Another excellent year for team St G has seen our 1st Mixed & 1st Ladies teams promoted, a huge thanks go to all the members and committee for all their hard work for without them we wouldnt be able to enjoy these sucess’s.
It is that time of year again where we look too our members for their assistance in helping to run our wonderful club, its the end of the run for our club and match secreteries all of which have done a fantastic job in organising both the running of the club, matches and match practice on a club night, my personal thanks goes to them all for an outstanding effort. New faces are always welcome on the committee and to share the responsability of the running of the club has its own rewards too, along with an oppurtunity for members to enhance the experience as we all have our own ideas on how things should run and this is your chance to contribute.
Our current committee members have been in position for a long time and have done an amazing job, big boots to fill I know! but we all deserve a rest and although they continue to offer their time willing volunteers would be very pleasing to see.
All the teams have done brilliantly this season and continue to build on previous years success’s, my personal favourite has been watching our new 4th mens team develop with our new members gain valuable experience and improve during the last few months. Its been a fabulous 12 months for new members coming into the club and enhance our teams, a big thanks has to go to Grace who I believe has represtend St G in the most teams in a single season! As in previous years reports I have singled out members who I think have done especially well, this year its been particularly hard as the new members have all done really well and excelled but for me and without being overly biased I have to single out Nat. From the comments I have received from members at the matches I havent been able to attend and the fantastic efforts in representing our 2nd mens team and securing their first ever rubber in that league along with Alex Manterfield, I think your improvement has been outstanding and I know it will be this year when you start beating your old man on a regular basis, well done son.
Special mention should also go to Kev Cuthbert who has represented our county Masters team this year which demonstrates the quality we have in the club and provides an excellent advertisement of our club being able to boast having members playing at this level and along with myself having also had the honour it further endourses what my aim has been to get St Giles amongst the elite of Nottinghamshire badminton.
A big thanks goes to Ellie Travers for the commitment she has shown to us in attending all our 1st mixed matches making special trips back from Uni, helping us to reach the dizzy heights of Division 1 badminton.
Items for further discussion are how we wish to progress, additional club nights, coaching, club shirts are just a few which I can think of, these all require continued support from our committee and members, I look forward to hearing your views tonight.