Why I would like to continue as a Badminton Europe Council Member

For the last six years I have had the privilege of being a Non-Executive Director at Badminton Europe. As Chair of High Performance I have taken the concept of the European Centre of Excellence to one of reality, with 26 member associations having players/coaches who have benefited from the centre including over twenty players outside Europe and two players from other Continents on a permanent basis.

Previously I was the CEO for Badminton Ireland, where during my time we:

·       Significantly increased funding for the federation through commercial sponsorship and increased government grants;

·       Dramatically increased participation;

·       And worked with the BWF to pilot and develop both the BWF Shuttletime programme and the BWF Coach Education system;

·       Supported several additional development projects in Africa e.g. Uganda and Lesotho for example.

For the past four years I have worked in multiple sports as a senior executive and currently work in the sports marketing space and I would love the opportunity to give back to my own sport that has given me so much. I would like to make sure badminton is played around every corner of Europe, corner, for generations to come.

So how am I going to do that?

·       Focus on the future, ensuring the sport is interactive, embracing technology to link the sport to the fan base.  Making the game more relevant and exciting for future generations.

·       Consolidate the sports Olympic position and ensure it thrives in the future with Olympic representation from all of Europe;

·       Ensure we maintain high standards around governance and integrity

I love sport, I love badminton and I come to the sport with a multi layered understanding, with every angle covered and I thank you for your support.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions  (phone) +447940548620 (Linkedin) RichardLVaughan (Skype) VaughanRichard (Twitter) RichardLVaughan.

Yours Sincerely

Richard Vaughan

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Richard Vaughan

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Email: richard.vaughan@olympian.org
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