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2023/24 Pre-Season Statement from Army Squash President Major General Mark Pullan CBE

Army Squash has successfully consolidated its position having recovered superbly from the impact of COVID.  The new era, which was described in the last business development plan, has reinvigorated the game and galvanised the growth of our game to new levels.  There is no doubt that we have successfully engaged with more service personnel and more civilian squash communities than ever before, and I am now confident that this is a sustainable position.

Army Squash is grateful for the financial commitments given by Army Sport and for the collaborative support provided by them both setting our vision and putting us on a pathway to deliver against it.   Our relationship with NGB (England Squash) continues to be built on a comprehensive framework that defines our long-term aspirations, and they have not changed.  This will continue to drive our decision making and prioritisation and provide the focus for the next five years.

Over the next five years we want to continue to evolve and improve the environment where our unique squash community can thrive.  We must ensure that our volunteers are invested in, that they feel valued and fulfilled, and that we continue drive up participation numbers to all-time highs.  Our athletes, at all levels, are to be nurtured so that we can enable them to strive for excellence and maximise their potential.

Army Squash continues to deliver; and it is in a very strong position to continue to do so.  It has a proud heritage and holds a unique place in the Army’s sporting landscape. I remain hugely optimistic about the future of the sport and am in no doubt that we are in a position to embrace the opportunities the next five years will provide.

Major General Mark Pullan CBE

President of Army Squash