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At the beginning of the recent Extraordinary General Meeting of Northumberland Badminton Association, three of the County’s longest serving volunteers received the English Badminton Award. The English Badminton Award was instituted in 1993 for long standing exceptional service to badminton in England
Alison O’Dell, a member of Badminton England’s Board of Directors, travelled up specially from the Midlands to present the awards in front of representatives from the County’s clubs and other members of the Management Committee.
The awards were presented to:
Dennis Gray – current Chairman
Mike Waterfield – current Registration Secretary, Assistant Secretary and DBS verifier
Julie Brown – current Treasurer
“I was delighted to learn that my 3 nominations were successful. Dennis, Julie and Mike have all done so much for badminton over a long period of time. They all thoroughly deserve their award”. The nominees received a certificate and a small pin badge. Their details will also be recorded and published on the Badminton England website, and the Annual Report.
Norma herself received the English Badminton Award in 2010, along with current NBA Vice Chairman Steve Abbott. In previous years, current President Bob Pearson, former President Ian Ferguson, and former Coaching Secretary Walter Arkley, who sadly passed away recently, also received the same award.