Nick Matthew OBE
“I’m very proud to become an Ambassador for Sporting Heritage. As well as being a squash player I am a huge sport’s fan and think it is very important to help protect and develop our sporting heritage. I’m hoping to leave a legacy when I retire this year and Sporting Heritage will hopefully help to protect and promote that legacy as well as others in the future.”
Nick is one of the greatest squash players of all time, having achieved all of the sport’s major honours three times apiece and been ranked World No.1. Nicknamed ‘the Wolf’ in honour of his merciless reputation on court, Nick is also renowned for his extraordinary athleticism, strength and fitness.
He was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by the Queen in July 2015 for services to squash. Nick was selected by his fellow athletes to carry the English flag at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and is a Commonwealth Games England ambassador for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Nick is a global star for his sport and has played regular exhibition matches around the world.
In June 2018, Nick announced his retirement from professional squash, but continues to be an inspiration to players around the world in his new coaching and ambassadorial role with England Squash and the Nick Matthew Squash Academy.