2018/2019 Execs

These are your lovely execs who are in charge of organising and managing your beloved badminton club!
Chris Gerrett

Chris Gerrett

President

Hi everyone my names Chris and I’m going into my second year studying engineering. For the coming year I will be your badminton club president making sure you get involved with all of our great sessions and socials. You can look forward to having upwards of 6 club sessions a week at all times to suit everyone. I myself have been playing badminton for the last 16 years of my life (way too long) and aim to bring the joy I experience every time I set foot on court to you. I’m already looking forward to seeing all of you in our taster and welcome sessions starting Friday welcome week.

Miranda Liu

Vice President

Hey guys, I’m Miranda. A Maths student going into second year. I’m the new Vice President and Welfare Officer for academic year 2018-2019. My main duty is to assist the exec team to make sure the club runs as smooth as possible and to make sure that you guys are well and happy! I’ve been playing badminton for about four years and currently playing in most club and rock up sessions. Feel free to come to find me if you ever have any problems or just for a chat. Hope to meet many of you very soon.

Miranda Liu
Alex Beare

Alex Beare

Secretary

Hi I’m Alex, a 3rd year Maths student and your Secretary for the upcoming year. My job is to keep you all updated on what’s going on in the badminton club – so look out for my beautifully written club emails every Sunday to get your weekly fix of badminton info! Having been on team and exec for the past few years, the badminton club has been one of the best parts of my uni life – and I look forward to meeting you all in a few weeks time and making this year at the club even better!

Robert Micklewright

Treasurer

Hello badminton, I’m Rob and I am a fourth year Maths student. As your treasurer it shall be my job to manage our accounts and to provide a sustainable supply of shuttles for the club and the teams. I have now been playing badminton for over two thirds of my life and have played matches for all three of our Men’s teams having captained the seconds last season, and the thirds for half of the year before. When I’m not playing badminton, you’ll probably find me in the Maths building struggling to understand somethings described as trivial or having lunch in the Duck (yet again).

Robert Micklewright
Ginny Liu

Ginny Liu

Sponsorship and Publicity Officer

Hi everyone! I’m your new Publicity and Sponsorship Officer for the year, I manage the sponsors related to the club and keep everyone informed about the events coming up! I’m a third year Physics student and outside of slaving away for my degree, I spend excessive time thinking about eating food, so you’ll most likely see me at club sessions attempting to burn the amount I eat. I’m more competitive of a napper than at badminton so please go easy on me. I look forward to meeting you all!

Kelvin Li

Marketing Officer

I am Kelvin, your new marketing officer for 2018/19. I have played for the men’s second team for the previous two years. I have three main plans to help promote the club and team for the coming year – creating a player database for our teams, execs and club members, managing the new Instagram page, and creating video match highlights for BUCS games to post onto Youtube.

Kelvin Li
Madhav Chaturvedi

Madhav Chaturvedi

Charity Officer

Hi, I’m Madhav. I’m a second year Maths student, and your charities officer for this year. The badminton club has become a huge part of making my university experience enjoyable, and I spend quite a lot of time either playing or socialising with people from Badminton. Apart from this, I like to spend my free time reading light fiction, or playing pool in the SU. I hope to be organising fun events throughout the year to fundraise for charities which help disabled people discover, or rediscover, the joy of sport.

Wen Liu

Webmaster

The names Wen, and no I don’t have brothers: who, what, how or why. Jokes aside, I am going into the second year of my Computer Science (BSc) degree. Outside of studies, badminton is one of my hobbies and as part of the badminton club I am the Webmaster, master of the web. That is: I am in charge of managing and maintaining the website for the Warwick badminton club. Alongside all of that, I also love playing video games, which is probably where I get my competitive drive from. And that’s pretty much all there is to me, though I promise I am a nice and approachable guy so if ever you need to talk, I’m your man!

