The Barbados Squash Association (BSA) is the officially recognized National Sports Federation (NF) that administers the IOC-recognized sport of squash The Barbados Squash Association (BSA) is the officially recognized National Sports Federation (NF) that administers the IOC-recognized sport of squash in Barbados. The BSA's main objectives are to promote and develop the game of squash wherever possible by the holding of Open and Closed Squash tournaments and events; upholding the rules; maintaining offices; generating press releases; undertaking public relations; selecting national teams (Junior / Senior / Veterans), both male and female and managing finances at the national level.
The BSA is recognized as a National Sports Federation by the Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) and the National Sports Council (NSC). The BSA is also a fully paid up member of the World Squash Federation (WSF), the Federación Panamericana de Squash (FPS), a.k.a. the Pan-American Squash Federation as well as the Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA).
To continuously develop the sport of squash in Barbados by increasing the number of persons playing the sport; by raising and improving the profile of squash with the general public; by providing opportunities for player development at all levels and ages; by improving our administrators and officials – be they at Club level, National level, Regional or International level; and by achieving success in individual events and in doubles and team events that are held either locally or overseas - in competitions hosted by other territories in the Caribbean, the Pan-American region, the Commonwealth and at the World (WSF) level.
- To increase the national awareness and participation levels in the squash sport discipline.
- To develop squash skills in players of all levels.
- To host 4 major local, 2 regional and 1 international tournaments annually.
- To create a culture of discipline and commitment to the sport among players while providing opportunities for them to develop professionally in the sport.
- To be recognized as a hub for talented, dedicated sportspersons and attracting regional and international competition.
- To create opportunities for advancement by way of academic scholarships and professional networking.
- To build the squash community by attracting new members to the sport for developing a more active and healthy lifestyle.
BSA CouncilThe present council of the Barbados Squash Association was elected for the period 2018-2019, and comprises the following persons:
|BSA Title||Name||E-mail Address|
|President||Mrs. Alison Smith-Padmorefirstname.lastname@example.org
|Vice President||Mrs. Josephine Haywoodemail@example.com
|Hon. Secretary||Ms. Coral Farleyfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Hon. Treasurer||Mr. Preston Parris|
|Assistant Secretary||Ms. Suzanne Griffith|
|Council Member||Mr. Don Benn|
|Council Member||Mr. Michael Best|
|Public Relations Officer||Dr. Rhondda Charles|
|Immediate Past President||Mr. Wm. Monty Cumberbatchemail@example.com|
Below is a breakdown of our various committees and their primary functions:
To hear, investigate, determine and adjudicate on all matters of a disciplinary nature pertaining to squash - whether such activities are on court, off court, on tour, or during a BSA sanctioned tournament, or whether such activities relate to an individual, individuals, or a team from one of the squash clubs affiliated to the BSA.
To plan, initiate and co-ordinate projects and events for the specific purpose of accumulating funds for the BSA to use to finance national teams on overseas tours, hosting tournaments within Barbados, and for payment of any other expenses of the BSA.
Junior Development Committee
To co-ordinate efforts to introduce the game of squash to new junior players, and by means of a systematic coaching programme to also improve the standard of play of as many of the existing junior players as possible.
To determine the scheduling of tournaments, and then to organise and run them. This will include the preparation of the draw, timing of matches, recording of scores and final positions. Also responsible for the selection of tournament awards and trophies, after consultation with the Fund Raising Committee, and/or the Treasurer.
Selection and Ranking Committee
To select national training squads, national teams and recommend national team captains (for the confirmation of Council) for all local and overseas tournaments. (NB. Team managers are selected and confirmed by the full Council only). To prepare the end of year rankings for local players, and to update such rankings throughout the year and provide seedings to the Tournament Committee or the Tournament Committee of any affiliated club for all local BSA sanctioned tournaments.
Public Relations and Marketing Committee
To co-ordinate with the Tournament Committee to ensure that results of tournaments are published in the local press, to increase public awareness about the game of squash, and generally to improve the public image of the BSA and market the game of squash in Barbados.
Squash Development Committee
To formulate a developmental (i.e. strategic) plan for the BSA for the medium to long term, for Council's consideration, approval, and implementation.
Additional monetary or equipment donations to the BSA are always welcome, and in general will be used to assist with the development of junior squash in Barbados.
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Annual membership is available to the squash-playing public.
Annual membership subscription fees are due on January 1st each year as follows:
- Adults (19 years and over) - Bds$50 per year
- Juniors (under 19 years) - Bds$10 per year
All players who wish to participate in a BSA-sanctioned tournament must be paid-up BSA members.
Cheques can be written to "Barbados Squash Association" and passed on to a BSA council member or posted to our official mailing address.