Our Development Officer, Callum Dunk, went on local Adelaide vodcast 'Legends with Bevo'. Callum talks with Bevan Jones about the state of Badminton here in South Australia as well as what he has been up to in isolation.
Check out the video with Callum and Bevo on YouTube now:
Due to techincal issues our Development Officer, Callum Dunk, has needed to change his email address for Badminton SA. Callum's new email address is firstname.lastname@example.org , please contact Callum in regards to any badminton participation questions or enquries.
We apologise for any email unresponded emails during the last month. Please note that this email address is only temporary and we will look to move staff and board members to brand new emails in the near future.
Hand sanitising is essential and signing in BEFORE entering the hall. Daily deep cleaning of venue. Limited spots so be quick!
Court hire $20/court/hr
During this difficult time, our physical and mental health is important and playing badminton can help alleviate people’s stress.
Badminton SA is attempting to keep the venue open so has increased the cleaning to daily cleans
To cover the increase in cleaning costs, casual court hire rate has been increased to $18/court/hour.
We trust you understand that these measures are in place for the health and well-being of all and appreciate your co-operation in not using the kitchen & shower facilities on the above days
Unfortunately, we are going to need to cancel all of our Come & Try Programs which includes the regional program in Clare.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.
Both the U17 and U19 Championships have been postponed due to the health risks relating to COVID-19.
The health of our athletes, training and support staff is our number one priority. The events are looking to be possibly rescheduled in September/October 2020
It is with great sorrow that we need to cancel the final 3 Come 'N' Try sessions at Marion Leisure and Fitness Centre. Unfortunately the program did not get enough participation to warrant the continuation of the program.
Although, we still have our Lockleys and Walkerville programs available!
Badminton SA is putting in place some operational measures in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice from the government, WHO, Badminton Australia and Sport SA.
The following measures will commence this week:
SABA Summer season grand finals will go ahead on Wednesday evening, with a Competition representative and/or Board member to highlight the sanitisation notice at the start of the night. Hand sanitiser will be available for use.
Winter season will NOT commence within the next 4 weeks, date to be penciled in for late April as a start time and the Board will update in early April. This 4 week window is being used by larger and similar sized sports. Obviously this start date can be pushed out if it is deemed necessary.
Regular casual court hire will be offered leaving it up to individual players to make their own decision. Sanitisation notices will be posted around the hall as well as ways to keep yourself safe from COVID-19 when in public places.
Clubs with court hire agreements with SABA to discuss their own options surrounding social nights.
Junior tournament and state U17 training to go ahead for now as they only involve small numbers and 'Keep Safe' advice will be followed.
A decision may need to be taken to suspend SA school attendance by our coaches. This to be monitored and reviewed continually.
All players need to be vigilant with their personal hygiene and follow the advice suggested in the attached flyer.
Introducing a new Come 'N' Try session at the Valleys Lifestyle Centre in Clare! The session will be run by new Development Officer, Jack Crispin and will incorporate a session for all ages. Parents are welcome to come have a casual hit as well.
All for just a gold coin donation!
In term 1 2020, Badminton South Australia launched the School Participation Strategy (SPS Program). So far we have visited every student from 8 different schools around Adelaide in order to promote our After School Come N Try programs starting next week. The SPS program is a free program for schools.
This week Development Officer, Callum Dunk, visited West Beach Primary School. Great day with the students teaching them basic fundamental badminton skills. Shuttletime Community Coach, Josh Frisby, will again attend West Beach Primary School today to deliver the program to the rest of the students.
Here are some photos from Callum's day at West Beach:
Badminton South Australia now has a dedicated Para-Badminton page on our website with information regarding upcoming events, classifications and playing opportunities.
Head over to the page now:
On Sunday the 1st of March, Badminton SA hosted a Come N Try Para-Badminton event at Lockleys. We had a fantastic turnout of players. Truly inspirational people!
Please watch this video to learn about our para badminton players and hear their amazing stories.
We also have a separate page for Para-Badminton on our website: Para Badminton
Sporting Schools applications for term 2 open tomorrow. The applications will be open from the 2nd of March until the 13th of March. Badminton South Australia is aiming to visit 50 schools in 2020, so far we have visited 15 schools in term 1 across Sporting Schools and our School Participation Strategy (SPS Program). So far in term 1 Badminton South Australia has visited 8 different schools through the Sporting Schools program, with more bookings to be completed before the end of this term.
Whether you are located in Adelaide or in regional areas, Badminton South Australia would love to visit your school!
If you wish to find out more information about Sporting Schools please use this link:
If you wish to organise a program please contact Development Officer, Callum Dunk,
In episode 5 of 'Meet the Coaches' we catch up with one of our newest coaches, Charlotte. Charlotte joins the SABA team after completing a sports degree at Flinders University and is currently studying a Masters of Sports Science.
Congratulations to all of our U17 state team players! This team will be competing for the June Bevan Trophy and U17 Australasian championships in Madeley, Western Australia.
A very formidable team indeed!
Badminton South Australia would like to congratulate all of the medal winners for the U17 Aged Titles. An amazing amount of local talent on display.
Introducing our second Come 'N' Try sessions for 2020! Partnering with YMCA Walkerville, these sessions will run from week 7 to week 10 in the Term 1 school year (Beginners Advised).
Best part? It's only $10!
Introducing our first Come 'N' Try sessions for 2020. Taking place from week 8 to 11 of Term 1, the Lockleys sessions will be coached by our amazing community coaches. Each session will include exciting games paired with expert tips and analysis (Beginners Advised). This session will be held at our hub located in Lockleys, 5032
The best part? It's only $10 per session!