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BD Sport Operations Team

last updated on July 18, 2017 10:37

BD Sport Operations Team

There have been a few changes in the BD Sports Operations department lately, so here’s an update on the vital team at the heart of BD’s head office.

Amanda Heath took on the Sports Operations Manager role at the beginning of June and has spent her first six weeks getting to know her team. We’re delighted to announce that Rachel Smith has been promoted to Sport Development Officer, although she will retain overseeing the development of national para competition. Our International Officer Lianne Martin will now look after all para competition internationally, alongside the seniors.

Charlene Bryant remains at the helm of our grading team, but colleague Monica Kilminster has moved on to Quest Administrator, where she’ll be in charge of Team Quest and My Quest. She takes over from Kelsey Smith, who has moved into the Training and Education Team to support our development activity for coaches and judges. Charlene has been joined by two interns, Christina Stuart and Abi Perry, who have both hit the ground running on inputting results and helping with member queries during our busy summer season.

Venues and fixtures continue to be looked after by Karen Beaumont, who is currently working hard with organisers on the change to our new online scheduling system, which was launched on 4 July. This is an exciting development and marks a real milestone in the major project to overhaul our internal IT systems. Members will also see the benefit today with a new on-line schedules facility.

Amanda commented; “I’ve only been in the post for six weeks, but one of my top priorities was to shape a strong team around me. We have now completed a reshuffle of roles and responsibilities, so things can settle down while we continue to work hard to deliver a good service to our members.

“Phase One of the IT project with Horse Monkey was completed on schedule and we now need to support organisers while they become familiar with the new system. In parallel with this, the 2018 rule book is being drafted, the busiest time of summer is just getting under way and we have a number of other development projects on the go, so it’s a challenging time for everyone to settle into their new roles. However, I’m fortunate to have a dedicated and enthusiastic team in place, who will work hard to meet the demands and improve delivery to all of our stake holders.”

The BD Sports Team
Amanda Heath – Sport Operations Manager
Rachel Smith – Sports Development Officer
Lianne Martin – Senior and Para International Officer
Karen Beaumont – Fixtures Officer
Charlene Bryant – Grading Officer
Monica Kilminster – Quest Administrator
Christina Stuart – Grading Intern
Abi Perry – Grading Intern