Karen Anderson embarks on 4-year time period as Pan-AM Squash Regional VP


Karen Anderson, a two-term president of the Jamaica Squash Affiliation, has been elected because the Regional Vice President – Caribbean for the Federation of the Pan-American Squash board. The elections came about in Santiago, Chile.

Anderson formally started her four-year time period earlier this November and is passionate about her new function. She goals to carry her imaginative and prescient and concepts to the affiliation to boost the game each regionally and regionally.

“It’s a real honor to serve the Caribbean on the Federation of Pan-American Squash board. Over the subsequent 4 years, we can be shaping the insurance policies for squash within the area, which is an amazing alternative, particularly with the upcoming Olympics inside that five-year window,” Anderson said.

“This may play a vital function in numerous features equivalent to refereeing, teaching, and extra. We’re excited and keen to determine partnerships with our counterparts within the area to strengthen our governance construction and competitiveness, not solely throughout the area however on a world degree as properly. I’m really trying ahead to the subsequent 4 years because the Regional VP for the Caribbean on the Federation of Pan-American Squash board.”

An achieved participant

Anderson isn’t solely a distinguished squash determine but additionally an achieved participant who represented Jamaica till just lately. As an expert participant, she achieved a career-high world rating of quantity 94 in 2005. In the identical 12 months, she joined the Girls’s Squash Gamers Affiliation. Anderson can also be acknowledged for her teaching contributions, having guided quite a few gamers to nationwide and regional illustration.

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Along with her involvement in squash, Anderson has a wealthy historical past as a sports activities administrator. She beforehand served as the final supervisor for Netball Jamaica for a number of years. At present, she leads the efforts of the Jamaica Squash Affiliation to realize full charitable standing and rebrand as “Jamaica Squash.” Her administration is concentrated on implementing vital governance adjustments to make sure a stronger monetary and aggressive group regionally and past, with the aim of qualifying gamers for the 2028 Olympics, the place squash can be launched as a brand new sport.

Anderson enjoys the total assist of her father, Don Anderson, who has held numerous roles inside sporting organizations in Jamaica, together with the Jamaica Olympic Affiliation, the place he served as a vp for an prolonged interval. He additionally acted because the chef de mission for 3 Olympic Video games.

She joins Douglas Beckford as the one different Jamaican to serve on the Federation of Pan-American Squash board.