Avon Badminton Association
2015 - Restricted Tournament
Hengrove Park, The Boulevard, Bristol, BS14 0DE
Friday, September 25th
Mixed Doubles; Cup & Plate Competitions - Start 6.30 p.m.
NOTE: (Restricted to first 16 pairs, where both entry forms have been received)
Saturday, September 26th
Men’s Singles and Ladies’ Doubles; Cup and Plate Competitions - Start 10.00 a.m.
Sunday, September 27th
Men’s Doubles and Ladies’ Singles; Cup and Plate Competitions - Start 10:00 a.m.
CLOSING DATE: Saturday 5th September 2015
Tournament Secretary: Brenda Bird
15 Sabrina Way, Stoke Bishop, Bristol, BS9 1ST
Tel: 0117 9683281
Thornbury Coaching session - July 2015
Avon Badminton Association, in response to request from clubs, arranged a coaching session at Thornbury Leisure Centre open to all. With players attending from several clubs All Saints - Avon Jets - Beaufort Park - Chew Park - D.L. Reds - Portishead - Severnvale - St Lukes - St Ursula's – but also other unaffiliated players, there was a range of differing abilities to be catered for. Ian Day, a level 2 coach from Academy Club UK ran the 2 hr session which all present found fun and informative.
Penny Shears, Avon’s Development Officer is planning to arrange similar coaching sessions at other venues across the Avon area in the future. For any further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
BADMINTON ENGLAND are recruiting coaches for the second cohort of the Young Coach Development programme in August 2015. We are looking for clubs, PCs and Counties to nominate promising young coaches from their setup that they believe have what it takes to gain a place on this prestigious programme.
The opportunity will be offered to selected young coaches that meet the following criteria:
- Are aged 16-23 on 1st August 2015
- Hold a UKCC Level 1 or 2 qualification (or are working towards)
- Are coaching on a weekly basis within a Club/PC/County set up (or equivalent)
Successful applicants will have the following opportunities during 2015/16:
Successful applicants will have the following opportunities during 2016/17:
|3 free Badminton England CPD modules||1 free Badminton England CPD module|
|Attendance at the Young Coach Development event at the Yonex All England/Senior English Nationals||Attendance at the Young Coach Development events at the Yonex All England/Senior English Nationals|
|Access to an NBL coaching experience||Opportunity to support a coach on Year 1 of the programme|
|The opportunity to complete and present a coaching case study on a topic related to their coaching||The opportunity to complete and present an extended coaching case study|
|Access to Young Coach Development Programme resources||Access to Young Coach Development Programme resources|
|The possibility to access year 2 of the scheme (on application)||Receive a bursary towards your Level 2/CPD (dependent on funding)|
Clubs, PCs and Counties are invited to nominate those candidates that meet the criteria and feel would benefit from this scheme.
These are to be sent to email@example.com by 17th August 2015 with successful applicants being announced by 31st August.
If you would like an application form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior County Championship 2015/16 Season
Next season Badminton England are going to re-organise Senior County Championships (SCC) to be held on up to 4 reserved weekends in centralised venues. The weekends selected will be reserved in the Badminton England calendar and have no masters, seniors or under 17 gold events, ensuring those players should be available for the SCC.
There is also a change in the format of each match to a total of Eleven Games, Three Men’s Singles, Two Ladies Singles, Two Men’s Doubles, Two Ladies Doubles and Two Mixed Doubles.
Avon BA are planning to increase the number of Team’s entered into the SCC to four, this is the highest number of teams we have entered into the SCC.
- The first team will continue to play in the highest league, Premier.
- The current plan is the second team will play in Division 2, region to be confirmed.
- The third and fourth teams will play in Division 4, region to be confirmed.
Venues and the teams in the each region are still to be confirmed and we will release these details as soon as they are notified to us. The dates of the weekends are
||7th / 8th November|
|2nd Weekend||12th / 13th December|
|3rd Weekend||30th / 31st January (Not Premier)|
||18th / 20th March|
If you would like to be considered for one of these teams please reserve these dates in your diary; we need to ensure we can put strong teams out on each weekend. This will require a minimum of 36 players each weekend, 20 Men and 16 Ladies.
Avon county teams Development squad based at Wellsway School on Thursday evenings (7-9pm).
The Avon Development Squad is always keen to welcome new players, If you are a player that would like to attend but have not received an invite please contact Will (details below).
email@example.com Tel 07721-443343.
If you used to come to the squad but have not been able to recently, for whatever reason, you are extremely welcome to start coming again any time.
All Squad members must have a paid up Badminton England affiliation for the 2014-15 season. Preferably this will be through a club within Avon, although it is appreciated that some students will be affiliated through their ‘home’ club. Others may be directly affiliated with Badminton England. If this is an issue speak to Will or Rob who can organise affiliation relatively quickly. All players must be affiliated for the general wellbeing of the group as any unaffiliated players will invalidate the insurance cover provided by Badminton England