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Campaign for Chairman of the ETTA

After a break of six years from the Chairmanship of the English Table Tennis Association, I have accepted a request from several major figures in the sport to stand for office again. The reason that I am standing is because I believe that I am the best person to lead the Association. I will build a new, stronger Management team that will take full advantage of the opportunities open to our sport as part of the build up to the 2012 Olympic Games, and make major improvements in many sectors of our sport. My “New Agenda”, some of which is detailed on the following pages, will create enthusiasm, bring new life into table tennis, and provide our members with the opportunities and services that they desire and require. I am told by...

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Campaign for Deputy Chairman of the ETTA

Mike Smith,  ETTA Vice President : I am very pleased to have been asked to stand as Deputy Chairman in support of Alan Ransome as Chairman.    Alan ‘s vast experience and immense ability have continued to be plainly evident in his comments and proposals to National Council on a wide array of issues in the six years since 2003; his desire to ensure that opportunities are grasped effectively and fully while issues are handl...

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We would like to congratulate Alex Murdoch, Peter Bradley and Martin Clark on their election result and wish them a successful further term in office.  We have no doubt that this election h...

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The Count Tuesday 10 March at 1.30 pm
Final receipt for voting forms is today.  Next in the election process is the count which takes place in Milton Keynes on Tuesday 10 March at 1.30 pm.  We will both be present and are hopefu...

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Brian Halliday - ETTA Vice President, Berkshire

My first real contact with Alan Ransome took place when he visited Reading. He was the coach to the Ormesby Club who, at that time were dominating the English scene. I remember he stayed at my house and we talked into the early hours of the morning regarding his vision of the future and how the sport which we both loved could prosper and expand. It was obvious from the outset that we shared a passion and a total agreement on a way forward, and I was delighted when he asked me to serve on the Management Committee in 1995. Over the years I have got to know Alan well. He has never lost that dynamic attitude, both in and out of office. It was a privilege to be part of a team that was able to introduce the professional Regional Development Officers in each region of the country an...

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