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2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES

The most successful British female squash player of all time has received an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

Helen will take on the role of Athletics Coach at the Gold Coast 2018 Games. She is the current European Indoor Champion for the 3000m and is recognised as an Honorary Fellow for her contribution to British middle and long-distance running.

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16 April 2018

That’s it for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. It’s been a great trip with the team! Maybe not as successful as I would have liked from a personal point of view but lots to look forward to! Next stop El Gouna International Squash Open in April.

15 April 2018

Further disappointment for Laura and Sarah Jane as they lose out to Australia’s Rachael Grinham and Donna Urquhart in the Bronze medal match.

13 April 2018

Disappointment for Laura and Sarah Jane as they lose out to India’s Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal Karthik in the semi-final.  They will compete in the Bronze medal match tomorrow.

12 April 2018

“Enjoyed a night at the beach volleyball with Nick Matthew!”

11 April 2018

“SJ and I after our qualification out of the pool stage enjoyed a trip out of the athlete village!”

13 April 2018

Laura Massaro and Sarah-Jane Perry advanced to the Women's Doubles Semi Final with a 2-0 victory over Malasyia duo Rachel Arnold and Sivasangari Subramaniam.

They will face India’s Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal Karthik on Saturday and are just two victories away from a gold medal.

11 April 2018

Laura Massaro and Sarah-Jane Perry lost 2-0 against fellow England pair Jenny Duncalf and Alison Waters in the second Pool B match.  This set up a crucial match against Scotland’s Lisa Aitken and Alison Thomson with the winning pair going through to Fridays Women’s Doubles Quarter Finals.

The Scots won the first game 11-9 but Massaro and Perry thought back in the second game with a 11-8 win.  It all hung on the third game which Massaro and Perry won 11-7, taking them to the quarter-final on Friday!


Duncalf and Waters took the Team England bragging rights. (Photo @PJonesSB)

10 April 2018

Laura Massaro and Sarah-Jane Perry beat Cayman Islands pair Eilidh Bridgeman and Caroline Laing in the first match in Pool B of the Squash Women’s Doubles.  Pool B concludes tomorrow when the pair take on teams from Scotland and England.   The top two teams from each pool will progress to the quarter-finals.

Squash results table

9 April 2018

There was a big upset in the Squash Women's Singles quarter-finals as top seed Laura Massaro lost 3-1 to Wales' Tesni Evans.  Evans went on to claim the Bronze medal.  Gold was won by Australia’s  Joelle King and silver went to Laura’s double’s partner, Sarah-Jane Perry.

6 April 2018

Laura Massaro progressed to the Squash Women’s Singles quarter-finals with a 3-0 win over Amanda Landers-Murphy of New Zealand.

5 April 2018

Laura Massaro progressed to the last 16 with a 3-0 win over Amanda Haywood of Barbados at the Oxenford Studios.

3 April 2018

"Headed down to the all-glass show court for a bit of extra hitting time. The venue is amazing and I can’t wait to see and feel what it’s like when it’s full!"

"First morning post-27 hour travel time to Brisbane. The girls headed down for a coffee in the team England chill area. The weather is sunny and it’s just the little pick me up we need to get moving in the mornings before we head to the Squash courts."

26 March 2018

The most successful British female squash player of all time has received an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

Laura Massaro, who reached the world number one position earlier this year, took to the stage of Preston’s Guild Hall on Tuesday afternoon to receive her prestigious award.

Laura Massaro

The 33-year-old was recognised in acknowledgement of the contribution she has made to sport. She said: “I feel immensely proud to accept this Honorary Fellowship. I sacrificed a lot to pursue my sporting goals including a university education. To come out the other side with this recognition is fantastic.”

Laura, who lives in Preston, is coached by her husband Daniel, who is a sports coaching lecturer at UCLan.

In her career to date Laura, who started playing squash when she was seven, has won 20 World Tour titles, including the prestigious British Open title in 2013. She has won three silver medals at the Commonwealth Games.