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Sharon Trenaman Hall of Fame Induction

Posted on 05/19/2017
For the first time ever, squash will be represented in the Alberta Sport Hall of Fame as former coach Sharon Trenaman is inducted this year within the "Builder" category. For more information on the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and the induction ceremony, please consult their website: HERE. Builders represent perhaps one of the most important positions within a sport, as these are the individuals with the areas of coaching, officiating, and various volunteer positions, who have contributed endless hours within their respective sports to make them what they are today. This is certainly reflective of "Tren's" contribution to squash, which spanned two decades, and included the cultivation of numerous national calibre athletes, as well as the hosting of events and development of programs which supported one of the strongest squash communities in the country.

Sharon relocated to Canada in 1984 and quickly found employment as a Squash Professional and Club Manager at the Kings Court Club in Calgary. Her skills had an immediate impact, and she was recruited to the Edgemont Club for a year, and then the Calgary Winter Club from 1986-2002. During her tenure, she grew the junior prog
ram to nearly 100 participants, developed junior national champions/contenders such as Douglas Parent and Eric Watson, and spearheaded initiatives like the National Junior Teams Tournament, which brought integral development and competitive opportunities to the province. She served Squash Alberta as Participation Development Chairperson, Coaching Chairperson, and Vice President Player Portfolio before becoming Squash Alberta's first Provincial Coach in 1993, a position she held for six years. At the national level, she served on Squash Canada's Junior Rankings subcommittee and its Coaching Committee during the late 1980's and early 1990's. During this time she also served as the Assistant Junior National Women's Coach for four years, being promoted to head coach in 1994. In 1995 she served as the Technical Advisor for the Canada Winter Games in Grande Prairie, and once again served as Head Coach for the Junior National Women's Team at the World Championships in Australia.

Below are a brief list of Sharon's awards:


Squash Alberta
Squash Professionals Award - 1987, 1988, 1989

Squash Ambassador Award - 1990 
President's Award - 1993


Alberta Sport Council
Coaching Recognition Award - 1991

Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks & Wildlife Foundation
Coaching Recognition Award for Individual Sport - 1991

Squash Canada
Female Coach of the Year 

3M Coaching Canada
Coaching Award Finalist - 1992 and 1993

Sharon Trenaman had an enormous and positive impact on the sport of squash within the province, as evidenced by her years of-of work coaching and volunteering, the awards and recognition she has received, and the supportive words of those whose lives she has touched within the squash community. We offer our most sincere congratulations on her well-deserved induction into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame as well as our deepest thanks for all she has done for squash over the years.

Congratulations Sharon Trenaman!
Black Knight
Harrow
Alberta Sport Connection
Respect in Sport
True Sport


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