Squash world-beaters Nicol David and Nick Matthew become newest Laureus Ambassadors
January 22, 2014
Nicol David and Nick Matthew, the No.1 squash players in the world, have become the newest Ambassadors for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.
The current men’s and women’s world champions announced they had joined the Laureus Family during the J.P.Morgan Tournament of Champions in the dramatic setting of Grand Central Terminal in New York.
At the same time, global sports charity Laureus and the Professional Squash Association (PSA) also announced a unique partnership which will see the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation becoming the PSA’s official charity partner.
Malaysia’s Nicol David is the dominant player in women’s squash and the first Asian woman to reach No 1 in the world rankings, a position she has held since 2006. She said: “I am delighted and honoured to be named as a Sport for Good Ambassador for the Laureus Foundation. They are dedicated to improving the lives of people in disadvantaged areas which is something I support strongly and I am looking forward to joining them in their mission to promote healthy living through squash and sharing my passion for sport with others."
Britain’s Nick Matthew became world No 1 following wins in the World Squash Championship in November and the Hong Kong Open in December. He said: “I'm absolutely delighted to be named a Laureus Ambassador. This is a big honour for me and for squash and I'd like to thank the members of the Laureus World Sports Academy for asking me.”