OUR COMMITTEE – 2021/2022 SEASON
PRESIDENT: BOB FAGAN
For many years Bob was Chairman of the New Milton Table Tennis Club. In 2011 Bob decided to spend more time with his family and resigned as Chairman, and at the same time retired from his retail tailoring business. In view of Bob’s long service to the club he was unanimously approved as the club president. Bob’s late wife Sandy was a former Club Secretary and had been a member of the club since 1972 and played the sport up to the onset of her illness. Sandy was a true club stalwart who looked after the junior players and always made people welcome. Both of their children, Michael and Jackie, played for the Club.
SECRETARY: BEV SCOTT-JOHNS
Bev has been Secretary of the New Milton Table Tennis Club since 2004. Previously Bev was Club Treasurer. Bev is one of the directors of Mudeford Wood Community Trust, an incorporated charity created to take over the administration of Mudeford Wood Community Centre, one of the club’s two playing venues. Bev also serves on the committee of the Bournemouth & District Table Tennis Association. Bev is a TTE qualified tournament organiser for the club and also a qualified county umpire. In recognition of the many years that he has worked tirelessly for the club, Bev was made the club’s first Life Vice-President at the 2015/2016 AGM. In November 2016, as part of Table Tennis England’s “Pride of Table Tennis” awards, the club voted Bev as “Club Volunteer of the Year”. In March 2018, Bev was honoured with a prestigious Torch Trophy Trust Award for Outstanding Service to Sport. He was presented with the award by HRH the Duke of Gloucester at a ceremony in the Army and Navy Club in London, his citation having been read out by Sir Trevor Brooking MBE. Phone Bev on 01425 619552, or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org for details of all club night activities.
CHAIR, DEVELOPMENT OFFICER & VICE-PRESIDENT: SHAUN NEWCOMB
Shaun is a full time wheelchair user, currently a UKCC Level 2 coach. While Shaun coaches all ages and abilities, he specialises in coaching athletes with a disability, working from beginner standard to Elite level. Shaun is Chairman of the GB Para Table Tennis Membership Committee and Chair of their Selection Panel for major events such as the Paralympics and World Championships. A former GB Para Table Tennis team player himself, Shaun has coached and been a training partner for some of our current GB Paralympic athletes. Shaun has coached at major international events including the EAD (Elite Athletes with a Disability) at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, the 2013 INAS World Championships in Hong Kong and the IWAS World Junior Championships. Shaun formerly worked with the English Table Tennis Association (now Table Tennis England) as the South / South East Regional Disability Officer and is the lead coach for the Southern Regional Disability Squad’s monthly training sessions in Maidenhead. He also volunteers at the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Injuries Centre in Salisbury, Wiltshire where he runs their table tennis rehabilitation sessions. Shaun was club Chair from 2011 until he stood down in 2014 due to outside pressures. In recognition of his services to the club, Shaun was made the club’s first Vice-President.
WELFARE OFFICER: LYNN WILLRICH
Lynn joined the committee in July 2014 as Minutes Secretary, taking over from Julie Smillie when she took on the role of Welfare and Coaching Officer. Lynn relinquished her role of Minutes Secretary to take over as Welfare Officer after Julie stood down from the committee in July 2015. Lynn comes from a banking and marketing background and is the Financial Director of D J Willrich Ltd, Audio Visual and Multimedia Specialists, a company which she founded with husband David who is Managing Director. Outside of table tennis and a very demanding professional life, Lynn’s interests include netball and girl-guiding.
COMMITTEE MEMBER: JOHN PARKHOUSE
John is a self-employed carpenter and decorator. He joined the club in May 2006 and was elected on to the committee in July 2015. His other hobbies are sailing and restoring wooden boats and is also a member of the Vintage Model Yacht Club. He also attended Hurn Court School during his teenage years.
COMMITTEE MEMBER (JUNIOR REPRESENTATIVE): ANDREW STAINTON
Andrew took over the mantle from Peter Daish as Junior Representative and was co-opted on to the committee in January 2016. Andrew is also a Level 1 coach. Andrew also took on the mantle of Website Adminstrator when Andrew Daish stepped down from the role in 2016/2017.
HON. TREASURER: CHRIS PUSEY
Chris was co-opted on to the committee in January 2018. In his professional career Chris was a qualified Tax Accountant and a member of the Institute of Taxation, but he is now enjoying his retirement. Chris has played league table tennis for many years having started at Feltham and then at Reading after a 10 year long gap. At Reading he became the Treasurer for the Kingfisher Table Table Tennis Club, and he subsequently moved to the New Forest area. Outside of table tennis, Chris’s other interests include ballroom dancing, gardening, photography and travelling, often managing to combine all these elements in one holiday.