Sport for Women

Kasey Brown in the News

Q & A

Greatest sporting achievement: Winner of gold in the mixed doubles and two bronze medals in the women’s singles and women’s doubles at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Greatest achievement off the field: I completed my psychology degree through the University of Southern Queensland last year. I am also a mentor of the CitySquash Program, a non profit organization based in New York, enabling at-risk youths to fulfill their academic, athletic and personal potential. It is great to be a part of such a fantastic program.

Who is your sporting heroine? I find inspiration from many sports women but I’d have to say Michelle Martin and Sarah Fitz-Gerald have had a very big impact on my career.

How many hours per week to you train/exercise? I train twice a day, six days a week with hours depending on what type of training I’m doing. However, my entire day is revolved around my sport, whether it’s training, recovery, nutrition etc.

What kind of diet or nutrition plan are you on? I have to avoid acidic foods and caffeine when competing as it impacts my performance but other than that, I just try to eat a healthy diet, which includes lots of fruit and vegetables.

What do you love about your sport? What I love about squash is the combination of mental strategy and athletic demands. It has been described as “turbocharged chess” and challenges every aspect of the athlete.

If you could change something about your sport, what would it be? If I could change anything, it would be that squash be a part of the 2020 Olympic Games, as it would be the pinnacle event of our sport.

What motivates you? Since the age of 13, I have always had this undeterred and internal motivation of becoming the Women’s World Number 1 squash player. However, I have had so much help along the way and I will never forget those that have supported me and further motivated me towards my goal.

Do you have a profession outside of your sport? Along with being a fulltime professional squash player, I am also the touring professional at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club in New York where I coach squash on a part time basis.

Three words that describe you: Loyal, tough, determined.

If I wanted to play your sport, what advice would you give me? Just give it a go, it’s the best workout you can do. Oh, and be prepared for a sore behind the next day.

Kasey Brown Supports Sport for Women Day

"I support Sport for Women Day, as it’s important to spread the message of the benefits of exercise to create a healthy society. Sport has the ability to empower women and create a healthy and balanced lifestyle which is an important message to give to our future generations."