Squash coach, of­fi­cial recog­nised at din­ner

Southern Gazette (Belmont) - - SPORT -

TWO lo­cal squash cham­pi­ons were recog­nised at the WA Squash Hall of Fame this month.

Lath­lain res­i­dent Lyn Chan­dler was pre­sented with the Ser­vice to WA Squash Award dur­ing the din­ner on Novem­ber 7.

She started play­ing squash at Bel­mont Squash­works in 1983 be­fore join­ing the com­mit­tee two years later, which she has been on apart from a oneyear ab­sence. She has served on most of the WA Squash com­mit­tees and is still in­volved in run­ning the Mon­day night and day league com­pe­ti­tions.

Vic­to­ria Park Squash Club coach Sue Hil­lier was awarded the 2017 Player of the Year. She has had an out­stand­ing year start­ing with a win in the World Masters over-50 in April.

She went on to play in the fi­nal of the WA Open. In July, she won the Golden Open Div 1 and Masters event and later bagged the WA State Masters O50 ti­tle.

Hil­lier (54) rep­re­sented Aus­tralia in the Masters Trans Tas­man team in Septem­ber, win­ning all her matches in the test se­ries.

She then won her fifth Aus­tralian over-50 Cham­pi­onship in Bal­larat.

Pic­ture: Joe Mi­haly

Lo­cal squash icons Lyn Chan­dler and Sue Hil­lier (right) with WA Squash Hall of Fame in­ductee He­len Muir.

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