Peter Smith winner of the Hazel Tait Award in 2013

Peter Smith wins The Hazel Tait Award for Cumbria Squash Personality of the Year

The 2012/2013 season’s very worthy winner is Peter Smith of Workington Junior Squash Club.

He was chosen for the impressive work he has done for Club and County over a period of almost 25 years.

Around 1990 he had the vision, initiative and drive to set up a Junior Club in the Workington area at a time when there was a need for a junior development initiative in the area. Since then, with the exception of a few years when he worked abroad, he has given unselfish dedication, commitment, leadership and hands on effort to the club, alongside other like-minded volunteers, in a way that has made it the effective junior club that it is today.  

From a County consideration, over the last 8 years or so, in addition to his club work, he has served on the Junior County Committee giving the same commitment and dedication to the committee that he gave to his club – the Executive Committee thanks him very much for that.

This quiet, respected, modest and hardworking man, very well-liked by his club members and all who meet him, retired from active participation in squash at Club and County level in 2012.

Sean Jenkinson accepted the award from Hazel’s son and grandchildren, on Peter’s behalf, at the county cup finals at Windscale on 23rd March 2013

This award was introduced in 2005 in memory of Hazel, who was our President and played a major role in establishing and developing Cumbria Squash.  It is our top annual award for exceptional performances at club or county level across squash in the county.