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Social Series Tournament 

Round 2: Sunday 10th March, 2-6pm
Enter Now: https://badmintonengland.azolve.com/workbench/public/events?ref=31DA084E33B724E4A68328FFF19721FA81896F4E 

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What is the Social Series? 

The Social Series is a set of 3 tournaments being run by Harriet Mortimer in conjunction with Badminton England with the aim of providing more friendly and competitive opportunities for social players and helping to build a network of players interested in playing social tournaments in the future.

Who is it for? 

The Social Series is aimed at social/beginners who are over 18. Anyone who is a member of a competitive club, which plays against other clubs, is not eligible to enter, but members of 'general clubs' are welcome.

 

What's the format? 

It's a women's and men's doubles round-robin format, which will be held at Kingsdown Leisure Centre (Portland Street, BS2 8HL) on:

  • Sunday 27th January, 11am-3pm
  • Sunday 10th March, 2-6pm
  • Sunday 12th May, 2-6pm

£12 entry fee for each, or only £30 for all 3. They can sign up as a pair or as an individual and we'll pair them up on the day.

 

How do I get involved? 

Sign up here: https://badmintonengland.azolve.com/workbench/public/events?ref=31DA084E33B724E4A68328FFF19721FA81896F4E

 

Yonex All England Awards 2019

 

Badminton England is pleased to announce the Yonex Volunteer Awards are open this year to the community for nominations. There are two awards up for grabs;

- Yonex Young Volunteer of the Year (14-18yrs)

- Yonex Volunteer of the Year (19 yrs and above)

This is a fantastic opportunity to recognise a deserving volunteer. Please note nominations are to acknowledge contributions to Badminton during 2018 only.

Both winners will be invited to the Volunteer Awards presentation (along with one guest) on Saturday 9th March 2019 at the Yonex All England Open Championships at Arena Birmingham. This will include tickets to watch the evening performance from the best seats in the house. The Volunteer of the Year winner will also receive an overnight stay for two and be part of one of the presentation parties for the finals on Sunday 10th March.

The nomination form can be found here, with further details. The closing date for nominations is Friday 1st February 2019.

         BRISTOL JETS BADMINTON FUN JUNIOR DOUBLES BADMINTON TOURNAMENT

THURSDAY 3 JANUARY 2019 - 9.30AM – 4.00PM at THORNBURY LEISURE CENTRE Alveston Hill, Thornbury, S. Glos, BS35 3JB

A tournament ideal for junior social, school or club badminton players wanting to have a fun day out and build playing experience.  There will be a girls and boys doubles tournament.  Players can enter as pairs, or can be entered individually and we will try our best to find partners as required. The tournament is for school, club and social players.  Any player who has represented the County in a match in any age group more than twice will be ineligible to enter.

Click here for more details and entry form.

National Volunteer Conference, March 2019

We are excited to announce bookings are now open for our National Volunteer Conference next March! Bookings are available for all Badminton England members who are 18 yrs and above.

Badminton England would like to invite you to our inaugural National Volunteer Conference in Birmingham next year, hosted by Anthony Clark.

The aim of the conference is to improve your experience of volunteering within Badminton. We want to arm all our volunteers with the appropriate tools, knowledge and support to play a key role locally in increasing the number of people playing badminton.

Date: Saturday 9th March 2019

Time: 11am – 4pm (arrival from 10am)
Location: 
International Convention Centre, Birmingham

Cost: £10 (price includes lunch plus 1 x ticket to the 2019 YONEX All England Badminton Championships for the Saturday evening session).

To Book: and for more information, please click here

Caroline Poole 

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the recent death of Caroline Poole after a recent illness. She will be missed by so many people who knew her.

She started Uphill Junior Club with Jim Halfpenny coaching a small number of children and as the numbers grew Caroline was joined by her husband John and together they made the club grow to be one of the largest in the South West area.

Caroline and John have introduced so many children to the game of badminton with so many of whom have gone on to not only play at senior club level but also to play in the junior and senior county teams.

In 1999 she was awarded Coach of the Year by Badminton England which was richly deserved.

John and her family would like all who knew her to join them in a celebration of her life on Friday 9th November 2018 at St John's Baptist Church, Lower Church Road, Weston -Super- Mare BS23 2AQ at 12.30pm and afterwards at Weston – super - Mare Golf Club.

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