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Meet the coaching and performance team

Meet the team who are driving our elite success on the world stage and helping to train and develop the coaching workforce.

David Campion

David Campion

National Senior 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 Senior 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 daughter.

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Lee Drew, High Performance Coach

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.

Get in touch with Lee: / @Lee_M_Drew

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

Gareth Chappell

Gareth Chappell

Performance Content Manager

Gareth graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a Sports Science Degree and from Cardiff Metropolitan with a Masters in Performance Analysis. He has worked in elite sport as a Performance Analyst for seven years across football and squash. He's worked with England Squash since 2014 alongside some of the biggest stars on the professional tour. Gareth is now employed full-time by England Squash as a Performance Content Manager.

Gareth’s biggest career highlight is working with Team England at the Commonwealth Games when England claimed nine titles.

Away from squash, he enjoys football, cooking and eating out.

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Louise Pickford

Louise Pickford

Coaching and Performance Programme 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, quality time with her husband Chris 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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