Badminton Victoria is excited to announce the appointment of Tjitte (TJ) Weistra as the Executive General Manager for Badminton Victoria after a thorough recruitment process. TJ will commence in the role from Monday 30 November 2020.
TJ comes with extensive experience in leadership, strategy, development, events and stakeholder relations. TJ has a rich history in badminton, representing The Netherlands in the 90s and early 2000’s before moving on to a National Coaching role with the Peruvian Badminton Federation. TJ made his mark in New Zealand, where he was an integral part of the Waikato Badminton Association first as Director of Coaching and later as CEO guiding the organisation through a major governance and operational restructure. TJ was also the Badminton NZ National Coach and High Performance Manager for several years which included leading NZ teams to the 2006 Commonwealth Games, the 2008 Olympics, Thomas & Uber Cups finals and various World Junior Championships. TJ and his family relocated to the Mornington Peninsula early in 2019.
TJ will take over from Acting State Director Gillian Patmore. Gillian will continue at Badminton Victoria until the end of 2020 to assist TJ to settle into the role.
TJ shared his excitement about leading Badminton Victoria:
“I am looking forward to servicing the Victorian badminton community and bringing my passion for badminton and my previous experience to this exciting role. Badminton Victoria is entering a new era building on previous hard work and successes both on and off the court and it is a privilege to be given the opportunity to be part of this new chapter.”
We look forward to TJ joining our badminton community to be part of our journey in to 2021 and beyond.
We thank Gillian Patmore for taking on the role of Acting State Director at short notice and for doing such a wonderful job in the role. She may be stepping down from this role, but she will continue to be an integral part of our badminton community.
President, Badminton Victoria