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Level 2 Coaching Course


The UKCC Badminton Level 2 coaching course, taking place at Gordano School, North Somerset is now live, and available to take bookings.

The course dates are:

Day 1: Saturday 13th October 2018 9am-5pm

Day 2: Sunday 14th October 2018 9am-5pm

Day 3: Sunday 11th November 2018 9am-5pm

Assessment: Sunday 16th December 2018 9am-5pm



£355 for Registered Coaches

£370 for Badminton England Members

£380 for Non-Members


To book a place, or for more information please click here.
(NB: To book onto a level 2 coaching course, you must hold the level 1 coaching qualification. All learners must be 18 or over on the first day of the course unless advised otherwise)


Coaching bursaries are available. Those interested in a coach education bursary will need to complete an application form (attached) and have paid for the course up front. Applicants will need to demonstrate how they meet the criteria outlined on the form – all applications will be assessed by the Education and Training Team at Badminton England. Only those that meet the criteria will be accepted. We particularly welcome applications from female coaches.

Raysfield Badminton Club: Change of Location

Raysfield Badminton Club will be changing their weekly session for the foreseeable future. Sessions will be held on Friday nights, 8– 10 pm, at Yate Academy, Sundridge Park, Yate, Bristol, BS37 4DX 


The club is a friendly, mid-level club, with a good youth (17 - 19-year-olds) and ‘returners’ attendance. 


If you would like to get in contact with Raysfield Badminton club, they can be contacted in the evenings on 07768 547500 (Margaret Fortune – Treasurer) or 07500 801233 (Duncan Light – Chairman), or email –

Four Nations circuit for Para-badminton


The English leg of the Four Nations circuit for Para-badminton players is being held at the University of Worcester in July. The overall standard is generally such that this event is suitable for players from a range of abilities, including those with limited playing experience.

More information and the entry form is attached here:


Please share this with anyone you feel may be interested!

ECC 17-20 Report


What a weekend for Avon! Firstly I had the pleasure of managing and coaching the 17-20 squad in York! They were all such a good/ fun and interesting team! 

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I really enjoyed every minute and even learned how to play cards!! Although Aidan Gibbons and Oscar Haywood may not agree that I actually learned!! But at least I wasn't as bad as Alex R!! 🙈

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Thanks, Fiach 'Irish' O'Rourke for all the organising that went into it beforehand that was purely down to you!
12th place was a good result and a couple of matches could have gone either way.!

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Our PLAYER'S PLAYERS of the weekend goes to Alex Robinson and Abby Radcliffe.  🏸🥇🥈👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 
But well done all of 
you, you all played so well.

All England Masters 2018 Success

With a record 440 players taking part in this year’s All England Open Masters, including over 150 Danish players, this is a prestigious event in the Masters Calendar. 11 players from Avon travelled to Hatfield to take part with varying degrees of success. Mike Cox, with partner Jim Garrett (Kent) won Gold at 70+ men’s doubles, finishing the season as an unbeaten partnership, having come through a 3 setter in the final 21-15,16-21,21-15 against the Kent partnership of Ian Brothers and Ray Sharp.

Joanna Elson and Val O’Neill (below) took the Gold at 70+ women’s doubles in a very tight all English final, against Hampshire’s Linda Coombes and Diane Fawn, 21-19, 22-20.

Also Joanna playing 70+ mixed doubles with partner Ken Tantum (Notts) was involved in a tough final against the top Danish pairing of Per Dabelsteen and Irene Sterlie but had to settle for Silver losing this 3 setter 17-21,21-19,13-21


 All England 2018 WD70 winners


Rob Newmarch Cup 2018 Roundup 


A special event today in memory of a special person.

Many thanks to Bob Hammersley & Olly Powers for running the tournament.

Thanks also to the 6 Team Managers who made it all happen - Mark Edwards, Lucy Manley, Lucy Gorham, Grace Li, Claire Buckingham & Bonny Mo.

Well done to the Winners NSBL - Mark (TM), Laura, Heather, Nicola, Bron, Becci, Christy & Bethan edging out Allstars in to Runners Up spot by just two games beating them 4-2 in the final action of the day.

Final thanks to every player who took part today and made it such a memorable celebration.?

Final Positions

2. Allstars
3. Avon Un20s
4. Bristol Uni
5. Avon Masters
6. Bristol League


RNC 2018

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