News from the Club ...
FAST & FURIOUS start to 2022 !
We welcomed in the New Year with a successful 2022 Fast & Furious Fun Competition on 8 January.
Members were encouraged to take part and all matches were played with the right spirit and at a very good standard. Safety precautions were maintained and a good day was had by all.
Special thanks to Hannah Davies (Tournament Organiser) and Sandra Davies (Refreshments) for helping to make it a special day.
The three Pool winners were:
Pool 1 - Jonathan Davies.
Pool 2 - Darren Lee
Pool 3 - Hannah Davies.
2022 Fast & Furious Winners all
2022 Fast & Furious - our Organiser
2021 Club Championships
Our 2021 Club Championships took place on 11 December with the Main Final played between defending Champion, Jonathan Davies and Tim Arthur.
The Final produced a very strong performance from Tim who took the match by 3-0 (11-7, 11-9, 11-8).
Huge congratulations to Tim.
Tim Arthur - 2021 Club Champion
2021 Club Champion & Runner Up
2021 Club Championship - Our Top Three
2021 Club Championship - Plate Winner
2021 Club Championship - Plate Runner-up
Foodbank - Christmas Appeal
Our local Foodbank, part of The Trussell Trust initiative, is based at Felin Puleston and does an excellent job all year round of supporting people across the County Borough who are in need of their services.
Their formal 2021 Christmas Appeal is now over, however, if members would like to support this good local cause, donations may be made direct - see their Top Ten items identified in the link below - thank you.
Christmas Appeal - Top Ten List
2021 Welsh Closed Champions
Congratulations to our new Karakal 2021 Welsh Closed Champions, Tesni Evans and Joel Makin.
The Championships took place in Cardiff over the weekend 5-7 November - in the Finals, Tesni beat Emily Whitlock and Joel beat Elliot Morris Devred.
2021 Welsh Closed Champions
Work hard, Play hard ...
Many of us understand the benefits of playing squash and we've been pleased to hear from three student members who have gone off to University for the first time this year.
David Thomas, Henry Scarsbrook and Cameron Dennis have all settled into their Fresher Year and discovered the importance of sport in helping them to work hard and play hard while meeting new people in a College environment.
All three have signed up to play for their College Squash Teams and it was good to see how they'd developed their games further, when they returned home at Christmas.
Aspiration "smashed" but is still alive!
We're still hoping to achieve our Third Court but that aspiration was partly smashed during a visit to Bethesda to collect a Glass Squash Wall that had become surplus to requirement .
We were offered the glass wall by Bethesda Leisure Centre as they were changing their courts into a fitness studio.
On 7 October, with help from Centre' staff, Mark Davies and Jim Tunley were loading the third (very heavy) piece onto a van (very kindly loaned by John Williams), when the slightest knock completely shattered it - a real shame but lessons were learned on that visit!
Internal Leagues started again in October
Members were asked to express their interest in joining our new Monthly Internal Leagues, to commence during October.
Following a positive response, for the first time since March 2020, the new Leagues went live on 5 October.
If any other members would like to join in the November Leagues, please speak to Jim or Mark.
Squash Wales new membership scheme
During September, the new Squash Wales Membership platform was launched.
The new membership offers all players discounted benefits from over 200 High Street brands; it is essential for all members playing in any of our Teams.
Check it out using the following link.
New membership scheme from Squash Wales
New season started on 23 September
The 2021-22 Season started in the North West Counties Squash Leagues on 23 September; we have three Teams representing the Club this season - to view all of our fixtures, go to the Teams Page.
The situation regarding our North Wales Leagues, with only a few teams entered and venues remaining closed, has still to be agreed.
We've been waiting for this ...
On 6 August, the Welsh Government announced that all Wales would move to Alert Level 0 from Saturday, 7 August
This news means that the Squash Club will now be open for normal play, without any modification.
Some protocols will however need to be continued, including the wearing of face masks when visiting the Club, that is unless you're on court playing.
Our 2021-22 Subscription Rates
The recent AGM agreed the Club's Subscription Rates for the next twelve months.
The three tiered rates have been introduced to bring some fairness to those who had paid memberships over the last two subscription years.
Lower Rate: Senior - £45; Family - £55; Juniors / Students - £20.
Higher Rate: Senior - £80; Family - £100; Juniors / Students - £30.
New Member Rate: Senior - £90; Family - £110; Juniors / Students - £40.
NOTE: Again this year we are able to offer members the convenience of payment by Bank Transfer:-
Account No: 90674111
Sort Code: 55-81-42
Reference: NAME OF MEMBER (this is most important).
The Wrexham Brymbo Squash Club Committee is keen to ensure all matters within the Club are treated with respect and fairness and, as such, have now formally acknowledged and adopted the Wales Squash & Racketball Model Equity Policy.
To view the Equity Policy, click on the link -
Calling all potential coaches . . .
Do you have what it takes to become a qualified squash coach - if so, your Club needs you!
If any Club member has an interest in committing to become a qualified coach, the Squash Club may be able to assist with necessary fees and mentoring.
Please contact either Mark Davies or Jim Tunley to chat it through.
and finally ... all Members to note
To all members - at anytime, if you are the last to leave the Club, please ensure that the showers and all of the lights, heaters and court fans are turned off.
Please be vigilant in this and report any problems that may arise - thank you.