Family Touch For Global Event

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Family Touch For Global Event- Intersport Monkhouse Land PSA Men’s World Squash Championship Retail Deal
 A company with 75 years experience of sports retailing will mark its landmark anniversary as Official Retail Partner to the 2013 PSA Men’s World Squash Championships in Manchester (October 26-November 3).
And for Peter Monkhouse, managing director of Stockport based Intersport Monkhouse, the rights holder award is personally significant.
“My grandfather Frank Monkhouse was a keen rackets player,”he explained. “So, it’s an honour to be selected to offer the retail village for the pinnacle event in the PSA Men’s Squash calendar. And to be involved in our 75th anniversary year is extra special.
“We have been heavily involved with squash over the last 15 years acting as official retailer for the British Open, National Squash Championships and many other events. So, we are proud to be able to bring that expertise to the World Championships.”
Intersport Monkhouse is part of the Intersport group, trading from over 5,400 stores across 42 countries Intersport is the World’s largest sport retailing group. Intersport UK has over 270 retail stores across the UK and Ireland who have built an enviable reputation of being true sports outlets offering a wealth of expert advice.
Susan Herbert, Intersport UK Marketing & Communications Manager said: “Intersport has always been a proud sponsor of some of the most exciting international sports events. For the upcoming seasons, we will continue to support key events and competitions.
“From UEFA Cup Finals to World Ski Championships: Intersport has a strong presence at many sports events around the globe and here in the UK we follow this at a National level with support in Squash, Netball, Triathlon and many more in local communities. It is our vision to be the world’s most dynamic, acclaimed and profitable sports retail brand.
Intersport Monkhouse will be retailing at both the National Squash Centre (venue for all rounds up to the quarter-finals, October 26-30) and Manchester Central (quarter-finals to final, October 31-November 3) and will offer a wide variety of all the major brands products at fantastic prices.
Nick Rider from England Squash & Racketball said: “The Event Partners are looking forward to working with Intersport Monkhouse to ensure this year’s World Championship is bigger and better than in 2008.  We’re hoping squash is also selected as an Olympic sport for 2020 too – this is set to be a great year!”
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PSA Men’s World Squash Championship: 26th October to 3rd November 2013
This will be the second time Manchester has played host to the event; the first being during the World Sport 2008 series of events that were a legacy from the Commonwealth Games in 2002.
The heat stage of the event will be held at the National Squash Centre, Sport City with the final weekend at Manchester Central.  Tickets are now on sale phone 0844 847 2508 or visit the website at www.mensworldsquashchampionship2013.com  
Manchester continues to strengthen its impressive reputation for attracting major international sports championships.  In 2012, the City was named 5th in the Ultimate Sports City List, and No.1 city with a population of under one million.  In 2013 Manchester will host several major sports events, including the Men’s World Squash Championship, the Rugby League World Cup Final, NBA Europe Live and the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup.  These events raise the city’s global sporting profile, whilst bringing long-term social and economic benefits to Manchester and its residents. The City’s excellent range of accessible sports venues and facilities, combined with its school and community sports development programmes, provide the springboard for Manchester’s sporting stars of the future.
Visit www.manchester.gov.uk/sportsevents for more information.
England Squash & Racketball is the national governing body, responsible for the development and promotion from grass roots to elite performance.  Nearly 500,000 people play squash on a regular basis and ESR promotes squash and racketball with national campaigns around the country, junior development and also leading international tournaments such as the British Junior Open, British Open and PSA World Men’s Championship in 2013.  Sport can make lives better for individuals, families and whole communities and through the Squash and Racketball Foundation, there is the chance to play squash and racketball at the heart of their community.
The Big Hit is a national campaign by England Squash & Racketball running throughout 2013 to encourage more people to get involved and play squash and racketball both for fun and fitness.
The Big Hit Tour visits 10 cities across the year including Manchester, Birmingham and London giving you the chance to try squash and racketball for free.  Thebighit.net website is the place to go to find your nearest session and get all of the latest news and special offers.
UK Sport
UK Sport’s Gold Event Series distributes approximately £5 million of Lottery funding each year to support the bidding and staging costs of major events on home soil, as well as providing specialist support to organisers. Events are supported for their likely performance impact, but also to maximise the wider sporting, social, cultural, economic and environmental benefits.
The Gold Event Series will aim to bring over 70 of the world’s most prestigious sporting events to the UK, including 36 World and European Championships. This ambitious programme will support British athletes’ preparation and qualification for Rio 2016, while generating approximately £287 million of additional expenditure in host cities and regions and bringing over 250,000 overseas visitors to the UK. Events already secured include 2017 World Athletics Championships and 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. More @ www.uksport.gov.uk/events

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