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Prime coach Glen Wilson set to be inducted into the New Zealand Squash Corridor of Fame


By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor)

The newest inductee to the New Zealand Squash Corridor of Fame has been introduced with Glen Wilson confirmed to affix a prestigious checklist of Kiwi squash legends.

Wilson, now 51, was a preferred coach at Lambs Membership in London when it was thought to be one of many foremost squash golf equipment on the planet.

In New Zealand, he has had a big influence on the game from his enjoying days by to teaching and rising the sport. He’ll the thirty first inductee.

He first performed at Maidstone Squash Membership in Higher Hutt (not the one in England) and went on to win the U13 age group titles in 1982, 83.

Glen Wilson with Joelle King and Amanda Landers-Murphy after one other gold medal for New Zealand within the Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham

He then continued with U15, 17 and U19 in successive years earlier than win the New Zealand nationwide males’s title in 1990, 91 and returning to take the title once more in 2003.

The success didn’t cease at nationwide stage as Wilson gained a prime world rating of 25 and went on to characterize New Zealand at three Commonwealth Video games, 1998, 2002 and 2006. He claimed bronze within the blended doubles with Sarah Cook dinner at Kuala Lumpur and gold at Melbourne in 2002 with Leilani Joyce.

Reminiscences from Lambs Membership in London as Glen enjoys some refreshment with Maurice Collins (centre) and Nick Staunton

There was additionally a blended doubles silver medal with Shelley Kitchen on the 2004 World Doubles Champions.

Wilson represented New Zealand for 15 years from 1991 to 2006 after which took on varied teaching roles world wide earlier than returning to New Zealand and changing into a nationwide selector in 2015, a task he nonetheless holds as we speak.

There has additionally been positions as New Zealand girls’s head coach, junior head coach, world doubles head coach, males’s head coach in 2019 the place they completed fifth and the profitable head coach of the 2018 and 2022 Commonwealth Video games staff.

Glen with fellow NZ coach Paul Hornsby

He at present coaches on the Howick Squash Membership and has a rising junior programme and loads of membership assist and elevated membership.

Different latest inductees to the NZ Squash Corridor of Fame have been former referee Chas Evans in addition to former world No 6 Shelley Kitchen.

Wilson will likely be inducted at a particular ceremony on Saturday 12 November on the Trustpower Enviornment through the NZ Open worldwide match in Tauranga.

Glen Wilson and Paul Hornsby (left) with gold medal winner Paul Coll within the Birmingham Commonwealth Video games

 

Photos courtesy of PSA, Squash NZ and social media

 

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