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Bwletin – March 2024


National Schools Championships Results

🥇St Michael’s A
🥈 Crickhowell B
🥉 St Michael’s B

🥇Gwyr A
🥈St Michael’s
🥉Gwyr B

Congratulations to all the players and teachers who made it such a successful day. See you all next year.

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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Welsh Masters National Championships
Date: Saturday 4th May 2024
Location: Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens
Time: 9:00 am start 

Entries have now closed & the draw will be released by Wednesday 1st May.
Please keep an eye on the Sportity App for all event updates.
Password: Nationals 

Spectators are welcome free of charge into this event.
For further information please contact  bethan.chamberlain-carter@badminton.wales  

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4Nations Para International 2024 (Scotland, Glasgow)  

The 4 Nations Para Badminton Championships 2024, a Grade 2 / Level 1 tournament within the BWF Para Badminton World Circuit. 

 This event is staged with the generous support of UK Sport in collaboration with Badminton England, Badminton Ireland and Badminton Wales – hence the 4 Nations name.  

 Scotland are extremely excited to have this opportunity in 2024, which will be one of the last competitions before the Paris 2024 Paralympics. Scotland will be hosting the event in 2024 in the Emirates Arena, Glasgow.  

Date: 19th June 2024- 23rd June 2024
Location: Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland 

Tickets will be available to purchase for this world class para event.  For further information please contact: events@badmintonscotland.org.uk  

North Wales Junior Series 

Date: 25th May 2024
Location: Deeside Leisure Centre 

Entries are now open and can the entry form can be found on the North East Wales Badminton Leagues (NEWBL) website

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


Jack Wilson

  • Achieved his First quarter final of BWF level 2 Spanish International.

Isha Mekala

  • Reached main draw of Slovac open and beat the #3 seed in the first round.
  • Semi Finalist in Notts Senior Gold

Saffron Morris

  • Round of 32 – Singles and Doubles, Round of 16 Mixed. Malta International.

UKAD Save the Dates. Clean Sport Week 

UK Anti-Doping’s (UKAD) national awareness week, Clean Sport Week is back for 2024! Taking place from 13 – 17 May, the theme of this highly anticipated campaign is ‘Journey to the Podium’. 

Get 100% behind clean sport this Olympic and Paralympic year. Be squeaky clean and check your anti-doping responsibilities. 

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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 are pleased to announce the next BWF Level 1 Badminton Coaching course for 2024. 
Aber Valey YMCA. Brynhafod Rd, Abertridwr, Caerphilly. CF83 4BH 
Wednesday 8th May 
Introduction Online Zoom/Teams 
Weekend 1 May 
Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th 2024 
Tuesday 18th June 
Interim Online Zoom/Teams 
Weekend 2 July 
Saturday 13th- Sunday 14th 2024 
The course will begin each contact day at 09:00 and will likely finish at approximately 17:00 each day. 
Courses can only run with a minimum of 8 participants. 
The cost will be £350 and a deposit of £100 will secure one of the limited spots. Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 8th May. 
If we have not received 8 applicants this course will not go ahead. 
To complete the BWF Level 1 course, ALL components of the course needs to be completed by the second weekend. The course is divided as follows. 
1) Register and pay deposit of £100. 
2) Register with BWF and complete Online Component before weekend 1 (Cert to be e mailed to BW prior to end of weekend 1) 
3) Complete Pre course questionnaire and multiple choice questions. 
4) Attend pre course Zoom (Wed evening 2 weeks before commencement of Weekend 1) 
5) Attend both weekends in their entirety, plus online sessions. 
6) Have the ability to deliver between 6 and 8 coaching sessions between weekend 1 and weekend 2. 
7) Complete Candidate Assessment Pack before the second weekend. (Feedback can be given during mid course Zoom). 
8) BEC Course sign off 1 week after the conclusion of Weekend 2 
For applications and queries please e mail donal.ohalloran@badminton.wales 


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. 

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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