Badminton SA recently held a First Aid Training Day for our Shuttletime Community Coaches. Thank you to Kristy from St John's for coming to WA Satterley Hall to deliver the course. This means that all of our Shuttletime Community Coaches have first aid accreditation.
Badminton SA is hosting it's Under 15 State Championships on the 24th and 25th of August at WA Sattterley. This tournament will be used for selection of the Under 15 state team. If you wish to be considered for the Under 15 state team, you must enter this event.
Please note all players who enter the tournament are required to be at Lockleys at 9am sharp on the 24th of August. Games will start from 9am sharp, so please don't be late. We would also encourage players to stick around for the medal presentations on the Sunday once the tournament has concluded. Entries to the tournament close on the 22nd of August at 11:59pm, no entries after this time will be accepted.
If you have any questions about the tournament please contact Badminton SA President, Simon Oaten, email@example.com
To sign up to the tournament please use this link, this link will take to you the sign up page for this tournament:
Badminton SA is extremely excited to announce that we are coming to Port Augusta and Whyalla from the 26th to the 31st of August. Badminton SA will be completing Sporting Schools clinics with Seaview Christian College & Long Street Primary School.
The association is hoping to run some evening Come N Try sessions in the community at local sport and recreation centres. If you are interested please email Development Officer, Callum Dunk, firstname.lastname@example.org
We are hoping to run a Shuttletime course of the 31st of August, to be confirmed in the coming days. If you are interested please email Development Officer, Callum Dunk, email@example.com
Badminton South Australia is extremely excited to announcement that Orafon is going to sponsor Badminton South Australia as the shuttlecock supplier for the Australian Masters Games. The Board of Badminton South Australia would like to officially announce the sponsorship for the Australian Masters Games.
Badminton SA recently completed a trip to the Yorke Peninsula from the 5th to the 8th of August. During this time we visited 3 schools (Ardrossan Area School, Yorketown Area School & Stansbury Primary School). This is Badminton South Australia's second regional trip this year and is an important part of our strategic plan to increase participation in the sport.
Another important part of the trip was to run a Come N Try session at Ardrossan Area School on Wednesday Night. The purpose of the session was to help establish the Ardrossan Badminton Club. The club will be located at the school gym at Ardrossan Area School. The session was a great success and hopefully the club can gain an increase in membership in the coming months.
A special thank you to Shuttletime Community Coach, Jack Crispin, for conducting the clinics during the week. Jack did a fantastic job and is improving as a badminton coach.
If you wish to join the Ardrossan Badminton Club please contact Mariusz Kocimski. Mariusz can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Badminton SA held our annual Be Active Sports Tournament for under 13's, under 16's and under 19's over the weekend. Thank you to parents to bringing the players to Lockleys over the past two days, thank you to the players for your continuous support of this event.
Winners & Runners Up:
Under 19 Boys Doubles:
Under 19 Boys Singles:
Under 16 Boys Doubles:
Under 16 Girls Singles:
Under 16 Boys Singles:
Under 13 Boys Singles:
*Here are some photos from the day
Entry fee applicable to South Australian Badminton Members only is $50 flat entry fee to the tournament.
Players must use a BWF ID to enter which can be obtained from the Badminton Australia Entry Officer at the following email address email@example.com.
Important Note: Please note this is an international tournament and is played in the weekday so please ensure your availability before entering.
The Board of Badminton SA would like to pay tribute to Dr Ces Maddern who recently passed away. The CP Maddern Trophy is an important trophy in Australian Badminton.
Here is some background on the CP Maddern Trophy:
Administrators during the 1960’s were concerned at the lack of opportunity for younger players to compete at a national level. Discussions took place between Victoria and Tasmania to establish teams’ competition for Under 17 players. South Australia joined the cause and in 1966 a national competition for teams and individual events began.
Mr C.P. Maddern was Secretary of South Australian Badminton at that time and he donated the perpetual trophy for the national teams’ competition with the expectation and hope that the competition would grow. Eventually all States joined the competition and now it has become International with New Zealand being invited since 2002.
Tasmania won the first official competition in 1966, Western Australia won for the first time in 1975 and New South Wales in 2000, but in the 38 years of the trophy, Victoria has dominated the event, although all States and Territories have been the beneficiaries.
