England Squash has finalised a long-term coaching, consultancy and ambassadorial agreement with Nick Matthew following his retirement later this summer, with the Yorkshireman set to make his final appearance at the prestigious Allam British Open next week.
The three-time World Champion will take on a number of roles at the national governing body with the primary aim of developing current England pros and nurturing players through the England Squash talent pathway.
Matthew, 37, is regarded as the most successful English squash player of all time, with three Commonwealth Gold titles, three British Open titles, 10 National titles and 127 England caps to his name.
In partnership with the Nick Matthew Academy, the former World No.1 will be on hand for one-to-one individual coaching, mentoring and training sessions with England Squash players, as well as hosting group sessions, assisting at tournaments and attending Aspire coach development days.
Matthew said: “Following retirement from my playing career, my main motivation will be developing and mentoring the next generation of English squash players so I am delighted to be taking up an official role with England Squash. I hope that my knowledge and experience can help England's young players and that I can also provide inspiration to the champions of the future.”
England Squash Chief Executive Keir Worth said: “Nick is an inspiration to players across the globe, a fantastic role model and ambassador for the game, and we are thrilled to have him on board in a coaching, mentoring and ambassadorial capacity at England Squash.
“It’s a great fit for both Nick and England Squash, and I’m delighted that we can now formally utilise Nick’s experience and expertise in helping to develop our next generation of players.”
National Coach, David Campion said: “Nick has achieved so much in the game and has always been willing to give back to the younger players. He too benefited from the established players when he was a young player trying to break through.
“Nick will play a key role in assisting the current crop of players as well as bringing an invaluable wealth of experience that will help cultivate the stars of tomorrow.”