Hallamshire appoints a Director of Squash and Racketball
The Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Neil Guirey as Director of Squash and Racketball at Hallamshire. Neil brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to the club, having enjoyed more than sixteen years of experience as Head Coach in both sports.Having worked at Hallamshire previously as an assistant coach for 3 years, Neil is acutely aware of the Club's history, and its friendly, family centered atmosphere.
Neil is very passionate about ensuring that all players of all ages have the opportunity to reach their full potential in both Squash and Racketball and he welcomes the opportunity to further develop avenues of activity outside coaching such as leagues, competitions and social participation at the club.
He is as comfortable working with grass roots Squash and Racketball players as he is with the world’s best players and is very determined to keep enhancing the wonderful family ethos at Hallamshire. Neil recently celebrated his engagement to one of our members, Elaine Dean, and they are now looking forward to their wedding, which will take place next year.
Neil is currently studying for ESR’s High Performance Coaching Award and upon completion will be one of only eight coaches in the world to have achieved this qualification.
Neil really enjoys his role as Head Coach of The Nick Matthew Academy and is very excited to be able to link this partnership to Hallamshire to create an unrivalled top to bottom Squash and Racketball programme.
He is also extremely keen to develop the Outreach Programme to give more local school children the opportunity to enjoy playing Squash and Racketball. He intends to structure a clear player pathway for those who display a passion for the sport. He is also highly motivated to progress with Sport England’s “This Girl Can” Campaign by developing a programme of coaching, competition and social activity.
Neil is very aware of the importance of working closely with a strong team of coaches and recognises the pivotal roles that Alex Cutts and Sam Gardiner play and is looking forward to managing and mentoring their development at Hallamshire.
Neil is currently working his notice at Abbeydale Park Rackets and Fitness Club and we are looking forward to him joining Hallamshire in the late Summer.