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Life Members

Life membership is awarded for outstanding achievement and support for our club. These members enjoyed free annual subscription and use of club sessions

Derek Howarth
Our founding chairman who set up the club and made it all happen. Over 40 years of skating, club committees and judging
Club vice-president
Tom Bell (born 1934)
Lifetime of ice and roller skating, serving on committees and fixing anything electronic or electrical
Club president
Lisa Brett (neé Tortoroli, born 1974)
Many years of skating success and qualified as a judge
Too busy bringing up family and working to skate at present
John Hamer (born 1984)
3 times British Senior free skating champion and winning lots of trophies representing Gillingham before that
Currently coaching at Alexandra Palace Ice Rink
Luke Chilcott (born 1988)
Outstanding competition record in free skating, pairs and dance and our first club member to qualify for the British championships
Moved to Texas, USA in 2004 with parents and coaches Tim and Pauline
Barrie Haigh (born 1950)
Unanimously elected (in his absence) at the committee meeting on 14th July 2015 "in recognition of your longstanding service as the secretary to our club, also as the longest serving committee member"
...first committee meeting that I've missed for ages .....