Badminton Victoria congratulates Life Member and currently active Board Member Valerie "Val" Nesbitt who has been awarded a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division, a Queen's Birthday 2018 Honour.
We thank Val for all her contributions to the sport over the years - particular her work for badminton in Victoria.
See the full media release here.
Photo Credits: Kit Haselden, Sue Nesbitt, Eastern Ladies Badminton Association, Badminton Victoria Inc.
Mrs Valerie May NESBITT, Vic For service to badminton.
Service includes: Australasian Ladies Badminton Association: Organiser, Atalanta Jamboree Ladies Badminton Championships, annually since 1984. Inaugural President, 1983-2001.
Badminton Victoria: Secretary, since 1984. Board Member, since 1983. Past Member, Junior Advisory Panel. Past Secretary/Treasurer and Tournament Coordinator, Victorian Junior Badminton Committee. Life Member, since 1997.
Victorian Ladies Badminton Association: President, current. Past Secretary and Treasurer.
South East Badminton Association: Past Secretary/Treasurer. Life Member. Assisted with establishment, 1979.
Eastern Ladies Badminton Association: Treasurer, current. Past President and Secretary. Assisted with formation, 1976.
Awards and recognition includes: Recipient, Women in Badminton Award, Badminton World Federation, 2015. Recipient, President of Oceania Women's Award, Badminton Oceania, 2014. Under 15 Val Nesbitt Trophy Junior Carnival, Badminton Australia, named in her honour, since 2004.