Ashley Franklin interview with Nick Matthew.
Squash not being an olympic sport and world squash day.
Radio 4 at 05:45am and 5:30pm
Please read below a message from Ashley Franklin, well known broadcaster, journalist and photographer as well as being a long time member of Duffield Squash & Racketball Club
I recently contacted Radio 4′s PM news show to vent my spleen about squash not being an Olympic sport and I’m delighted to tell you that a feature on this subject will be aired on Radio 4′s iPM programme this Saturday.
iPM is essentially the radio show for and about the listeners to PM. I’ll be talking about why squash should be recognised as an Olympic sport and I’ll be joined in the discussion by Nick Matthew [World Squash Champion and currently World number 2 and Duffield PSL player], so it’s a double Duffield delight! It’s a 25-minute show, and the squash feature should take up at least 5 minutes, possibly 10. It’s broadcast at two times on Saturday: 5.45 am and 5.30 pm.
Now that Radio 4 listeners have been alerted, I would like to urge squash club members to tweet or text Radio 5 – ‘The Olympic Station’ – to ask the question: “where’s the squash?” We all know that squash should be in the Olympics, especially as Britain would be assured of several medals, including Gold for Nick Matthew. I don’t know about you, but as I watch the Olympics, it’s hurting to know that squash isn’t there to inspire a fresh set of youngsters. Let’s alert the nation and at drive the campaign on for squash to be accepted for the Olympics of 2020.
All the Best