Squash in disarray
All activities at The Wanderers Club terminated on Sunday the 22nd of March 2020 as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus. This was followed shortly afterwards by the commencement of the national three‑week lock‑down on Friday the 27th of March, which has subsequently been extended to Thursday the 30th of April.
The uncertainty of the outcome of the spread of the coronavirus has put all planned sporting activities in disarray. In the case of squash, the Joburg League has been postponed indefinitely, the Interprovincial Tournaments (IPT) have been cancelled and the World Masters Tournament in Poland has been postponed until 2021.
Nobody seriously believes that immediately after the end of the national lockdown life will return to “normal”. So we have no idea at this stage when The Wanderers squash courts will be re‑opened for use.
However, what we do know for sure is that the livelihoods of many people who rely on providing services to the public, including sports coaching and associated activities in particular, are suffering during this period.
Egoli Squash has taken the initiative to raise funds for the squash community most in need at this time. They have put together “Basic Necessity Packages” to provide our regular Egoli Squash participants and coaches, with a parcel of necessities.
Our young coaches and breadwinners of many of the trainees’ families are without work during this period. A basic package comprising of food, sanitary products, toiletries and cleaning materials would go a long way in assisting them.
For those of us who are lucky enough to still be working from home, please consider the savings you’re making by NOT going out to play squash and put aside R250 to fund a package for one of these families.
You can donate directly to Egoli Squash, or via PayFast at the link below.
Egolisquash Youth Empowerment FNB acc. no. 6284 7262 714.
Branch 254005. Swift code FIRNZAJJ.
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In order to combat the spread of the virus, it is important to follow the official hygiene rules, one of which is to WASH YOUR HANDS with SOAP.
The COVID‑19 virus is protected by a fatty layer around its perimeter. Soap can dissolve this layer and destroy the virus before it can spread and infect yourself and others.
DON’T TOUCH YOUR FACE and WASH YOUR HANDS!!
Chairman – Wanderers Squash Club.