The Franklin Squash Club has finished the end of 2015 with a high, as they have just been announced as winner of the Auckland Squash Club of the Year.
The Club was selected from over 25 other affiliations within the region, which reaches as far north as Warkworth and as far south as Te Kauwhata.
Nominations were opened to all clubs, who had to explain why they were worthy of the award. Presented to a judging panel, winners were then announced at the annual Squash Auckland AGM in November.
Former president, Trevor Hayde, says that the award is a testament to the hard work that has been invested into the club over the past year.
“It is all put down to our members, the committee and, of course, our newly appointed Club Administrator, Sonia Tate, working together to help grow the club to the strength it is currently.”
Trevor explained that in this past year, there has been an increase of over 60 members and they saw the addition of an extra tournament that helped generate funds for new court lighting.
“The nature of our club has changed over the last couple of years, and it has been for the better.”While Trevor has relinquished his role as President after four years of service, former Club Captain, Layne Shepherd, will be taking over the reins next year. However, the aim has been set towards taking out the award for a second year running. “It’s a fabulous honour and we’ll be putting up some signage around the club early next year to commemorate and illustrate the fact. “We aim to build on what we have achieved so far, and try and take out the award for the second year running. Other clubs have, and I am sure that we can too,” says Trevor.
For more information, visit www.franklinsquash.org.nz