This is a short newsletter as we begin a new season. Welcome to all members, new or not so new!
The following were elected at the club AGM in April to serve the Club for the forthcoming season.
|Match Secretary||Carol Harding|
|Chair of Selectors
|Committee Members||Ko Leong
|Junior Club||Rashmi Chandarana|
|CBA Rep||Carol Harding|
Welcome back after the summer, I hope everyone had a good break and are keen to get back playing and competing for the club. Looking back to 2004/05 we had a great season confirming our place as the top club in Leicestershire, and now boast two Div 1 Men’s teams and Div 1 Ladies and Mixed.
The Summer Club Nights were again well attended and maintained a high standard of games for the players, we have attracted new players during the summer some of who will be joining the club.
The Junior club remains successful under the guidance of Emma Hendry with the help of Andy Cheuk, Rashmi Chandarana and Danny; we need to make every effort to bring forward the younger players into the senior club as they become ready to make the move.
I am looking forward to the new season and am hoping that we can again show that Loughborough Badminton Club is the strongest in the county as well as a friendly club that members of all standards can enjoy being a part of.
The new season will bring its problems for the selectors and, in particular, team captains. With five men’s teams we will need every player who wishes to play to remain committed to the team they are selected for.
Team captains will need to communicate closely and be very careful to discuss any requests for players to play up as numbers available, especially for the Division 1 teams, will make it difficult at times. I would ask that team captains consider the effect of requesting players to fill in on the rest of the teams.
Enjoy your Season and your Club!
Chris Wardle (Chairman)
Dates for the Season
Friday September 2nd – Friday December 16th Monday September 5th – Monday December 12th
Friday January 6th – Friday March 31st Monday January 9th – Monday March 27th
Fees for the Winter
Following April’s Club AGM it was agreed that fees remain unchanged for next season.
Full Members- £55, Juniors £30, Match fees £3, Shuttle fees £2 (£1 for schoolchildren), Visitors £3.
Harry asked people to pay at least £30 by October 1st to secure your League berth, the remainder to be paid by the end of November, otherwise there would be a surcharge of £5. Harry will keep the Committee more informed as to who has/has not paid by the end of November.
The Selectors have met and decided that they will use September 9th, 12th, 16th and 19th as their designated Selection Evenings. All members wishing to play in any team should make themselves available for all of these evenings.
I will be posting current Member’s details at each club night in September. PLEASE check them and fill in an Amendment Form where details need to be updated. New members will need a New Member’s Form and a B A of E New Members form. I hope to issue updated lists for everyone early in October. Please also indicate an email address where possible and state your preferred way of receiving Newsletters etc in the future.
Have a profitable and successful season! John Sleath ( Secretary)