PRESS : Nunn to realise “terrifying” CWG dream

Canberra product Christine Nunn will realise a dream when she represents Australia at the Commonwealth Games – but she admits that dream is “mildly terrifying”.

The squash star is firing ahead of the Commonwealth Games having won the Malaysian Squash Tour VI title last weekend – days after winning an Australian tour event in Brisbane.

World No.69 Nunn’s Gold Coast preparations had already enjoyed a perfect start after she claimed the Australian championship last month.

But all the victories in the world might not be enough to help Nunn through the next month as she grapples with her final year of studying teaching in Melbourne.

“It’s going to be madness, it’s the calm before the storm at the moment,” Nunn laughed.

Nunn lived her entire life in Canberra and battled to win a major tournament before relocating to Melbourne to follow her squash career – at which point she won three in a row.

Nunn is coached by former world No. 1 Sarah Fitz-Gerald and says relocating to Melbourne “six or seven years” ago was the perfect storm to kickstart her career.

Prior to that she had living at the AIS residence in Brisbane as part of the squash program since her late teens – but some big changes in the squash landscape forced her to relocate.

“We had a couple of changes in the program and we lost the house that we were all living in,” Nunn said.

“The AIS changed completely so squash was no longer underneath the AIS umbrella. It was probably a couple of things that coincided at the same time.

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