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A warm and exciting welcome to UWE squash!

Join UWE's Most Successful Sports Club! With our teams being promoted for the 2020/21 season and our men’s 1st team currently maintaining the title of being unbeaten. In 2018/19 the club were UWE BUCS points record holders and accumulated 227 points in the 14/15 season.

UWE squash is a mixed club and a great way to improve your fitness, have fun and to meet friendly people at University. We welcome all abilities and whether you want to learn, play socially or competitively, UWE Squash is the club to join!

Why Squash?

For a start, Forbes voted squash “The World's Healthiest Sport”. Squash holds many physical and psychological benefits. They include:

  • Great cardiovascular endurance and weight control (Do you know you burn over 500 calories in a social game!)
  • Improves strength and power
  • Great for stress release
  • A break from work and exam routine

And best of all, these benefits can all be achieved within an hour, no matter what the great British weather throws at you!

 

Team Squash

For those of you who are looking to play competitively we feature four BUCS teams; 3 men's teams and 1 women's team (we are looking to start a second women’s team). Teams will typically play every Wednesday afternoon throughout the academic year competing in a BUCS league and then a knockout tournament. Players will also have access to weekly team coaching sessions taken by Elite Squash coaches, a great opportunity to bond with teammates and to receive professional guidance and feedback.

 

 

Social Squash

Looking to play socially on a regular basis? Then there are plenty of opportunities to pick up squash as a beginner or to improve your game without committing to training schedules. We welcome you to join us every Thursday & Sunday where you will have the chance to improve your squash skills while playing friendly games. UWE MOVE also runs a beginner session with a coach from elite squash.

 

 

Socials

Squash is great for relieving stress, but so is a good night out! As a club we like to make the most of what Bristol nightlife has to offer. Alongside nights out, we hold social tournaments (welcoming all abilities), this is a great way to put your new skills to the test and is another opportunity to meet and get to know your fellow club members.

 

 

How to get involved

Please drop me an email at james2.desborough@live.uwe.ac.uk. Once received, I will be in contact with all the information you need.

Is squash for you? Unsure of whether to join? Don’t worry, still send me an email as there are welcome events and sessions that are run for free at the beginning of freshers to provide you with an opportunity to give it a go.

 

So, if you are looking to learn a new sport, improve existing skills, or get stuck into playing competitively for a university team, this is a great opportunity!

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Any other enquiries just message us via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/UWEsquash/ 

Or email me James2.desborough@live.uwe.ac.uk 

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Useful Information

For the latest on ‘BUCS Return to Play’: https://www.bucs.org.uk/return-to-play/2020-21-season-planning.html

To find BUCS Transport: https://www.thestudentsunion.co.uk/opportunities/sports/bucs/

UWESU Sports & Activities: Codes of Practice - https://www.thestudentsunion.co.uk/opportunities/howto/downloads/codes-of-practice/

Elite Squash: https://elitesquash.com/

 

2021/22 Training Timetable:

We have access to 4 squash courts; 2 at UWE Centre for Sport and 2 at Wallscourt Farm Gym.

All of our teams are coached by Elite Squash ( http://www.elitesquash.co.uk/ ), an independent organisation that train up and coming juniors as well as international squash players including Mohamed El Shorbagy and Lucas Serme. The team coaches are: Hadrian Stiff, Richard King and John Welton.

 

Key Dates: (Some dates are estimates until official dates are released)                                                     

Virtual Freshers Fair: 9th October 2020  

Other dates to be confirmed due to Covid19 (Keep updated with new dates and information on our FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UWEsquash/ )

 

Need more information? Contact the Committee!

President: James Desborough

  • James2.desborough@live.uwe.ac.uk

Vice President: Katie Jones

Treasurer: Adam Gormley 

Equipment & Safety / Covid Officer: Brooke Williams

  • Brooke3.williams@live.uwe.ac.uk

Participation & Equality / Social Sec: Will Atkins

 

Recent Club Achievements:

Best Sports Club of 2012 & 2014 & 2017!

Men’s 1st:

  • Winners of BUCS Nationals 2020
  • Premier League Winners 2017 & 2018
  • Championship Winners 2017 & 2018
  • Team of the year 2016 & 2017 & 2018

Women’s 1st

  • Bringing in a brand new Women's 1st team 2019/20
  • Premier League 4th place 2018
  • Championship Runner Up 2017
  • Most Improved Team 2017

BUCS Individuals:

  • Marwan El Shorbagy – Winner 2016
  • Marwan El Shorbagy - Runner Up (Grade A) 2019
  • Youssef Mohamed – Winner (Grade A) 2019
  • Youssef Mohamed – Winner 2017
  • James Peach -  3rd Place 2016
  • Lily Taylor – 3rd Place 2016
  • Omar El Atmas - Winner (Grade B) 2019

 

We are also considered as a Green Club and are part of the Greener Future Awards!