, Bwletin – February 2024, Badminton Wales

Bwletin – February 2024


, Bwletin – February 2024, Badminton Wales
, Bwletin – February 2024, Badminton Wales

National Badminton Partnership

We are proud to announce that we are partnering up with National Badminton, a company set up by Julie Bradbury to provide the opportunity for young players to take part in our great sport and give Badminton Wales educated coaches a structure to help them get started. If you’d like to coach in Wales with National Badminton, email enquiries@badminton.wales and we will work with you to get started.

Entering International Competitions

Entering International Competitions is now easier than ever thanks to the Sport:80 membership system. Players wishing to enter any BEC or BWF tournament must now go through the “International Tournament Entries Service” which is now active on their personal profile at https://badmintonwales.sport80.com 

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Website Club Locator

In March we will be activating the Sport:80 club locator which will be linked to our site. This will make it easier for players to find your clubs and contact you to join. Your club admin needs to log in the system and update the details in the “Locator Preferences” section of the “Organisation Affiliation” section.


Masters National Championships 

Venue: Sport Wales National Centre  

Date: Saturday 4th May 2024  

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All event information will be on the Sportity App- Password: Nationals  

Entries will be opening in the coming weeks 

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact: bethan.chamberlain-carter@badminton.wales 

Deganwy Juniors
The North Wales Junior Series will take place March 23rd and 24th 

The competition calendar and entry details are available here. 


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Badminton Wales is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults and in turn is committed to achieving the safeguarding standards set by Sport Wales and the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit.

Our Badminton Wales Lead officers are Genevieve Tyler (genevieve.tyler@badminton.wales) and Dave Bendle (dave.bendle@badminton.wales). 

You can find all the Badminton Wales safeguarding resources and details on how to report any safeguarding concerns you have here.

We all want children and young people to enjoy taking part in sport – and parents play a key role in that.

Visit the CPSU Parents Hub

Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop 18+
Wednesday, 20 March

Safeguarding & Protecting Children on-line workshop for any coach or volunteer based in Wales
Book a free place now

Child protection in sport and physical activity training
Required by all coaches and safeguarding officers in Wales

Book your online course

Stem4 free training – Digital literacy and mental health

Mind Self-care library – linked and attached

Talk Club – men’s mental health

Big Moose – Mental health charity with access to counselling

Listen Up, Speak Up – free 10 minute training from NSPCC


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The U13 Celtic Challenge team travelled to Dublin from the 23-25th Feb to compete with the best players in Leinster, Ulster and LothianFor the first time in a long time the Welsh team was represented by 6 players from the South and West and 6 players from the NorthWhile we weren’t able to register any team wins we had a very young team which augurs well for the futureA huge thank you o all the parents for their support and especially Sharon Kite and Josh Hart who looked after them so well. 

Tramadol is prohibited in-competition as of 1 January 2024. Get ready for the change. A summary of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s 2024 Prohibited List is available here 


Expression of Interest 

As the number of BWF Level 1 coaches increase, Badminton Wales are keen to host a BWF Level 2.  We are looking for an expression of interest on whether we should host this detailed course. 

For your information, the BWF Level 2 is only available to BWF Level 1 Qualified coaches.  (As yet there is no transfer between UKCC 2/3 or equivalent).  The course is run over 2 weekends starting Friday evening finishing Sunday.  The cost of the course will be £650 pp (for BW Members) which can be applied for via the Be Active Wales fund. 

Anyone who feels they may be interested in attending please can you e mail donal.ohalloran@badminton.wales and register your interest?  The course will not get booked unless we have a minimum of 10 candidates. 


The Be Active Wales Fund closes for this financial year on 31st Jan 2024, applications after this date will be processed in April.

Badminton Wales clubs have already successfully used these to buy 12 months of shuttles, coaching course places and court fees for new projectsPlease see the Sport Wales Be Active Fund website for more details. 

We can support your application, contact enquiries@badminton.wales to find out what your club or organisation can make a funding application for.


YC Sports
Individual members can use the code BW23 on the
YC Sports websiteto get discounts on purchases made online.

Affiliated clubs can get discounted Yonex shuttles by setting up an account on the YC Sports website and contacting dave.bendle@badminton.walesto activate the discount.

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