Page 6 - BBHAC Winter 2015-16 Gazette
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   Your outgoing President
   Dave Cordell (2015-16)

Despite not being featured    Dave Cordell was made a         league in Edinburgh went
in an interview to mark       VP by Denis Lawrie in 2011.     to Istanbul with the Girl’s
his elevation to the Club     Then four years later he        team and Hanna wonders
Presidency, the decision      became Club President.          why her house is not getting
being his own from undue      I asked Dave to be Club         decorated. Istanbul was a test
modesty, we couldn’t let      President as during my year     of his stamina staying up to
the year pass without a       as President I was amazed at    4am on chairs in the corridor
tribute to Dave Cordell,      the amount of time he and       guarding the girls with
arguably the hardest          Hanna dedicated to the Club.    Jay Galley. Enjoyed being
working of all Presidents     When I asked him to be Club     treated as a VIP and going
for the club in recent        President he didn’t hesitate    as a technical director to the
years. This then was what     and accepted immediately        meeting the night before and
IPP Dick Griffin had to       although I think Hanna had      having a free dinner after.
say about his year in office  a few worries. Almost every     The Youth Development
at the AGM in March.          weekend they were involved      League at Norman Park was
                              with athletics in some shape    so wet but after sending out
                              or other so to take over        50 invites to local councillors
                              the Presidency on top of        only 2 came but the Mayor
                              everything else was a big ask.  did attend and stayed for
                              I’m sure he and Hanna must      some considerable time. The
                              have put the club tents up      BBQ and beer tent was a
                              and down at least 150 times     great success.
                              during the year.                The Southern League
                              He has attended the National    meeting was another great
                              XC, Kent Young Athletes,        success and the club received
                              Southern League, British        letters of thanks saying how

Dave handing over the
  baton to Bill Foster
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