ROWE British Grand Prix Appoints World Squash Media Director Howard Harding

The ROWE British Grand Prix – Manchester 2010, the only PSA Super Series ranking event to be staged in the UK this year, will be held at the National Squash Centre in Sportcity and will offer the largest prize fund of any World Tour ranking event in Europe to attract the world's top players, who are likely to be led by England's new World No.1 Nick Matthew.
 
In his position as on-site Press Officer, Howard Harding will post daily reports from the event onto the event's official websitewhich will be the focus for all event media activity.
 
Harding, the World Media Director for the Professional Squash Association (PSA), the World Squash Federation (WSF) and the Women's International Squash Players' Association (WISPA)since 1996, will work closely with the championship’s Event & Media Manager Peter Schmidl.
 
"The ROWE British Grand Prix promises to be one of the biggest and best championships on the World Tour this year and the appointment of Howard Harding as Press Officer is a major boost for the event as we try and expand the media coverage in the lead-up and during the championships” said Peter Schmidl.
 
“Howard has a wealth of experience within the field of squash media and his appointment demonstrates the high regard with which internationalSPORTgroup and our event partners regard his services and expertise.”
 
As one of ten PSA Super Series 2010 events, the ROWE British Grand Prix establishes Manchester alongside other major squash destinations including New York, New Delhi, Cairo, Canberra, Hong Kong, Kuwait City, Doha and Dammam (Saudi Arabia).
 
Tickets for the ROWE British Grand Prix – Manchester 2010 can now be booked online at www.isportgroup.com/ticketing, or by telephone on 0844 870 0000. For further information visit www.isportgroup.com or email info@isportgroup.com
 
For further information contact Event & Media Manager Peter Schmidl
Mobile: +49 172 7211162
Skype: peter.schmidl1
email: schmidl@squashnet.de or info@isportgroup.com
 
Issued on behalf of the ROWE British Grand Prix – Manchester 2010 by Howard Harding
Mobile: +44 7773 325130
email:Howard@hhpr.co.uk
 
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internationalSPORTgroup, through its network of business divisions, promotes world-class events (iSPORTevents), sells tickets for leading squash events (iSPORTticketing), represents leading sports men and women (iSPORTmanagement), manages print and web-based media (iSPORTmedia) and offers management consultancy (iSPORTconsultancy) on all marketing associated functions.
 
Manchester continues to strengthen its impressive reputation for attracting major international sports championships. In 2008, the City hosted six World Class events including World Championships in swimming, squash and track cycling and last year saw the phenomenal Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps compete in the Great City Games and The Duel in the Pool respectively. These events raise the city's global sporting profile, whilst bringing long-term social and economic benefits to Manchester and its residents. The City's excellent range of accessible sports venues and facilities, combined with its school and community sports development programmes, provide the springboard for Manchester's sporting stars of the future.
 
The Professional Squash Association (PSA) promotes the interests of men’s professional squash globally. The PSA’s aim is to advance the game by ensuring that the PSA World Tour is the ultimate showcase of the sport’s pinnacle events. The PSA have over 450 members worldwide and stage more than 120 events across five continents. The PSA’s vision is that squash is recognised as the most athletic, demanding and exciting racket sport in the world.
 
The PSA Super Series 2010 is a series of events consisting of the ten most important tournaments on the PSA circuit after the PSA World Open. They offer the largest prize money purses, attract the world's best players and provide the most demanding competition. At the end of the season the eight highest ranked players in the PSA Super Series Rankings play in the Super Series Finals. The semi-finals and final of the Super Series events will be shown on a live world TV feed.
 
Squash TV is the PSA’s online squash channel broadcasting over 300 live matches in 2010.
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internationalSPORTgroup, promoters of the ROWE British Grand Prix, have appointed World Squash Media Director Howard Harding as Press Officer of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour Super Series event which will take place in Manchester from the 15th to 20th September.