New Zealand Squash Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame

Neven Barbour - 2010

Neven Barbour has been one of the most important and enduring figures in New Zealand squash history.
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Robyn Blackwood - 2013

Robyn Blackwood (as she was before her marriage in 1986 to another squash great, Bruce Brownlee) was a New Zealand women’s squash pioneer.
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Bruce Brownlee - 2009

The first New Zealand squash player to win a major international title, Brownlee’s triumph in the 1976 British Amateur Championship launched a new era in the game in New Zealand.
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Bryden Clarke - 2014
Bryden Clarke, is one of the great personalities of New Zealand squash, and there have been few areas of New Zealand squash Clarke has not touched during a lifetime of involvement with the sport.
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Norm Coe - 2011
The left-handed Norm Coe was one of New Zealand’s leading squash players through the 1950s and early 1960s. He was runner-up in the New Zealand championship in three consecutive years, 1955-57
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Rob Crothall - 2013

New Zealand men’s squash came of age during the 1970s, when a group of hardened players proved themselves as good as any amateurs in the world.
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Stuart Davenport - 2009

Exceptionally tall for a leading player and possessing incredible racket skills, Davenport rose to a world ranking of number three, but was blocked by two exceptional players on the world scene - Pakistan’s Jahangir Khan and fellow New Zealander Ross Norman.
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Pam Davis - 2011

One of New Zealand’s most accomplished women’s players, she won a national junior title and then, as Pam Buckingham and later Pam Guy won five national senior titles and a New Zealand Open crown. 
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Murray Day - 2009

The first New Zealand squash administrator to make a significant impact on the world stage. Day, from the Hamilton club, was president of the New Zealand Squash Rackets Association from 1969-71, and co-ordinated the hosting of the 1971 world men’s championships in Hamilton, the first time New Zealand had hosted a world squash event.
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Susan Devoy - 2009

Arguably the greatest women’s player ever. Devoy dominated international squash for a decade, winning four world titles, eight British Open crowns, the New Zealand Open Championship eight times, the national championship 10 times and a host of other major international titles.
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Dardir El Bakary - 2009

Visited New Zealand in 1963 and 1965, then returned in 1967 as the country’s first full-time professional coach. An Egyptian who had been ranked amongst the world’s best as a player, Dardir had a profound effect on New Zealand squash.
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John Gillies - 2010

John Gillies was an Englishman who arrived in New Zealand in 1949 after a long and distinguished squash career in which he had played at international level for more than a decade and reached the British Amateur final in 1946.
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Don Green - 2010

Don Green was a product of Timaru, but has spent most of his life in Dunedin. He received a solid grounding in the basics of the game from famed Timaru coach Wazzie Wilson, and he went on to become one of New Zealand’s leading players throughout the 1950s.
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Roy Haddon - 2009

For more than 20 years, Haddon was the driving force behind New Zealand squash, running the national association as its secretary in 1949, 1951 and from 1953-71, when it was based permanently in Palmerston North.
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Allen Johns - 2010
Allen Johns excelled in many sports besides squash, including rugby, tennis and golf.
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Trevor Johnston - 2013
Allen Johns excelled in many sports besides squash, including rugby, tennis and golf.
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Leilani Joyce - 2009

Until her retirement after the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games, Joyce had turned in a decade of outstanding results, including winning two British Open titles and twice being runner-up at the world championships.
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Bill Murphy - 2013
It was no coincidence that Bill Murphy’s first stint as chief executive of the national association, from 1979-86, coincided with some of the golden years of New Zealand squash.
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Nancy New - 2010

Nancy New was the first dominant New Zealand women’s player. She won the national title four times from 1951-55 and at her best was some distance ahead of her contemporaries.
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Ross Norman - 2009

The world champion in 1986, when in the world open final at Toulouse, he ended legendary Pakistani player Jahangir Khan’s unbeaten run of more than 550 matches.
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Carol Owens - 2010

Carol Owens became a squash star while representing Australia in the 1990s. At a time of immense strength in the women’s game, she was one of the world’s best and, in 1998, a Commonwealth Games medallist.
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Susie Simcock - 2010

Though she never played squash until she was in her 20s, Susie Simcock eventually gained a national top-10 ranking.
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Paul Steel - 2011

Hailing from Whakatane, Steel was an only reasonable junior who blossomed once he reached the senior ranks.
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Ann Stephens - 2011
For 15 years Ann Stephens (nee Mackenzie) was the leading New Zealand women’s player. Playing an athletic, robust game she won five New Zealand titles in from 1956-63 and represented New Zealand from 1960-68.
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Charlie Waugh - 2010

Charlie Waugh was only 5ft 3in tall, but was a giant of the game in New Zealand through the 1960s.
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Jenny Webster - 2013
There has never been a New Zealand player with a record quite like Jenny Webster’s. She came to squash relatively late at 25, after moving from Taranaki to Auckland.
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Joanne Williams - 2013
It was Joanne Williams’ misfortune that her career coincided closely with the incomparable Susan Devoy’s.
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Jade Wilson - 2013
New Zealand has produced superb junior players, Stuart Davenport, Susan Devoy and Glen Wilson among them.
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