15 September, 2023
Badminton England are happy to announce three current additions to the board of administrators.
George Wooden, Kate Aldridge and Chris Clements have all joined our board and can present additional precious expertise and perception to the organisation.
George is a sports activities growth skilled with 25 years of expertise, the final 16 of which have been in senior management roles.
Most not too long ago he was Sport Improvement Director at Swim England for six years with accountability for expertise pathways, golf equipment, occasions, teaching and the event of the game.
A giant fan of badminton, he performed for Bedfordshire as a junior earlier than representing each Warwickshire and Buckinghamshire first groups, and beforehand he was Group Recreation Director at Badminton England.
He mentioned: “I’m delighted to be becoming a member of the Board of Badminton England. It’s a sport and an organisation that may be very near my coronary heart and I’m delighted to have the prospect to contribute to its growth.”
Kate is at the moment Interim Fairness, Variety, and Inclusion (EDI) Director on the England & Wales Cricket Board, alongside her new function at Badminton England
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After a 12 months on the Badminton England EDI Committee, she joined the Board as Non-Govt Director in 2023 to assist drive progress round EDI throughout badminton.
Kate was a eager badminton participant as an adolescent, enjoying in County competitions and native grownup leagues throughout Sussex and Kent, and has embraced the chance to be concerned within the sport as soon as once more.
Kate mentioned: “I’m delighted to be becoming a member of the Badminton England Board. Having been a part of the EDI Committee for the previous 12 months, I’ve seen the real dedication throughout badminton to making a extra accessible and inclusive sport. I’m excited to be a part of that story, and to share greatest follow from different sports activities.“
Chris joined the Badminton England board in July 2023, bringing a spread of expertise in digital and sports activities organisations.
He’s at the moment Digital Merchandise Lead at Wimbledon the place his duties embrace Wimbledon.com, the official cellular apps and different digital activations, which included improvements to develop and deepen the Wimbledon fan base.
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He has competed at a nationwide stage in two sports activities and was not too long ago chargeable for the daily operating of one of many nation’s largest rowing golf equipment.
He mentioned: “This can be very thrilling to be becoming a member of the Badminton England board at such an vital time for the organisation, particularly with the brand new technique launching.
“I hope to have the ability to deliver my expertise to the board to make sure that Badminton England is supporting these delivering the game to take advantage of the alternatives within the digital house and get extra folks concerned with Badminton.”
Extra details about our board of administrators could be discovered here.