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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.

Mark Williams

Mark Williams

Director of Sport

Mark leads the National Game team and is charged with identifying new ways to get people involved in playing squash as well as overseeing the talent pathway. His aim is to transform squash into a vibrant, sustainable and growing sport.

With fourteen years’ experience in squash, he has a good understanding of the sport, the wider landscape and what squash needs to do to thrive. Away from work, Mark enjoys running, playing hockey and spending time with his family.

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Linda Taylor

Linda Taylor

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Linda works with our key partners including County Associations and the County Association Network (CAN), and the wider squash community to promote and drive the key initiatives of England Squash forward. Her aim is to support the squash network to develop a sustainable and growing sport by improving communication and sharing good practice.

Having been involved in squash since she was 16, from being a player to a coach and a squash mum, Linda has a great drive and passion to see the sport develop to its full potential. She brings not only her sports expertise to the role but also her business networking and marketing background. When not spending time with her family, Linda enjoys running half marathons, horse riding and is often found creating various dishes in the kitchen.

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Chris Peach

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.

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Jo Rowbottom

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.

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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.

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Lee Drew

Lee Drew

National Junior Coach

Lee is a former touring professional player on the PSA World Tour and began as a club coach at Ardleigh Hall in Essex in 2009. Since then he has been a Regional Assistant coach in the East before becoming National Lead for the Regional programme.

Prior to taking on his current role, he led the U19 boys’ World Team Championship preparations and now leads the England Development Programme (EDP) and Aspire Programme for talented juniors to establish an integrated, inclusive and progressive talent pathway. He has recently completed a High Performance Coaching postgraduate degree and loves watching, studying and talking about the game. Lee enjoys ancient history documentaries and books, when he’s not watching his son play sport.

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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.

Get in touch with Josh: | @JT_Squash

Louise Pickford

Louise Pickford

Coaching and Performance Manager

Louise is responsible for the efficient and effective operations of the performance department, ensuring they deliver against targets. She also manages the administration support for all major England representational tournaments. Louise developed her administrative and operational skills whilst working for the Lawn Tennis Association in Leeds. Louise enjoys long beach walks with Freddie the dog and crafting.

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Kevin Stewart

Kevin Stewart

Coaching Co-ordinator

Kevin’s role is to organise, oversee and administer the coach education programme, events and initiatives. He previously worked as a regional administrator and spent over 10 years in the financial services industry. Kevin is currently studying for a degree in coaching with the Open University and enjoys volunteering in his local community.

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