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AGM headlines

posted 15 May 2012, 08:02 by Bret Allibone   [ updated 15 May 2012, 08:15 ]

The AGM was held on Thursday the 10th of May 2012 and can be summarised into the following headlines:

  • The mixed team had a successful season finishing either 2nd or 3rd (results not yet in from other matches that affected our position).  They also won the mixed handicap competition beating Uppingham in the final by 1 point per game
  • The mens team did well finishing mid-table.  This was an especially good achievement considering there were only seven players available all season
  • The treasurer reported that our income exceeded our outgoings but we don't yet know the hall hire costs for the coming season and have to purchase at least one box of new shuttles
  • All the officers of the committee remain the same except for Janice being named as Vice Chairman
  • All subs and fees are to remain unchanged

Perhaps the most exciting headlines came under the 'Any other business' part of the meeting:

  • Janice announced that she will be working with a Badminton England coach and SKDC with students at Stamford College.  Together they will run a number of coaching sessions at the college and then plan to link with our club to offer further badminton to the students that want to continue to play.  Janice also aims to run some coaching sessions on a Tuesday club night starting in the 2012/13 season - more information to follow
  • The last big headline was the vote to change our name from Queen Eleanor Badminton Club to Stamford Badminton Club.  This was proposed in order to position ourselves as a town-based club rather than one that only relates to the venue we play at. There was some debate around whether there would be a risk of sounding more elite with our new name but in the end the vote was carried with the proviso that we ensure the club remains accessible to the entire community

With the coaching and the name change we hope to grow as a club by achieving the following goals:

  • Introduce young players to badminton and offer them guidance to improve and enjoy the game
  • Attract players of all abilities with badminton played in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
  • Support the local leagues and competitions by nurturing improving members and attracting  competitive players