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Squash: World Squash Day encourages sport to ‘reach out’ on October 5


September 21, 2013: Bouncing back after missing out on joining the 2020 Olympics, squash will continue to spread its wings with its 2013 World Squash Day on October 5, with the theme ‘Reaching out’ encouraging partnerships at all levels of the sport.


As in previous years, clubs and centres globally will take part. This year the intention is that they connect with other local groups such as schools, other clubs, even internationally, or simply hold an open day.


“While the squash bid to offer the Olympic Games a genuinely ‘new’ sport in 2020 was not accepted by the IOC members, the campaign successfully highlighted the credentials of our thriving sport around the world,” said Narayana Ramachandran, President of the World Squash Federation, which states that the sport is played in 185 countries.


“Furthermore, the kickback has probably galvanised those in sport to be even more determined to show IOC decision-makers what they are missing. World Squash Day can achieve similar targets with its theme of reaching out on October 5.


“Clubs can reach out to other sports and organisations such as schools, youth clubs and public services, which could benefit from the well known health and fitness benefits produced by playing squash. We have millions of enthusiastic people playing squash all over the world and we want to increase that playing base even further.”


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