Meet the S&RV Team

Russell McLean General Manager

A bit about Russell...

Played a lot of soccer as a young child in QLD, moving to Vic Russell was introduced to Squash and Martial Arts (Zen Do Kai and Muay Thai). He fluctuated between the two passions until Russell kept re-injuring himself. He then focussed on squash since his late 20’s.

Three words that describe yourself:

Passionate | Motivated | Friendly

What do you love most about squash?

The community feel. It matters little if you are a high level player, average or a beginner, there is a community around you that can and will support you.

Where will we find you playing squash?

Currently with my home club Bendigo, but also playing with Westerfolds-Templestowe in the Club Circuit, as well as most of the squash and racquetball Grand Prix circuit events.

Favourite squash memory?

Playing in the Hopman Cup (teams championship) representing my home club as our junior and spending the weekend at Ciloms Lodge, near Gladstone Park Squash Club, with our team. It was a defining weekend meeting so many players from all over and such a friendly but competitive atmosphere.

Favourite sporting team?

Melbourne Football Club (Demons tragic)

Hobbies or interests outside of work?

I love AFL footy. I also love to brew my own beer, cider and ginger beer. Having just started a small family, this time at home is hard to beat. A passion for construction and building furniture keeps my creative mind active.

Favourite movie of all time?

Shawshank redemption

 

 

 

 

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Brendan Perry Competition Administrator

A bit about Brendan...

Played squash for 40 plus years, tennis for 20 plus years and various other sports.

 

Three words that describe yourself:

Not quite sure

 

What do you love most about squash?

The mental challenge it presents.

 

Where will we find you playing squash?

Melton or Mulgrave centres.

 

Favourite squash memory?

Playing in winning premiership teams.

 

Hobbies or interests outside of work?

Education.

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Meredith Hodson Sports Program Manager

A bit about Meredith...

Started playing sport from a young age, and continue to factor it into my week. Athletics and road cycling were my main sports growing up, but have also been involved in netball, softball, canoe polo, AFL, soccer and squash.

 

Three words that describe yourself:

Optimistic | Kind | Realist

 

Where will we find you playing squash?

Lunch break on a Friday at the MSAC squash courts with fellow sports colleagues!

 

Hobbies or interests outside of work?

I love to read! I probably go through a new book every couple of weeks…

 

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Prayansh Desai Development Officer

A bit about Prayansh...

His love for sport started at an early age as Prayansh was made captain of the School Table Tennis team. He also played district level soccer and represented the local club swimming team. Most of that changed once Prayansh held a squash racquet – there was no looking back.

 

Three words that describe yourself:

Creative | Innovative | Curious

 

Favourite squash memory?

Favourite squash memory would be when he was first introduced to the game by his father in when I was in my early teens and he picked up the game instantly making it a Sunday – fun day family ritual!

 

Hobbies or interests outside of work?

Scuba Diving – Just got his Advanced divers certification (Aww yeah!)    

 

 

 

 

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