England Squash News
Nick Matthew appointed Team England Assistant Coach
ahead of Birmingham 2022
Squash has appointed three-time Commonwealth Games Gold medallist Nick
Matthew as Assistant Coach to help prepare the Team England squash squad
ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Matthew, who retired from professional squash in 2018, is one of the
most successful English squash players of all time, with three
Commonwealth Gold medals, three World titles, three British Open titles
and 10 National titles to his name.
The 40-year-old represented England for 15 years, winning 127 caps and
captained England to World Team Championship success in 2013.
As Assistant Coach, Matthew will work alongside National Coach David
Campion, bringing his unique elite-level experience in the sport to help
Team England’s players prepare for and achieve success at the Games.
Since 2018, Matthew has been working with England Squash as a high
performance coaching consultant and already plays a key role in
nurturing and developing a number of England stars at the England Squash
performance hub at Hallamshire Tennis & Squash Club in Sheffield.
Matthew said: “Along with the World Championships, the Commonwealth
Games is the pinnacle of our sport and being involved in events like
this is exactly why I got into coaching.
“Despite it being relatively early in my coaching career, I am learning
every day and have enjoyed being part of England Squash’s build-up and
preparation up to this point. The Commonwealth Games is a unique
experience, particularly in doubles and I hope my experience of previous
Games can help our players achieve their individual and collective
“It’s a real honour to be part of Team England in what will be an extra
special occasion with it being a home Games.”
Nick with Declan James
National Coach David Campion said: “We are delighted to
have Nick on board to assist the England team at the forthcoming
Commonwealth Games. Nick brings a wealth of experience as a multiple
gold medallist and his unique insight, particularly in doubles, is one
of the reasons why he has been appointed. His level of professionalism
and attention to detail adds a lot to the environment.
“We have been preparing for doubles in Manchester for quite some time
now and Nick has been involved in those preparations throughout. It’s a
home Games and we are fully aware that this represents an opportunity to
showcase our wonderful sport to a wider audience.”
England Squash CEO Mark Williams said: “We are delighted that Nick has
joined our coaching team for Birmingham 2022 and I’m sure he will have a
significant impact on the team and the players before and during the
“The Commonwealth Games presents a fantastic opportunity to shine a
light on our sport, and the experience and attention to detail that Nick
will bring will give our chances of medal success a real boost.”