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Bwletin – June 2024


Graded International 2024 – Expression of interest form.
Closes 29th June

Please use the link below to express you interest to represent Wales in the Graded international on August the 17th and 18th 2024 at the National Centre in Milton Keynes.

Changes to Social Membership from September 2024

Changes to the way social memberships are purchased are being made for the 2024/25 season. From September social memberships will be purchased in the same way as our competitive memberships.

Individual players will register on the Sport 80 platform for a low annual fee of £5, this will give players who play socially at social clubs or with friends all the benefits of Badminton Wales membership without the need to go through a club.

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Club Affiliations and Memberships:
Log into your SPORT 80 profile and turn on “Auto-Renew” and your membership or affiliation will renew in August/September

People of Welsh Badminton Interviews

Fathers Day interview with Steve & James Ellaway

Interview with Llanishen Juniors Coach Dave Colmer

We will be looking to feature the people of Welsh Badminton in regular features and interviews. If you have a special person you want us to feature, email dave.bendle@badminton.wales


Graded International (England, Milton Keynes) 

Date: 17th & 18th August 2024 

Location: National Badminton Centre, Milton Keynes 

Re-Scheduled Senior Nationals 2024  

Date: 28th Saturday September 2024 

Location: Wrexham University Sports Hall, Wrexham, North Wales  

Entries for this event have closed & where only available to participants who had entered the initial Senior Nationals (Feb 2024).  

Junior Nationals 2024 

Date: 16th & 17th November 2024 

Location: Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff, South Wales  

 U13 & U17 Saturday 16th November 2024 

U15 & U19 Sunday 17th November 2024

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Welsh International Open 2024  

Date: 26th-30th November 2024  

Location: Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff, South Wales 

If you would be interested in volunteering at this event, please see further information below:

Volunteer roles available:

Player/ Spectator Support
Media Coverage
Match Control
VIP & Officials Support

Volunteer slots available (Tuesday- Saturday)-


If you would be interested in volunteering at the event or for any further information, please get in contact with bethan.chamberlain-carter@badminton.wales We would appreciate any help you can give!

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

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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Isha Mekala

Lithuania Future Series:
Qualified into main draw – Last 16.

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Saffron Morris

Kent Under 19:
Girls Singles – Silver Medal
Girls Doubles – Bronze Medal
Mixed Doubles – Bronze Medal

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Mebel Mano Kurian

Kent Under 19:
Open Singles – Silver Medal

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Llwyd Crump

Kent Under 19:
Open Doubles – Silver Medal

UK Anti Doping                                                             

Any athlete looking to compete at any level, should be aware CLEAN SPORT.  Respecting the integrity of sport with Anti Doping responsibilities should be part of every athlete, coach, support personnel (incl parents) knowledge base.

Mandatory education needs MUST be met, Workshops are available in a variety of different areas.

  • Clean sport values
  • Building a clean sport culture
  • Challenging situations and support channels
  • Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs (IPEDs)
  • Psychoactive drugs
  • The Prohibited List
  • Anti-Doping Rule Violations
  • Consequences of doping
  • 5 August (18:00-19:30)

As these sessions are interactive they will not be recorded. However, additional workshops will be available later in the year, including parts two and three of the series.

Clean Sport Live

Clean Sport Live webinars will run throughout the year, focusing on different topics linked to Education delivery. These webinars are delivered to the Education Delivery Network (EDN) i.e. National Trainers and Educators. The next webinar will be focused on Athlete Whereabouts, talking through key tips and answering frequently asked questions.

  • 18 September (14:00–15:00) 

For more details please visit the UKAD website (available here) or e mail donal.ohalloran@badminton.wales

The new Ready To Play online provides assistance and easy access information to the following stakeholder groups; Players, Coaches, Team Managers and Member Associations.

Visit the Read to Play website. 

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Badminton Wales is pleased to announce its inaugural BWF Level 2 Coach Education Course.  This course is open to all existing BWF Level 1 Coaches.  Dates September 6/7/8  Nov 8/9/10 2024.  All days commence at approx 08:30h 

The course will be delivered by Martijn van Doormalen. There will be a minimum requirement of 8 participants.   The cost of the course is £650 for BW Members and £700 for Non-members 

To apply please send direct communication to donal.ohalloran@badminton.wales  

Coach Education CPD Opportunity 

The weekend of 3/4 th August, Badminton Wales will also host its first specific Coaching Collective – Coach Development workshop.

Workshop: The *Observation* of Performance (Saturday 3rd August AM)

Brief: When we observe sporting performance (any level), we do so against agreed sets of criteria and/or standards. The aim of this workshop, is to think more critically about our own observations of sporting performance in relation to these standards.

The workshop will be delivered by Mike Castle.

Mike Castle is a Learning Developer at Cardiff Metropolitan University where he is also Head Coach of the BUCS Tennis programme.

Mike is a Senior Performance Coach (Level 4) with the Lawn Tennis Association, and holds a Doctorate in Sport Coaching from Cardiff Met, as well as an MSc and BSc (Hons) in Sport Performance Analysis and Sport Coaching respectively.

Mike now works with Sport Wales and colleagues across Wales as a Coach Developer, supporting the development of coaches on the performance pathways of a variety of sports.

There will be a cost of £5 to attend this course, with all funds raised going directly in to the Coach Education pot for future development.

Details of times and how to register will be published closer to the date.

Sport needs Role Models.  We often see “Performance Players” as one type however, the Coach will have a far bigger influence on far more people.  They are the most important Role Model.

It is time to start valuing the role of the coach more highly.


The Be Active Wales Fund.

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. 

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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.wales to activate the discount.

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