OPENING CELEBRATION SEPTEMBER 2006
We did it! All the hard work put in by lots of people over the past couple of years was celebrated in style on Saturday 23 September.
Liz organised a fun team tournament for the afternoon which was won by "The Newcomers" team of Simon, Bron, Ken, John, Andy & Martin (although fortunately Steve did win all three of his matches with his Dad for the "Chairman's Select" team !)
Following the tournament, we all turned to some serious celebrating! Free wine and beer flowed as Steve thanked lots of people for their hard work and financial contributions and then picked out a few people for special mentions.
Philippa & Liz both received big bunches of flowers for their tremendous hard work on both the house and grounds, daring stunts (Liz!) and financial juggling (Philippa!).
|Steve & Philippa
||Steve & Liz
Steve also presented Edward with some wine to thank him for stepping in with his expertese and local knowledge to help sort out the 99 year lease. Ant also received some wine as his electrical engineering knowledge was invaluable in sorting out the new floodlights and Carolyn a bouquet for her contribution to setting up the junior coaching which helped secure our funding.
Next John took over from Steve to present Fiona with Honorary Life Membership, Wimbledon tickets and a bouquet for her tremendous work in designing and managing the building of the superb new clubhouse.
|Steve and Ant.
||John & Fiona.
John then thanked Steve for his amazing work in managing the whole project and presented him with Life Membership and some cut-glass in recognition of his massive contribution.
|Steve and John.
Following these presentations, the trophies for the year were persented. Here is a small selection of our winners:
|Floodlight Winners - The Knees.
||Jean - the only one who knows how to pose for a photo!
|Graham & Trish with their Vets Mixed Trophy.
An excellent barbecue & more free drinks helped us continue the celebrations well into the night!