Wirral Sports Awards 2019 – Congratulations Sue Marcks
Well done to Sue on receiving a Special Recognition award at this year’s prestigious 55th annual Wirral Sports Awards. The ceremony, held at historic Hulme Hall in Port Sunlight on 10th October, was attended by the Mayor of Wirral, councillor Tony Smith, along with other sporting dignitaries and was compered by BBC Radio Merseyside’s Ian Kennedy.
The Wirral Badminton League nominated Sue for her dedication and length of service to the League in her position as Honorary Results Secretary, taking many hours each week to ensure that all League matches are arranged, collecting and checking the results sheets, preparing and validating the divisional tables as well as reporting on match activities, identifying anomalies and taking appropriate action. It turned out to be a nail biting evening for Sue as she was a short listed candidate in the Volunteer of the Year section from her tennis club Alderley. This award was won by Matthew Green from Wirral Country Park Run.
The Wirral Badminton League are a member of the Wirral Sports Forum (who host the awards), a network of sports clubs and associations across Wirral. The League is represented at regular meetings and the Forum host Talk Series events to give clubs help with such things as raising funds, social media etc. If you feel your club has an individual who deserves an award or your Club deserves an award in the Club of the Year category, look out for the 2020 Awards Ceremony information on the Wirral Sports Forum Website or Facebook page:
Further information is available from Dave Simmonds at
Wirral Council’s Sports Development Team on:
0151 666 4165 or 07876 577187 or
In Memory of Marion Doe
Marion was the secretary of Congleton Badminton Club for almost 40 years.
Last year she received the Tony Hickson award for services to badminton (Crewe league) and in 2000, she was awarded the Marjorie Bryce Smith Trophy (County).
She ran the Junior section of Congleton Badminton Club for many years giving up her Sunday mornings to encourage young players. She also organised an annual end of season tournament. In recent years she was responsible for a session on a Wednesday evening with coaching from Andy Aspinal, as well as Ladies recreational sessions at Congleton Leisure Centre.
In the lead up to the Olympics Congleton BC were part of an event held in Congleton to try Olympic sports, Marion helped to organise the badminton session.
Marion was truly passsionate about the sport, as well as being similarly involved with the tennis club. Her kindness even extended to providing cards and birthday cakes for many club members over the years.
She will be sorely missed.