Many Australian players have come through this event, including Commonwealth Games Gold Medallists Lisa Campbell (Bryant), Michael Scandolera and Audrey Tuckey (Swaby), national senior champions and Australian representatives, Cheryl and Sandra Mullett, Paul Tyrrell, Lynne McElroy, Ross Livingston, Geraldine Brown, Sue Oates, Karen Jupp, Linda Best, Darren and Julie McDonald and Olympians Rhonda Cator, Lisa Cambpell, Peter Blackburn, Paul Stevenson and Paul Straight.
The competition has had some changes in age constraints over the years and it became the Australian Under 18 years (later Under 19 years) championship but the purpose has remained – that young people should be encouraged in the sport.
RIP CP Maddern
Please note that the pricing for the schools tournament is different to what has been put on the tournament form. The cost of the first event entered will be $10 and every event entered afterwards is an extra $5 dollars. Max cost for 4 events would be $25.
1st Event: $10.00
2nd Event: $15.00
3rd Event: $20.00
4th Event: $25.00
Please paid on Saturday or Sunday at the tournament desk. Please try to bring the exact money. See you all this weekend for a great competition!
Due to a lack of entries the U13 events will not go ahead this weekend. If you have entered the tournament through Tournament Software you are welcome to change your entry and enter the U16's competition.
Unfortunately with a lack of entries for Under 13's it is difficult to run those events, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Fantastic news, the Schools Tournament for 2019 will go ahead. The tournament will take place this weekend on the 3rd and 4th of August.
Saturday competition will start from 11:30am and will go through until 2pm
Sunday competition will start from 9:00am and continue until the tournament is finished
The Board of Badminton SA would also like to encourage that players to hang around until the end of the day on Sunday for medal presentation and photos.
Entries close Thursday night at 11:59pm!
Badminton SA is excited to announce that we are coming to Yorketown to complete some school sessions with Yorketown Area School. Badminton SA will be in Yorketown from the 6th of August until the 8th of August. This trip to Yorketown is part of the association's plans to increase our regional exposure.
Badminton SA is also trying to conduct some Come N Try sessions in surrounding towns, if you are from a surrounding town please contact Development Officer, Callum Dunk, firstname.lastname@example.org
Really exciting news and more regional trips to come in the near future, stay tuned!
Badminton SA conducted coach education prior to the start of term 3. After a record breaking term 2 we are on track to visit even more schools in term 3. Coach education is where the Badminton SA casual coaches come together to improve as coaches and learn different techniques. Using game sense pedagogy to implement into our school sessions. Our aim is make our school sessions fun and inclusive for all students.
Coach education is a fun, interactive session that encourages brainstorming and sharing of ideas between coaching!
Badminton SA hosted our annual titles for A grade and C grade over the weekend. Congratulations to all of our winners. Badminton SA would like to thank everyone who played over the weekend and continuing to show your support for these events.
Badminton SA is hosting our 'Schools Tournament' for 2019 on the 3rd and 4th of August at WA Satterley Hall. If you wish to enter the tournament please use the Tournament Software link:
or please use the file attached
The Australian Masters Games (AMG) are coming to Adelaide in from the 5th to the 12th of October. If you are interested in playing Badminton at the AMG please head over the Australian Masters Game website and register: https://www.australianmastersgames.com/
Please be advised that having received feedback from individual members and clubs and as a result of decisions made at board level there will be changes to the tournament structures and fees for 2019/20.
Commencing from the Joy Twining & Joan Jones events scheduled later this year along with the City of Adelaide and Graded Titles events in 2020 will be run over one weekend comprising all four grades instead of split over two weekends. For each event the preceding Wednesday night will be used for some matches. Players will be able to nominate availability for the Wednesday night and Saturday within reason but not for the Sunday's of tournaments.
In addition to this there will be an increase in tournament fees for these events which have remained constant for many years now. Again commencing in with Joy Twining and Joan Jones Tournament entry fees will increase to $20 for the first event entered, $20 for the second event entered, $15 for the third event entered and $10 for a fourth event entered if applicable.
The Board of The South Australian Badminton Association
For the first time, Badminton SA hosted school holiday clinics at WA Satterley Hall in July. Over 75 children attended the two sessions during the day and the clinics were a great success. Not only did the participants learn about Badminton, they also received specialised coaching, in order to hone their techniques. We hope that many of these students enjoyed their experience and that it will motivate them to be part of the upcoming generation of Badminton players.
The board of Badminton SA would especially like to thank Thomas Campbell and The City of West Torrens Council for assisting SABA with the organisation of the clinic and the transport of children to WA Satterley Hall.
We hope that this will be the first of many school holiday clinics run by Badminton SA!
Click through the photos below to see some of the highlights of the day.