By Mike Rowbottom

Birmingham Uni_Squash_Courts_May_3May 9 - England Squash & Racketball have announced Subway, the "submarine sandwich-makers", as the official sponsor of the 2012 World Squash Masters Championships in Birmingham.

The World Championships is the largest participation squash event in the world with up to 1,000 players expected to take part in the tournament between July 20 and 27.

Over 40 nationalities will be represented in 20 age categories covering Over 35's to Over 80's with both men and women competing for the titles.

Birmingham University will host the event on their spectacular all-glass courts (pictured above) with Edgbaston Priory, Solihull Arden and West Warwickshire Sports Club all holding matches throughout the week long tournament.

Daljit Nahil, development agent for the Subway brand in the West Midlands said: "We are delighted to be sponsoring the World Masters Squash Championship for 2012.

"This sponsorship not only helps to associate the Subway brand with an active lifestyle, but also positions our Subs as the fuel for the people who are looking to follow a healthier lifestyle."

Nick Rider, chief executive for England Squash & Racketball said: "We are delighted that such a well recognised and international brand is sponsoring the 2012 World Squash Masters Championships. 

"The event is one of the largest squash tournaments in the world and promises to be a fantastic spectacle and we are thrilled to be hosting it in Birmingham with the support of the Subway brand."

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