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Board 2021

BOARD of Management

The Badminton Association of Western Australia (Inc) (trading as Badminton WA) is a constitutional incorporation governed by the Board of Management. The Board of Management meets monthly, has written minutes and operates in accordance to approved guidelines and policies.

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Mark Cunningham


Christine has a long association with badminton in Western Australia including quality player, State representative, member of Grading Committee, Asst Secretary Country Week, CP Maddern Committee, Fundraising Committees, Tournament Chair for 3 years and Transport Officer for the 2019 Perth International.

Kim Rodgers

Kim is a recently retired Chartered Accountant with an interest in governance and brings enormous financial experience to the Board. He is a qualified Coach and has a strong interest in junior development, and is a past qualified umpire. Kim is a Life Member of Badminton WA and also has received a prestigious SRG Sport & Leisure Service to Sport Award at the ANZ Sports Star Awards and a Service Award from Badminton WA.

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Lily Buttrose
Board Member

With education in Science, Business Administration, and International Relations, Lily has
held senior management positions and Board directorship in both Private and Public
Sectors, to have learnt to appreciate and embrace diversity and complexity.

Badminton among her favourite from a young age, Lily has lived, worked and travelled around the world to witness how amazingly our sport brings people together.  A dedicated, life-time volunteer to the sport and community, Lily is a former President, Vice President, and humble receiver of the Badminton WA Service Award. Lily strives to be a better player, a highly-qualified technical official, and an active promoter through coaching, grassroots development, and event management.

As a BWF-level coach and educator, Lily helps juniors at clubs and schools, and new coaches to progress in the development pathway.  A national-level umpire and Oceania-level line-judge, Lily served WA State Teams at multiple National & Australasia Championships, and officiated in the Commonwealth  Games, Sudirman Cup, and four Australian Badminton Open. Lily encourages Junior Participation &
Leadership in Sports through young technical officials education and qualification.  Lily is the Competition Manager of schools and tertiary events for over 6 years.

Prior to repatriation, Lily was the UK’s Sports & Olympics Attaché of many years, managing bilateral sports and cultural relations with the Olympic Games hosting countries; preparing Team Great Britain’s climatisation to compete in local environment; promoting all areas of the Commonwealth’s expertise in staging major international sporting events; and, successfully lobbying for the London 2012 Bid to non-UK IOC members. Lily also served on the Youth Advisory Panel for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in this capacity.

Lily is multi-lingual, plays volleyball, golf, tennis, hockey, and English football. A former
Science & Geology teacher, and production manager with IMAX documentaries.

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Board Member

Eipe is a mechanical engineer with multi-national experience in deliverinig major projects currently serving as General Manger in the Build Services Construction industry. He has held leadership positions in various Associations like the Toastmasters International, Y Service Club and various Indian and Multicultural Associations as well as the Chairperson of the SKM Sports Club.

Judy Cowper
Board Member

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Donna DeWitt
Board Member

Donna is an Education Assistant at Princess Margaret Hospital.  Donna started playing in 1984 and has won many titles as a player. Donna has managed several State team from U17 through to Senior teams.  A previous Board Member from 2008-2011 Donna held the Coaching portfolio.

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Rick Wolters
Executive Officer

Rick comes to Badminton WA with extensive sports administration experience ranging from State Sporting Association with WA Cycling Federation, to local government with City of Kwinana, to tertiary institutions of UWA Sports and Murdoch University as well as to WA Government with the Department of Sport and Recreation.

Ashleigh Playle
Member Services and Event Support Officer

Ashleigh has extensive experience in customer service / administration roles, as well as sport event management and accounting experience. A dedicated, organised, reliable and efficient professional Ashleigh has excellent event management skills that will assist our Clubs to grow and develop.

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Community Engagement (Club Development) Officer


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Dr Judy Cousins
Coaching Coordinator

A retired academic Judith has been involved with the sport of badminton for 40+ years. Currently the Immediate Past President, she has been the Coaching Coordinator for the last 5 years. The recipient of a number of awards her most prized is the Women in Badminton Award from the Badminton World Federation, while her favourite memories are linked to her time as Administration Manager (Badminton) at the Sydney Olympic Games.

Kay Terry
Sporting Schools Program Coordinator

Kay Terry MBE(C) is a legendary figure for Australian badminton. She has won the national singles champion title for 5 consecutive years from 1964 to 1968, and also multiple doubles and mixed doubles titles. Kay has represented Australia internationally on many occasions. After finishing her career as a player, Kay proceeded to work as a coach and administrator and has been seen all around the state helping young players master their badminton skills. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in coaching at all levels from primary school kids to elite players. Kay is a Life Member of Badminton WA and holds multiple awards for her service to the sport of badminton.