Volunteer Awards

NBA AWARDS

In 2009 NBA set up its own Volunteer Awards, which are presented each year to those deserving volunteers who have, over a period of many years, done a huge amount of unpaid voluntary work for their clubs and also in some cases, for the County.  Yehlex UK have very kindly provided trophies for these awards, which are presented at the popular End of Season Presentation Evening/Ceilidh.  The winners so far are:

2019Carolyn Jackson
(Jesmond Dene BC)
Ian Ferguson
(Long standing exceptional service to NBA)
Richard Taylor
(Services to NBA especially with juniors)
2018Christine Walker (Elmfield BC)Alison Aldred (Whitley Chapel BC)
2017Bojidar Goranov (Newcastle Medicals BC)Dave Nelson (The Parks BC)Vince Burini (Services to Hexham BC + badminton in Tynedale)
2016David Murray (The Extra Mile Award)Bewicke BC (The Extra Mile Award)Karen Davison
Beth Grundy
Jess Wright
(Award of equipment to help support setting up of new junior club in Ashington)
2015Ian and Marilyn McCluskie(Services to The Northumberland Club + NBA)
2014Dave Maxted(Bewicke BC + Elmfield Juniors)Steve Porter(Services to NBA + St Gabriels BC)
2013June Dina(Newcastle Medicals BC)Karen Davison(Services to badminton in Morpeth)Alison Thompson(Services to NBA + Elmfield BC)
2012Paul Deeble(Jesmond Dene BC)Muriel Burgess(St Gabriels BC + County Veterans)Bill Dougal(Services to badminton in Berwick)
2011Val Common(Telecom BC)Kay Smith(Services to NBA – website)Margaret Perry(Services to NBA + Juniors)
2010Ray Martin(Services to NBA)Andy McGill(Services to NBA – website + graded tournaments) Foong Tham(Services to NBA – Juniors)
2009Colvin Fawcett(Blyth Tynedale BC)Ray Craig(Hexham BC)David Dodds(Services to NBA)

OTHER AWARDS

ENGLISH BADMINTON AWARD (For long standing exceptional service to badminton in England)

2017Mike WaterfieldJulie BrownDennis Gray
2010Norma WaterfieldSteve Abbott
2006Ian FergusonWalter Arkley
2005Bob Pearson

YONEX VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

March 2009 – Steve Abbott

WALTER ARKLEY AWARD

2019Margaret PerryIn recognition of her outstanding contribution to Junior Badminton in Northumberland

SPORT ENGLAND NORTH EAST – SERVICES TO SPORT AWARD

(now discontinued)

2002 – Foong Tham

2000 – Norma Waterfield

1997 – Ian Ferguson

1989 – Walter Arkley

(Award discontinued by Sport England)

SPORT ENGLAND NORTH EAST NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY AWARD

2000 – Northumberland Badminton Association

SPORT NEWCASTLE VOLUNTEER AWARDS

2018Bob Pearson
(For all his voluntary work for NBA)
2017Ellie Roberts
(For her work supporting juniors)
2016Steve Abbott
(For setting up the Tyneside Badminton Centre)
Steve Porter
(For setting up the Tyneside Badminton Centre)
Mike Woodward
(For setting up the Tyneside Badminton Centre)
Peter McLane – CIC
(For setting up the Tyneside Badminton Centre)
2014Dennis Gray
(For all their voluntary work for NBA)
Mike Waterfield
(For all their voluntary work for NBA)
2012Julie Brown
(For all their voluntary work for NBA)
Norma Waterfield
(For all their voluntary work for NBA)
Richard Taylor
(For all their voluntary work for NBA)
2008Jim Smith
(For all their tournament work)
Aram Dedeyan
(For all their tournament work)

NORTH TYNESIDE AWARDS

1 – VOLUNTEERS

2018Norma Waterfield
(Chairman’s Gold Commendation Award)
2012Neil Carmichael
(Winner, Contribution to Sports Development)
2011Norma Waterfield
(Winner, Services to Sport)
2010Neil Carmichael
(Runner-up, Contribution to Sports Development (Chair of North Tyneside Badminton Partnership))
North Tyneside Badminton Partnership
(Winner, Contribution to Sports Development)
Rene Waugh
(Runner-up, Senior Volunteer (North Tyneside Women & Girls Club))
2009Mike Waterfield
(Runner-up, Senior Volunteer (general contribution))

2 – COACHES

2012 – Mike Woodward, Winner, Coach of the Year

2010 – Steve Sharp, Runner-up, Coach of the Year

2009 – Steve Sharp, Runner-up, Coach of the Year

AWARDS TO PLAYERS

2009 – Sarah Renton, Runner-up, North Tyneside Sports Personality of the Year

2003 – Caroline Smith, Winner, Young Sports Star North East (Award sponsored by BBC Newcastle)

EVENING CHRONICLE YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARD

2007 – Nikoleta Cholakova – Runner-up, Sports Achievement

EFDS NORTH EAST AWARDS

2011 – William Smith, Male Personality of the Year

2009 – William Smith, Male Personality of the Year

2008 – William Smith, Young Male Achiever

2006 – William Smith, Young Male Achiever

PREMIER LEAGUE 4 SPORT REGIONAL AWARDS

2014 – Steve Sharp, Coach of the Year

2014 – Garry Lee McMullen, Young Sports Achievement Award

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