Junior Community Engagement
Our junior section are involved with the local community in a growing number of ways including;
Village Treasure Hunt - March or April near Easter. This involves working with various 'groups' within our village. Families start from our squash club, and are given a map of the village to walk around. During the walk they find (a) treasure (for the children) (in the form of chocolates, sweets, cakes, etc) and (b) a question for adults to partake in for the 'parents' Quiz.
With a free 'tea or coffee, cake and / or crepe' at the end, it makes for a wonderful family morning to learn more about the village, and meet people they wouldn't otherwise meet. Great fun for the whole family.
Scouts and Squash - this is a new initiative to work with our local beaver, cubs, and scouts, to give them a flavour of what playing squash means - helping the scouts towards achieving one of their badges.
Charity Events - We raise money for local and national charities with 2 events a year. A 'sponsored run' - usually running a mile or one Kilometre on the squash courts - aimed at children participation. And a second event which is a fun based evening - sometimes 'fancy dress' squash games, sometimes 'mad squash' along with other activities.
Schools Engagement - Our coaches have been getting out into primary schools and providing a taster introductory programe into squash as a great sport to get into from an early age. Our junior co-ordinator has also provided training to all the PE teachers at Wyven College to help them develop their skills when teaching squash and racketball.