Ladies’ Social Division

We are hoping to introduce a Ladies’ Social Division next season. It will be completely separate to the existing ladies’ divisions. If you have:

  • any ladies playing at your club who have given up playing league for whatever reason
  • any ladies who play for fun and have never considered competing
  • any teenage girls who are social players or doing GCSE sport

These are the ladies we are hoping will enter this new division. You could even enter with friends from other clubs or even your children, then you can pick your own unique team name.

If you are already playing through a club then you will pay your Badminton England affiliation through that club. If, however, you decide to get a team together with people who don’t play for an affiliated club (eg schoolgirls, friends, No Strings players etc.) you will be able to affiliate through the league “Social Hub Club” that we will be setting up for that purpose.

If you are independent of a club you will have to find courts and buy shuttles between you but there won’t be many matches so the cost won’t be too high.

Hopefully this will appeal to some women who have never thought about playing competitively. We all have friends who say they “used” to play, this is the time to get them into it and to be proactive so that we can grow our ladies’ participation together.

There will be no promotion or relegation between the social division and the main division so no chance of facing “scary” teams. (You know who you are!)

We would like to get 4 teams in each of the Worthing and Brighton leagues to start with, if possible.

We would also like a keen volunteer to set up a Facebook page for the social division so you can share pictures and stories from the games.

If you are interested in knowing more about the potential social division, please contact:

Julia.alkema1@gmail.com

This proposal is only a suggestion, investment from Badminton England club funding could be obtained to cover the majority of the costs and support this initiative. Julia is just keen to understand whether we, as a league, would want to create an opportunity to support the growth of league badminton by increasing women badminton players.


LOCAL BADMINTON COACHING COURSES

Good Afternoon,

Please find detailed below upcoming coaching courses which may be suitable for your members to attend , you may have a potential coach at your club!

Due to L1 and L2 just being delivered in Sussex, next courses due for bookings as follow:

  • 2019 September Level 1 Crawley
  • 2020 January Level 1 Haywards Heath
  • 2020 January Level 2 Brighton

Coaching Bursaries are available: please contact me direct for further information.

Interested in joining the fulfilling world of helping people to develop new skills in their sport? Coaching can be a hugely satisfying experience, where you can decide how much time you commit. Whether it is helping at your local son or daughter’s club for an hour a week or setting up your own badminton club, coaching can work for you. Watching players develop their skills under your guidance is incredibly rewarding, but don’t overlook the benefits you’ll see personally. You’ll develop your personal and professional skills, get a chance to exercise, meet new people, encourage respectful behaviour and improve your confidence.

Tanya Woodward. tanyawooward@badmintonengland.co.uk

Worthing Juniors match against East Sussex 3 March 2018

A team of 25 Worthing Juniors played a match against East Sussex at Worthing Leisure Centre.  Each member played at least 3 singles and 3 doubles games in U12, U14, U16 and U18 age groups. 

Worthing Juniors came out on top winning 64 – 50, and a special mention must go to our Under 12’s who excelled, winning all their matches with a tally of 27-0, what a prospect for the future!

2nd Leg of 3 Series at Portslade – Results- Photos

Here are the photos of the winners and runner ups from Sunday’s event.

Again well done to those that won and those that played.

Winners Andrew Brownlie & Jack Thompson
Runners Up Dan Yau & Ben Timms
Winners Helen Merrett & Amber Roberts
Runners Up Linda Park & Katie Gilbert
Winners Andrew Brownlie & Helen Merrett
Runners up Linda Park & Sean Such

2nd Leg of 3 Series at Portslade – Results

The 2nd leg of this season’s 3 series was held on Sunday 10 February. There was a great turnout and the standard as usual was very high.

The results were as follows :

MENS 

WINNERS    Andrew Brownlie & Jack Thompson

RUNNERS UP    Ben Timms & Dan Yau

LADIES

WINNERS    Helen Merrett & Amber Roberts                 

RUNNERS UP   Katie Gilbert & Linda Park

MIXED DOUBLES

WINNERS Andrew Brownlie & Helen Merrett

RUNNERS UP  Sean Such & Linda Park

Thank you to George Wollard for organising and running the day.

We also wish to thank Janice Byerley for all the years she has run the event.

Don’t forget to enter the Eastbourne leg, and look out for the entry form.

Worthing Juniors did well in the recent Sussex Restricted Tournament held at Portslade.

Well done to Worthing Juniors who did well in the recent Sussex Restricted Tournament held at Portslade.

left – right:

Ben Thorogood – Under 14 Boys Plate Winner

Dewi Rice – Under 14 Boys Singles Winner and Winner of the Doubles with Jerome Brackley

Scott Haysom – Under 18 Boys Singles Winner and Winner of the Mixed Doubles with Nicole Wood

James Colcombe – Under 18 Boys Plate Winner

Amelia Roberts – Under 10 Girls Singles Winner and Doubles Winner with Alice Fletcher.

 

Well done to all those who took part.

Singles competition 2018/19

Following a request at the AGMs, I have been asked to try to facilitate some kind of singles competition for 2018/19.

If you are interested in getting involved in a singles competition this year, could you please email me with your name and what kind of competition you would like? The two main options being some kind of LADDER system that runs continuously, or some kind of simple KNOCKOUT competition.

Hope that makes sense,

Best wishes,

Paul

Team entries for 2018/19 season – DEADLINE FRIDAY 31st AUGUST

Season 2018/19 entries

I hope you have all had a relaxing and enjoyable Summer. Once again it’s time to establish teams for the new badminton season.
Could each club please send me the following information:

1) Teams you would like to enter this year.
 
Please ensure for each entry you specify:
BRIGHTON or WORTHING
COMBI or FULL
MIXED or MENS or LADIES

2) Contact details and GDPR confirmation
 
Specifically I will need name, contact number and email address, ideally for two members of your club…
AND importantly under GDPR, could you explicitly confirm that you are happy for me and other members of the community to use those contact details and for me to publish the details on the Worthing badminton website.

Finally, as the fixtures meeting is on the 12th September, I would like all of this information by Friday 31st August so that there is time to make the various tweaks and negotiations that are usually needed to keep the leagues running smoothly.
If there are any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me on the usual email addresses.
Very best wishes,
Paul