Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG) President Shani Waugh today announced that prominent Sports journalist and award-winning Channel 9 Sports Presenter Sam Squiers has accepted an invitation to join the ALPG’s Board of Directors.
Squiers will join Waugh and current Board Members, Player Directors Julia Boland, Jessica Cowie and Tamara Johns, and Non-Executive Directors Terry Simpson and Erin Kreiss.
Waugh was clearly delighted at Squiers’s appointment.
“We are so thrilled that Sam has taken up the invitation to join the ALPG Board of Directors. Sam’s expertise as a sports journalist, her knowledge and experience of the media and her passion for women’s sport will I am certain be a tremendous asset for ALPG and women’s golf moving forward”
Sam Squiers has worked in the media for over a decade and is currently the Weekend Sports Presenter at Channel 9 Queensland, she is also the founder of the Women in Sport Think Tank, Sportette.
Sam is also the host of Nine's Women in Sport podcast "In Her Court", Surfing Australia TV, The Isuzu QLD Golf Open, Ocean Thunder Surf Boat Series, has hosted the Kelloggs Nutri-Grain Ironman Series, co-hosted TripleM's Dead Set Legends and has been a guest presenter on Getaway.
In 2014, Sam founded Sportette to provide an avenue to tell the incredible stories of our female athletes and it has grown to be a leading think tank on Women's Sports. Sportette has also created a strong reputation among athletes, brands, stakeholders, sports organisations and fans alike.
In addition to her work at Channel 9 and Sportette, Sam runs marathons, plays golf, rows surf boats, is a keen touch football and netball player and has recently become a mum to her own little girl, Imogen.
As a keen golfer herself, Squiers said she was looking forward to this new opportunity.
"I'm really honoured to be taking up a position on the ALPG board. The ALPG has a long and proud history in furthering women's professional golf and I look forward to helping it through another dynamic stage for both women's golf and women in sport."
"We are currently undergoing the biggest cultural shift sport has ever seen as women's sports are being embraced by major codes across the board. Golf should be at the centre of that shift and I can't wait to work with some incredible people on the ALPG Board and with our members to ensure the progression of women's golf. As your ultimate hacker, my golf game has a lot to answer for, but I’m looking forward to leaving a better mark on the sport through this position.”
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