I'm Elected Deputy Chair And Secretary For The All-New Southsea Badminton Club
I've been quietly holding back on releasing this news post but today I feel it's the right time to announce my involvement with a new badminton club that officially relaunches this September: Southsea Badminton Club ("SBC").
I've previously played at the Portsmouth College Badminton Academy ("PCBA") which was great but as I'm sure many of you who are in the Portsmouth badminton scene are aware, that the club split and went in two different directions. One stayed with Portsmouth College while the other went to set up their own all-new badminton club. Needless to say, the title of this post spells out the direction I followed.
The new club is still being set up with the finer details being finalised but, the most important thing was the election of the committee and the ratification of a constitution, something the previous club didn't have.
In my opinion, having been on many different committees while at university, including the national body of the student radio association (SRA) which was supported by BBC Radio 1 and Global, it seemed really strange for an organisation to not have a constitution to work to. So, I worked with some of the now elected committee member to implement a constitution that was ratified at the annual general meeting (AGM).
A new committee, including myself as part of that, was elected to bring a new organisational structure and ultimately run the club for the community players who wanted somewhere to play.
I was elected as Deputy Chair and Secretary. I have great knowledge of the club and of the constitution (considering I wrote it) and being in this position means that I can think outside of the box, to ensure the best for our members, players and the club itself.
We'll be sharing updates about the club on the website: portsmouthbadminton.org.uk and those reading this who are interested, the league registration form is open now for you to play in the 2018/19 season of the Portsmouth and Hampshire Badminton Association) PHBA league. You can register now here.
Finally, I also helped with the logo and graphics design, which you'll see appear throughout the above listed website.