Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Former All Blacks Use Squash For Fitness And Competition

Squash is proving to be an ideal opportunity for everyone to keep fit, and social as well especially those who have excelled in other sports.

There are a large number of ex All Blacks who use the sport for fun, fitness and networking. Some are more competitive than others.

Highlanders and Japan national coach, Tony Brown, loves squash to keep his mind fresh, keep fit and loves watching Paul Coll and Joelle King play around the world. He is a B grade player out of the Pirates Club in Dunedin who also loves beating other ex All Blacks

“I know that Robbie Deans is very competitive the squash court and I’ve played him a few times. Justin Marshall is another one. Leon MacDonald as well. I’ve also played against again Paul Steinmetz a few times. There’s plenty of ex rugby players who take up squash at the end of their rugby careers and these days pretty competitively and play a pretty good game of squash,” says Brown who played 18 times for the All Blacks.

“They’re all a little bit different. Robbie Deans is hugely competitive and a bit older than me and I’ve taken him down a few times. Justin Marshall he’s competitive, but he can’t beat me yet. I’ve taken him down a few times. It’s always good to get the upper hand over those guys,” says 46-year-old Brown.

“Now that Leon has taken over the Blues I win the squash and he tends to win the rugby more often than not. We’re still competitive on squash court and rugby field,” he says.

Brown is right behind Squash New Zealand and World Squash Day, October 9 2021, especially with the Mental Health Foundation as one of the partners for the event.

“The mental health of athletes through to the general public is so important. It’s good to get behind a worthy cause which can help in the community.”

As part of World Squash Day 2021 clubs around the country are set to take part in activities with some nominated events including; ‘12’ hour squash marathons, opening up clubs to the community and other engagement events.

Each club will be supported by Squash NZ to gain the most for themselves and also for the Mental Health Foundation on World Squash Day which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman'


The Guardian needed not one, but three reviews to do justice to Fennell's unsettling approach, which indicates exactly how ambiguous and controversial its message really is. More>>


Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

Howard Davis: The Back of the Painting

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and constructive methodology. More>>


Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>

Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>


Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland