Nicol David set to be a smash hit at the
Australia is delighted to announce a partnership with Malaysian
squash queen Nicol David, which brings her to the Australian Open in
Melbourne in August.
Nicol spent 100 months at world number 1 between 2006 and 2015 and
she is optimistic about reclaiming her world number 1 position.
Nicol is excited to be back in Australia since the last Australian
Open she attended 4 years ago in Canberra.
“Such fond memories winning the title then too. I always like to be
in Australia and it's no coincidence I'm working with the best
coach, Liz Irving who has taken Australia to win World titles in her
career to grasp the true Aussie authentic flare of the game” Nicol
The Malaysian player’s most recent achievement was a semi-final
finish in the Dubai PSA World Series Finals held last month. She had
previously secured back-to-back PSA World Series Finals in the
2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons, however lost to the world number 3,
Egyptian Raneem El Welily, in the semi-finals of the 2015/16 season.
was titled the Female Spirit of Squash Player for demonstrating the
spirit of squash through true sportsmanship, camaraderie and fair
play on and off the court.
attending the Australian Open, Nicol will be participating in two
exhibition matches prior to both the semi-finals on the 11th and
finals on the 12th of August.
“I am looking forward to the exhibition matches lined up for me and
making the most of my off season training leading up to the match
ups in Melbourne” said Nicol.
Following the conclusion of the finals, Squash Australia will be
hosting the Annual Awards Night at the Grand Ballroom of the Mercure
Hotel, Albert Park which Nicol will also be attending. The
Australian Open runs from the 7thto the 12th of August, 2016 at the
Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. Tickets to the matches can be
“I'm delighted to be part of the awards night. It will be great to
have an evening in honour of the winners of the tournament and other
award winners that is deserving of an award for their role in squash
throughout Australia” Nicol said.
With award winners, government delegates, board members, hall of
fame members and some of Australia’s best players, the night is sure
to be full of entertainment and enjoyment.
The night offers a three-course meal and drinks package that
celebrates the award winners from nine different categories.
Sponsorship packages are also available.
More information on the evening and ticket purchases can be found by
Squash Australia Annual Awards webpage.
Squash Australia is excited to welcome Nicol back to Australia for
what are sure to be some thrilling exhibition matches and a
memorable Awards Night.