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Bwletin – March 2024


School competitions have been a great success this month, with all qualifying rounds culminating a North and South Shuttletime Final.

Earlier this month we had 21 teams battle out our North finals across 4 categories; Year 7-8 girls, year 7-8 boys, year 9-10 girls & year 9-10 boys. This week will see another 30 teams from 6 local authorities come to SWNC for the South finals.

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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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 

NEW Senior National Championships
Date: Saturday 28th September 2024
Location: Wrexham University Sports Hall, Mold Rd, Wrexham LL11 2AW 

Re-Entries Open: https://badmintonwales.tournamentsoftware.com/tournament/46C14D0C-14D7-4803-8103-3FA09B474189  

You can ONLY enter this tournament if you were entered into the previous Senior National Champs 2024!  

Entries for the NEW Senior Nationals will close 5th April 2024. 

 Badminton Wales is using the Sportity App for all event information- Please download the app & use Password: Nationals to find all event information.  

South West Wales Graded
Date: 20th April 2024
Location: Neath Leisure Centre 

Men’s singles 9am

Women’s Singles approx 10:30am
Men’s Doubles approx 11:30am
Women’s doubles not before 12pm
Mixed Doubles not before 3pm

Depending on entries, we are aiming to split each grade to give every player the best possible opportunity to progress and enjoy the tournament.

Entries capped at 120 players

Best of 3 to 15 in the group
Best of 3 to 21 in the knockout

U15 Quadrangular – Hosted by Badminton England 2024
Date: 26th-28th April 2024  

Location: National Badminton Centre, Milton Keynes, MK8 9LA 

This event will see the best U15 players from the 4 Home Nations come together for three days of intensive badminton. 

 If you have any further questions please contact our Major Events Officer, Beth Chamberlain-Carter, bethan.chamberlain-carter@badminton.wales 

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


Harper Leigh and Saffron Morris competed in the Dutch and German Junior tournaments, alongside the best up and coming juniors in the world! 

GB Para annual Reviews have taken place – outcome to be released soon 

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 


BWF Level 2 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 re-opens 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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