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, firstname.lastname@example.org
The junior tournament scheduled for the 20th September will not proceed at this time. An updated calendar is now available on this post as well as on the website in the 'Players' section.
Thank you to all of the players who have attended the Junior Development Squad sessions since the middle of July. The program will be continue as it normally is on Monday nights and Saturday afternoons. Monday will continue as normal for the time being, while Saturdays will continue as normal until a Junior Coaching Coordinator is announced to manage and run all junior trainings. Thank you to those who have expressed their interest in coaching.
Sadly due to a lack of interest we have decided to cancel our Shuttletime course we had planned this week in Mount Gambier.
The Board of the South Australian Badminton Association invites you to attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday the 31st of October at 3:00pm. The AGM will either be held at WA Satterley Hall Lockleys or via Zoom depending on the restrictions due to COVID-19. We will advise the location of the meeting closer to the date of the meeting.
The following three elected Board positions become vacant with retiring members:
1. Simon Oaten normal appointment 2-year term
2. Supattra Hom-On normal appointment 2-year term
3. Vicentiu Todoran normal appointment 2-year term
Nominations for the above positions are now called and close at 2.00pm on Friday 2nd October, 2020 addressed to: Secretary Badminton SA email: email@example.com
Please note that this will include a Volunteers afternoon tea and the presentation of the Ken Hall Volunteers Award (COVID Restrictions Pending)
Just a reminder that the email address for Callum Dunk has changed. The old 'firstname.lastname@example.org' email address no longer exists and any emails sent to that address will be bounced back straight away. We understand a few people have tried to email Callum with no success and we apologise for any inconvenience caused from this email address. If you wish to contact Callum please use email@example.com
Badminton SA is delighted to announce that our Development Officer, Callum Dunk, will be heading to Mount Gambier for a regional trip starting on the 31st of August. The main purpose of this regional trip is to work with Suttontown Primary School using the Sporting School funding. Our trip will also include providing free participation clinics at Melaleuca Park Primary, Truro Primary School and Tension Woods Catholic School.
A Shuttletime course will be conducted on Tuesday the 1st of September in the evening, the time and location is still TBC.
Callum will meet with the Grant Badminton Club in Mount Gambier to meet the members during their Monday night social session. We are looking at holding a Come N Try event at a local sport centre.
Looking forward to getting back out into the country. First regional trip of 2020!
Sporting Schools applications for Term 4 2020 are now open. The applications close at COB on Friday the 28th of August. This is going to be the biggest term in Sporting Schools history with extra funding available to make up for the lost time in term 2 due to COVID-19. If you have any questions regarding Sporting Schools please email Development Officer, Callum Dunk, firstname.lastname@example.org
Badminton SA is pleased to announce a School Holiday Program for the upcoming holiday break. We are delighted to be partnering with the City of Western Torrens Council again after a succesful holiday clinic back in July 2019. More details to come in the next few weeks. Thank you for your patience.
Badminton SA is calling for expressions of interest for a coach to co-ordinate Badminton SA's junior training/junior coaching. This position will be confirmed in September.
Coach must have the following requirements:
*Please note this is only an expression of interest at this current time.
Badminton SA is excited to announce that Adelaide will host the 2021 Under 15's National Tournament. The tournament will be held from the 25th of September and run until the 2nd of October. This is fantastic news for the assoication in what has been a tough year so far. Make sure you stay tuned to our website and social media pages for more updates about the tournament.
The newly announced 'Junior Development Squad' starts on Saturday the 18th of July and will continue every Saturday and Monday until the end of August. Players are strongly encouraged to attend both sessions each week to continue development and improve fitness levels.
Players who are attending please bring the following items to each session:
Players who would like to attend please email Callum Dunk (email@example.com) and/or Sharon Riggs (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Badminton South Australia is pleased to announce a 'Junior Development Squad' for players aged between 12 and 18. Players who may be interested in future state squad selection are strongly encouraged to attend the sessions. This program is designed to develop future talent and make our competitions of a higher standard.
