BY ALAN THATCHER
Squash and Racketball Victoria are holding a special Celebrity Squash Challenge to celebrate World Squash Day at Melbourne Squash and Aquatic Centre in Albert Park.
Karl Mayne, General Manager of Squash Vic, says: “After a difficult few years for the sport, we hope the day will bring joy to our community and help raise the profile of the game, one that was much loved by Australians during the 70s-90s, and we are committed to returning its position as one of the premier sports in Australian culture.”
The event will run from 11am to 3pm on October 15 and will feature:
Comedian and TV personality Dave Hughes
Celebrity Masterchef George Calombaris
Australian Cricketer & Melbourne Stars coach David Hussey
Five-time World Open winner Sarah Fitz-Gerald AM
Former world champion Cassie Thomas
Olympic badminton player Gronya Sommerville
Former AFL player and mental health advocate Mark Eustice
3AW Weekend Breakfast presenter Darren James
House of Representative member Peta Murphy MP
World #27 and England #3 squash player Adrian Waller
Australian #1 and World #89 squash player Rex Hedrick
Squash Australia CEO Robert Donaghue is lined up to take the court against former cricket star Dave Hussey and said: “I am looking forward to celebrating World Squash Day in Melbourne at the Celebrity Challenge.
“It will be a great opportunity to share the court with celebrities who share our passion for squash and help continue to raise the profile of the sport.”
Some trash talk and banter is already appearing on social media led by comedian Dave Hughes.
It looks like being a truly fantastic day, and one which will help to raise the profile of squash Down Under.
A huge well done to Karl and his team at Squash Victoria for making it happen.