It’s Women’s Squash Week. Jamaica will not be left out.
The World Squash Federation has designated September 17 – 24 as the week to bring additional attention to the sport and to bring about a greater awareness.
To commemorate the week, the Jamaica Squash Association will host two events today (Wednesday, September 21) and Thursday at the Liguanea Club and Mona respectively. Both days, the event will start at 6pm.
President, Karen Anderson, on the heels of hosting a successful Caribbean Championships, wants more women to get involved in the sport.
Anderson in her appeal, says “women can play, officiate or serve as administrators in the sport. We want as many women to feel comfortable knowing they can contribute.”
Anderson, who has been active since 1982 as a Junior player, now serves as a coach, official and plays in the veteran’s category. She recently accompanied Jamaica’s national team to the Commonwealth Games in the UK.
Some other outstanding women include:
- Katherine Risden – current U17 Caribbean champion
- Mehar Trehan – current U15 Caribbean champion
- Sanjana Nallapati ranked 3rd in the u17 in the Caribbean
- Mia Todd ranked 5th in U19 Caribbean
- Savannah Thomson former U13 Caribbean champion
The national championship is set for November.