Bob Wood & Brian Jackson receive Blackpool Sports Council awards(February 21, 2010)
Blackpool Community Sports Council Sports Awards
Lifetime Achievement Award – Bob Wood
He has also been heavily involved with English Schools Table Tennis and the ETTA National Junior League.
Special Achievement Award – Brian Jackson
Over the last two years Brian has organised over 12 new Junior 1 star competitions at Palatine Leisure Centre, aimed at young players just starting out on the tournament circuit, this includes: making the bookings, producing and circulating entry forms, setting up the venue, and contacting volunteers to help. On top of this, as a qualified ETTA tournament referee he runs the tournament on the day, with help from his family members, and club volunteers who willingly support the events. The feedback we have received from players and parents about the events has been very positive, comments like "these are the best run junior tournaments in the NW" reflect the efforts Brian puts in to the preparation and running of the competitions.
On top of this Brian is the Chairman of Blackpool Table Tennis Club and coaches on a regular basis at the club every Monday night. He also helps co-ordinate players, coaches and transport for our National Junior and Cadet League teams.
There are a number of other areas Brian is involved with Table Tennis, but it is both the quality and quantity of his volunteer work for the club that we feel makes Brian an exceptional volunteer.