Murray Day

Helping the Game Go Global

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 1968-71, 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.

He was one of the key figures behind the explosion of squash in New Zealand in the early 1970s. He became involved with the International Squash Rackets Federation and rose to be its president from 1975-81. His popularity, innovative style and organisational ability helped to transform the federation into an efficiently-run, global body and paved the way for turning squash into a game for the masses.

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