Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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Championships to attract hundreds to region

David Lee August 10, 2017
HITTING THE COURTS… From left, Squash and Racquetball Victoria CEO, Fiona Young, Greater Shepparton City Council Deputy Mayor, Cr Kim O’Keeffe and Goulburn Valley Squash Club president, Damian Maidment are looking forward to when the 2017 Shepparton International Squash Championship comes to Shepparton at the end of the month. Photo: Alicia Niglia.

HITTING THE COURTS… From left, Squash and Racquetball Victoria CEO, Fiona Young, Greater Shepparton City Council Deputy Mayor, Cr Kim O’Keeffe and Goulburn Valley Squash Club president, Damian Maidment are looking forward to when the 2017 Shepparton International Squash Championship comes to Shepparton at the end of the month. Photo: Alicia Niglia.

FOR the fourth year, over 150 people will grab their squash racquets and take to the GV Squash Courts in Shepparton to take part in the 2017 Shepparton International Squash Championship.

This year’s event is the first of a new three year deal between Squash & Racquetball Victoria and Greater Shepparton City Council, keeping the event in Shepparton until at least 2019 and it is hoped to add a women’s competition to the 2018 event.

To be held from August 23 to 27, the PSA M5 event features a highly competitive field boasting players from 13 different countries.

Greater Shepparton City Council Deputy Mayor, Cr Kim O’Keeffe said, “It’s fantastic to be hosting another world class event in Greater Shepparton and I hope all visitors enjoy their time here.

“This three year partnership continues to strengthen our reputation as the sporting event capital keeping the local economy strong and businesses busy,” Cr O’Keeffe said.

Squash and Racquetball Victoria CEO, Fiona Young said, “The championships continue to attract quality national and international players.

“It provides an opportunity for players of all abilities to participate.”