Voting for the 2018 Annual Awards nominees has now closed.

Please join us in congratulating all of the nominees. Winners will be announced at the Squash Australia Annual Awards Dinner on 16th February at the Novotel Hotel, St Kilda. Tickets available here! 

Fair Play Award

Ben Murray
Ben's results speak volumes about his commitment to training and desire to improve his game. Ben is always first to referee a match, shake an opponent's hand and thank referees. His on court manner is outstanding and he is a fine example to his peers and fellow players.

Maggie Goodman
Maggie competed in Australia's Trans Tasman Junior Team and was an integral part of the team - despite being the youngest member! Maggie's coaches often refer to her on and off-court conduct as an example to the rest of the team. Her enthusiasm as a player cannot be beaten, and she continues to put in 100%!

Luke Eyles
Luke trains at Sandgate Squash (QLD) and has shown exceptional dedication and commitment to his training over the past 12 months. His incredible work ethic has seen him reach the final at the AJC from outside the top 10 ranked players in his age group.

Volunteer of the Year

Lyn Chandler
Lyn has been heavily involved in WA Squash as a volunteer for decades. She has served on the committee of Belmont Squash almost every year since 1985, as well as giving her time to serve on the WA Squash Pennant, Junior Pennants and Ladies Competition committees, among others! Her impact as a volunteer has introduced numerous new players to squash in WA.

Deb Hoffrichter
Deb is well known throughout the WA squash community as a valued and hard working volunteer. In addition to her work as a volunteer "on the ground", Deb also serves as a board member to WA Squash. Deb continues to give her time to squash and dedicates herself to the WA community.

Leon Barnett
Leon Barnett has served as president of Squash Tasmania for several years. Leon works exceptionally hard to lead the game in Tasmania, administering everything from events to junior development. Despite the many challenges faced, Leon continues to put forward tremendous effort into the sport.

Junior Male Player of the Year

Nicholas Calvert
Nicholas has had an exception 2017 to warrant this nomination. His achievements include: highest placed Australian male at World Junior Championships 2017; winner at Australian Junior Championships 2017 (U19’s); and winner of MC Hazell award at AJC 2017

Sam Sergo
Sam continues to improve his game through hard work and dedication to his training. His achievements include: runner-up at NSW Country Age Championships 2017 (U17’s); runner-up at ACT Junior Open 2017 (U17’s); and 4th place at Australian Junior Championships 2017 (U17’s)

Gregory Chan
Unsurprisingly, Greg has had another exceptional year in squash. His achievements include: runner-up at Australian Junior Open 2017 (U15’s); 4th place at Hong Kong Junior Open 2017 (U15’s); and winner at Australian Junior Championships 2017 (U15’s)

Junior Female Player of the Year

Alex Haydon
Throughout 2017 Alex has shown exactly why she is one of Australia's best young players. Her achievements include: runner-up at Oceania Junior Championships 2017 (U19’s); plate winner at World Junior Championships 2017; and winner at Australian Junior Championships 2017 (U17’s)

Katie Davies
Katie Davies continues to train hard, develop her game and smash her goals. Her achievements include: runner-up at Australian Junior Open 2017 (U15’s); 3rd place at Oceania Junior Championships 2017 (U15’s); and runner-up at Australian Junior Championships 2017 (U15’s)

Jessica Graham
Jessica has had an exceptional 2017 and has impressed in a range of events. Her achievements include: 10th place at Oceania Junior Championships 2017 (U19’s); winner at Australian Junior Championships 2017 (U19’s); and currently ranked #1 on Australian Junior Squash Tour U19 rankings

Senior Player of the Year

Cameron Pilley
Throughout 2017, Cameron has continued to show why he is one of Australia's best players. His achievements include: Men’s Gold Medallist at World Doubles Championships 2017; Bronze Medallist at Men’s World Teams 2017; Quarter finalist at Canary Wharf Classic 2017; and a year high world ranking of 17.

Donna Urquhart
Donna is an ever-present Australian force and has had an exceptional 2017. Her achievements include: Women’s Bronze Medallist at World Doubles Championships 2017; Quarter finalist at British Open 2017; Runner-up at Texas Open 2017 and a year high world ranking of 17.

Ryan Cuskelly
Ryan has been in exceptional form through 2017 and can be proud of another great year. His achievements include: Men’s Gold Medallist at World Doubles Championships 2017; Bronze Medallist at Men’s World Teams 2017; Winner of 2017 Motor City Open (70k) and reaching a career best world ranking of 12.

Coach of the Year

Carolyn Bunting
Carolyn has been coaching with the Marmion Junior Squash Club since 1999. She has assisted with the coordination of their Junior Program which has seen at least one Marmion club member being selected in the State Junior team every year since her involvement with the club. Carolyn is an exceptionally supportive coach who revels in the success of her players.

James Rogers
James is a current Talent Development level coach and presenter and has long been a supporter of the coaching system in Australia. He has also coached many talented young players including Lauren Aspinall and Alex Haydon who were both selected to represent Australia at the World Junior Championships in July 2017.

Garry Pedersen
Throughout 2017, Garry has worked with Squash & Racquetball Victoria to oversee and implement the Talent Development Squash for 2017. In doing so, Garry has taken to the task with zest and enthusiasm, and has re-engaged many coaches along the way. In addition, Garry has developed numerous coaching resources for use in HP programs and junior development.

Club of the Year

Sandgate Squash
Sandgate Squash continues to thrive as a home to many Brisbane players, coaches and volunteers. The club have lead the way in adopting online technologies, much to the benefit of their club members and players. Sandgate continues to build on its reputation as an exceptional Australian club.

Stafford Squash
Stafford Squash have worked hard to develop a strong Club/Centre relationship and have gained a reputation as a Club with a great sense of community. The Club makes it's values clear in welcoming all members of the community, actively addressing the needs of their members and providing them with support and encouragement.

Warrnambool Squash & Racquetball
Warrnambool Squash & Racquetball have brought squash to life again in a region where the future of the sport was potentially in doubt. The Club has now experienced a huge increase in affiliated members and hosts a thriving junior program, as well as over 130 regular in-house pennant players.