Equal prize money for female squash stars
Squash & Racketball have today announced that they will award
equal prize money to both men and women at the 2014 National
The step shows the commitment of the National Governing Body in
helping to drive women’s squash forwards and recognising the
important part the women’s game has to play in the tournament.
Jim Lord, Operation’s Director at England Squash &
"We are delighted to announce that the prize money for the
2014 National Squash Championships in Manchester will be equal
for both men and women.
"We are determined to play our part in raising the profile of
the women’s tour, and if at all possible contribute to a longer
term commercial strategy that will influence increases to
women’s prize money.”
The move follows that of the US Open squash tournament in
Philadelphia who recently increased the women’s prize money to
match the men’s draw.
Total prize money for the National Squash Championships now
stands at £22,800.
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