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August Newsletter

With less than three weeks to the start of the season, thought it would be a good idea to update you on a few items and remind you about others before we return to the court!

 

NEW SEASON

 

Season starts week commencing Monday 3rd September

for all sessions both Junior and Seniors.

 

THERE ARE CHANGES TO BOTH JUNIOR & SENIOR SESSIONS

 

SENIORS

 

Mondays, Wednesday & Friday 7.30pm – 10.30pm

 

(There is no longer a Tuesday Club Night)

 

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JUNIORS

 

Monday 6.30pm – 7.30pm – Intermediate

Tuesday 5pm – 6pm – Younger Players & Beginners

Wednesday 6.30pm – 7.30pm – Older & Advanced Players

 

BADMINTON ENGLAND SILVER CLUBMARK

 

EXCELLENT NEWS!  Felbridge Badminton has just been awarded Badminton England Silver ClubMark accreditation.

 

A lot of hard work has gone in to achieving this over the last 18 months and it acknowledges our commitment not only to the future of Felbridge but to also the sport in general.

 

A big thank to everyone who has worked towards this especially Steve Parkinson who has coordinated this task and succeeded with an excellent report back from Badminton England.

 

More details here

 

RALLY POINT SCORING

 

Well what can I can say, some love, some hate it others just haven’t made up their mind!

Juniors played the whole of last season under the new scoring system and I believe it worked well for them with most of them adapting very well.  It seems to be us older members who are finding it a little harder to adjust!

Anyway just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse I can now tell you that some senior members will have to cope with both scoring systems! 

 

Tunbridge Wells League will continue to play under the old scoring system whilst Crawley and East Grinstead have adopted the Rally Point system.  It is likely that West Weald will also change but this will not be confirmed until the start of the season.

 

Needless to say we need to get our heads round it so that we know exactly what we are doing before matches start!

 

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SUBSCRIPTIONS

 

At the Club AGM back in June approval was given to the following subscription rates for the 2007/08 season.

 

FULL SENIOR                  145 (can be paid in 2 instalments 1st Oct. & Dec.)

 

STUDENT 16 – 18yrs        90 (playing in seniors & still in fulltime education)

 

JUNIOR                           90

 

NON PLAYING MEMBER     50

 

NEW SENIOR MEMBER JOINING FEE     30

 

MATCH FEES:

 

               SENIORS          5

               JUNIORS          3

 

VISITOR FEE                    5 per night

 

EAST GRINSTEAD SPORTS CLUB FEE               12

 

I would like to remind all members that all subscriptions are subsidised by the Badminton Trust.  The true cost of a full membership is approximately 300 senior & 180 for a junior.

 

Membership papers & details on payment will be sent out shortly

PAYMENT IS DUE BY THE 1st OCTOBER LATEST

 

Download a renewal form here

 

COMMITTEE

 

CHAIRMAN & MATCH SECRETARY:           Jackie Burditt

TREASURER:                                          Brian Everest

SECRETARY:                                          Barbara Banks

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:                 Paul Aldridge

                                                   Rob Andrews

                                                   Joyce Feist

                                                   Stephen Parkinson

                                                   Claire Burditt (social sec.)

Junior Co-Ordinator                       Corinne Pavey

 

Selection Committee:  Jackie Burditt, Richard Dennett, Joyce Feist, Stephen Gillbard & Corinne Pavey

 

JUNIOR SESSIONS

 

All junior members should have received a letter recently detailing the changes that we wish to make to the Junior Club.  As we have been fortunate enough to obtain an extra session, it is our intention to try and grade things so that it not only gives the youngsters something to aim for but also help us to structure the coaching we are able to offer.

We also hope it will offer more flexibility to those who attend the Academy.

Details of the sessions are given on the front of this newsletter but if you have any queries then please give Corinne a call.

 

Also if you haven’t yet called Corinne to confirm that the session you have been allocated is acceptable then please can I ask that you do this as soon as possible.

Tel: 01342-322071    Mobile 07765-856606 or email [email protected]

 

 

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SENIOR TOURNAMENTS

 

Again this season in order to get match fit for the new season there will be a number of tournaments at the start of the season.

 

Singles Mens & Ladies Friday 14th September

Mixed Doubles – Wednesday 19th September

Level Doubles – Wednesday 26th September

 

You enter with a partner or we will find one for you.  Not sure how handicaps work under rally point scoring but we will work it out! 

 

Trophies will be awarded.

 

Details will be on the board from the start of the season.  If going away and don’t want to miss out the email me.

 

 

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TEAM SELECTION FORMS

 

Have you sent yours back yet!

 

If not then please do so ASAP!   Email [email protected]

 

SOCIALS

 

Claire has already got some date booked so please make a note.

 

Quiz Night – Saturday 13th October 2007

Christmas Dinner – 8th December 2007

 

...plus more to come

Further information on all the above will be issued just after the start of the season so keep your eyes open.

 

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COWIE SHIELD

 

We have again been asked by the Crawley League to represent them in the Cowie Shield on Sunday 23rd September.  This is an Inter District Team Tournament run by the County Association for Division 2 players.  Mixed B this is you!

 

SUSSEX COUNTY LEAGUE

 

We have been invited to play in the Elite Sussex County League this season.  Don’t have all the information at this stage but the games are a combination of Mixed & Level Doubles, Mens and Ladies Singles and the event is held over two weekends. Should be a great experience for those playing.

 

CLUB CONFERENCE

 

You should have all received notice of this.  Sussex County Badminton is again holding a Club Conference on the 16th September it is a very interesting day and it is FREE.  Fill in your form and send it in now.

 

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Finally, thank you for reading this I hope you have found it both interesting & helpful.  If you have any questions, queries then please contact me:

 

Hope you enjoy the rest of the summer and see you all during the week of the 3rd September

 

Thank You

JACKIE

 

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Tel. Daytime 01444 245917  Evening  01444 443442   Mobile 07787-567090

Email:  [email protected]

 

For Junior information please contact Corinne:

 

Tel: 01342 322071  Mobile: 07765-856606

Email:  [email protected]

 

As agreed at the Felbridge Badminton Club Annual General Meeting held on the 7th June 2007

CLUB COMMITTEE FOR THE 2007 - 2008 SEASON

Chair Jackie Burditt
Treasurer Brian Everest
Secretary Barbara Banks
Match Secretary Jackie Burditt
Committee Stephen Parkinson - Club Mark Co-ordinator
  Claire Burditt - Social Secretary
  Joyce Feist
  Paul Aldridge
  Rob Andrews
  Corinne Pavey - Junior Co-ordinator
Selection Committee Jackie Burditt - Chair
  Richard Dennett
  Stephen Gillbard
  Corinne Pavey
  Joyce Feist

 

 

 

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