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Lansdown Represents Avon County Squash

On June 2nd & 3rd Avon sent a team including four Lansdown members representing the county Over-55s to the National finals held at Pontefract.

In the semi-final on Saturday, the team exacted revenge on Northumbria (who had beaten Avon in the final last year) closing out 3-2 winners. Onto the final on Sunday morning.  Unfortunately not the best of starts, with Jeremy Goulding on first but losing at #3 for a match that most people (perhaps with the exception of his opponent) thought Goulding would win! 0-1. Never fear, Andy Killey to the rescue.  Not to be, as Killey too fell to his Essex opponent. 0-2. Step up Mike Martin at #2 string, and step up he did, comfortably despatching his opponent. All to play for with Mark Taylor at #4 and Roger Green at #5 starting their matches at the same time. Taylor ran out a 3-1 victor, coming off court to find that Green was 2 games to 1 down and the championship on the line. With the gallery full (and Pippa the nervous spectator for a change), Green played the match of his life winning

11-9 in the 5th to clinch victory! Brilliant effort – Lansdown (well Avon…) flying high!

England Squash

England Squash and Racketball

The Club Charter is a progressive club development programme that aims to increase the number of adults and juniors playing squash and Racketball in clubs, increase the recruitment, education and development of coaches and volunteers, and improve the infrastructure of our club network.  The Club Charter is linked to Sport England’s Clubmark award.  Put simply, by achieving Club Charter status, we have shown our commitment to offer a welcoming environment, set high standards in child protection, and work closely with local schools to develop the future generations of squash and Racketball players.

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Club Mark

Club Mark

Sport England recognises and values the commitment made by the Lansdown Club to develop high quality, welcoming environments for young participants. The development of clubs that encourage young people to take-up sport, improve their talents, possibly play a leadership role and give them the option to initiate and maintain life-long participation in sport is an essential part of supporting the sporting infrastructure in England. The Lansdown Club are proud to have been recognised for achieving the standards necessary to obtain the Clubmark award.