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Dates have been finalised for the Annual Dinner Dance, AGM, Fixture Meeting and the Badminton Sheffield Open Feathers Tournament. Please see News and Events for the relevant details.
In less than a month it will be Easter and soon after our season 2016 / 2017 will be finished. Can all clubs ensure that all fixtures are completed by the end of the season and the scorecards emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org immediately after the match.
Andrew has put on the website the dates for the AGM and Fixture meeting for next season.
We apologise that the meetings are on the same day (Wednesday) the Thursday was already booked by Abbeydale, I am aware that a number of clubs have Wednesday as their club night, however in the two weeks between AGM and the Fixture Meeting you will be at liberty to phone and pre arrange fixtures. I must however remind you that it is compulsory that all clubs attend both the AGM and the Fixture Meetings.
The date for the Dinner Dance is on the website, again each year we ask clubs to support this event. In particular those clubs and teams who have a trophy to collect. Your support here is appreciated as it is always a good night out.
If you need any shuttles we have a new supply and these are available from Andrew at £7.20 per tube. Andrew is to provide me with some stocks which I will hold in my office in Hillsborough so that clubs at that side of the city will not have to travel over to Norton.
We are proposing to review the shuttles for season 2018 /2019 and are initially looking at the Yonex 600. We are informed that they are a better shuttle, last longer in games and are also available in colour for all the different speeds. They may be more expensive, but the extended life expectancy may prove beneficial. It has been suggested that we provide a tube for each club playing in the Plastics Leagues and ask you to try them and report back. We will buy these and let you have a tube for £4.00 for testing purposes.
I noted in my last message that It had been proposed we create a couple of divisions for ‘senior players’ (Masters) as I can attest, it is somewhat of a task when we older players see a couple of fit 20 year olds at the other side of the net. To this end I am proposing say two leagues of teams where players are 50 + and 60 + on the date of any match. We can also include both sexes in the same team if required (As Barnsley League have done for many years.) I don’t want this to diminish the teams in the existing leagues but just provide an additional facility for senior members.
Can clubs interested please contact me and let me know if they are interested or have any points that may be relevant.
Finally for our younger members the Badminton Sheffield Under 12 and Under 14 Tournament will be held on Sunday 11th June at Abbeydale Park B. C. This will be run by John Ibbotson and he should be contacted for further information.
It just leaves me to hope you have had a good season and trust we will meet at the AGM in September.
Chairman Badminton Sheffield.