Badminton Canterbury is governed by a volunteer board – you can read more about them below. The board meets once a month January through to November each year, and anyone is welcome to come to the meetings. If you would like to come to a meeting, please contact us as we do change locations from time to time.
Our AGM is held in April each year, and board positions are for a two year term. Board members need to be able to commit to one board meeting a month (evenings, 7-10pm), plus there are occasional emails between meetings. The type of skills are required of a board member are:
- A desire to help grow badminton in the greater Christchurch area
- Leadership and/or governance experience
- Business skills (things like one of: management, financial, marketing, communications, human resources)
If you, or anyone you know, would like to be a part of the future direction and leadership of badminton in Canterbury by being a member of the board, please fill out a nomination form below, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a 4th generation mixed cropping and sheep farmer in the Broadfield District and I’m very proud to be able to say, in 2017 my family will be celebrating 150 years of farming the same block of land.
My family has been involved in Badminton for a long time. My wife Liz, daughters Jo and Leesa and son Mark have all represented Canterbury at various levels. I first became involved in the administration in 1982 and served as President from 1995 to 2001 and then taking a break from 2006 till 2013 when I was reelected as Chairman. I coached junior teams at all ages and still coach at the Lincoln Club where I have been Club Captain for over 30 years
Badminton Canterbury has been through a major restructure since Selwyn Maisters Independent review, and I am proud to lead a very devoted Board and staff through this process. With playing numbers now increasing and development programmes well underway, I feel we are looking forward to some very exciting times.
Badminton has been part of my life since I first picked up a racquet as a 10 year old. Just as it does for juniors today, playing junior tournaments got me hooked and I have played competitively and socially ever since. I have been a member of the Lincoln Badminton Club all of my playing career, and have spent many of those years holding various roles on the committee. In 2013 it was time to repay the Association for all it had done for me, so I threw my name into the hat at the Board elections. It has been a hard road, but the Association has achieved a lot in the three years since. Hard work from dozens of volunteers is now producing a steady growth in player numbers. I am looking forward to exciting times ahead for Badminton Canterbury.
I have been a lawyer for the last 28 years, 20 of those years have been spent running my own practice at Addington law. I started playing badminton at about 15 or 16 years of age. I have played A grade off and on since 1985 and at 52 I am still pretending I can play at that level. I played for various Canterbury div teams from 1984 until I was put out to pasture in my mid-forties. I still have a passion for the game although my body may not.
Hi, I’m Christchurch born and bred and have been involved with Badminton Canterbury since 2009. I have three daughters in their late teens and early twenties who have been playing since badminton since they were at primary school. My focus is on helping to develop and grow junior badminton in our region and I believe we are making great progress and with the recent appointment of our new professional coach from Scotland, we are looking at very exciting times ahead. Badminton is a great sport for children of all ages and abilities and has a wonderful social aspect that involves parents and families. When I’m not wearing my hat at Canterbury Junior Convenor, I run my own commercial flooring business.
I have been involved with Canterbury Badminton for the last 40 odd years and am a founding member at the Avon Badminton Club where I was the club coach for over 30 years. I’ve played A grade, coached and competed in Canterbury Rep badminton and still attempt to hit at some level. I am currently starting a new Badminton Club in West Melton where we are gaining a new Recreation Centre. I am passionate about Badminton and want to see our sport moving forward in Canterbury.
Board Member, Junior Convenor
It is my passion to keep fit and I chose badminton as my sport (aside from walking up the hill). I did this for my health as per my GP’s advise to have regular exercise – I’m not a gym fanatic and knowing badminton as a sport it covers everything for you to be fit.
I am a NZ qualified Quantity Surveyor and this sport is my way to release stress after busy work schedules.
By being addicted to this sport, I end up running a club (Canterbury Filipino Badminton Association – CFBA) for almost 4 years to give chance to my fellow Filipino to play the sport confidently and allowed them to socialize with other nationalities especially kiwis. I stepped up to be one of the Board Members for Badminton Canterbury to help and support the institution in my own little way.”