Alexandra Park coach Judith Pedersen, has won the 2016 Volunteer of the Year Award at the National Badminton Awards. The Award was presented at the All England Yonex Badminton Championships at the Birmingham Indoor Arena on 11th March 2016.

Judith won her award for leading APJBC in a great fundraising effort for Badminton 4 Macmillan raising in excess of £5000. Judith is passionate about getting more teenage girls to play badminton, she has been very successful at this and has a high retention rate. Judith has worked hard at breaking down barriers for young people to take part in badminton at all levels, helping manage Middlesex County Junior and Senior teams as well as running the grassroots London Junior Club League.

‘I am very proud and honoured to win Volunteer of the Year. My award is sponsored by Yonex and they have given me £500 to spend on equipment which is absolutely fantastic. I will be using the money to buy new club rackets for the club which we really need.’

‘The club has grown beyond my wildest expectations and I am truly thankful to all the members, coaches, volunteers and parents for their support.’