2019 Board

Adrian Boden President

A highly successful Senior Executive, start-up specialist and change agent with an impressive track record of performance improvement, business turnaround and technology management in the automotive OE/AM sales, product planning and engineering sectors in Europe, USA and Australia. Very used to high level customer, board and government interface. With extensive linguistic skills and experience working with, and adapting to, different cultures, he has demonstrated ability in selecting high performers and motivating others to succeed. Fluent in English, French, Italian and conversational Spanish.

Has owned and operated Squash Melbourne for 2 years, previously was a Club Association President in France, and has played competitive squash for 30 years in the UK, France, Italy and Australia.

Currently runs SEMMA and is Chairman of an Advisory Board and member of the Industry Reference Committee for TAFE.

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Kevin Quick Treasurer

Kevin is now retired after a 35 year career  in I.T.,  which included a successful technical and sales career at IBM, followed by  launching and managing his own company which supplied business systems to the Clothing, Footwear and Textile Industries.

Kevin’s squash career began in 1965 and he has played in several countries around the world, including extensive stints in the UK and Mauritius. Most domestic experience has been in Sydney and Melbourne until the last ten years in the country (Albury).

Over the years, Kevin has served on several club committees. More recently he founded the North East Victoria regional association – SARNEVA Inc . He is a Level 1 coach and actively involved in individual coaching as well as schools outreach.

Kevin headed the committee which organised the new bi-state Inter – Town squash competition (The Geoff Hunt Shield). He is currently Team Manager for the Southern Region Green Shield Junior Team.  

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Leigh Evans Director

Leigh has been playing Squash for 30 years and her highest level reached was Womens State 3. Leigh is the founding President of Hume City Squash Club in Craigieburn. The club has been focusing on building itself from the ground up since February 2018. Leigh has initiated and co-ordinated a junior squash program, beginner/intermediate adult squash program, squash in schools, Women in Squash Networking event and received a grant from the Hume City Council for a womens only squash program. 

Her previous work experience includes being a Real Estate Agent, Senior Credit Analysts and Senior Account Manager both at Melbourne IT. Leigh has also been self-employed as a photographer at LePix Photography. Plus Co-owner/Office Manager at Attard Automotive. 

Leigh feels very lucky to be able to stay at home with her 6 children ranging from 2-17 years old whilst pursuing her work in squash.  

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Olivia Coles Director

Olivia is the owner operator of Westerfolds Templestowe and a partner with Westerfolds Bayswater and the Westerfolds Albert Park Club. 

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Sarah Fitz-Gerald Vice President
Sarah Fitz-Gerald now retired from the professional tour comes from MelbourneAustralia but competed all over the world for 15 years.
 

Sarah has achieved a highest Women’s International Squash Players Association (WISPA) World Ranking of one and highest Australian National Ranking of one. Sarah won seventy WISPA World Tour titles and represented Australia on eighty occasions. 

Sarah won all Junior National Titles and culminated with the World Junior Championships in 1987 and captain of two Aust junior women’s teams. Consequently was awarded Sport Australia Junior Female Athlete and Junior Team of the Year 1985 and 1987.
 
As a senior, Sarah has been recognised for her achievements and awarded the prestigious Australian Female Athlete of the Year in 2001 & 2002Dawn Fraser Award in 2001Member of the Order of Australia (AM) and has been inducted into the Hall of Fame for Sport Australia, World Squash FederationWISPASquash Australia and Victorian Squash Federation
 
While competing Sarah showed her interest in associations, events and organising of tournaments which led to her becoming Chairwoman of WISPA and eventually President which spanned over 10 years. Sarah also spent 2 years on the Squash Australia board, Director of World Squash Federation (WSF) Athletes Commission and attended meetings and presentations at the IOC in Lausanne, Switzerland and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Sarah is currently on the WSF board as Vice President.
 
Since retirement Sarah has coached Australian senior and junior teams as well as Victorian Junior teams. She also has MC’ed and commentated at British, HK and Australian Opens as well as exhibition events in the UK. Sarah and her husband Cameron  now build squash courts for a living. Sarah was consultant coach to Malaysia’s Nicol David and continues to be involved with the current professional game as personal coach to India’s Dipika Pallikal-Karthik and Australian Christine Nunn as well as competes in international, local masters events and racquetball.
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Paul Vear Secretary

Paul has been involved in the Squash and Racquetball industry for the past fifty one years as a player, coach, venue operator, plus the Event Manager of numerous world , international, national, state and regional squash and racquetball championships, including being the Festival Director of the world’s largest ever squash event, the Melbourne 2001 International Squash Festival, and as Assistant Competition Manager for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Squash Competition.

Over this period Paul has also held several administrative roles in the industry including as Finance Director of the Australian Squash Court Owners Association, General Manager of the Victorian Squash Court Owners Association, CEO of Squash Time Leisure Centres Pty. Ltd., Executive Director of the Victorian Squash Federation for 20 years, Executive Director of the Victorian Racquetball Federation for 29 years, and is currently General Manager of the Australian Racquetball Association, and the Manager of S&RV’s Racquetball Committee and the National and Victorian Grand Prix Tournament Circuits.

The Victorian Squash Federation(VSF) was a world first for squash and a world first for sport through its unification of the total industry in this state, plus it initiated the commencement of World Ranking’s events in Australia, and hosted the  first ever world squash event in a shopping centre, at Melbourne Central.

Paul has also been a Guest Lecturer on Sport Safety and The Role Of Sports Bodies and Administrators in Injury Prevention at Monash and Deakin Universities, as the VSF was heavily involved in the production of protective eyewear for squash players and its compulsory wearing of it by juniors world-wide.

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Our Staff

Brendan Perry Competition Coordinator

Brendan is currently playing for the Mulgrave Country Club and has been an active participant in squash and its administration for many years as you will see from his timeline below. Brendan was elected to the position of Club Circuit Match & Pennant Chair at the 2016 Club Circuit AGM.

1980 – 1987   Maryborough S.C. Junior Coordinator
1989 – 2000   Geelong S.R.A. Administrator
1996 –           State M & P committee member
1990 – 1998   Corio S.C. Secretary – Life member
1995 – 2008   VSF Technical Council member (2000 – 2008 Chair)
2016 –            Club Circuit M & P Chair

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Meredith Hodson Sports Program Manager

Meredith has been working as Program Manager since January 2019. Her main role has been managing the VicHealth Growing Participation in Sport funded program - Squash and Racquetball GO! 

Meredith graduated from the University of Melbourne at the end of 2018, having completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She is currently enrolled in a course by the Melbourne Business School, Leading in the Digital Age. 

Meredith has recently started playing squash, competing in the Melbourne University Women's Novice Competition. Her other involvement in sport consists of netball, soccer, AFL, tennis, canoe polo and athletics (track). 

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Russell McLean General Manager

Russell has come from a background in the trade industry - and he stood up when his regional club needed someone to take the lead and build it up. With a team first approach, Russell was influential in setting up the groundwork to bring back his club from the brink of closure. He then went on to add another regional club to rebuild. Russell has successfully been running both the Ballarat Squash and Racquetball Club and Bendigo Squash Club. 

Russell has joined Squash & Racquetball Victoria as General Manager in April 2019 and hopes to be able to reunite all facets of the sport, and add another dimension to the support that S&RV gives to all clubs both metro and regional.
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