Dubbo Photo News May 23-29, 2019 SQUASH
Squash still a sporting option By GEOFF MANN Photos by MEL POCKNALL AT one time in the 1970s and ‘80s, squash was challenging tennis as the most popular racquet sport in Dubbo. There were four original courts at the RSL and another four were added, the Police Courts were more often than not booked out, and then Peter Deakin brought a whole new perspective when he opened a gym and Dubbo Squash Centre on the western side of the Furney’s complex. Squash courts were
filled with players of all ages, world champions Heather McKay, Cam Nancarrow and Geoff Hunt were joined by the world champion Khan boys, Jansher and Jahangir, for a series of international tournaments spread across the city. The Dubbo Open remains one of our city’s greatest sporting achievements. Time moves on and new recreational activities and facilities develop, but a group of dedicated volunteers are keeping squash alive with a new generation of sporting Dubbo Squash Club juniors champions.
Kallie Van Kruyssen and Beryl Mortimer
Andrew Stait and Jonathan Prior
Great game of PSSA soccer By KEN SMITH DUBBO South defeated Dubbo West in their match as part of the girls’ 2019 PSSA soccer Knockout competition on Tuesday, May 7. Dubbo South coach Patrice Kent was very happy with the girls’ performance. Dubbo South Boys won their Round 1 encounter earlier in the day. Dubbo public schools are in the Western Region of NSWPSSA (Public Schools Sports Association). Right: Dubbo South PSSA Knockout Round 1 Winners.
Three players representing Western Region at the upcoming Green Shield tournament in Sydney, Sophie Simpson, Jonathan Stait, Andrew Stait
Dubbo Photo News May 23-29, 2019