Knights wins Yonex Volunteer of Quarter Award

28th July 2004

The commitment of David Knights towards club development has not only allowed his club, Marske Badminton Club to achieve Badminton Silver Club Accreditation it has also secured him the prestigious Yonex National Badminton Volunteer of the Quarter Award!

David, from Teesside, is the proud winner of this inaugural award in the Yonex Volunteer Award Scheme. A number of strong nominations were received for the award, which focused specifically on volunteering between January-May 2004.

However, what sealed the decision of David as the winner was his dedication and commitment to securing his club as a Badminton Silver (Sport England Clubmark) Club. David co-ordinated the operation and planning for Marske Badminton Club to become one of the first six badminton clubs in England to achieve this standard. His commitment and personal attention to this project ensured its success, attending a number of the relevant courses himself, and co-ordinating other volunteers to attend and support other elements of the criteria.


Photograph shows Dave Knights receiving his award from Roger Cook, Tees Valley BDO.