Badminton South Australia are seeking new casual coaches to join our team for 2021 and beyond. Please see the attached position description. If you have any questions please email our Development Officer, Callum Dunk, firstname.lastname@example.org
If this sounds you something you would like to apply for please email your resume and cover letter to Development Officer & Schools Coordinator, Callum Dunk, email@example.com
Applications close on Sunday the 10th of January 2021 at 11:59pm. Late applications will not be accepted.
Our training sessions are back at Lockleys starting tonight with Para-Badminton at 5:00pm. Junior Development starts up again on Saturday. Please use the QR code upon entry.
Extremely important information regarding entry into Lockleys from the 1st of December 2020. As of tomorrow (1st of December 2020), we have a new covid plan and QR code. The bottom line is that recording your entry to the building at Lockleys regardless of your purpose is now mandatory.
Simply taking a photo of the QR code with your smart phone will bring up the check in page. At the moment the user must fill this in. If the user has no smart phone then they MUST fill in their full name and contact details as per before.
Our COVID Marshals will ensure you fill out your details when you enter the venue.
This summer we are really excited to team up with Study Adelaide for some Badminton Come N Try sessions at Lockleys. Study Adelaide assist international students who are coming to study in Adelaide whether that is high school or university study. With the COVID-19 pandemic a large number of the international students have decided to stay in Adelaide for the summer.
We have two 'Come N Try' sessions available this summer on the 7th & 14th of January. Sessions start at 12:30pm and will go until 3:30pm.
Due to the COVID-19 setback we have decided to push the Shuttletime course planned for December this year into 2021. The course will most likely take place at the end of January or in early February.
If you would like to register your interest for the Shuttletime course please use the following link, please ignore the date questions as it is no longer relevant:
Please be advised that WA Satterley Hall will not be opening until we get permission from the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing. Please be patient and we will update you as soon as possible with any changes.
Please be advised that we have tentatively rescheduled the first weekend of the coaching course to be the 12th and 13th of December. The second weekend will remain as originally scheduled in January. This is a fluid situation and should the COVID conditions not improve the course will be rescheduled in full.
Applications for the level 1 course will close today. If you would like to do the course please contact Stuart Rowlands.
Due to the sudden increase in COVID-19 cases in Adelaide we have decided that from 11:59pm tonight that WA Satterley Hall will be closed. As soon as there is any update in regards to returning to play we will let you know. Please stay tuned to our website and social media pages.
We hope everyone is safe and healthy at this time. Please follow the Government recommendations so that we can get back on court sooner rather than later. Please take care of yourself and your families!
Badminton South Australia and the Glenelg Badminton Club will host a Come N Try Para-Badminton event on the 6th of December at WA Sattlerley Hall Lockleys. Wheelchairs will be available to use on the day if need be. More information about Para-Badminton can be found on the on the Para-Badminton page of our website.
Sporting Schools applications for term 1 2020 open from the 16th of November at 8:00am and I will remain open until 8:00pm on Friday the 27th of November. Please make sure you select Badminton as your sport of interest so that we can get in contact with you. We have a group of qualified coaches who have been especially trained to deliver our Sporting Schools programs. After an interrupted 2020, we are very keen to visit as many schools as possible in 2021 and make sure that students are being active and healthy.
If you want to get in touch with our Sporting Schools manager please contact Development Officer, Callum Dunk, firstname.lastname@example.org
Badminton South Australia would like to welcome new board members Yulius Tejoseputro, Ya-Hui Tseng & Helen Bethell. Can't wait to see the contribution that these three new members can have for Badminton in South Australia.
Yulius has been involved with the Great Southern Badminton Association for a number of years. Ya-Hui has been involved with umpiring for the SA International and Helen has been an active member for the Sturt Badminton Club.
Pleased to announce our regional trip to Renmark in week 9 of the school term. The purpose of the trip with to work with students from Renmark High School as part of the Sporting Schools program. We have also locked in a clinic on the 9th of December at St Joseph School in Barmera.
Super excited to announced our trip to the APY Lands, Coober Pedy and Port Augusta from the 23rd of November until the 27th of November. We will be working with Mimili Anangu School in the APY Lands & Coober Pedy Area School and we will be doing a school visit in Port Augusta on the way back to Adelaide on the 27th of November.
A lot of planning has gone into this and we are excited that we can finally announce it.
As of the 2nd of November 2020 there will be a change in the casual court hire rates at Lockleys. For SABA members the cost of court hire will be $20.00/hour. Only those people who are members of SABA will be eligible to receive the cheaper rate. Non-member casual court hire will remain at $25.00/hour.
Court hire is available at Lockleys through Badminton SA. Please contact Chris Thirlwell (weekdays excluding all public holidays) on 8443 5422 or 0412 075 244 and Michelle (weekends and all public holidays) on 8356 2261 or 0411 679 796.
After some consideration we have decided to change the entry requirements for the BWF Level 1 coaching course starting on the 28th of November. There are no prerequisites for the course now; however, if you currently hold a coaching qualification such as BWF Shuttletime that will be of advantage to you in the application process and during in the coaching course.
