Important notice for all coaches

The following notice has just been issued by England Squash and should be noted by all coaches in the county

  • All existing coaches must undertake face-to-face safeguarding training when their current safeguarding qualification lapses.
  • Once a coach has attended the latest face-to-face training, future courses they attend could either be online or face-to-face.
  • For coaches whose safeguarding qualification expires soon, we are offering a grace period between now and 1 February 2020, during which time their Coach Membership (including insurance) will still be valid regardless of whether their safeguarding qualification has expired. This will allow reasonable time for those coaches to complete the face-to-face training.
  • Coach Member validity will be subject to the coach having evidenced that they are booked on to a course before the end of the grace period (e.g. emailing evidence of their booking to England Squash), alongside holding a current Coach Membership, up to date DBS certificate, and First Aid certificate (Level 2 and above).
  • England Squash will continue to working with the CPSU to ensure that training courses are available and that we have the best possible safeguards in place for the squash community. We are committed to supporting coaches through this transitionary period so please do get in touch if you have any questions.

Coach qualifications update

This is a reminder to all squash coaches in Cheshire. When you renew your safeguarding certification you need to do a face to face course as required by the CPSU. England Squash have agreed a grace period till 1st February 2020, after which date your coach insurance may be invalid. See the coaching page for further details.

Cheshire Squash will try to seek out and publish local courses. We will put the dtails on the website

Squash Girls Can

Squash Girls Can Coach

Want to engage more women squash players in your club? Want to develop your skills?

Applications are now open for the new Squash Girls Can Coach – a funded, mentored, female coach development initiative aiming to engage and support more women to kick start or progress their coaching.

Anna Vaughan Hawkins, Head Coach at The Northern, has been appointed a mentor and said: “It would be fantastic for some of the clubs in Cheshire to get involved with this and future proof the League!”

The 12-month structured programme of training and mentoring will start in January 202. Candidates will have the opportunity to take their Level 1 and Level 2 coaching courses at the beginning and end of the year – they will initially pay 50% of their coaching course fee but may be reimbursed upon successful completion of the programme, subject to the requirements being met.

Applications will close on 22 November 2019. For more information go to  https://www.englandsquash.com/squashgirlscancoach .