Director of squash to leave Jersey
DIRECTOR of squash Nick Taylor will depart the Island later this year, to take on a new challenge in the United States.
The 45-year-old has agreed to join Bosse Sports Academy in Boston, Massachusetts, as the organisation's director of squash.
Since arriving in the Island in 2008, former world number 14 Taylor has increased the popularity of his sport on the Island, and was the driving force behind Jersey becoming recognised as a nation by European Squash. During his tenure, the Jersey Squash Club in St Clement has also been redeveloped, with a state-of-the-art glass-back court and members bar now in situ.
However after nine years at the helm Taylor believes it's time for a new challenge.
'I've loved working in Jersey, and I feel I've put squash in a strong position over here,' said Manchester-born Taylor.
'But it's for someone else to take forward now. I need a new challenge and I've been presented with an amazing opportunity.
'It's a new facility which is being built and I'll be employed with a team of four assistant coaches, which will be fantastic. It's something that appealed to me because I can put my own stamp on it, with my own ideas.'
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