Club Members

Committee Members Life Members
Kym Lau (President) 1978 Fergie Kerr (Deceased)
Simon White (Vice President) 1978 Jacqui Kerr (Deceased)
Nathan Narayanan (Treasurer) 1984 Pat O'Shaughnessy (Deceased)
Thomas Young (Secretary) 1984 Anne Stoneham
Carol Packard 1988 Brian Emery (Deceased)
Don Arockiaswarmy 1989 Glen McPherson (Deceased)
Leang Nguon 1992 Peter Van der Lans
Neil Philby 1996 Edna Bannister (Deceased)
Richard Davis 1998 Robert Riggs
  2000 David Nash
  2001 Bob Salotti (Deceased)
  2002 Jeff Green
  2003 Sandy Faithfull
  2006 Sally Brauer
  2007 Jane Awwad
  2007 Carol Packard
  2007 Malcolm Wainwright
  2007 Jamie Deans
  2012 Simon White
  2014 Kym Lau
  2020 Nigel Isherwood
  2020 Kim Doung

Presidents of Glenelg Badminton Club

Glenelg has had only 7 Presidents in 44 years in continuous existence in South Australia.
Fergie Kerr 1968-1973
Roy Bierton 1974
Ted Gentle 1975-1979
Adam Charlton 1980-1981
Glen McPherson 1981-1987
Robert Riggs 1988-2014
Kym Lau 2014-Present

This stable leadership has been one of the main ingredients for the club's success over the years


Important Policies

Hot Weather Policy
Information on our hot weather policy is available here
Further information on safe sporting practices in hot weather is here

Child Safe Policy
GBC have a Child Safe Officer (Nigel Isherwood) as one of our Junior coaches.
All our junior coaching personnel have a clearance from the Department of Community and Social Inclusion (DCSI)
and are committed to following safe and inclusive coaching practices.
More information is here

Member protection officer

As Glenelg Badminton Club (GBC) is part of the SA Badminton Association (SABA) their policies apply to GBC.
SABA policies are available here.

Glenelg Badminton Club Constitution 2017

Application for Membership


Senior Competition

Glenelg has teams in all grades of SABA competition. You must become a member of the club to be eligible for inclusion in a team.

"State League" and "A" grade play on Tuesday night.
"B" and "C" grades play on Wednesday night.

Junior Competition

Various junior competitions are run each year by the SA Badminton Association. Glenelg Badminton Club also arranges inter-club competitions with other local junior badminton clubs.

Club Championships

The Glenelg Club Championships are held every year in late August early September on a Sunday. A senior open tournament and a junior tournament are held simultaneously.
The Social championships are held in October during normal Monday club night.
Twice a year (February and July/August) the Teams Challenge event is run. This is a fun graded event with players participating in randomly allocated teams.


MENS SINGLES – Winner: Harris Ko. Runner up: Thivinu Sumanarathma. Consolation Plate Winner Tom Materne.
LADIES SINGLES- Winner: Chloe Cheung. Runner up: Mikayla Yan.
MENS DOUBLES- Winners: Harris Ko and David Harvey. Runners Up: Sumet Ruamjai and David Shibu.
LADIES DOUBLES – Winners: Chloe Cheung and Mikayla Yan. Runners Up: Miku Kikuchi and Jacqueline Lau.
MIXED DOUBLES- Winners: Mikayla Yan and Harris Ko. Runners Up: Annie Ly and Jason Ng. Consolation Plate Winner Chloe Cheung and David Harvey.


BOYS SINGLES (Div 1) – Winner: Zashka Gunson. Runner Up: Ethan Tay
BOYS SINGLES (Div 2) - Winner: Calvin Dang. Runner Up: Michael Nguyen
GIRLS SINGLES (Div 1) - Winner: Zainab Giyoni. Runner Up: Angelina Melki
SINGLES (Div 2) - Winner: Samiha Zaman. Runner Up: Saanika Gupta
DOUBLES (Div 1) - Winners: Richard Mo & Ethan Tay. Runners Up: Alison Grant & Vidhi Patel
DOUBLES (Div 2) - Winners: Samiha Zaman & Aston Joshy. Runners Up: William Mo & Jacky Ye


Ladies Winner: Linda La. Runner Up: Kim Atkins.
Men's Winner: Zubair Muhammad. Runner Up: Gabriel Nouju

Special Awards

Shannon Riggs Achievers Award

This award was established in memory of Shannon Riggs who passed away on the 23rd July 1997. Shannon was a member of the club and played in one of our teams in SABA competition. The award is given annually to a member of the Glenelg Badminton Club (with preference given to juniors) who, in the opinion of the committee, in consultation with the Riggs family, deserves special recognition for their efforts and achievements in badminton. The award is presented at the club’s AGM, in the form of a perpetual trophy. This award is to recognise the recipient’s commitment to achieving their best, with consideration for those around them, and as a tribute to Shannon’s positive impact on people.


Simon White (1997), Matt Jones (1998), Amy Allman (1999), Glenn Thomas (2000), Helen White (2001), Craig Markham (2002), Daniel Victory (2003), Rhett Aviet (2004), Peter Stephens (2005), Aruna Shivam (2006), Anita Wong (2007), Daniel Blue (2008), Mingmei Teo (2009), Alex Awwad (2010), Simon Packard (2011), Alex Awwad (2012), Sam Todd (2013), Joseph Awwad (2014), Rachel Nguon (2015), Anna Nguon (2016), Gavin Maynard (2017), Sinoeun Yin (2018), Zashka Gunson (2019), Ethan Tay (2020), Nicole Tran (2021), Vidhi Patel (2022).

The David Currie Club Award

This award was created by David's family in Scotland through Cathy, his wife, in memory of David Currie, a club member whose dedication and commitment to our club was outstanding. The recipient of this award should be someone in a similar mould, not necessarily the best player but someone who is interested in promoting the Club and Badminton.


Edna Bannister (1988), Robert Riggs (1989), Glen McPherson (1990), Jeff Green (1991), Adam Russell (1992), Jim Deans (1993), Robert Riggs (1994), Jeff Green (1995), Robert Riggs (1996), Malcolm Wainright (1997), Jeff Green (1998), Jeff Green (1999), Robert Riggs (2000), Robert Riggs (2001), Carol Packard (2002), Kym Lau (2003), Simon Oaten (2004), Kym Lau (2005), Simon White (2006), Kym Lau (2007), Robert Riggs (2008), Carol Packard (2009), Kym Lau (2010), Carol Packard (2011), Simon Oaten (2012), Carol Packard (2013), Nigel Isherwood (2014), Carol Packard (2015), Kym Lau (2016), Kim Doung (2017), Kim Doung (2018), Carol Packard (2019), Neil Philbey (2020), Thomas Young (2021), Thomas Young (2022).

Most Improved

This award is decided by the Committee and seeks to identify players that have improved as players and developed within the Club.


Simon Packard (2007), John Ly (2008), Kim Doung (2009), Mitchell Davis (2010), Nigel Isherwood (2011), Simon Packard (2012), Nitya Gunasegaran (2013), David Harvey (2014), Tristan Edison (2015), Aim Aroonsiri (2016), Thomas Young (2017), Jacky Ou (2018 Senior), Dylan Huang (2018 Junior), Sinoeun Yin (2019), Anthony de Dominicis (2020), Harris Ko Pak Chung (2021), Leang Nguon (2022).