Southlander re-elected to World Badminton Federation Council for four more years

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Nigel Skelt was re-elected to the Council of the World Badminton Federation.

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Nigel Skelt was re-elected to the Council of the World Badminton Federation.

Nigel Skelt was re-elected to the Council of the World Badminton Federation.

The Southlanders retained their seat on the board after a vote at the BWF’s annual general meeting on Saturday.

Skelt has been on the board since 2009, serving on various BWF committees and commissions.

He included the Vice President of Development and Sport then as Chairman of the Marketing Committee, as well as Chairman of the Communications and Media Committee.

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Skelt, who also sits on the Badminton New Zealand board of directors, was re-elected for a further four-year term on the BWF board until 2025.

Badminton New Zealand General Manager Joe Hitchcock said Skelt has invested heavily in the sport of badminton on the world stage.

“Nigel would be one of the few people in New Zealand with this level of seniority in an international sports federation,” Hitchcock said.

Skelt is also the general manager of ILT Stadium Southland and also a city councilor for Invercargill.

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