Waikato Badminton Annual General Meeting (AGM) & Awards Function

Waikato Badminton Association is holding its AGM & Awards Function on Saturday 27 November starting 6.30pm at The Cook (7 Cook Street, Hamilton East). Platter food is included, while drinks can be purchased from the bar. We encourage a representative from every affiliated club to be present at this function, as we will share key information/plans with all. Invitations to this function have been emailed to all Clubs.

A reminder also that nominations for Awards can be submitted online https://bit.ly/2021WBAawards by Friday 15 October 2021. This is for the qualifying period of 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021. It would be great to give all deserving people in our badminton community some recognition in what’s been a challenging year for everyone. Candidates must be affiliated WBA members, and can be nominated for one or more categories online. All Award categories and criteria can be found on below – it is important that all nominations are accompanied by supporting information. All nominations will be considered by a range of Waikato Badminton Coaches, Staff, and Board Members.

 

1. Administrator of the Year

  • Open to all levels of administrators and board members of affiliated clubs with the exception of paid staff;
  • Demonstrates administrative excellence (governance and management through systems, processes and communication);
  • Demonstrates leadership and is well respected by the badminton community.

 

2. Club or Team of the Year

  • Open to all affiliated club teams, school teams, representative teams;
  • Has consistently achieved excellent results over the year and/or an extraordinary performance;
  • Shown growth in membership and/or won competition(s) they competed in;
  • Promotes and develops the sport in partnership with Waikato Badminton.

 

3. Coach of the Year

  • Open to all coaches in Waikato regardless of the level or age group they are coaching (school, club, representative);
  • Displays qualities of leadership, dedication and commitment;
  • Shows outstanding ability to get the best out of player(s) who achieve results well above expectation;
  • Highly respected by player(s) and the badminton community for their technical knowledge and delivery;
  • Provides wholistic development for player(s) and contributes significantly to developing better people.

 

4. Technical Official of the Year

  • Open to all accredited technical officials in Waikato regardless of the level they are serving (local, regional, national, international);
  • Displays a consistently high standard of refereeing, umpiring or line judging;
  • Demonstrated outstanding commitment and enthusiasm;
  • Highly respected for the role(s) they play.

 

5. Volunteer of the Year

  • Open to affiliated members who are not paid for the work they do in badminton (including but not limited to administration, coaching, officiating, team management, parent help, etc)
  • Demonstrated a high level of time, commitment, enthusiasm;
  • Is well respected for the role(s) they play;
  • Has made a considerable contribution and difference to the sport at school, club, regional or national level.

 

6. Junior Recognition Trophy

  • Open to all junior players (Under 19 yrs) at representative (Inter-Association) level;
  • Always shown significant effort and 100% commitment to improve playing ability and results during the season;
  • Well presented, cooperative, responsible, fair and respectful on and off the court.

 

7. Junior Player of the Year

  • Open to junior players (Under 19 yrs);
  • Consistently achieved the most outstanding results and/or extraordinary performances during the season;
  • An ambassador of the Waikato Badminton Association and for Badminton (well presented and respectful on and off the  court);
  • Demonstrated commitment to Waikato Badminton by making themselves available for the Association where possible.

 

8. Senior Recognition Trophy (donated by Darryl & Sue Baty)

  • Open to all senior players (Over 19 yrs) at representative (Inter-Association) level;
  • Always shown significant effort and 100% commitment to improve playing ability and results during the season (at open and closed events);
  • Well presented, cooperative, responsible, fair and respectful on and off the court.

 

9. Senior Player of the Year (Ralph Fear Cup)

  • Open to senior players (Over 19 yrs);
  • Consistently achieved the most outstanding results and/or extraordinary performances during the season;
  • An ambassador of the Waikato Badminton Association and for Badminton (well presented and respectful on and off the court);
  • Demonstrated commitment to Waikato Badminton by making themselves available for the Association where possible.

 

10. Masters Recognition Trophy (donated by the Icke family)

  • Open to all Masters / Vets / Super Vets player (35 yrs & over) at representative (Inter-Association) level;
  • Shown significant effort and commitment to improve playing ability and results during the season (at open and closed events);
  • Well presented, cooperative, responsible, fair and respectful on and off the court.

 

11. Masters Player of the Year

  • Open to Masters / Vets / Super Vets players (35 yrs & over);
  • Consistently achieved outstanding results and/or extraordinary performances during the season;
  • An ambassador of the Waikato Badminton Association and for Badminton (well presented and respectful on and off the court);
  • Demonstrated commitment to Waikato Badminton by making themselves available for the Association where possible.

 

12. Club Service Award

As a general rule the member who is nominated for a Club Service Award should have been of service to the game of Badminton at club level for a number of years (eg. 7-10 years as a committee member, a lesser time will be considered if the member has held a position of responsibility). The nomination for a Service Award is based on recommendation of club committees.

 

13. Long Service Award

As a general rule the member who is nominated for a Long Service Award should have already received a Club Service Award at least 2 years prior and have also been of service to the game of Badminton at WBA (regional) level for a number of years (eg. 5-7 years in a position of responsibility). The nomination for a Long Service Award is based on recommendation of the WBA Board.