Opportunities

We need people to get involved - there are several ways:

  • We need people to set up more clubs. Setting up a club is easy and we can help. You only need three people, basic equipment and access to a squash court.
  • We need more coaches.
  • We need more affiliated players in Scotland.
  • And we need reliable people to establish an NGB.

 

If you want to play and want to enjoy the opportunities represented by participation in a new and exciting sport please get in touch. If you set up a club but there is not yet an affliiated, recognised NGB you can simply affiliate to VXUK in order to be able to compete against other countries - there are already pathways in place for affiliated players. As the sport gets bigger and continues to grow internationally there are more opportunities for international competition, or simply to be part of something major:

  • Recently Uganda travelled to the North of England to play friendly internationals against England. VXUK would have loved to be able to invite Scotland to participate, too.
  • Italy has recently launched its NGB and is already vying with the Basque Country NGB to host European Championships
  • An England team will be travelling to India in June/July to play the sport's first Test Matches

 

VX England have an excellent, structured and professionally run National Programme with squads at Junior, Youth and Senior levels. They have also recently announced the establishment of a Masters (40+) squad. This demonstrates the growth of the sport and how the demographics are extending. The England coaching staff last year issued an invitation to affiliated Scottish youth players to train with them occasionally to help re-establish Scotland as an international force.

 

There are clearly many and increasing opportunities for international participation or simply to get involved in the growth of an exciting new sport. If this interests you, please get in touch with the head of VX UK Stirling Harpur on ceo@vxuk.org.

 

Scotland used to be central to VX and we are keen to talk with people who want to make their mark and who will work WITH us to re-establish Scotland in its rightful place at the heart of the VX community.

 

WE CAN HELP!

 

 

 

Scotland coach Davie Straiton watching his players in action at a friendly with England club sides