NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2004

Dear Members

This is a new season newsletter to remind you of some of the club’s dates and to inform you of some of the decisions taken at the club AGM.

Chairman’s Address

“The expectations for the 2004/05 season are high with Emma Hendry taking on the Junior Club supported by Rashmi Chanarana and Andy Cheuk. There appears to be a very strong pool of players pushing for places in the teams so the Selection Committee will have a hard job and at last some of us older players may need to get a bit fitter to chase the places.

I am looking forwards to this season and am hoping that we can once again make Loughborough Badminton Club both the strongest club in Leicestershire as well as being a very friendly club that players of all standards can be welcomed and enjoy the game.

The Summer Club night on Fridays has been very successful and enjoyable with fifteen to twenty five players attending. We attracted a number of players from other clubs such as Melton, the University and even County first team players. While there was a strong Junior presence our Ladies were sadly missed. However, a major plus is that there has been a number of good standard new club members for the up and coming season.

Enjoy!

Chris Wardle

Officers for the 2004/05 Season

Chairman Chris Wardle
Secretary John Sleath
Treasurer Harry Highfield
Match Secretary Carol Harding
Junior Club T.b.c
Selection Committee Alan Zentham, Anna Bertram, Zhiyin Yang, Jayne Hill and Chris Wardle
Committee Members Garry Boorman, Ko Leong & Kerry Riley

Club Fees

Adult Full Member

£55

Junior Member

£30

Match Fee

£3

Shuttle Fees

£2

Student Shuttle Fee

£2

School Shuttle Fee

£1

All members must pay £30 by October 1st in order to be eligible for selection for League teams. For adult members the remainder has to be paid before the end of November otherwise the total will rise by £5 to £60.

Dates of Terms

Leisure Centre

Grammar School

Friday Sept 3rd – Friday Dec 17th Monday Sept 6th – Mon Dec 20th
Friday Jan 7th – Friday March 25th Monday Jan 3rd – Mon March 28th

Courts

Mondays – 7.45 p.m. onwards 4 courts at the Grammar School.
Fridays – 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. 4 courts at the Leisure Centre.

2003/2004 Results

Congratulations to League winners of last season

Mens 1st Team (Division 1)
Mens 4th Team (Div 6A)
Mixed 2nd Team (Div 3B)
NHL 2nd Team (Div 2)
NHL 3rd Team (Div 3)

Club Website

This is currently under construction thanks to Phil Herbert – take a look as the season progresses…

www.loughboroughbadmintonclub.org

If you have any comments, please pass them on to any committee member.

Club Registration Form

Attached you should find a new club registration form. Please ensure that you complete it and return it to me by the end of September. I will then issue new Address Lists for everyone at the start of October.

Remember if you have any concerns or even better suggestions to improve our club then don’t hesitate to mention them to myself or any other committee member.

Shuttles Away! John Sleath (Secretary)