WFS instant update
OLYMPIC GAMES UPDATE
We have submitted our questionnaire answers to the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee (OC). The next stage is that the OC plan to announce a shortlist of sports that they will consider nominating on 22nd June. These sports (there are likely be to several), will need to present their case to the OC in August and at the end of September the OC will confirm which sports that they are nominating to the IOC for inclusion.
Again, there is no defined number, but whatever sports go forward, we are making every effort to be on the list!
The IOC will review the Tokyo OC nominations and next year propose which sports they would like the IOC membership to accept at their Rio 2016 meeting.
The more people who ‘like’ our Facebook page, the better it is for our status as we push forward for Tokyo 2020. Please encourage all your members and contacts to go to: www.worldsquash.org and click ‘like’. Thank you.
WSF AGM BOOKING LINK
The 45th WSF Conference & AGM takes place 4-6 November 2015 in the French city of Nice, hosted by the French Squash Federation. Full details can be seen at: www.ffsquash.com/agm-wsf-2015/ where there are forms to book attendance.
The WSF World Calendar is updated monthly and can be found at: www.worldsquash.org/ws/wsf-calendar.
To add your national championships to it please go to: www.worldsquash.org/ws/national-event-registration
WSF REFEREES CONFERENCE 2015
Please ensure that your referees are aware that the next WSF World Referees Conference is taking place in Kuwait on 10 – 11 December (immediately prior to the WSF Men’s World Team Championship there). Bookings are already being taken, and details of the package are available at: www.worldsquash.org/ws/2015-conference
COACH EDUCATION PROGRAMME
The Programme is live for candidate coaches to register for WSF Level 1 courses and course registration. For details go to: http://www.worldsquash.org/ws/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/CEP-Information-Update-February-2015.pdf
To see a list of National Course Managers go to:
PROTECTED DATES 2016
In conjunction with PSA, next year there will again be designated protected dates when it is highly recommended that Regional and National Championships are held – allowing hosts more confidence when making arrangements; giving regions and nations certainty about player participation that is not possible at other times, and players the opportunity to commit knowing that there will be no conflicting events.
The 2016 protected weeks are
- National championships: 7 days from second Monday in February and June
- Regional championships: 7 days from the last Monday in April*
*Where there is regional agreement that one of the designated National Championship weeks is not used then an additional Regional Championship can be held then, of course.