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Meet the National Game team

Meet the team who are helping to develop world-class players and inspire a new generation. To get in touch with the team in relation to Participation, please email participation@englandsquash.com, or for Performance matters contact performance@englandsquash.com.

Chris Roberton

Chris Robertson

Talent and Performance Strategic Lead

Chris combines his experience as a former professional player and national coach to guide the England Squash performance programme. His masters in sports coaching also helps him to put theories into practice. Chris works alongside National Coach David Campion to lead the strategic direction of the performance team and the development of the talent pathway to achieve success on the European and world stage.

Chris’s greatest highlights are leading Team England to podium success at the 2013 Men’s World Team Championships which saw England capture gold, and the 2014 Commonwealth Games where the team claimed nine of the 14 medals on offer.

Away from squash, he enjoys spending time at home and watching sport.



David Campion

David Campion

National Coach

David was a world junior finalist, before turning his hand to coaching in sports clubs and in junior player development at England Squash. He tutors on coaching courses and is qualified in the England Squash high performance coach award (PG Dip) through Gloucester University.

As National Coach, David develops senior players within our Team England and England Academy programmes and supporting them at numerous PSA tour events around the world. David travels to European and World Championships with Team England as well as being involved in coaching our Commonwealth Games players. Away from squash, David enjoys cycling and spending time with his daughters.


Josh Taylor

Josh Taylor

National Performance Coach

After graduating from the University of Birmingham with a sport and exercise science degree, Josh spent a short spell competing on the PSA World Tour gaining valuable insight on operating at a world level.

Josh started coaching at a young age, attaining the role of Head Regional Coach for the East Midlands at 20. Prior to his role with England Squash he was responsible for the Manchester Squash Academy. In two years, Josh turned it back into one of the largest academies in the country with many high-level juniors training out of the National Squash Centre each week with a large base of players through its development pathway, priding itself in the infrastructure developed for sustained success.

Josh has a fascination for squash and sport in general, and loves anything active. Away from squash, he enjoys listening to music and travelling.


Paul Carter

Paul Carter

High Performance Coach

Paul is proud to have produced five World Top 5 ranked players since joining England Squash when the world-class coaching programme launched in 1998. His successful worldwide travels with the England squad has brought back a haul of three world Women’s Team Championships titles, two World Men’s Championships titles, 17 men's and women's European Team Championships titles, plus a host of Commonwealth Games medals. Paul is now putting his expertise into developing the coaches of the future. Away from squash, Paul enjoys competing for his local running club and spending time with his family and friends.


Tania Bailey

Tania Bailey

High Performance Coach

Tania’s experience coming through the junior programme and as a full-time player is a valuable asset in her role as a coach within the England development programme. She understands what the players are going through as she coaches and manages the England junior teams at international team events. She previously held the role of assistant coach, learning from the high performance coaches she worked with. Tania enjoys walking and spending time with family and friends.


Louise Pickford

Lou Pickford

Performance Operations Manager

Lou is responsible for the efficient and effective operations of the performance department including managing the administration and logistical support for all major England representational tournaments. She developed her administrative and operational skills whilst working for the Lawn Tennis Association. Lou enjoys life outdoors especially long walks with Freddie the dog.


Jo

Joanna Rowbottom

Partnerships and Communities Manager

Jo works with key partners including clubs, county associations and leisure providers to help keep current squash players active and attract new players to the game. She works on initiatives including Squash Girls Can and Squash 101 as well as developing toolkits and resources for clubs.

With a passion for sport from a young age, Jo has worked in various sporting settings including school sport, national governing bodies and the National Trust. Outside of work, Jo loves to travel and enjoys getting outdoors, hiking, cycling and snowboarding, and basically trying anything new.

Get in touch with Jo: joanna.rowbottom@englandsquash.com


Chris

Chris Peach

National Education & Pathways Manager

Chris promotes squash development and delivery at schools across the country, driving up the numbers of young players. Chris previously worked in local authorities as a sports development officer, seeing first hand how national sports programmes were implemented at a local level.

He has run the Barcelona, London and Paris marathons, and is a keen Tottenham supporter.


Get in touch with Chris: chris.peach@englandsquash.com


Anna
Partner Engagement Officer – coaches

Anna Vaughan-Hawkins

Anna works on some of our key coaching initiatives to support the coaching workforce - in particular the development and support of female coaches following last year’s Squash Girls Can Coach programme and the Uni Squash Champion programme.

Anna has been involved in squash since she was a teenager working as part of the original group of Manchester community coaches for the Commonwealth Games. Anna is passionate about improving female participation and loves to develop people and communities.

Get in touch with Anna: anna.vaughan-hawkins@englandsquash.com


Hannah
Partner Engagement Officer – clubs and venues

Hannah Hodgson

Hannah plays a key role in communicating with clubs and driving awareness and engagement of our latest Bounce Back support and campaigns. Hannah's always on the lookout for inspiring success stories and good news stories to share with the wider community!

Hannah is the Club Development Officer at Marple Squash Club in Cheshire where she has successfully delivered a number of projects to engage the local community in the club’s activities. Her background is in cricket where she actively coaches junior players.

Get in touch with Hannah: hannah.hodgson@englandsquash.com


David
Partner Engagement Officer – County Associations

David Evans

David is responsible for supporting county associations during the return to play by building relationships through regular communication and sharing the latest Bounce Back initiatives to help counties restart local activity.

David has played squash for over forty years and is actively involved at club, county and regional level. He likes to play as often as possible and in recent years has enjoyed ‘graduating’ to the larger ball (Squash 57). David also coaches at his local club in Aylesbury.

Get in touch with David: david.evans@englandsquash.com