We are squash, in Gwent

Welcome to the virtual home of Gwent Squash Rackets Association. We exist to promote squash in the Gwent area of South East Wales. We offer a range of services for our member clubs including running county leagues that are feeder streams for the South Wales league structure. We are affiliated to Wales Squash and Racketball

Promoting the game we love

We exist to promote the game we love and through a shared appreciation of the game, this objective is embraced my our member clubs and individual members within those clubs.

What ever level they play at squash players tend to be fiercely competitive, but are also incredibly fair-minded; we believe this is the nature of the game and its borne out in the strong social aspect of the sport. We very much encourage this social dimension.

There have never been so many competing pastimes for children and adults alike, both virtual and real. The choice of hobbies is limited only by an individual’s time and budget. So, whilst the heyday of squash might have passed, we are encourage there is a strong and vibrant squash scene in Wales and we like to think we play our part in that.

Whether it be providing a competitive framework for established players, or encouraging school-aged players to try the sport, there are many ways in which we support our clubs and promote the game in Gwent, including:

  • organising winter leagues in which all our member clubs enter teams
  • organising regular knock-out competitions
  • organising inter-county events and providing an opportunity for the county’s squash talent to play peers at a national level
  • providing free marker courses and encouraging stronger officiating
  • working with our friends at Wales Squash and Racketball and other county associations to promote the game to youngsters
  • providing support for junior divisions and ensuring the highest standards of child welfare
  • providing discounted squash supplies to clubs

Whilst we have a full governance framework in place and a formal written constitution, we are staffed on a part-time basis by volunteers who have a real passion for the game and its promotion.  We also rely on the goodwill and hard work of those individuals at each of our member clubs who give-up their time for free in assisting us in these objectives.

 

 

Club directory

New to the game or new to the area? Just taking up the sport, established club player or aspiring pro? Our member clubs would love to hear from you if you are seeking to get involved.

We have member clubs in the following areas: Abergavenny, Caldicot, Pontypool, Monmouth, Newbridge, Abertillery, Newport and Risca.

To find out what each club offers and how to make contact with them please refer to our club directory.

 

 

 

All set for the Spring season

Congratulations to Cwmbran A who secured promotion from Gwent Division 1 to South Wales East 3 narrowly pipping Risca A to the sole promotion slot on offer. Relegated from South Wales East 3 are Caldicot A and Abergavenny C who take their place in Gwent 1.

Relegated from Gwent 1 are Abergavenny D and Monmouth C. Winning promotion from Gwent 2 are top of the table Risca B and runners up Abertillery. Congratulations to both!

The new season starts week commencing 14 January and there are a number of important rules changes that come into effect this season. Be sure to check out the updated rules.