At the recent Northumberland Badminton Association Presentation Evening, at which the clubs which won their divisions in the County Leagues received their trophies, the annual NBA Volunteer Awards were presented by Ian Little of Yehlex UK, who kindly once again sponsored the awards. This year saw the introduction of an additional two Volunteer Awards, to add to the existing awards which were established in 2009:
- The “Extra Mile Award” – aimed at anyone who literally went the extra mile as a volunteer.
- An award as support for anyone setting up a new junior club – quite a challenge!
The awards are flexible, so any combination of up to 3 awards can be awarded each year. This year the recipients were:
1. David Murray – The Extra Mile Award (equipment)
2. Bewicke BC – The Extra Mile Award (trophy)
3. Karen Davison, Beth Grundy, Jess Wright – equipment as support for setting up the new Ashington Junior Club – in the new recently opened leisure centre
PHOTOS ATTACHED OF THE AWARD WINNERS WITH IAN LITTLE OF YEHLEX LTD, WHO PROVIDED AND PRESENTED THE AWARDS