Martha, 23, is studying for a PhD in History at Edinburgh University. She first learned Go from Matt Crosby at the age of 19, and has played with varying degrees of dedication since.
She represented the UK at the second World Mind Sports Games.
Tony started working full time on Go in 2004, but has plenty of previous experience promoting and teaching the game. He was BGA Secretary for many years and was elected to the executive of the European Go Federation in 2000, serving a period as President. He is an amateur 3 dan player having learned the game over 30 years ago. He lives in Reading.
The objective of the Youth Development official is to ensure that young Go players have as many opportunities as possible to pursue and enjoy their hobby.
He/she will especially develop further opportunities for young Go players to meet and play in regional and national events and on the Internet.
To increase the exposure of Go in schools and other educational facilities, by establishing and maintaining contacts with schools, education authorities and throughout the world of education and visits schools to give an introduction to Go.
Also gives advice to other Go players on teaching Go and setting up clubs for youth Go.