Wen Liu
Greg Roffey

Greg Roffey

Social Secretary

Hey my name is Greg and I am part of the badminton’s social secretary team, working alongside Rachael to deliver epic socials and great banter. When I am not slaving away at my Politics degree, I am a regular attendee at club sessions and also play for the Development Squad. Outside of badminton, I love grabbing control of the speaker and socialising, whether it is over a game of football/pool or back at Whitefields (the best accomodation on campus) for pre drinks. Really looking forward to creating great memories and bring the club together as social sec.

Rachael Ralph

Rachael Ralph

Social Secretary

Hey, I’m Rachael and I’m the better half of your social secretary duo for 2018/19 (sorry Greg!). I’m a first year Biomedical Science student and when not in labs, I play badminton for the Development Squad. I also play mixed netball, the piano, go on first aid duties with St John Ambulance and regularly attend my favourite thing at Warwick, Pop!, living up to my exec role. I may be 5”2 but don’t underestimate my power when it comes to running circle!

Graham Kemp

Tour Secretary

Hi everyone, I’m Graham your tour sec for next year. I’m a 2nd year computer scientist and have been playing badminton for 7-8 years including a quite a few years for Oxfordshire County. Apart from badminton I also play ultimate Frisbee and enjoy climbing and mountaineering. You will often see me at club sessions (when I’m not injured!) and of course at the socials. As your tour sec I hope to organise a fantastic tour over Easter to suit anyone and everyone from those wanting day after day of badminton to those who wanting a relaxed time in the cities or if you want messy nights out and hungover mornings that will definitely be on the cards!

Graham Kemp
Henry Jones

Henry Jones

Men’s First Team Captain

Hi everyone, my name is Henry. I am a second-year mathematician and possibly the most Asian non-Asian I know: I study maths, play badminton and I love ramen and sushi (25% Yo Sushi student discount is insane). I like to work hard and encourage others to do the same, but I also like to play hard and my nickname is Cumbria in circle (you will find out what circle is soon, freshers) even though I live 400 miles from Cumbria. As men’s first team captain, I will be organising the team and ensure that they are training effectively in preparation for BUCS matches. In addition, I also want to foster a fun and inclusive society dynamic for everyone, so you will see me at lots of the club sessions too! I believe that next year will be the best badminton year yet: we have a friendly, hardworking exec, a competitive and enjoyable atmosphere to our team and enough sessions for all abilities.

Kush Rajasegar

Women’s First Team Captain

Hi everyone! My name is Kush. I am a third year law student and possibly the worst cook on campus (I’ve somehow managed to even burn spaghetti). As women’s first team captain, I will work alongside our incredible men’s first team captain, Henry Jones to ensure that the team trains effectively and are well prepared for BUCS matches. My vision for the year is to have a tight knit squad (on and off court) and to bridge the gap between the squad and the club. This means that I will be at as many club sessions and socials and would encourage everyone else to join in to create a fun badminton atmosphere. Almost 99.99% of the time, I am energetic and loud so please feel free to come up to me and have a chat. I am really looking forward to being a part of the best exec ever!

Kush Rajasegar
Oliver Bolton

Oliver Bolton

Club Committee Member

Hi, I’m Oliver, a 2nd year maths student. I am one of this year’s committee members and the sole Norwegian in the badminton club. I joined the badminton club at the start of fresher’s after not having played for over 6 years and now I often find myself spending my spare time doing something badminton related. I always try to make as many of the weekly sessions as possible and I can often be found at ‘rock-up and play’ or just booking courts as well. Other than badminton and maths, I enjoy cooking, hiking (if it’s tall, I’ll climb it) and playing strategy games.

Toby Smith

Toby Smith

Club Committee Member

Hello all, I’m Toby and will be one of your Committee Members for the year, so you’ll probably see me at many of the Club Sessions. Being a 3rd year Maths student, I spend most of my time being confused, however when I’m not doing this, you’ll find me playing Badminton, going to the pub, sleeping and finding new ways to procrastinate. I look forwards to seeing you all soon!