Twenty five women were last night treated to a fun and informal evening of squash, coached by local professional Fiona Moverley as the city of Hull gears up for the Allam British Open Squash Championships.
The Fabulass programme, inspired by Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign and run by the University of Hull, is aimed at women who have previously been turned off by sport. The squash beginners were shown the ropes by Hull’s Moverley who is competing in next week’s event and is currently ranked 61 in the world.
Moverley added: “It was great to see so many female students trying squash and racketball for the first time, they all seemed to enjoy it and are keen to play again. Hopefully I will have a few of the girls cheering me on in my game on Sunday.”
Sophie Johnson, Sports Development Officer (Particpation) at the University of Hull concluded: “The feedback we have had from the Fabulass girls has been great, I’m certain a few have found a new sport! We are all heading across to the Arena on Tuesday night to watch the games on the glass court.”
The students will have the chance to watch Fiona in action at the Allam British Open Squash Championships as they take advantage of free tickets to the world class event.