Pride in Squash Roadmap: 2022-2026

As the national peak body for squash, Squash Australia has an essential role to play in fostering healthy, safe, inclusive and respectful behaviours in sport that foster a true sense of togetherness and community.

Through this strategy, Squash Australia will do all it can to address behaviours to ensure that all individuals, are treated with respect, courtesy and fairness, and that the standards expected by our community are maintained at all times.

For information or support, contact National Lead - Sport Development, Shaun McEachin (He/Him) at [email protected].

Pride in Squash Roadmap: 2022-2026 (PDF)

Rainbow Racquets Squash Network

Squash Australia is committed to creating a healthy sporting environment and a supportive community for LGBTIQ+ athletes, coaches, referees, volunteers, staff and supporters. 

The Rainbow Racquets Squash Network is contributing to this commitment and ensuring squash is a game for all, where everybody feels welcome and respected on and off the court.

Visit any of our network members if you would like to find out more information about getting involved and playing squash.

For further information, support or to list your club/centre, email [email protected].


Squash Australia, Squash WA and Belmont Saints Squash Club will be hosting a Try with Pride event to promote and raise awareness of LGBTIQ inclusion in sport.

Date: Saturday, 10 December

Time: 12pm - 2pm

Location: Belmont Squash Centre (144 Robson Avenue, Belmont WA)

During this free event, participants will be able to try different squash games and activities including:

  • Modified squash games – Grab a friend and have a hit in a timed game of squash with modified rules to encourage more rallies and fun.
  • Skills games – Get on court with your racket and have a ball with some skills-based games to teach squash skills and apply them in match play.

Join Rainbow Racquets Squash Sydney for its Pride Open Australia Tournament. A round-robin on the first day for each skill level (A, B, C & D) is followed by finals the next day. We are expecting between 60-80 competitors.

Date: Tuesday, 21 February - Thursday, 23 February

Location: Hiscoes Gym (525 Crown Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010)

The Pride Squash Australia Tournament is part of Sydney World Pride's Sports Week (featuring 20+ other sport competitions) starting with Fair Day on Sun, 19th Feb and ending with the Opening Ceremony and Mardi Gras Parade & Party on Fri/Sat, 24/25th Feb.

ACON Health’s Pride in Sport program is the only sporting inclusion program specifically designed to assist sporting organisations with the inclusion of employees, athletes, coaches, volunteers, officials and spectators with diverse genders and sexualities.

Squash Australia is a proud member of Pride in Sport.


For free information and resources visit the "Resources & Initiatives" page of Pride in Sport Australia.

Pride in Sport (PiS) in partnership with twelve National Sporting Organisations (NSOs), including Squash Australia, have come together to form and launch the ‘Pride in Sport Collective’.

The Pride in Sport Collective will address the barriers and mental health disparities of the LGBTQ+ community and their high disconnect rates with sport.

As a key component of the program funded by a grant from Sports Australia, each of the 12 NSOs involved have committed to offering events aimed at breaking down the barriers to the LGTBQ+ community participating in organised sport.

The project will also see participating sports implement governance and LGBTQ+ inclusion reforms, policies and resources and provide leadership for other sports to follow.

Sport is an Australian way of life. It brings people together, transcending differences in language, ability, culture and beliefs, and provides physical, social and economic benefits.

Threats to sports integrity include competition-manipulation, doping, and behaviours that impact people’s positive experience of sport, such as discrimination or abuse.

Integrity in sport means that athletes, supporters and fans can participate and celebrate sport, confident in the knowledge that they are part of a safe, ethical and inclusive environment.

Squash Australia takes integrity seriously.

All our members and participants have an obligation to protect and maintain the integrity of sport, as well as the health and wellbeing of our athletes.

ACON provides counselling as well as social work support to help people resolve complex or ongoing violence and harassment matters.

Freecall: 1800 063 060



QLife provides anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.

Freecall: 1800 184 527



Lifeline provides 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services to all Australians experiencing a personal crisis.

Phone: 13 11 14



TransHub (

This platform is an initiative from ACON Health, Australia’s largest LGBTQ health organisation specialising in community health, inclusion and HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders.


Pride in Sport Australia (

Pride in Sport is the only sporting inclusion program specifically designed to assist sporting organisations at all levels with the inclusion of LGBTQ employees, athletes, coaches, volunteers and spectators.


Australian Human Rights Commission (

The Australian Human Rights Commission is an independent statutory organisation, established by an act of Federal Parliament. We protect and promote human rights in Australia and internationally.