New WSF Commissions are being formulated, as Member Nations will have read from the direct notification and in the March/April WSF Instant Update. They cover the full set of activities that fall within the WSF remit.
The WSF Board will finalise the composition of them all at the Board meeting on 29 April.
A reminder of the new commissions, unifying the previous mixture of committees and commissions and ensuring full focus on all areas:
WSF COMMISSIONS 2017:
|ANTI-DOPING||MAJOR GAMES (New – split from Olympics)|
|ATHLETES||MASTERS (Was a Sub-Committee)|
|AUDIT & FINANCE (New)||MEDICAL|
|COMMERCIAL||REFEREE EDUCATION & TRAINING
(Referees split into two)
|COURTS & EQUIPMENT (Was Technical)||REFEREE MANAGEMENT
(Referees split into two)
|DEVELOPMENT (New – split from Coaching)||RULES|
|DISCIPLINARY & APPEALS||SQUASH 57 (New)|
WOMEN’S TIN HEIGHT
Following on from the PSA moving to a 17” tin for all $25,000+ events and accepting it for lower prize band events too, the WSF Championships Committee has reviewed the situation for our Championships. This resulted in them unanimously recommending to the WSF Board that for the World Games this year and for Women’s Championships 2018 and other events held under our auspices (e.g. multi-sports championships), we should use a 17” tin too.
This recommendation was accepted by the WSF Board.
This means that the Commonwealth, Asian and PanAm Games will be asked to use a 17” tin for women’s singles events, and Regions may consider aligning for future senior Regional Championships too, after notice has been given by Regions to nations so that their players are prepared.
The tins for Junior and Masters Events would remain at 19” height, as this alteration is only applicable for Women’s events.
WSF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
The only WSF World Championship that remains available before 2020 – for which tenders close on 31 December this year – is the WSF World Junior Championships 2019. It features both Men’s & Women’s Junior Individual events and the Men’s Junior Team Championship. Any National Federation wanting more information about the hosting opportunity should contact the WSF office.
WSF WORLD COACHING CONFERENCE 2017
Please watch out for the announcement of this year’s WSF World Coaching Conference in Colombia in a few days. It takes place 14 – 16 September and the media release will provide the link for Registration.
WSF REGIONAL LOGOS
Squash Federation of Africa have now followed European Squash Federation in adopting a unified branding:
Entry details have been sent to all eligible Full Member Nations for this event. Dates – which follow the World Games – are 1 – 5 August, with entries to be made online no later than 23 May using your SPIN Member Nation login.
WORLD MEN’S TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Entry for the 2017 WSF Men’s World Team Championship, being held in Marseille, France is now open and all entries will be taken online using our automated system.
The closing date for entries is 25 May, with the deadline for full entry fee payment one month later.
WORLD JUNIOR INDIVIDUALS
Details were sent to Member Nations recently for these Championships in New Zealand this year so that you can enter players for the Individual events. The entry deadline is 1 June. Entries must be made online using your SPIN Member Nation login.
WSF FACEBOOK PAGE
If you have any events or other interesting news that you think would be of interest to the wider squash world and would like us to share it on the WSF Facebook page, please don’t hesitate to send the WSF Office the details.
WSF COACH EDUCATION PROGRAMME
The current edition of the WSF Directory with updated National Federation addresses, WSF Committee/Commission details, and much more besides is on the WSF website. Please check your information and let us know of any changes for the next edition please.