I hope you are all enjoying your summer break and that this email finds you fit and healthy. I am writing to you to provide an update on the future of the Tour and Association. I believe strongly that the WSDA presents a fantastic product and the Association’s athletes remain the most important part of its growth and future development. Whilst there have certainly been some challenges during my present tenure as Tour Director, I am proud of where our Tour is now and I’m excited to see what lays ahead.
With this in mind, I have realized there are limitations to what I am capable of achieving on my own and I believe it is time for the WSDA to expand its leadership from within and without.
I am, therefore, very excited to announce that Stephen Columbia will be heading up the WSDA from this point onwards. Stephen, whom many of you know from Boston, will be WSDA’s Managing Partner with laser-focus on growing the Tour Calendar, its Sponsorships, player participation, and the dynamics of our new website/Internet platform.
Stephen joins the WSDA with a vast array of experience in both the business and the squash worlds; having been the catalyst for the development of our event in Boston. Together we have big plans for the future of the WSDA, which we and others in the new leadership team will communicate to you as a collective. We hope that you share in our excitement as we will need not only your continued support but also your critical input.
I will remain Tour Director and continue to be your first point of contact for everything Tour related. I am very excited to continue to be an integral part of our Association, working alongside Stephen and the leadership team, to build and grow the WSDA into a thriving and exciting platform for women’s sports.
Please feel free to reach out to either myself or Stephen ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) with any questions and I look forward to seeing you all soon.
WSDA Tour Director