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Hello and welcome to the Badminton Club at The University of Leeds. We are a vibrant, friendly and social club, welcoming players of all standards - including those completely new to the game.

FOR ALL REGULAR UPDATES ON THE SOCIETY FOLLOW OUR FACEBOOK PAGE – THIS WILL HAVE UP TO DATE TIMES FOR ALL SESSIONS AND COVID! Add us on facebook, search ‘leeds university badminton’ : https://www.facebook.com/groups/117765958287991

We run social badminton sessions twice a week as well as team training, club tournaments, friendly matches and social events throughout the year.

The badminton club is always welcoming new members whatever their ability! If you’re interested in joining please get in contact or join us on Facebook, twitter and instagram.

We are proud to announce that this 2021/22 season we will continue to run an elite training facility for our top players. This will entail 3 additional high quality coaching sessions with our excellent coach: Tom Millbank. Players selected to participate in this programme by our coach will also receive strength and conditioning sessions and tailered fitness programmes.

Training

Recreational badminton:

Wednesday 12 – 2pm Edge Hall 1

Sunday 12 – 2pm Gryphon sports centre

The first two weeks (from the start of term) are free so come along and give it a go before becoming a member!

Team training (INVITE ONLY):

M1/W1 Monday, Tuesday and Friday Morning Performance Squad*

M2/M3/W2 Monday and Thursday Evening Performance Squad*

*Please note: all training times could change. FOR ALL REGULAR UPDATES ON THE SOCIETY FOLLOW OUR FACEBOOK PAGE – THIS WILL HAVE UP TO DATE TIMES FOR ALL SESSIONS AND COVID!

Teams

Our teams compete in a number of leagues including the inter-university BUCS league as well as the Leeds and District local league.

We have 7 teams playing matches throughout the year. These provide a fantastic opportunity for lots of players to get involved in playing competitively.

Our teams are:

Men’s BUCS 1st

Men’s BUCS 2nd

Men’s BUCS 3rd

Women’s BUCS 1st

Women’s BUCS 2nd

Mixed League A

Mixed League B

Trials 

Team trials are Saturday 25th September at the Edge 9:30-12:00. You maybe invited back to a second day of trials on the Sunday 26th September. Trials cost £3 and to sign up please compete this form:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeTir-f8B9ymZXHSRdJ9qEiDgksJoUAhKcKesCB3Z4jNVVhNQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

If you have any problems with these date please contact Jon Metcalf on pr20jm@leeds.ac.uk

Socials

Regular socials are an important aspect of the club and we enjoy a variety of events, venues and nights out throughout the year. Our Facebook and Instagram pages will be updated regularly with news and information about up-coming socials and events, so keep your eyes peeled!

Membership

Recreational: £26 for the whole academic year

Team Membership: M1/M2/M3/W1/W2 – £70

Insurance:

Please be aware that you do not have personal accident insurance cover related to this activity. If you would like any cover, please seek this individually.

Here are some providers that you can enquire with:

• http://www.endsleigh-business.co.uk/Pages/personal-accident.aspx

• http://www.sportscoverdirect.com/sportsguard/

For further information or queries, please contact the committee.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our society please feel free to email our secretary Jon Metcalf at pr20jm@leeds.ac.uk

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