Sam Abishara President

Sam started playing squash in Melbourne at the age of 15 and picked up racquetball in his mid-20s. Since moving to Adelaide with his family in 2004, Sam has been participating in the Racquetball pennant competition, and currently plays at A Grade level. Sam is a member of the Racquetball pennant committee and was the Racquetball Development Officer prior to being elected to the SRASA Board in 2010. In 2014 and 2015 he was Tournament Director for the Australian Racquetball Championships in the Barossa.

Outside of squash, Sam’s interests lie in cricket, football and family.

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Amy Challans Director

Amy has a background in Law and Industrial Relations. Amy is a Past President and Director of Australian Women Lawyers, and is a member of the Women Lawyers Association of SA and the Law Society of South Australia Women Lawyers Committee. Amy has worked for a number of key Agencies in Australia and the United Kingdom and has a Bachelor Arts from The Flinders University of South Australia, a Bachelor Laws from the University of Adelaide and was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia as a Barrister and solicitor.  Amy also has a love for sport.

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Matthew Naisby Director

Matt works for Santos Limited as a Financial Controller Corporate Planning & Analysis.  The role is primarily accountable for coordinating the Santos obligations relating to management and external financial statutory reporting, ASX financial reporting and forecasting / budgeting.

  • Providing key stakeholders with analysis, insight and commentary in relation to business performance, including performance against targets and trends, key business drivers and performance metrics
  • Implementing and delivering on cost reduction efficiencies and value creation strategies where relevant as well as contributing to half-year and year-end reporting requirements to Group Finance

Matt is also a keen squash player, and plays in the Squash SA pennant competition.

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Joel Perricone Director

Joel has dedicated his career to the physical activity industry in South Australia, he spent over a decade advocating for Fitness industry regulatory reform with the Fitness industry association Fitness Australia, represented the Physical activity industry at the World Health Organisation dialog for sport in Geneva and recently has focused his energy on building BlueFit's Leisure Managements story in South Australia. Joel has a graduate certificate in Business (Sports Management) from Deakin University and is currently completing his Masters in Business     

 

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Kaye Reeves Director

Kaye has strong and well rounded experience with squash and racquetball, initially as a squash and racquetball player, progressing to Club Coach at Christies Beach Squash Club and then Team Manager of the State Junior Team for 10 years.  Kaye has since held positions on multiple Squash SA and Squash Australia Committees and was National Tournament Director for Squash Australia for 5 years.  Kaye received an Australian Sports Medal from Her Majesty the Queen and the Australian Federal Government in 2000, and received Life Membership by Squash SA in 2015.     

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Pankaj Chhalotre Director

Pankaj has over 14 years of experience working in various positions in the not-for-profit sector. Previously as part of the executive team at Connecting Up Inc and now as a Head of Connecting Up, he has been involved in setting up strategies, organisational structure, change management and large-scale project initiatives. He holds the Masters in Information Management degree from University of South Australia.

Pankaj is passionate about sport and working in partnership with cooperate, government and not-for-profit sector to positively impact their communities.

Squash has been a big part of Pankaj’s life. He started playing squash in 2005 at Division 4 for Norwood, and currently enjoys playing for Next Generation in State 2 pennant competition.

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Scott Meek Director

Scott is a registered Architect and Partner at Stallard Meek Architects. Scott has extensive experience in commercial architecture and project management within Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia. Scott has completed a Master’s Degree in Architecture at the University of Adelaide and is a long term member of the Australian Institute of Architects and Architectural Practice Board of South Australia.

Scott has been involved with the sport of Squash from a junior age, still playing in the current Adelaide based competition.

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Matt Boyce Director

Matt has a hospitality, sales & operations background predominantly within the liquor industry.  Matt is currently the Sales & Operations Manager for Metcash Food & Grocery.

Matt started playing squash as a junior in Port Lincoln before re-engaging with the sport after a move to Adelaide in 2012.

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Jim Watson Director

Jim is the Managing Director of Metric Consulting Engineers, a multi-disciplinary engineering firm with offices in Whyalla and Adelaide. With a background in Mechanical Design & Project Management, Jim has 22 years’ experience in the heavy industrial sector with 8-years as a business owner and employer.  

A squash player since the age of 10, Jim is a State 1/2 level player and a self-confessed squash obsessive. Jim is also the current President of Whyalla Squash Club, and spearheaded the recent transformation of the Whyalla Squash Club, junior development program, and recent tournament revival. As a campaigner for regional squash and junior development for many years, Jim brings to the board a focus on technical innovation, junior participation, and facilities, with a view to ensuring a healthy future for both Squash and Racquetball.

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Anna Cope Director

Anna’s background is within the Marketing, Events and Sponsorship sector with her career spanning across the Telecommunications, Entertainment and Liquor Industries. Most recently Anna is enjoying being a sole trader and assisting varied businesses on a project or contract basis.

Anna is an avid sports fan, either as a spectator or participating, and a is proud Player Life Member at Contax Netball Club.  

 

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