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Further Support for World Juniors Squash Championships

MEDIA RELEASE 17 February 2017

Further Support for World Juniors Squash Championships

The University of Waikato and Carrus Corporation have added their support to the World Juniors Squash Championships scheduled to be held in Tauranga in July. Both organisations have signed on as major sponsors of the event joining Craigs Investment Partners who announced their support in 2016.

Paul Adams of Carrus Corporation said it was great for Tauranga to be hosting events of this nature. “Carrus have been a long standing supporter of events in Tauranga and we are delighted to be supporting this World Championships.” Adams explained. “We’re committed to the Tauranga community and events of this nature bring valuable economic and social benefits to the region.”

David Craig, Assistant Vice-Chancellor Communications, Marketing and Engagement at the University of Waikato said "The University of Waikato is delighted to be a major sponsor of the upcoming World Junior Squash Championships. This sponsorship reflects our ongoing commitment to the Bay of Plenty region and we look forward to sharing in the excitement that this event will bring to Tauranga.”

Whilst here, the athletes will be given the opportunity to utilise the Adams High Performance Centre. Carrus Trust and the University of Waikato established this very important sports training facility, as part of providing sports science and management degrees to the new University Campus to be based in downtown Tauranga.

The championships will be first world sporting championships to be held in Tauranga, with a portable glass court and live-streaming to be used to showcase the city. Four venues will be utilised to host the 11-day tournament - the Devoy Squash & Fitness Centre in Tauranga and the Te Puke and Mount Maunganui clubs, as well as the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre. The July 19-29th event, which will feature 250 of the best under-19 players from more than 30 countries will also incorporate the women's world junior team championships. Final entries for the Teams event close on February 23.

Event Chairperson Wayne Werder said “one of our key aspects of any event is financial security so the commitment of our three gold level sponsors is very welcome indeed. It continues to give us confidence that we will be able to deliver a tournament of the highest standard to all our international visitors and a worldwide audience and hopefully this will be a catalyst for more businesses to engage with the event.

Factbox:

Carrus Corporation

Carrus Corporation Ltd was formed by Paul Adams in April 1990 and since then has established an excellent reputation in property development. Carrus is acknowledged as one of the Bay of Plenty’s regional leaders in property development and management. More recently, however, Carrus has extended its portfolio to encompass projects in Auckland, Hamilton, Taupo, Rotorua, Palmerston North and Wellington. For further information visit www.carrus.co.nz

University of Waikato

The University of Waikato (“UOW”) offers a growing range of qualifications in one of New Zealand's most sought after locations – diplomas, bachelor degrees, graduate diplomas, postgraduate diplomas, Masters and PhDs. The UOW stands proudly on the world stage as in institution that provides a future-focused international education and plays an active part in global research. The UOW has a high reputation for employment, cutting edge facilities, internationally renowned research and outstanding teaching and student satisfaction. Find out more www.waikato.ac.nz


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