Academic improvement

Self-confidence

Determination

Integrity

Squash Squared

c/o The Wimbledon Club

Church Road,

Wimbledon.

SW19 5AG

Phone: 07811 465 073

Email: director@squashsquared.com

  • @squashsquared
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Founded and helping children
since January 2015.

Charity; Number 1166348

Copyright Squash Squared 2017

Meet the Squash Squared team

Stacey Ross
Co-Founder

Stacey is Director of Squash at The Wimbledon Club, co founder of Squash Squared and the former Head of Squash at Kings College School Wimbledon.

 

As a junior player Stacey won numerous British Open and Closed titles and as a senior player played the PSA World Tour for 8 years where he came into contact with many of the US Urban Squash Programmes reaching a senior ranking of World No. 39

 

“Having seen firsthand the benefits to the children enrolled in such programs and the power they have to change lives I have, for a considerable time, been compelled to set up such a programme in the UK and am driven to see Squash Squared and similar projects flourish.”

 

Stacey is Progamme Director at Squash Squared and regular coach to the children along with Jordan Warne

Jared Brading

Co-Founder & Trustee

Jared has taught in a variety of inner city primary schools over last 20 years and has been the Executive Headteacher since 2011 of both Sacred Heart and St Mary’s RC Primary Schools Battersea

 

Jared was at the heart of the London Standard’s Get London Reading campaign and voted one of the most influential Londoners in 2012. He is a passionate believer in opportunity for children in the inner city, an enthusiastic squash player and co founder of Squash Squared.

Craig Cook

Chairman

  • Founder and CEO of a UK based £400m Healthcare Property Fund

  • 20+ years of Senior roles in Investment Banking and Private Equity most recently CEO of a £2.5bn Healthcare and Consumer Product Private Equity Fund based in Geneva, Switzerland

  • Resident in the UK since 2000

  • Dual Canada and UK citizen

  • Education: University of Ottawa LL.B 1992; University of Edinburgh LL.B. 1990; Queen's University BA (Honours) 1988

  • IIHF Level II Ice Hockey Coach:  Numerous National and Regional Championships over a 10 year career at multiple age groups for the Guildford Junior Ice Hockey Club

  • Active Sportsman: recently summited Mont Blanc, completed the Great North Swim (2 mile) and former professional Road cyclist

  • Managing Director at Barclays

  • Been at Barclays since 2004

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

    • 1997 – 2000

    • 2002 - 2004

  •  MBA From Cornell University - 2002

  • Economics Degree from University of Virginia – 1995

  •  Actively raised money for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society North Carolina Man of the Year Campaign - Winter 2014

  •  Membership Committee – Rockaway Hunting Club - Long Island, New York - 2014 – 2015

  • DOB: March 10, 1973

  • Lived in London since March 2016

  • Active member of many clubs in New York, including squash / tennis / golf

Bradford Willett

Trustee

Jessica Reardon

Supporter

Jessica is the former Program Director at The Commonwealth Institute, a nonprofit organisation in the US that supports women CEOs and entrepreneurs to help them grow their businesses. Prior to that, she worked in marketing and communications for clients ranging from small organisations to the Fortune 500. Among her many volunteer projects are two years as the co-president of the PTA at her children's school, where she met regularly with school administrators to address parent concerns and managed seven committees, and more than 10 years as a mentor through the Big Sister Association. Jessica is currently a stay-at-home parent and aspiring author. She holds a bachelor's degree from Williams College.

Andrew Matuch

Supporter

Andrew is Chief Strategy Officer for RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics to professionals.  Previously Andrew was EVP Global Strategy and Business Development for LexisNexis Legal and Professional. Prior to that Andrew was a Partner at OC&C Strategy Consultants and co-head of the firm's TMT practice. Andrew holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Williams College.

Rob Wilkinson

Supporter

Rob is CEO of AEW Europe a real estate investment management firm with over €26 billion of assets under management.  Rob is based in London and has been with the firm for eight years. Prior to this he held a number of senior roles in fund management and investment banking.  He is currently Chair of the Green Rating Alliance and a non-executive director of Grainger plc.  Rob has a degree in Law from Cambridge University and is a qualified chartered accountant. 

Jordan Warne Squash Coach

“I started playing squash when I was 8 years old but not competitively until I reached 10.

I won the Surrey Closed under 11s which was my attempt at a tournament and this really started the squash fire burning!

It was my parents and my brother who introduced me to Squash and now I love it. Coaching allows me to see all players improve and getting to watch children develop the bug for a new sport is what drives me.  This is what happens at Squash Squared and for me this is what makes this a stand-out programme and a super initiative of which to be a part”

Olawale Thomas

Academics Tutor

“Have taught at Sacred Heart for the past 14 years in differing capacities; Learning Mentor, P.E coordinator and year 5 class teacher.

 

Squash Squared is a fantastic environment and opportunity to teach, allowing each child the opportunity to consolidate and deepen mathematical understanding away from the school environment.  Learning must fill places other than the classroom “ 

Ishan Bahree

Volunteer

"I volunteer as it’s great to use the squash skills I have developed over the years to help get the kid get interested in playing and enjoying the game of squash. In the future, I am taking a Gap year and will be travelling throughout the world, and then will be studying Medicine at Imperial College. I love playing squash because it is a great form of exercise - it is fun, tiring and played with friends.

Brando Sodi

Volunteer

I am studying at Harrow where I am a boarder and will be joining the 6th form in September, starting my A levels. I have been playing squash for 7 years and it is a true passion of mine. I decided to help out with the Squash Squared sessions because everyone should have the opportunity to play squash. I also enjoyed witnessing the children having a blast when they were playing in the last session which was great to be a part of!

Charlotte Wilkinson

Volunteer

Charlotte is currently in year 11 at James Allen’s Girls’ School in Dulwich.  She has just finished her GCSEs and is looking forward to starting sixth form in September.  Charlotte started playing squash three years ago at the Wimbledon Club and has for the last year has been a member of the Surrey Girls Squad.  Charlotte has been helping out with some of the Squash Squared sessions as she is keen to share her passion for squash as well as assisting the children with their academic work. 

Yasmine Dankwah

Volunteer

I have finished my last year of sixth form at Ursuline High School in Wimbledon and will hopefully be going to university to study modern languages. During this past year, I have worked as a ‘tutor’ for the squash squared program, helping the year 3s to year 6s with their homework. I enjoyed watching the progress they had made not only in terms of their academics but also the skills they developed from playing squash, such as perseverance and concentration, which I have seen translate into their work.

Saoirse Coyne

Volunteer

I have just completed my A Levels after spending 7 years at Ursuline High School in Wimbledon, and I hope to study medicine at Birmingham in September. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time volunteering at Squash Squared weekly where I aided the children with their maths and English, as well as helping during their squash coaching sessions. It has been a great experience where I have observed the children develop and gain confidence over the past year in their skills both on and off the squash court. 

Charlie is in year 7 at Overton Grange School in  Sutton, Surrey  and started playing squash aged 6. He is a member of the Surrey Junior Squad and gives his time to the kids on the court after school which he also combines with his own practising.

Charlie Ross

Volunteer