“Après plus de 15 ans sur le circuit international, il est temps de tirer ma révérence ” 🤍
Comme vous le savez sûrement, j’ai souffert dernièrement d’une blessure au genou.
Hélas c’est une blessure qui ne se guérit pas.
J’ai dû apprendre à la gérer , j’ai dû apprendre à m’entraîner autrement,
j’ai dû apprendre à vivre avec.
Malheureusement plus je résiste, plus je force, plus le mal s’intensifie et il m’est difficile de ne pas en souffrir.
Malgré le fait que j’aime profondément ce que je fais depuis toutes ces années, j’ai décidé d’arrêter ma carrière sportive de haut niveau à la fin de cette saison.
Mais avant cela , je compte bien profiter de chaque instant .
Rien de mieux que de tous vous retrouver lors des Playoffs à Nantes pour célébrer la fin de ma carrière 🥂
Je suis très heureuse de représenter mon pays La France 🇫🇷 lors des championnats d’Europe par Équipes à la fin du mois , puis d’ aller en Égypte pour le championnat du Monde individuel 🌎 en Mai .
Quelle joie !
Quelle joie de jouer mon dernier PSA à l’Ile Maurice lors du RMClub Women’s Open presented by Expression Networks 🇲🇺
Je ne pouvais rêver mieux !
Je vais prendre beaucoup de plaisir à jouer ces prochains mois et j’ai très hâte de partager tout cela avec vous 🥰
Célébrons la fin de ma carrière avec bonheur .￼
Sachez que je suis très heureuse de me tourner vers d’autres aventures !
Philippe Signoret: Madame 100 000 Volts Coline Aumard !
Quelle énergie, quel tempérament !
15 ans de carrière professionelle où j’ai eu la chance de partager avec toi des déplacements aux quatre coins du monde.
Des rires, des larmes, des tempêtes, de la rage et comme on se l’est dit dernièrement, tellement de bons souvenirs sur ce circuit…
20ème mondiale pas mal quand même 😉, et des grandes victoires avec l’équipe de France pour laquelle tu as été un pilier d’une génération féminine exceptionnelle, avec 2 médailles de bronze mondiales et une d’or européenne.
Et pour la France, j’espère que ça va continuer, on compte (encore) sur toi…
Chapeau madame 100 000 Volts !
After 15 years as a professional on Tour, Coline Aumard has announced that she will retire at the end of the 2021-2022 PSA World Tour campaign. The Frenchwoman, who will celebrate her 33rd birthday in June, has been on Tour since 2007, and reached a career-high of World No.20 in July 2020 following her first quarter final appearance at a Platinum level tournament, when she reached the last eight at the CIB Black Ball Women’s Squash Open.
She broke into the world’s top 100 in November 2008, before then making it into the top 50 for the first time just over three years later. Aumard has gone on to be a part of the world’s top 50 for 10 years, and went on to take six PSA titles over a two-year period be-tween 2013 and 2015.
Aumard’s first title on Tour came in May 2013 in Darwin, Australia, as she beat Carrie Ramsey in four games in the final of the NT Open. A week later, Aumard made it back-to-back victories as she won the NT Link Alice Springs Open.
She won three times in 2014, including twice in her home nation of France. After a win at the North Coast Open, her third on Australian soil, Aumard claimed the 2eme Open Inter-national des Volcans, where she defeated Colombia’s Catalina Pelaez in straight games in the final. She followed that with a victory at Val de Marne a month later, her fifth on Tour.
The Frenchwoman’s sixth and final PSA title came in 2015, when she beat home favour-ite Rachel Arnold to win the Malaysian Tour Squash VII.
Aumard will feature for France at the European Team Championships in Eindhoven at the end of April, the latest in a long line of caps for her country. She was part of the squad who helped her country lift the title at the European Team Championships in 2019, as the French women took the victory at the event for the first time in the nation’s history.
Aumard also featured for her country at the WSF Women’s World Team Championships on six occasions, first becoming a part of the team in 2008. Aumard was a key part of the team that finished in third place in both 2016 and 2018, the former of those being on home soil in Issy-les-Moulineaux.
Aumard is scheduled to feature twice more on the PSA Tour before her retirement, at the PSA World Championships and the RMCLUB Women’s Open presented by Expression Networks in Mauritius.
“When we talk about retirement, it is maybe what we fear the most as a player, but for me my decision was an easy transition,” said Aumard.
“It is very important to take the decision for ourselves. It helps me massively to take it as a new challenge, as a new chapter and to start something new. For my health, I decided to end my career at the end of this season. I always had to deal with injuries , it is part of the job, but the last one was just a bit too much for my body.
“I have no regrets and I loved every second of my career. I traveled to incredible places, I met so many amazing people, and I am so grateful. Of course, it is not easy to end a ca-reer because of an injury, but I always knew my career will be ending one day and men-tally it helped me to accept it and make my decision.
“For all the young players still playing, I want to tell them that retiring is a process and you need to be aware you will have to take this decision and accept it could happen earlier than we hope or because of something we didn’t expect. I have always made sure I stud-ied , kept my mind working and learnt new skills .
“I never put myself under the pressure when it came to what my life would be after my ca-reer. I stayed positive about it and kept my mind open, when you have your after squash dream job opportunity coming to you, you can only be happy and I am super happy. I am very lucky today, I know what is waiting for me at the end of my career, and I am actually so excited about it.
“I will be moving to Mauritius this summer to be the squash coach there at the RMClub. They are so motivated to develop squash, they are opening an academy for sports and I will be the one in charge for squash. It is an amazing challenge to help their ambition to grow squash there, and I am looking forward to help and give my best to help them reach their goals.
“I always wanted to be a coach, I love it so much and I am very passionate about it. Giv-ing back what squash gave me for so many years is what makes me happy today. I have been coaching the last couple of years, and it’s been helping me get through hard times and kept my mental health good.
“Playing my last PSA event in Mauritius means a lot to me, I couldn’t wish for a better place to play my last tournament, and I hope I will see you all there to celebrate the end of my career and the beginning of a new life for me and Adam [Auckland] in Mauritius.
“I would like to thanks my sponsor, RMSports, for the support and love they gave me for years, and I am very grateful to start this new journey with them in Mauritius. I keep with me unforgettable memories which I shared with so many people during all these years.
“My most precious one is maybe having Adam, Mark and friends witnessing my biggest win against a top 10 player in the world last summer in Manchester. I didn’t have the chance to compete in front of my mum a lot, but every time she came I fought harder than ever for her. She has been my rock and my best supporter, and without her I wouldn’t have been able to be the player I am today, so thank you mum for everything you have done for me.
“I have incredible memories with the French team. Playing for my country is maybe what I am most proud of, I remember the first time we reached the podium for the first time at the World Teams in Paris in 2016, we had the French crowd and to share that with them was just magical.
“The last one to date was winning the Europeans for the first time against England. It is one of the most unreal memories I shared with the team. Singing our national song for the first time, I was just super emotional and so proud of what we achieved together.
“I wish all the best for the next generation, and I am sure you will do well for France. Lastly, I’d like to say a massive thank you to all the people in the entire world who have sup-ported me during all these years. I hope our paths will cross again.”