Teesside Volunteer Wins National Award
Roger receives his Award from Paul Jepson Managing Director of YONEX UK LTD
BADMINTON England has just announced Roger Cook from Stockton on Tees as their Volunteer of the Year, for making an outstanding contribution to badminton in England in the past 12 months.
Roger has been for years one of the unsung heroes of badminton at local level, county, level and national level. He works tirelessly across the whole spectrum of badminton every week and most weekends. Without Roger lots of badminton activities would grind to a halt. Examples of some of the activities he is committed to as a volunteer are:
Teesside Active Badminton League Secretary and Treasurer
Teesside Badminton Development Association Treasurer
Teesside Badminton Performance Centre Treasurer + Administrator
Club coaching 5 sessions each week, juniors and adults
Yorkshire Badminton Association coaching co-ordinator
Durham County Badminton Association Child Welfare Officer
National Tournaments Organiser + Referee
All England Badminton Championships Driver
BADMINTON England Community Advisory Group
David Knights Chair of Teesside Badminton Performance Centre said, We do not know of anyone who is more passionate and has put more into the game than Roger. This is long overdue recognition for the many hours that Roger puts in for badminton every week. We all would like to say thank you and congratulations to Roger .
Roger will be presented with his award at a National Badminton Awards Winners lunch during the Yonex All England Badminton Open Championships taking place in Birmingham from the 5th 10th of March.
For further information please contact Sheila Boyes (Secretary Teesside Badminton Performance Centre) on 07930858041 or firstname.lastname@example.org