England Squash to run six-week programme for children at Rochdale Sports Club

Date published: 26 January 2024

A new six-week squash programme for children will be held at Rochdale Sports Club this spring.

England Squash is continuing to introduce new ways for young people to increase their activity levels through its primary programme for participation amongst young people, Squash Stars, which provides children with the equipment and coaching required to get active and develop key skills.

Squash Stars will offer children aged between five and nine the chance to experience the benefits of sport ahead of an Olympic summer. The sport of squash is in an exciting period, following the recent announcement that it will be in the Olympics from 2028 onwards.

This will be the fifth intake since the programme began in 2022. Squash Stars has provided thousands of young people across the country with affordable and accessible means of physical activity.

The six-week local Squash Stars programme – which runs from Sunday 14 April until Sunday 19 May – costs £42 – or just £7 for each session. Every child who signs up will also be given a free racket, Squash Stars t-shirt, ball, goggles and kit bag to keep.

Joanna Rowbottom, head of partnerships and communities England Squash, said: “With the ongoing battle to get young people active across the country, there is a huge responsibility for sports to act now and protect future generations.

“Sport has the power to drive commanding positive change across lives and communities which is why we, at England Squash, are so committed to giving young people the chance to try a new sport and give squash a go. 

“We’re entering the most exciting era in the sport’s history, with squash confirmed as part of the Olympic programme for LA2028. During this excitement, it’s important to remember that this opportunity exists not only on the major stages of professional sport, but also translates into huge potential to increase participation in this brilliant sport.

“We hope that Squash Stars is the start of a very exciting squash journey for many.”

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