Badminton England National Volunteer Conference 2020 – Registrations now open!
Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Badminton England National Volunteer Conference 2019, we are pleased to announce that registrations are now open for next year’s conference!
The 2020 Badminton England National Volunteer Conference will take place on Saturday the 14th March 2020 at the ICC in Birmingham, and we would like to invite all volunteers who keep badminton running to attend!
The aim of the 2020 conference is to improve the experience of volunteering within badminton, so volunteers feel more valued in the community and by Badminton England. We want to arm our volunteers with the appropriate tools and knowledge to play a key role locally in increasing the number of people play badminton.
The 2019 conference focused mainly on volunteering, and key aspects of recruiting, retaining and rewarding volunteers within clubs and league. Following feedback from the first conference, the 2020 event will look to include more aspects of club development and support, giving attendees the choice of a wide range of learning topics with practical tips which can be implemented within their local club, league or county association.
Tickets for the conference are priced at £10 per person which includes a full day’s attendance at the conference (including two workshop choices), lunch and a ticket to watch the Yonex All England Semi-finals (evening slot), 5pm – 10pm.
To register and book your place at the conference, please CLICK HERE
For more information on the conference or to book a place, please visit the Badminton England website: https://www.badmintonengland.co.uk/play/give-your-sport-a-helping-hand/
We look forward to seeing you at next year’s Volunteer Conference!
Nominations for the 2020 Yonex Volunteer of the Year awards are now open!
The two categories this year open for nominations are for the Yonex Young Volunteer of the Year (14-18 years) and the Yonex Volunteer of the Year (19 years and above).
To read about last year’s Volunteer of the Year and Young Volunteer of the Year winners, Phil Jones and Imogen Eagles, click here!
The winner of each award will be invited to the Volunteer Awards presentation (along with one guest) on Saturday 14th March 2020 at the Yonex All England Open Championships at Arena Birmingham. This will include best seats in the house tickets to watch the evening performance. The Volunteer of the Year winner will also receive an overnight stay for two and be part of one of the presentation parties for the finals on Sunday 15th March.
To nominate a volunteer for either of the two awards, please complete the nomination form as fully as possible. The applications will be judged by an independent panel based on your information below.
Please note the nomination is to recognise the volunteers contributions to badminton during 2019 only.
The closing date for nominations is Friday 13th December 2019.
ST NICHOLAS v BLACKBURN SENIORS B
TELECOM v WESTHOLME
To be played week commencing 25 Nov 2019.
Clubs are reminded re team submission to be forwarded to Rick Smith no later than Friday 22 Nov for handicapping
Monday 18th November- men’s and ladies singles
Tuesday 19th November- level doubles
Wednesday 20th November- mixed doubles
Cost: £5 per player, per event
Closing date: Saturday 16th November at 12pm
Entries can be sent directly to Claire E on 07957138914 or by email detailing partner’s name (where relevant):
I have been contacted by the Lancashire secretary and the fees of £3.25 per player are now due.
Please send them as a cheque to Lancashire Badminton Association, including a list of the players you are registering.
Send your cheque and list to:
61 Schofield Road
The deadline for the registration money is 31st October, but I’ll wait until the week after and post them en masse on Friday 8th November.
BAE are still offering grants of £500 to encourage more people to start playing>
You can view the form to apply here:
Due to St Mathews being unable to provide a team for the coming season they have withdrawn from the league.
All fixtures with St Mathews are now cancelled.
There are still spaces left on the upcoming level 1 course taking place in Colne (Lancashire). For more information and to book please click the link below:
Course Dates & Times
Day 1 – 06/10/2019 9:30am – 4:30pm
Day 2 – 13/10/2019 9:30am – 4:30pm
Day 3 – 27/10/2019 9:30am – 4:30pm
Marsden Community Primary School
Please remember to have your registration sheets in to Pete Wright, our new Fixtures’ Secretary by Friday 20th September.
It’s £4 per player and Pete’s address is: 32 Warrenside Close, Blackburn, BB1 9PF
After attending the Lancashire AGM in the summer, we have decided to wait until we are told how much the fees will be before we collect and submit them, so please hold fire with those.
Have a great season everybody and let the committee know if there is anything they can help you with!
The committee meeting on the 13th has been cancelled, the next meeting will be at Pete’s house.