Cippenham Table Tennis Club elect three new life members
By Graham Trimming • Published 26 Jun 2012 10:28 0 Comments
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Jacquie Lovell, left, Ken Phillips, right, and Peter Hillier were named new life members after decades of service to Cippenham Table Tennis Club.
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JACQUIE Lovell, Ken Phillips and Peter Hillier have been elected new life members at Cippenham Table Tennis Club.
The trio were presented the award by club founder and chairman Graham Trimming - to only other member to have been honoured - at the annual general meeting.
Lovell joined the club in 1984 and after a brief spell as venue liaison officer she came to the fore when the new centre opened in 1996.
She immediately became social officer and with it came the responsibility of running the catering service which she undertook for more than 13 years.
As well as running the catering - involving some 40 or so weekend events each year and the cooking and preparation that went on ahead of those - Lovell also found time to be the club's volunteer champion and welfare officer for which she was responsible for writing and implementing the club's child protection scheme.
During this time Lovell received three national awards, the ETTA Premier Club Volunteer of the Year award in 2004, the ETTA Merit Award in 2006 and the ETTA Volunteer Coordinator of the Year award in 2007.
Ken Phillips joined Cippenham Table Tennis Club in 1977 and has had spells coaching officer, deputy chairman and chairman - guiding the club through the most important years of its development before relinquishing the position in 2004.
Phillips is nationally renowned for his coaching and - as head coach since 1986 - 17 of his pupils have represented England at one level or another.
He was named the ETTA Coach of the Year in 1999 and 2000 and NCF Coach of the Year in 2000. Phillips was also a recipient of the ETTA Merit Award in 2002 and has won three honours at the Slough Borough Council's Annual Sports Awards - Coach of the Year in 1994 and 2000 and Service to Sport in 2002.
Peter Hillier is the longest serving member of all having joined the club in 1974. After five years as chairman between 1975 and 1980 he spent 32 years as the club's treasurer and was bookings officer between 2006-2012.
Hillier has received even greater recognition from the ETTA and is both a life member and vice-president following his 10 year stint as treasurer of the national association. He is also an international umpire and qualified tournament organiser and referee.