WA Masters Services Award Winners

2009 Chas Renner

Chas has been involved in Masters Squash for many years working on the committee and playing in many Australian Masters Championships. He was part of the tournament desk for both the 2007 and 2015 Australian Masters in Perth. He won his first Australian Masters title in Perth in 2007 and has won six titles since. He is entered this year in the 90+ age group

2010 Frank Bradley

One of the driving forces behind masters squash in WA setting up Friday night masters and being chair of the first WA Masters Squash committee and keeping the role for a number of years

2011 Vic Thomas

A stalwart of Masters squash in WA playing in countless state championships and winning ??? state titles. He has competed in Australian Masters championships. He has been a member of the committee for many years including a term as Chair. He was part of the organising committee for the 2007 and 2015 Australian Championships when they were held in Perth. Still runs the bar for Friday night masters

2012 Alan Applebee

Played squash for many years at a high level and still helps with Friday Night Masters collecting the money and making sure everyone turns up.

2013 Alison Williams

A member of the Masters committee for many years including several years as the Chair in 2008 and 2009. Served as Secretary of Australian Masters for many years and a Judith Goby award winner (2007) for services to Australian Masters Squash. A member of the organising committee for the 2007 Australian Masters in Perth

2014 Linda McBrierty

A long time member of the masters committee including serving as Treasurer. Linda was part of the organising committee for the 2007 Australian Masters Championships. Still organising events including the Spring teams event and the Masters/junior tournament.

2015 Ron Clayton

A member of the Australian Masters committee as Registrar for many years and instrumental in the Masters Ranking system that enables players from different states to be compared and draws to be done where players of like ability play each other. Developed the Autodraw program used at most masters tournaments, he is always available to help with the draw and the running of the tournament even though living in Busselton. Awarded the Judith Goaby award in 2009.

2016 Ron Brindley

Chair of the WA Masters committee for several years and a driving force behind the golden days of Friday Night Masters with up to 70 players competing each week. He has played in many Australian Masters Championships

2017 Ed Jennings

A member of the WA Masters committee for many years as well as a board member of WA Squash and the liaison person between WA Squash and masters. A master at organising sponsors and getting the best deal for masters organisers and players. A member of the organising committee for the 2007 Australian Masters in Perth. Awarded the Judith Goaby Award in 2017 and still a member of the Masters Committee.

2018 Marian Bradshaw

Marion was Secretary for the WA Squash Masters Committee for the previous two years and put in place a number of processes and applications that will have an impact on Masters Squash in WA for years to come. The organization of timelines and information management were paramount. For someone who doesn’t play squash the contribution was considered to be amazing.

2020 – Warren Oliver

Warren is one of those people who contribute above and beyond what would normally be expected in a volunteer position.

As the old saying goes, “if you want to get something done, give the job to a busy person”.

Warren became actively involved in the Busselton club and was elected Treasurer in 1997; a position he held for the next 19 years. Warren is now the Club Captain and is actively involved with organising Pennants and is the resident Barman every week!

He played in his first Busselton Masters Teams Tournament in 1998 and has only missed one year since then. Warren has been the organizing force behind the tournament for many years. He is an enthusiastic user of technology and even named his tablet and email address “WazzaPad” for keeping in contact with players. He is an enthusiastic entrant in WA Masters Squash tournaments whenever work permits.

Warren’s dedication to the Busselton Squash Club saw him awarded Life Membership in 2016. He also runs a busy Pharmacy and the company has a been a generous sponsor of the Busselton (South West) Masters Teams Tournament for many years.

2021 – Janis Haswell

Janis has served on the committee for a number of years and been involved in organising and running the 2007 and 2015 Australian Masters Championships. Both times her son has been instrumental in the design of the logo (we think by some sort of blackmail). We have also benefited from the expertise of her husband Drew in organising bands and DJs as we need them. Batting 100% so far so has set a high standard.

Janis Haswell has been a great worker for Masters Squash and although not currently playing turns up to most events to make sure we do a good job, that photos are taken and that she has information to write stories for the Swan News. She is also called on for tournament and event posters and always delivers.