Junior Squash and Women's training

Junior training resumes this week at 2pm this Sunday.  There are only a couple more weeks until the end of term so come along and make the most of it!
Junior pennant finals are at Woden on Friday 20 June.  All teams are playing and after there is a presentation and pizza for all players.  As is usual if you cannot play please let your co-ordinator know before 4pm on Friday.
Congratulations to all the Vikings Juniors who played at Green Shield last weekend.  There was some great squash and everyone had a good time!  The ACT won the shields for 17 year old boys and 13 year old boys.  Check the photos out on the Vikings Squash Facebook page if you have not already done so.
Women’s Training
Women’s training resumes this week, Sunday 22 June at 1pm for an hour.

Junior Squash Update

There is no junior training or pennant for the next two weeks due to the long weekend this weekend and Green Shield next weekend.  Pennant and training will resume on 20 and 22 June respectively.
Good luck to all our Vikings juniors going as part of the squad to Coffs Harbour for Green Shield: Stephie Hawkins, Josh  Chant, Michael Wode, Hannah Smit, Erin Chant, Amelia Whymark, Gemma Wode and Adam Gauntlett.  I am sure there will be lots of great squash as well as lots of fun!
Enjoy the long weekend!

Vikings v Parkes, 2014


This year's annual trip to Parkes resulted in the Vikings Squash Club redeeming themselves - defeating the Parkes Squash Club 26 rubbers to 7. (Full results attached.)

Junior Squash Update 10 May

There will be no junior pennant next week so that all players are fresh for the  ACT Junior Open on 17 and 18 May. The next pennant date is the start of the finals round.  All teams play in the finals including the last finals night which will be played at Woden on Friday 20
ACT Junior Open
Entries for the ACT Junior Open close on Tuesday 13 May so please make sure you have your entry form in by then. 

Foundation Coaches


On Monday the 3rd of March from 5:30pm to 10:45pm, four Vikings members attended the inaugural foundation coaches course for the ACT.  This course enables coaching for the Active After-School Communities 'Playing for Life' program as well as incorporating the new OzSquash program.  Coaches are affiliated with Squash ACT and can undertake any official squash program for ACT Squash and its affiliated member clubs.Congratulations to the following participants:

  • Adam Gauntlett
  • Matt Dale
  • Elizabeth Smit
  • John Smit

More courses will be available through the year including:

  • Foundation Squash Coach
  • Club Development Coach (formerly Level 1)
  • Talent Development Coach (formerly Level 2)
  • Performance Development Coach (formerly Level 3)
  • High Performance Development Coach

Keep watching the website for further information or see the coaches at junior or senior practice.

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Club Newsletter: Vol. 6, No. 1 - February 2014

Table of Contents

  • President's Message
  • Autumn 2014 Pennant Teams
  • 2014 Autumn Pennant
  • Calendar 2014
  • Practice Costs - Big Savings!
  • Vikings Group Sports Awards
  • Parkes Squash & Golf Trip
  • Some of our Favourite Businesses!
  • Message from the Webmaster

President's Message

Pennat Competition graphicCoaching graphicValley Vikings Squash Club Social Competition graphicWelcome to all of our ongoing, returning and new players.

Also a big welcome back to all of our juniors, families and social members. We had a fun 2013, so let's keep it going in 2014.

A big thank you to last year's committee.

Vikings Group


Treasurer - Outgoing Roy Zacharias for his many years of service and a great handover to the incoming Bruce Cartland. Welcome aboard Bruce.

Competition Manager - Nev 'Nifty' Sheather for his tireless efforts organising the teams, newsletters, ACTSRA competition manager and many other activities.

Webmaster - Bryson Hawkins for tireless efforts on our brilliant website, junior tournament techo and junior committee.

Junior Coordinator - Karen Gauntlett for her efforts with the junior competition, fundraising, tournaments.

Junior Coach - Elizabeth Smit for her innovative coaching methods, fundraising and general support.

Sunday Practice Coordinator - Jeff Buckpitt - get well soon, we hope to see you later in the year.

Many thanks to our Sponsors for 2013 whose valuable support keeps our costs down and promotes Squash in the Tuggeranong Valley:

Vikings Group
Yowie Squash
Active Leisure Centre

Junior players and coaches - we want you.

The Vikings Juniors had a good 2013 attending lots of tournaments including Greenshield (Sydney), Australian Junior Open (Sydney), Australian Junior Championships (Canberra), Dubbo Junior Open an dhte Victorian Junior Open.

Our Juniors are a good group of kids and we welcome anyone up to the age of 19 who wants to give it a go (first session free).

Good Squashing and keep checking the websites for updates.