**This development program is completely seperate from our state programs.
The first session of the program will take place on Saturday the 18th of July 12:00pm-2:00pm at WA Satterley Hall, Lockleys. The sessions will continue Saturday from the 18th of July and every Monday (5:30pm-7:30pm) until the end of August.
The sessions will run for 2 hours each and will cost $10 each.
The program will be run by Badminton SA accredited coach (Saket Angrish) and Development Officer (Callum Dunk). Saket will coordinate the skills and technical training while Callum will incoporate a fitness element into the program. In order for the program to go ahead we need a minimum of 16 players to attend each session.
To register your interest please email both:
-Callum Dunk (Development Officer): email@example.com
-Sharon Riggs: firstname.lastname@example.org
SA's own Paul Godden was featured in Badminton Australia's newsletter, The Shuttler, as coach of the month. Paul has had a strong involvement in South Australian Badminton for a long period of time. Paul has previously been a board member of SABA and is currently involved with Sturt Badminton Club. Paul has previously been involved as a coach for our representative state squads. Congrats Paul!
If you would like to read 'The Shuttler' please use the following link: https://mailchi.mp/badminton/badmintons-new-national-newsletter-the-shuttler-july-5808669?e=96c003c04a
As of the 6th of July the showers and changerooms will be available to use at WA Satterley Hall Lockleys. The venue will be cleaned on a daily basis in order to comply with COVID restrictions. The kitchen at Lockleys is still not available at the present time.
Our Para-Badminton program is back after an extended break due to COVID-19. The program runs on Tuesday nights at WA Satterley Hall, Lockleys. The cost of the program is now $10/session. Sessions will be held on Tuesday nights with our coach, Chris Thirlwell. We would love more players to get involved, if you are interested please contact Chris Thirlwell or Development Officer, Callum Dunk.
Chris Thirlwell: 0412 075 244 or email@example.com
Callum Dunk: 0434 295 905 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to COVID-19 cleaning requirements the cost of court hire at Lockleys will increase to $25/hour. The courts and facilities will be cleaned daily to comply with the requirements of the Government. We want to ensure everyone has a safe visit to Lockleys.
The easing of COVID 19 restrictions has now reached stage 2.5, this stage will allow 75 people on the courts at Lockleys and another 75 will be allowed in the social room. Please try to maintain social distancing at all times. Court hire is essential, please contact Chris or Michelle to arrange a booking.
Fantastic news with Perth announced as the host of the Australian Masters Games in 2021. The Australian Masters Games will take place from Saturday 9 October - Saturday 16 October 2021 with thousands of competitors set to head west to participate in a week-long festival of sport.
For more information please click the following link: https://mailchi.mp/44df94624203/adventure-awaits?e=8b1c832199
Sporting Schools applications for term 3 2020 are now open. Badminton South Australia is a registered Sporting Schools provider. We have accredited and trained coaches who are extremely keen to increase participation of the Badminton here in South Australia.
If you require further information regarding the Sporting Schools program please contact Development Officer, Callum Dunk, email@example.com
Court hire at WA Satterley Hall will now cost $20 per court per hour. Due to COVID-19 restrictions please ensure that you book through Chris or Michelle and please confirm how many people will be attending the booking. Please note that only 20 people are allowed on the courts and 20 are allowed in the social room. Please ensure you are maintaining your social distancing as much as possible.
Please contact Chris Thirlwell on either 8443 5422 or 0412 075 244 for bookings on weekdays (not public holidays)
Please contact Michelle on 8356 2261 or 0411 679 796 for bookings on weekends and all public holidays.
WA Satterley Hall is open this long weekend for court hire. We have courts available on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Please contact Michelle to book your court now. Michelle can be contacted on 8356 2261 or 0411 679 796. Please note that limited numbers are allow inside Lockleys at all times. Make sure you are following Government guidelines and restrictions. 20 people will be allowed on the courts and 20 are allowed in the social room.