Yvette Greenway was appointed to the Board of Directors of World Seniors Snooker in June 2020.
Yvette is Warwickshire born and bred and lives with her husband Michael near Royal Leamington Spa. Yvette works tirelessly as a campaigner on many issues – from medicines and medical devices to womens’ rights issues, determined to drive change and establish true equality. Along with her husband, Yvette founded the mental health charity SOS Silence of Suicide, which offers support to anyone struggling emotionally. SOS is the official partner of World Seniors Snooker and they also work with the WPBSA.
Yvette’s introduction to cue sports began aged 18 in the bars of Birmingham at a time when most pubs had pool tables. Happy playing for enjoyment, once Yvette started her family, there was a huge period of time before she picked up a cue again and when she did, it was on a snooker table. Whilst Yvette loves pool, snooker presents many more challenges which is why Yvette loves the sport so much.
It takes a huge amount of confidence to play in competitions, especially when you are new to the scene and are playing against the huge talent and experience of other girls and women. But WSS gives everyone equal opportunities – to be part of a family that’s developing and you make some really great friends at the competitions who are all supportive, regardless of the level you are at.
Away from cuesports, Yvette closely follows equestrian sports, having once show-jumped herself, writes poetry and, health permitting, enjoys a few frames on the table she is lucky enough to have at home. Oh, and making sure that whatever else she is doing, if Neil Robertson is on TV, she watches!