Monkhouse Intersport Continue to
Strengthen Squash Partnership
England Squash & Racketball have today announced Monkhouse
Intersport as the retail partner to the 2014 National Squash
Championships taking place in Manchester between 10-16 February.
The retailer who celebrated its 75th anniversary last year, has
a strong presence in sport as part of the Intersport Retail
Network with over 250 stores in the UK and is a welcomed partner
to the established event.
The National Championships are also a key event for
Manchester City Council who run the tournament alongside the
National Governing Body. The City Council have a history of
supporting major squash events having previously hosted two
World Championships in the city – the most recent in November
2013 at Manchester Central.
Peter Monkhouse, Managing Director of Monkhouse
“Monkhouse Intersport are delighted to continue our long
association with the National Squash Championships. Since we
partnered Manchester City Council and England Squash back in the
late 90’s, it is fantastic to witness the significant growth and
development of the event which now represents one of the best
“Having all of the age groups and male and female players means
that we reach a wider spectrum of the squash playing community
in the UK and we feel incredibly proud to be part of this
event,” he added.
Neil Fairlamb, Manchester City Council Head of Sport
“Manchester is the home of English Squash and the sport
continues to grow in popularity across the city, demonstrated by
the popularity of last year’s National Squash Championships.
“This year’s championship is certain to be just as, if not more,
thrilling and forms a vital part of our upcoming 2014 programme,
that also includes UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, Super League
Magic Weekend and the Manchester City Games among its many
Chris Nutley, Head of Competitions and Events at England
Squash & Racketball, added:
“We are thrilled to be working with Monkhouse Intersport
again, they are an incredibly professional retailer and a
pleasure to work with. Their continued support to the National
Squash Championships is very highly valued and we look forward
to another fantastic event!”
Britain’s top male and female squash players, including world
number one and current World Champion Nick Matthew, will be
battling it out to win the coveted National title next month at
the National Squash Centre.
Hundreds of Masters squash players will also have the chance to
compete in Manchester, alongside the pros, as men and women in
the over-35 to over-75 events battle it out for age group