He will be part of the board that governs squash issues in the Caribbean region
Karen Anderson, the Jamaica Squash Association president, has clinched the position of regional vice-president in the Federation of Pan-American Squash. He will be part of the board that governs squash issues in the Caribbean region. The election was held in Santiago, Chile.
Anderson promised to use her new position to improve the affairs of the sport nationally and regionally. Anderson’s began her four-year term in the beginning of November. She hopes to shape the policy for squash in the Caribbean region.
She will contribute in making policies in areas like coaching and refereeing. The organization will partner with their regional counterparts to grow competitiveness and the governance structure. The Federation of Pan-American Squash aims to grow the game on an international scale.
Anderson is a retired squash player who has accomplished many things in the game. In 2005, the Jamaican achieved a career-high world ranking of 94 as a professional player. Anderson would later become a member of the Women’s Squash Players’ Association. She has also worked as a coach who has helped numerous local players to regional and national representation.
Anderson has built a reputation as a respected sports administrator. over the last few years, she has worked as general manager for Netball Jamaica. She is pushing for the Jamaica Squash Association to be known as Jamaica Squash. This change will make it attain full charitable status.
Anderson’s father Don Anderson has led numerous sporting organizations in Jamaica; he was the vice-president of the Jamaica Olympic Association for many years. Don Anderson has also served in three Olympic games as as the chef de mission.
Douglas Beckford is the only other Jamaican who has worked on the Federation of Pan-American Squash board.