Applications close on the 19th of November and then successful applicants will be contacted. Please email applications to Stuart Rowlands: SRowlands@stpeters.sa.edu.au
Please CC in Development Officer, Callum Dunk, in your application to Stuart: email@example.com
Please use the form attached below
Badminton South Australia is wanting to host a Shuttletime course before the end of the year. Please complete the survey in the link provided to express your interest: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JCJXMSD
Badminton South Australia is pleased to announce a BWF Level 1 coaching course in partnership with Badminton Oceanica. The course will take course over 4 days at St Peter's College (55 Hackney Road, St Peter’s 5069). The course will begin at 8:00am on Saturday the 28th of November and conclude on the 24th of January at 6:00pm. Days and times you would be required to attend are:
The course will be conducted by Stuart Rowlands from Badminton Australia. There is no cost for this coaching course; however, if you register for the course and do not attend all four days you will be charged $150.00 (regardless of your pass or fail status). Attendance at all four days of the course is a mandatory requirement.
To register for the course, you will be required to have a current BWF Shuttletime certificate. You will also be required to have current coach registration with Badminton Australia. A successful application is required in order to gain entry into the course, please showcase your badminton coaching background within your application.
*Please note there may be changes regarding entry requirements, if so further announcements will be made on the website and social media pages.
Please fill out the application form below and email it to Stuart Rowlands by Thursday the 19th of November in order to be considered for the course. Stuart can be contacted via his email address: SRowlands@stpeters.sa.edu.au
Please CC Development Officer, Callum Dunk, in your email application: firstname.lastname@example.org
Badminton South Australia is excited to announce that Development Officer, Callum Dunk, will be coming to Jamestown. Callum will be working with Jamestown Community School as part of the Sporting Schools program. Whilst in the regional Callum will also visit Port Pirie and work with our club located in Port Pirie. Should be a fantastic week! The trip will begin on the 16th of November.
Badminton South Australia is excited to announce that Development Officer, Callum Dunk, will be going to the Riverland on the 9th of November. Callum will be working with Our Lady of the River School as part of the Sporting Schools program. Callum will visit a few other schools in the area to promote the participation of Badminton in regional areas of SA.
If you are from the Riverland and would like to get in contact with Callum please contact him via his email address:
Please be advised that the association has included an under 15's event in the Joy Twining and Joan Jones tournament starting on the 3rd of November. Please note there are strict conditions regarding entry.
The conditions include that the event is limited to players who have not been selected in a state junior team at any age level. Players who have been selected in a state team but have not actually participated in it (for whatever reason) may enter the event. Players who have participated in squad training but have not been selected are eligible to enter.
Please be advised the Joan Jones and Joy Twining event will go ahead on the evenings of the 3rd and 4th November and days of the 7th and 8th. The tournament will be spread out more than usual for obvious reasons. All grades are being offered. It is extremely important to read the terms and conditions before entering the tournament. The requests for the tournament to go ahead have been overwhelming, so thank you for all your support, it is fantastic to get competitions back up and running.
The deadline to enter the tournament will be the 1st of November at 11:59pm. No late entries will be accepted.
To enter the tournament please use the link provided:
The board of Badminton South Australia with its associated clubs is in the process of updating its Strategic Plan for the 2021-2024 period. To ensure that the people who care about badminton in South Australia shape its future, especially club members, we are undertaking a survey to better understand the views, aspirations and satisfaction levels of players and other stakeholders.
This survey, which will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete, will inform the draft Strategic Plan about which there will be further consultation in the coming months.
The survey is open for completion from now until the end of October 2020 when the results will be collated and analysed.
Everyone who completes the survey and agrees to join the Badminton South Australia distribution list will go into a draw to win one of four free hours of court hire at WA Satterley Hall.
Please click here to complete the survey.
The booking links to our 'October School Holiday Clinics' are now available please use the following link to register:
Come and try badminton session 1 (5 - 7 years)
Come and try badminton session 2 (8 - 11 years)
Come and try badminton session 3 (11 - 17 years)
There is no cost to attend the clinics, please ensure that you book online before. There will be no walk ins on the day. SABA needs to comply with the COVID restricitons.
Badminton South Australia urgently require 3 new board members to join us starting from the 1st of November 2020. We currently have 3 board members and the association requires 4 board members to continue operating as we currently are. The association also requires 1 female to be present on the board at all times.
For more information please see the position description attached below:
Sporting Schools applications for term 4 has been extended until the 11th of September. If you apply for the Sporting Schools funding please select Badminton as sport of interest so that we can contact you and make a booking. We have lots of coaches who are keen to get involved at the schools before the end of the year.
So far in 2020 we have visited 20 schools through the Sporting Schools funding and we are aiming to reach 30 before the end of the year! Please help us on our mission if you can.
If you have any questions about Sporting Schools please contact Development Officer, Callum Dunk, email@example.com