Richard Vaughan CEO

Richard Vaughan took the helm at Squash Australia in July of 2015, joining from Badminton Ireland where he was their Chief Executive Officer for four years.

In Ireland he oversaw the transformation of the organisation from one of insolvency in 2011 to one in 2015 which has a very healthy surplus, growing participation numbers, an exciting schools programme, best practice new media and ICT; two Olympians and three European Games medallists at Baku 2015.

As a former Olympic badminton player who reached No. 6 in the world and won European and Commonwealth medals, Richard has a wealth of knowledge in the performance sector. This has been exemplified by his work with the Badminton World Federation around the Olympic Games and Coach Education. Richard has a MBA from Leicester University and previously worked in the Digital area at FD Systems as well as a Masters in Education and BSc in Economics and Politics from Bath University.

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Paul Price National Coach

Having travelled the world as a top ranked professional squash player, Paul knows what it takes to reach the top. Commitment, dedication, and a vision are among the many qualities he possesses from his worldly experiences. Paul is now focused on helping others reach their potential as the Australian National Coach. He is driven to add value to others, along with directing them towards their own path of success by creating World Class behaviours on and off the court to ensure personal and athletic success. 

Paul is a former World No. 4. In 2002 he won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. He is also a British Open Finalist and the current Director and Head Coach of Inspired Peak Performance Squash in Melbourne.  

“Staying focused on the grind of the day to day activities creates the highlight reel you envision.”
- Paul Price

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Lachlan Johnston High Performance Manager

A competitive junior squash player, Lachlan has come to Squash Australia after over five years with the Queensland Academy of Sport, where he worked as a Performance Scientist. Lachlan spent most of this time with the rowing program, including touring with the Australian Rowing Team and coaching the Queensland Rowing Team. He brings with him an in-depth knowledge of the Australian sporting system and a passion and commitment to driving the High Performance Program forward.

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Edward Selman Business Development Coordinator

Over the last few years, Edward has been involved with several elite sporting organisations and with the delivery of international sporting events including the Commonwealth Games and Jeff Horn's fight against Terence Crawford for Top Rank Boxing. 

At Squash Australia he is focused on leading commercial and business development for the organisation. This is through grant applications, administration, the affiliation income process, membership services and support around events

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Thomas Calvert Education Coordinator

Tom has been playing squash for 10 years and trains daily at the National Training Centre. For the last three years he has been coaching the Brisbane vipers and Queensland sharks. Tom is completing his Bachelor of Exercise and Movement Science at Queensland University of Technology.

Tom was on the Australian Junior Men's team 2012 and is currently competing on the PSA tour with highest world ranking to date, No.161 and Australian No. 8. 

Outside on the office Tom enjoys playing other sports including tennis, touch and running.

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Jordan Till Events Coordinator

Jordan has been playing squash for 15 years and is a qualified regional level squash referee as well as club development level qualified squash coach. Jordan completed his Bachelor of Business Management, majoring in Physical Activity from University of Queensland in 2012. He has served on the Brisbane City squash Committee for 5 years and worked as a Squash Manager at Club Coops for 5 years.

Main areas of work
• Providing customer service by being first point of contact in the office
• Increasing coach and referee quality and numbers
• Improving coach and referee education systems
• Maintain Sporting Schools program

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Marc Wolpers Community Engagement Coordinator

Marc has played squash on and off for the past 40 yrs. He currently plays Div 3 in Brisbane and regularly competes in Masters tournaments. His two boys are previous Queensland Junior Champions. You could say squash runs in the Wolpers veins!

He had a stellar junior sporting career winning the NT junior state doubles tennis championship one year, as well as representing Darwin and the Northern Territory in soccer, basketball and athletics. 

His true passion however lies on the squash court! Coming from a sales and business ownership background and claiming to be a big kid at heart, Marc says it is easy selling and teaching a sport you are passionate about! He joins Squash Australia as the Community Engagement Coordinator where he will lead the Play, Move, Learn, OzSquash, Pop-up Squash and Cardio Squash programs.

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George Clinton Community Facilities Coordinator

George joins the Squash Australia team as our Community Facilities Coordinator.  He comes to us having worked with the Brisbane Broncos events team since 2015 and brings a drive and passion for working within the sports industry.

Graduating with a Bachelor of Business (with distinction) from the Queensland University of Technology, George will be focused on increasing facility numbers and funding, devising business plans for different facility types as well as creating state and national facility strategies.

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Meredith Hodson Sporting Schools Coordinator

Meredith Hodson is our Sporting Schools Coordinator for Squash Australia. 

Meredith has completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Melbourne and also a short course on Leading in the Digital Age by the Melbourne Business School.

She is passionate about all kinds of sports and is excited to be working in the sports industry. She has played netball, AFL, canoe polo, softball and soccer, and has also pursued athletics throughout high school. Squash is her next sport! She has also coached women’s softball and AFL teams.

 

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Leanna Davey SportyHQ Coordinator
Leanna has been an active member within the squash community in ACT since 2006, having participated at a state level as a junior until a knee injury knocked her back, Leanna has gone on to join her club committee, the ACT Junior Committee and has taken on various roles within Squash ACT, her main focus is to see squash continue to grow within the Capital. 

Whilst juggling her studies in Forensic Psychology at the University of Canberra, Leanna works at the Woden Squash Centre and helps with tournament organisation and is the currently in charge of Junior Pennant.

Outside of work, Leanna enjoys traveling, spontaneous road trips and reading
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Reena Raja Executive Assistant

Reena has joined Squash Australia as the Executive assistant to the CEO. Reena has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business and has a firm understanding of what it takes to deliver quality service with fantastic outcomes.

Reena is new to squash but has really embraced the sport and enjoys physical nature of playing the game. She has a background in Gymnastics and enjoys getting out and about in nature with her daughters. Outside of squash Reena enjoys reading, swimming, rock climbing and snowboarding. 

 

 

 

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Russell Weatherburn Membership Coordinator

Russell started in squash during his school days in the western suburbs of Sydney, playing juniors at Seven Hills Squash Club.

Starting a career in IT, Russell continued to play pennant matches and tournaments and decided to become a referee after other players told him that he didn't know the rules!

Russell is a WSF referee, who has refereed at three Commonwealth Games and numerous World Series and Platinum events.

Heavily involved with ACT squash as a player, coach and referee, Russell is combining his love of squash with his skills in IT to bring a new set of eyes to the membership space.

 

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