On Sunday 6th March the West Midlands Regional team will host the first Regional Badminton Coaches Conference. The conference will primarily be run by Andy Wood (former GB Head Coach) and Jens Grill (Badminton England Director of Performance). This course is a unique opportunity to have the chance to get learn from two of the greatest coaches Britain has to offer as well about hearing about their experiences. We do recommend that this course is more suited for Level 2 coaches but if you would like further information please contact me. To apply please contact me and i will forward the application form to you. If you are interested i advise you to apply quickly as we envisage this will be very popular and we only have 24 spaces available. email@example.com
WSBA, the Birmingham Badminton League and BADMINTON England would like to annouce the date of a new tournament which we have added to our County calendar this year. On Saturday 26th June together we are running a tounrnament at Cocks Moor Wood Leisure Centre for age groups Under 11 to U17. The tournament is specifically for players who have never represented County before. The idea of the event is to try and identify some of the untapped talent that is hidden in Birmingham. This will hopefully strengthen our County team and show the potential set up a Birmingham based County session which will increase the opportunities available for Birmingham based players.
If you are/know a player who lives in Birmingham and would like an entry form for this tournament please contact me.
Liz Brett- firstname.lastname@example.org
Recenlty school teams from Warwickshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Birmingham,the Black Country and Hereford and Worcestershire took part in the Regional Finals of the Centre Parcs National Schools Competition. The schools were the winners of there County Finals.
KS3 Girls- King Edward VI Handsworth
KS4 Girls- Redhill School
KS3 Boys – Langley School
KS4 Boys- King Edward VI Camp Hill Boys
This was an excellent result as 3 out of the 4 teams came from Warwickshire! The schools will now go on to represent the West Midlands at the National Finals at Centre Parcs in Nottingham.
Birmingham and Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire recently played their county round of the Center Parc's National School Championships. The schools taking part were the winners of their respective School Sport Partnership first round.
Birmingham City Final - Winners
KS3 Girls: King Edward VI Handsworth School
KS4 Girls: King Edward VI Camp Hill Girls School
KS3 Boys: Holte School
KS4 Boys: King Edward VI Camp Hill Boys School
Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire Final - Winners
KS3 Girls: Solihull School
KS4 Girls: Heart of England School
KS3 Boys: Langley School
KS4 Boys: Solihull School
These schools will now represent their respective areas in the West Midlands Final in Stoke-On-Trent.
Leaminngton and District Badminton Association Junior Tournament
Sponsored and hosted by “Everyone Active” at Stratford Leisure & Visitor Centre on Sunday 30th November.
Following last season's successful tournament sponsored by "Everyone Active", the LDBA are pleased to announce the details of this season's tournament - open to all abilities.
As before, the LDBA will be running a range of age groups - from under 10 through to Under 18 with seperate girls and boys events within each age group.
A record number of schools from across Birmingham and Warwickshire have entered the 2008-2009 Center Parcs National School Championships.
The championships are a great way for schools to get involved in good quality structured competition. Schools progress from SSP rounds to county and regional rounds before hopefully competing at the National Finals in April 2009. Last year King Edwards VI School from Stratford were successful in reaching the National Finals.
All SSP first rounds are due to take place before 12th December 2008.
A total of 65 schools across the region have entered and we wish them all the very best of luck!
The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games officially came to an end on Sunday. To celebrate the beginning of the London Olympiad, Olympic handover events were held in Birmingham and Coventry.
A badminton event, organised by the badminton development officer and Racqueteers Badminton Club, was held in Coventry Cathedral ruins. Local people were able to have a go playing badminton on an outside court and receive free coaching advice.
The NIA was host to 600 badminton players on the 9th & 10th August 2008 at this years Yehlex Birmingham Badminton Bonanza. The event organised by BADMINTON England with the support of Birmingham City Council and sponsorship from Yehlex (UK) was a huge success and was well participated by players from the Warwickshire area.
The Yehlex Badminton Bonanza provides a fun and competitive atmosphere for players at both a SOCIAL and LEAGUE level. There was some excellent performances from players in the Warwickshire area which are highlighted below.
In addition to the main events a Smash Challenge also took place. Many players tested their smash to try and record the fastest speed. The top score was 132mph recorded by Oli Gray.
U13 Boys Singles Social
Runner up - James Darlow (Wk)
U13 Boys Level Doubles Social
Winners - Joshlee Bong (Wk) & Nicholas Lee (Wk)
U13 Girls Doubles
Runners up - Jennifer Bates (Li) & Joshmyn Bong (Wk)
U15 Boys Doubles Social
Runners up - James Darlow (Wk) & Vivian Lawrence (Wk)
U17 Boys Doubles League
Runners up - Greg Mairs (Ch) & Robert Spink (Wk)
Womens Doubles Social
Runners up - Alice Ngai (Wk) & Janet Tai (St)
Adult Mens Doubles Social
Winners - Emon (Wk) & Ismail (Wk)
Adult Mixed Doubles Social
Winners - Tony Brown (Wk) & Louise Carter (Wo)
Over 40 Mens Double Social
Winners - Gavin Boat (Wk) & Brian Lilley (Wk)
Over 40 Womens Doubles Social
Winners - Cynthia McEnuff (Wk) & Marcia Thompson (Db)
Over 50 Mens Singles
Runners up - Seng Wong (Wk)
Over 50 Mens Doubles
Runners up - Seng Wong (Wk) & Philip Wressel (Li)
Well Done to everyone who took part!