8-Times World Squash Champion, Datuk Nicol David Teaches 20 Lucky Penangites Squash

It is our duty to keep our bodies and minds healthy. To motivate Penangites in adopting a healthier lifestyle, AIA Malaysia has taken the initiative to invite famous Malaysian athlete, Datuk Nicol David to teach 20 winners the exciting sport of squash!


AIA Malaysia Ambassador Datuk Nicol David Teaches Penangites To #MoveWell And #LiveWithVitality

Happy Smiles! Squash legend and AIA Malaysia Ambassador, Datuk Nicol David (sixth from right) together with the participants and winners of the insurer’s “Squash It With Nicol David” exclusive beginner squash class held in Penang last weekend.

On 29 October, 20 winners of AIA Malaysia’s ‘Squash It With Nicol David’ social media campaign had an unforgettable experience getting up close and personal in a private training session with the renowned Datuk Nicol David. The eight-time world squash champion returned to her childhood courts in Bukit Dumbar, Jelutong where she hosted her very first and exclusive beginner squash class. There, she imparted her squash skills and healthy living knowledge to inspire these 20 Penangites.

The winners were chosen from the social media campaign launched by insurance company AIA Malaysia in early October. With an aim to push Malaysians towards an active lifestyle, AIA Malaysia provides everyone with the enticing opportunity to #MoveWell and to #LiveWithVitality via an energetic game of squash together with the sports legend herself. The campaign has been well-received by many social media fans as they shared their personal reasons why they wished to play squash with Nicol, or which 20 most creative entries were picked as winners.  

#LiveWithVitality through a fun game of squash! 8-time World Squash Champion and AIA Malaysia Ambassador, Datuk Nicol David (centre) together with the participants of the “Squash It With Nicol David” exclusive beginner squash class held in Penang last weekend.

The beginner squash class took place at the Nicol David International Squash Centre in Jelutong and was held in two separate sessions. During each session, Nicol was seen sharing her tips and tricks of playing squash as well as her journey of becoming a world-class athlete with the participants who were aged between 22 and 57.  

Datuk Nicol David Partners With AIA Malaysia Since 2020

The World Games’ Greatest Athlete of All Time was thrilled to support this good cause with AIA that promotes healthy living among Malaysians.

“I’m excited to host my first-ever beginner squash class with AIA in my hometown today. It’s an absolute joy to be given the opportunity to meet and teach fellow Penangites my beloved game of squash. I hope that initiatives such as this will continue to be a positive influence in motivating people of all ages to stay active, take up a new sport and embrace a healthy lifestyle,” said Nicol.

She also said that becoming an AIA Malaysia ambassador was a natural fit for her, and she is happy to support their initiatives.

“AIA and I have been working together since 2020, and it has been such a rewarding partnership where I am able to encourage people to stay active and healthy whilst improving their physical and mental well-being,” Nicol added.

AIA Malaysia Strives To Inspire People To Live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives

The ‘Squash It With Nicol David’ campaign is a testament to AIA Malaysia’s commitment to supporting the AIA One Billion movement in engaging, educating, and inspiring one billion people across Asia to live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives.

The Squash It With Nicol David exclusive beginner squash class was hosted by our squash queens! AIA Malaysia Ambassador, Datuk Nicol David with the help of Assistant Coach, Mariana de Reyes (left).


Heng Zee Wang, Chief Marketing Officer of AIA Malaysia shared that the campaign reflects the insurer’s ongoing commitment to improving societal health and well-being.

“It is critically important for a company such as AIA to play a positive role and be at the forefront of helping our communities, not only in ensuring that they are financially protected but also to take better care of their health so that they can enjoy a healthier, longer and better life.”

“We are excited to partner with Nicol in driving these ambitions, especially through initiatives such as the beginner squash class today. And we know that her go-getter spirit and experience will be an inspiration to the participants and many more Malaysians, motivating everyone to make healthy living a priority in their everyday lives,” added Zee Wang.

The second beginner squash class will take place at the Bukit Jalil Golf & Country Resort in Kuala Lumpur on 5 November where another 20 campaign winners will come together to squash their fitness goals with Nicol.

Source: Press Release


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