The Award categories are indicated below, along with the mechanism for selection e.g. vote based and/or panel and criteria's:

Volunteer of the Year award (Public Vote, Criteria & Board)

  • Contribution to Squash Australia programmes
  • Contribution to Squash in Australia
  • Volunteers in their spare time
  • Works with young players
  • Works to support events

Junior Male Player of the Year award (Public Vote, Criteria & HP Working Group)

  • Results at AJO, AJC and OJC
  • Results at local and State title events
  • Rate of improvement throughout the year
  • Courteous and polite on the squash court

Junior Female Player of the Year award (Public Vote, Criteria & HP Working Group)

  • Results at AJO, AJC and OJC
  • Results at local and State title events
  • Rate of improvement throughout the year
  • Courteous and polite on the squash court

Senior Player of the Year award (Public Vote, Criteria & HP Working Group)

  • Squash Australia recognised events
  • Commonwealth Games/World results
  • Contribution to the sport - on and off the court

Coach of the Year award (Public Vote, Criteria & Coach Education Working Group)

  • Coaching work in support of Squash Australia programmes
  • Coaching work in support of Squash in Australia
  • Working with young players
  • Rate of coaching development through the year

Referee of the Year award (Referee Panel)

  • Notable qualifications achieved within the year
  • Referee at major events
  • Commitment in support of Referees development in Australia

Club of the Year award (Public Vote, Criteria & Board)

  • Be a registered club/centre with the largest increase in affiliations, compared to previous year
  • Hosting events
  • Working closely with Squash Australia's programmes
  • Have players compete in pennant competitions
  • Use of Matrix
  • Participate in Oz Squash initiatives
  • Track record of recruiting new/social players

State/Territory of the Year award (Criteria, Board)

  • % increase in affiliation numbers
  • % increase in Coach Education courses delivered
  • % increase in State squash court numbers
  • % increase in Club Level Referees
  • % increase in School registration numbers
  • % increase in University registration numbers
  • % increase in Matrix players
  • State Open event above $20K in total prize money
  • Number of players in Squash Australia's 'Winning Edge' Squad
  • Points for active Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Points for State streaming capability at events linked to squashaustralia.tv
  • Documented State linked positions within the State Political Sporting landscape - Politician, State Department of Sport, State Sport Federation or State Academy of Sport

Hall of Fame (See Event Policy 4 - Hall of Fame)