Junior Committee

 

  • Chairman
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Media Officer
  • Safeguarding Lead
  • CDA Liaison Officer
  • Match Secretary
  • Other Committee Members

Chairman – Mark Russ

scb-chair@sussexbadminton.co.uk

I was asked to get involved with the Junior County 6 years ago as both my children were playing for the County as well as training to play at the highest level possible.  At that time I was Head of Sport at a local school and love all sports.  More recently, I was lucky enough to become a house husband as one of my children is home schooled to allow him to train full time for badminton.

My life is now almost exclusively taken up with badminton!  Not only do I help my children with their badminton career I took on the Chair of the Senior County last year so that we now have a unified approach from Juniors through to Seniors and Veterans.

I am passionate about badminton and work tirelessly to pass on my love for the game to as many people, young or old, as possible.

Secretary – Mark Russ

scjb-sec@sussexbadminton.co.uk

I was asked to get involved with the Junior County 6 years ago as both my children were playing for the County as well as training to play at the highest level possible.  At that time I was Head of Sport at a local school and love all sports.  More recently, I was lucky enough to become a house husband as one of my children is home schooled to allow him to train full time for badminton.

My life is now almost exclusively taken up with badminton!  Not only do I help my children with their badminton career I took on the Chair of the Senior County last year so that we now have a unified approach from Juniors through to Seniors and Veterans.

I am passionate about badminton and work tirelessly to pass on my love for the game to as many people, young or old, as possible.

Treasurer – Bob Wood

Some parents live every match their children play; others like me often find it difficult to stay in the hall when their child is on court. It’s not that I’m not interested, just that the tension gets to be too much!

That said I am an avid supporter of Sussex Junior Badminton, and with two children playing, have been since about 2012. They both thoroughly enjoy the physical exercise and the chance to compete, but perhaps most of all the friendships they have made.

scjb-treasurer@sussexbadminton.co.uk

Media Officer – TBC

scjb-media@sussexbadminton.co.uk

If you have any content relating to Sussex County Junior Badminton that you would like us to post on our website, or put forward for coverage in the local press, please contact us via the above email address.

Safeguarding Lead – TBC

scjb-child-welfare@sussexbadminton.co.uk

 

County Development Academy Liaison Officer – Neil Warwick 

scjb-cda@sussexbadminton.co.uk

We aim to create and maintain links with the various junior badminton clubs and coaching groups throughout Sussex.  The CDA Liaison Officer provides a central point of contact for the development and management of these contacts.

Match Secretary – Claire West Bourne

scjb-matches@sussexbadminton.co.uk

I have arranged fixtures for all age groups for Sussex County Juniors since 2012. I also arrange additional inter-county quad or 1 to 1 friendly matches to give all squad members the opportunity to play for Sussex and build their tournament confidence and motivation. I enjoy engaging with other fixtures’ managers and have built up good relationships with many of them.

The main complexity of my job is pin pointing match dates. I have to factor in all the BE, other and even international tournaments to try to ensure I am not excluding any players from competing in external tournaments. I am an avid supporter of Sussex Badminton and enjoy being able to contribute to our children enjoying, thriving and competing in this sport.

East Sussex Representative – Neil Warwick

My role on the committee is as Liaison Officer for East Sussex. My responsibility is to ensure information relating to Badminton in Sussex is communicated to Clubs, Coaches and Sport Centres in the East of the County. I am passionate about my sport and want to ensure juniors have the best opportunities to play within our County whatever their level of play.

Last year I also took on the role of County Development Officer with the responsibility of developing our younger County players aged under 11. My job is to liaise with coaches and clubs to encourage them to put forward players who they think might benefit from additional practice within our County Junior structure. We know there are good players out there but the job is to find them.

West Sussex Representative – Chris Byerley

My role on the Sussex Junior Committee is currently West Sussex Representative, but prior to this I was for a time the Chairman of the Committee.

I have been a Badminton England qualified coach for 40 years and have run Worthing Juniors for the last 38 years.

I started playing badminton when I was 19 and play for Arcadian Badminton Club in the Worthing, Bognor and Brighton leagues as well as playing for Sussex in the Masters.

I have enjoyed my years of playing and am pleased to give back to the sport by way of coaching young people. My aim is to help them improve their game, whilst having fun and developing a love for the game.

Age Group Parent Representatives

Each year we look for the support of parents within each age group to ensure the continued success of events, fund raising and provide an open conduit for all parents and players to access the committee. The parent representatives are a key element of the committee and ensure the committee remains closely aligned to the needs and priorities of the parents and players.

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