Meeting called to order, 17th January at 1900, by Club President Luke Quigley.
Absent with apologies:
Press and Publicity – Tim Stedman
Absent without apologies:
Press and Publicity – Rob Stephens
Club President – Luke Quigley
Secretary – Catherine Wilson
Treasurer – Matthew Smith
Team President – Charlotte Whiting
Men’s Captain – Dan Martyres
Mixed Captain – Eleanor Sinclair
Ladies Captain – Lucy Sharp
Social Secretary – Bryony Connor and Tom Walker
Merchandise Officer – Emily Beare
Sponsorship Officer – James Geary
Wellbeing Officer – Rowan Hancox
Fundraising Representative – Nicole Kelly
Ordinary Members – Hannah Hall, Jennifer Entwistle
- Club Sessions
First club session of the year went well, which was located in the arena. The committee have decided that keeping everyone’s belongings behind the glass panel works well and frees up space to play on court. Luke mentioned that the sports centre need to keep the fire exit clear and so has asked the committee to implement this rule.
Club sessions will take place in the arena on Mondays and Thursdays 1900-2200 and 1500-1700 respectively. The main hall will be used as well from 0900-1100 for club sessions.
Tom and Bryony described the socials planned for this term, which are:
Week 2, 18th January: Geek Social, Drinking
Week 3, 25th January: Summer in Winter, Drinking
Week 4, 1st February: Pyjama Film Night, Non-Drinking
Week 5, 8th February: Cocktail Bar Crawl, Drinking
Week 6, 15th February: Famous Couple, Drinking
Week 7, 22nd February: Quiz, Non-Drinking
Week 8, 1st March: Meal Out, Non-Drinking
Week 9, 8th March: Cops and Robbers, Drinking
Week 10, 15th March: Bad Taste, Drinking
The badminton holiday will be at the end of week 10.
With regards to the casual social on Mondays in D bar, Dominoes are no longer doing 50% off the menu and only on pizzas, which all items have increased in price. Luke and James are going to review the contract we have with them and decide where to go from there.
- Badminton holiday: Friday 17th March – 20th March
Bryony and Tom are going to publicise the badminton holiday this week. This years badminton holiday will be in Grassington Bunk Barn for £65 per person. This cost of the trip includes travel, food, beds and wifi. There will be day trips/activities on the Saturday and Sunday (more info to come) and the evenings will, of course, be full of games.
A coach will be leaving the Roger Kirk Centre at 1830, although this can be changed depending on peoples lectures over on Heslington East. This will return around 1030 on the Monday back to Heslington West Campus. Tom and Bryony can order towels and linen for a small extra charge, for those needing them.
Activities will possibly include a trip to Skipton (9 miles away) which the social secs are looking into. Tickets will be going up for this shortly via the facebook group page. Travel will be approximately an hour (50miles) and will be booked 2 weeks prior to the event. The holiday deposit has gone through.
Matthew and Emily have organised team kits which the order was placed on December 12th, however it left the YUSU account on January 2nd. After contacting Surridge, the team kits will hopefully be available during by weeks 6 and weeks 8.
Club merchandise will be advertised through club in a couple of weeks. Emily is going to go round the club sessions to ask players if they want club merchandise and gather some interest.
- College Varsity – Semis
After first term, the top four colleges will be each other to determine who plays against Durham:
|Ladies||1200 – 1315||Alcuin, Constantine, Halifax, James|
|Mixed||1315 – 1430||Constantine, Derwent, Halifax, James|
|Mens||1430 – 1545||Derwent, Goodricke, James, Langwith|
The top 2 colleges will the play each other in the final to determine 1st and 2nd team for varsity against the Durham colleges.
- Varsity – Badminton
The college varsity matches are restricted to 2.5 hours. The table of play is as follows:
|Time||Court 1||Court 2||Court 3||Court 4|
|1100||Mens A 1v1||Mens A 2v2||Mens B 1v1||Mens B 2v2|
|1125||Mens A 1v2||Mens A 2v1||Mens B 2v1||Mens B 2v1|
|1150||Ladies A 1v1||Ladies A 2v2||Ladies B 1v1||Ladies B 2v2|
|1215||Ladies A 2v1||Ladies A 1v2||Ladies B 2v1||Ladies B 2v1|
|1240||Mixed A 1v1||Mixed A 2v2||Mixed B 1v1||Mixed B 2v2|
|1305||Mixed A 1v2||Mixed A 2v1||Mixed B 2v1||Mixed B 2v1|
Although is this not ideal, it is the best order of play possible to include warm ups and game time. Games will be played to 3 matches each finishing at 15 points. This enables to get more people involved.
Meeting adjourned 1932
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