bunbury Squash Club!
Bunbury Squash Club is based out of the South West Sports Centre in Withers, which is a suburb of Bunbury.
We first asked them what makes their Club the best in Western Australia.
“We have a great member base that continues to grow and bring in new experiences and ideas. It’s great to see regional squash on the upwards trend, especially amongst some of the younger people! Our Tuesday nights have divisions for all levels, and we cater for everyone, from lifelong players to people just picking up a racquet.
Last year the club really tried to focus on giving back and being a part of the wider community. We asked for members to nominate different charities close to their hearts, and held fundraisers for them on Tuesday nights. We raised over $1,000 for mental health, Cystic Fibrosis and Breast cancer which we are very proud of.”
What does a week in the life of Bunbury Squash Club look like? Apart from the Tuesday night competition, they have recently started a junior program on Tuesdays after school. On Wednesdays they have introduced a training day – ‘SquashFit’, where players can come down and get some one on one coaching with senior members, or do some drills between themselves on a court. These initiatives have really helped the newer players starting out and has fostered a great club culture.
The major events run by Bunbury Squash Club are the South West Open, which was a PSA event this year for the first time, and their club championships which also include Leschenault Squash Club. Plans are underway to include Busselton to create a ‘South West Champs’.
#squashfamily at its finest.
We asked the team who the backbone of their Club is, and like most, it was the Committee and army of volunteers.
“Special mention must go to the committee and the volunteers who keep the place running each week. Recently, we awarded five Life Memberships for outstanding and continued contribution to the Club, which was special. They went to Lorraine Grassie, Kelvin Carmichael, Mark Lush, Kerry Partridge and Brad Grinter.”
I think you’d agree that Clubs are nothing without their members and sponsors, so here’s a big shout out to the legends who continue to support their club:
“All our sponsorship comes from people within the club and their local businesses and contacts, which is an amazing effort. We would love to thank all our sponsors:
Platinum: Top Coat Painting, and Harcher
Gold: Amol Agrawal (Juice Finance), Warthog Washers, and Matta Modifications
Silver: Coastline Homes
Bronze: Bunbury Diesel Mechanic, Last Slice, Ford and Doonan, Emerge, and Umbrella Realty.
Thank you so much for chatting with us team. Keep up the fabulous work!!