Here are the minutes from the Essex Junior Squash Annual General Meeting held via Zoom  on 29 July 2020


Present:          Matthew White, Sally Brown, Lauren Selby, Karen Gates, Jake Byrne, Paul Howell, Paul Selby, Karen Selby, Steve Snelling

Apologies: David Harris, Rachel Broderick

Agenda Item


Review Minutes of 2019 AGM Minutes


o    The minutes were agreed and approved



Annual Report  

o    Apologies from the Chairman that no written annual report was presented. The season was reviewed verbally as follows:

o    The lockdown due to Covid-19 brought the 2019/20 to an abrupt end

o    Prior to that membership numbers were up on the 2018/2019 season

o    5 Grand Prix events were held and the winners and runners up will receive trophies at a later date once the new season is able to resume

o   Not enough super six tournaments were held to warrant awarding prizes

o   The new format County Training held in conjunction with Suffolk was generally (but not universally) well received with 135 juniors from Essex and 25 from Suffolk attending

o   It was agreed that at our next Committee Meeting we would look at way of engaged the south of the County Training once it is safe to play squash again.



Adoption of the Accounts to 31st May 2020


o    Karen Gates presented the accounts for the year 1st June 2019 to 31st May 2020

o    Total income £11,917

o    Total expenditure £14,596

o    Representing a loss of £2,678 (half of 2018/19 loss), £2,400 on Essex Open T Shirts so loss can be reduced even more in 2020/21

o    Closing balance £5,941 so still a healthy amount in the bank




 Election of Essex Junior Squash Committee


o    Matthew White and David Harris stood down from the committee

o    All other members of the committee stood for re-election and were elected on block

o    Karen Selby (pictured above) was elected as Chair (proposed by Karen Gates, Seconded by Jake Byrne)

o    It was agreed the committee needs to evaluate the role of Competitions Organiser held by David Harris since David did so much as it is too much for 1 person.

o    Additional members would be required to help continue the good work that David did such as Grand Prix events





o    It was agreed to meet again as a new committee as soon as possible to discuss how we structure ourselves and divide the workload

o    SAB to write to members prior to the end of August setting out plans for 20/21 season. Prior to that – to be agreed at the next meeting what our season might look like and membership

o    NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING – 19TH August 2020 – 7.30 via Zoom (LS to set up)