1. ITV Report

Jersey's Director of Squash to leave after nine years

The head of Jersey Squash is to leave his role for a new position in the USA.

Nick Taylor, who has driven the sport to unprecedented levels locally, will take up the same role with a new squash academy in Boston.

I have absolutely loved working here and developing squash and Squash57 at all levels. We have seen over 15,000 children through the programme, three new leagues across the island with hundreds of new adult players playing and in 2016 the opening of a new club at Fort Regent.

– Director of Squash, Nick Taylor
Nick Taylor has helped develop the sport locally

Taylor has brought major international tournaments to the island for the first time including the Jersey Squash Classic and, most recently, April's European Team Championships in which Jersey's men and women won bronze medals.

Taylor, along with his wife Sarah, also won individual golds at the NatWest Island Games in Bermuda four years ago.

For myself, Sarah, Olivia and Charlie it’s a fresh new challenge. Squash in America is growing at 25% per year, they have an incredible vision for the sport and it’s a new 4 court facility with another 4 courts in the pipeline. My goal is to have the biggest and most successful Squash Academy in America.

– Director of Squash, Nick Taylor
Taylor won gold at the NatWest Bermuda games, four years ago
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