Autumn 2014 Pennant Teams

Pennat Competition graphic

D7 D3 D1 Premier

Bruce Cartland (C)

Nev Sheather

Marty Zigon

Daniel Discipio

Matt Dale

Bryson Hawkins (C)

Shaun Versey

Adam Gauntlett

Adam Robinson

Aidan Parkes

Ray Payne

Alan Payne (C)

D10 D9 D5

Shannon Paull (C)

Chris Chant

Helen Parkes

David Perfect

Amy Stewart

Scott Walsh

Marshall Clark

Natalie Myvalt

Zac Smit

Rob McComas

Tim Hopkins

John Smit (C)


Matt Menz

Stephen McKenzie

Jamie Wode (C)

Shaun Rohrlach

Reserve: Sean McComas

Reserve: Hannah Smit


Michael Hill

Nathan Ryan

Sam Whymark

Michael Longo

Declan Tracey-Patte

Joanne Terry (C)

Keith Tracey-Patte

Antonio Cavazzoni-Pederzini

2014 Autumn Pennant

Pennat Competition graphic

The pennant runs from 25 Feb to 1 July, with a one week break at Easter/Anzac Day.

Fees are $145. They are due at the beginning of the Competition.
Please Direct Deposit to:

BSB: 062908
Account number: 00906143

Please remember to put your name on the transaction so we know who it's from.

All teams will receive squash balls for home games, as part of their fees.

All those who pay on time will get one of our fabulous drink bottles! Just ask Nev for one.

Fees also pay for Squash ACT and Squash Australia affiliation, Sports Insurances for injuries, Public Liability Insurance contribution, Incorporation expenses and for all the admin expenses we incur.

Calendar 2014

Pennat Competition graphicValley Vikings Squash Club Social Competition graphicTour graphicCompetition graphic

Vikings Social Comp 22/1 to 19/2

First Pennant 25/2 to 1 July

Junior Comp starts 28th Feb

Aust Juniors Open Corio 18/21 April

ACT Junior Open 3-4 May

Act Senior Open May?

Vikings Parkes Trip 23-25 May

Vikings Juniors v Seniors Blue Day 27th July

Vikings Social Comp 9/7 to 6/8

2nd Pennant 12/8 to 2/12

Vikings Junior Challenge 23-24 August

Aust Junior Championships Perth 27/9 - 3/10

Vikings Public Service Weekend Tournament 25-26 Oct

Vikings Junior End of Year Trip 15-16 Nov

Woden 1 Day Junior Bronze 22 Nov

Vikings Club Championships 30 Nov

Practice Costs - Big Savings!

Training graphicIf you prepay for practice, there are great savings to be made!

Instead of finding the $8 per practice in the bottom of your bag, prepay and make life easier and cheaper:

  • 12 Weeks in advance $85 (save 13%)
  • 24 Weeks in advance $150 (save 28%)
  • 48 weeks in advance (whole year) $280 (save 37%)

Prepay by direct deposit (same details as how to pay for the Pennant), give to the Practice Coordinator, or pay through Yowie Squash

Note: Cannot mix Sunday and Monday practice in one deal, the administration gets too messy, but you can prepay for both if you want. For instance prepay 12 weeks both Monday & Sunday - $170.

Man Jumping For Joy
NEWSFLASH! Our fabulous Sunday Practice Organise, Jeff Buckpitt, has just undergone a knee operation and will be recovering for up to 9 months. We were going to send flowers, but that would be woosy (he's not a girl!)! Speedy recovery Jeff!

Vikings Group Sports Awards

Valley Vikings Squash Club Social Competition graphic
We had two nominations for Sports Awards for great performances and work in 2013. The awards were presented at a gala event at the Auditorium of the Vikings Erindale Club on Friday 14th February 2014.

Karen Gauntlett, our Junior Coordinator, had her nomination accepted in this category and received this trophy (and $50) Vikings Group

We also had our nomination for Sports Team of the Year accepted, and this is Adam Gauntlett & Hannah Smit holding the nomination trophy on behalf of the Vikings Juniors.

Parkes Squash & Golf Trip

Tour graphic

It's on again - the annual

Parkes v Vikings squash trip!

Leaving Friday night 23rd May, return Sunday 25th May 2014

Price to be confirmed but around $170 for the whole weekened:

Bus* - petrol
  • Accommodation (very good motel in town)
  • Squash tournament - at least 3 games each
  • Golf buggie and nine hole game at beautify Parkes Golf course (no experience needed for golf - all fun)
  • BBQ after golf.

Register your interest NOW by email to compmanager@vikingssquash.asn.au

 *the Tuggies 21 seater bus, which is free to us.


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