BWSW AGM Presentations 2018

17 January 2018

It was great to welcome a large number of members at this year's AGM on Sunday 14 January 2018.  Chaired by Patric Foley-Brickley with our Honorary President Lord Moynihan in attendance for a number of presentations to celebrate the successes of 2017.

Once again our AGM was held at the historic Queens (tennis) Club, London and proved to be a great opportunity to network with those within the sport out of season.  As well as dealing with the formal Company business of BWSF Ltd there was an opportunity to celebrate the successes of the season - both our athletes and the volunteers who make the sport "run on the ground".  It was welcome to see such a good attendance and a very big thank you to all the clubs, volunteers, award recipients and staff members who attended to make this a notable success.  Thank you also to Queens Club who provide the elegant and historic facility at a subsidised rate and all the staff who are so attentive.

Below is a list of those who received an award this year - thank you for all of the nominations we received for each award and congratulations to the recipients ...

The Lascelles Junior Trophy -
Joel Poland

Joel Poland

The Lascelles Open Trophy -
Freddie Winter

freddie winter



2017 World Open Tournament Slalom Champion -

Freddie Winter

 freddie winter gold


Young Volunteer of the Year -
Rob Hazelwood

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Volunteer of the Year - 
Robert Crewe

 rob crewe

Honorary Members

The following members were awarded Honorary Membership of British Water Ski & Wakeboard in recognition of their outstanding contribution and lifetime service to the sport …

Barry Frame Ski Racing Driver, Observer, E&A Championships and National  Championships organiser and Official, Barry has also been very active at club level as a volunteer at Allhallows Water Ski Club and has a lifetime of commitment to the sport.  Standing down in January 2018 as Racing Committee Chairman after 9 years in the role Barry has had a huge involvement in the sport and won’t be a stranger to the sport either as a supporter ongoing.
Alan Murray Former long term BWSF Ltd Director, Regional Chairman, long term Tournament Committee member and representative on the E&A Disabled Council.  The vision and drive behind the establishment of the £1.2m Scottish National Centre at Dunfermline and as Chief Operating Officer since 2000 was the driving force behind the funding for the 2016 £180K refurbishment and extension of the centre.  A previously active Coach and a long standing National Tournament Driver he helped to bring forward a whole new generation of young Scottish skiers, coaches and officials. 
Graham Creedy The founder of Wakeboard UK and long term Wakeboard Committee Chairman, National and International Judge, National Championships organiser and Team Captain.  Former longer term BWSW Ltd Director and driving force behind the growth of Boat Wakeboard and mentor to athletes, officials and volunteers involved in the sport – a lifetime of ongoing commitment to the sport. 

The General Lascelles Memorial Trust Awards

In memory of our former Honorary President Major General Anthony Lascelles, the Lascelles Trust awards a number of grants each year to young talented athletes.  Thank you to the Lascelles Trust Guardians Graham Creedy, Mark Beard and Karen Brroks for attending - the list of awards to young talented athletes as follows:

Full Name Award
Joe Veater (Racing) £250
Amber Butterfield (Tournament) £250
Emma Scutt (Tournament) £250
Harrison Crossland (Tournament) £250
Marcus Robinson (Tournament) £250
Saba Yorke-Davies (Tournament) £250
Matt Muncey (Cable Wakeboard) £500
Melissa Lock (Boat Wakeboard) £500
Amelia Tooze (Racing) £500
Sarah Bennett (Racing) £500
Thomas Tooze (Racing) £500
Oliver Scutt (Tournament) £500
Joseph Humphries (Cable Wakeboard) £750
Luca Kidd (Cable Wakeoard) £750
Lauren Bird (Racing) £750
Luca Kidd (Cable Wakeboard) £750
Nathan Darby (Boat Wakeboard) £750
Kieran Owens (Cable Wakeboard) £750
Lucy Roberts (Tournament) £750
Thomas Parkin (Tournament) £750
Bradley Green (Racing) £1000

Lascelles 2018

BWSF Ltd AGM Business

Congratulations to Nick McGarry, Peter James and Patric Foley-Brickley who were unanimously re-elected for another three year term as Directors of BWSF Ltd and congratulations to Abbie Lench, our new Independent Director whose appointment was also confirmed by the AGM.  As part of the organisation's modernisation and compliance with the Code of Sports Governance it was welcome to see the support of a unanimous decision to adopt newly proposed articles of association.  This will ensure the governing body continues to meet the current compliance needs and remains a credible invesment partner for the future in terms of the receipt of public funds and investment in the sport from key stakeholders.