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Job Alert: University of Bristol Badminton Coordinator


Working pattern: Part-time
Salary: £26,243 - £29.515 per annum (pro-rata)
Closing date for applications: 18-Aug-2019


The University of Bristol is appointing a part-time Badminton Coordinator that would work within the club, and partner alongside Avon and Badminton England.

Working alongside the University of Bristol Badminton Club committee, SEH Management team and the coaches, to support the growth and development of the Badminton club as a nationally leading recognised institution within both the Bristol and Badminton community. Working on an events calendar that can provide opportunities to host events at the University and link with Avon Badminton and support NGB talent pathways, and future player development.

Working collaboratively with the Performance team, coaching community and support staff to support the professional delivery of the sport within the University environment.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 18th August 2019. Any questions regarding this post please email Matt Paine


More Information:

Kingsdown Parking


From Saturday 15th June visitors to Kingsdown Sports Centre using the centre's car parks must register their car registrations on an iPad in the sports centre as soon as they arrive and every time they visit. This entitles one to four hours parking but no more, so if a visit extends beyond four hours the car must be moved beforehand. This is all remotely controlled, the sports centre staff have no control over the workings of the system nor can they be involved in any potential appeals. 

Bobby Jones 14.8.1926 - 11.4.2019


Sadly Bobby died on 11th April and her funeral was on 30th April 2019 at Hereford Crematorium.

Bobby started playing badminton outdoors at 10 years of age in Calcutta, India.  

She won the junior club ladies singles and doubles for 6 years running and was then promoted to the seniors at 16 years old where she won the senior club ladies singles 3 years running, and also played in the senior league 1st team from 16 years of age.

Her family then moved to England in 1948 and she joined Bristol and District Badminton Club where she met Keith (her future husband) in 1949 and they played for Gloucester County 1st team from 1954 to 61.  

They moved to Cleeve in Somerset and Bobby then played for Somerset County 1st team from 1962 to 76. She appeared for Gloucester County 1st team 48 times and Somerset County 1st team 87 times.

She was an All England Vets mixed doubles winner with Ken Stott in 1976 and ladies doubles winner with Eileen Pattison in 1976 and 77.  

She also represented Avon vets many times as well as belonging to both Parkside and Beaufort Clubs during her long playing career. 

I’m sure that there are many badminton players who will remember Bobby with affection and humour. She was a great character and one of a kind.

Pat Dyer

Level 1 Referees Course


This course serves as the baseline of understanding for all new referees wanting to be involved on the Badminton England Circuit. The fundamental understanding of the Rules and Regulations, as well as an appreciation of the roles and relationships encountered within the role of Referee. 

The on-site training will provide the necessary skills to be able to perform the role of the referee at various events - to be assigned by Badminton England. Upon completion of the course, you are enlisted onto the Badminton England Referee's Register and are supported through the Referee Development pathway to be able to Referee at higher levels of competition.

DATE: Saturday 22nd June 2019

TIME: 10.30am – 5.00pm

COST: £10 per person (paid via online booking)

VENUE: UWE Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY (Directions and parking details will be circulated prior to event)

BOOKING: To book your place please follow this link:

Disability Coaching Workshop 

Event Details

As part of Badminton England’s investment into coaches and supporting their development, we are inviting all members of our Coach Accreditation Scheme* to attend this workshop free of charge! So why not come along and discover how you can deliver engaging sessions to disabled participants. Please click here to book your place now!

*All learners must be age 16 or over and hold a badminton coaching qualification.

This workshop aims to develop coaches’ knowledge, awareness and confidence to deliver badminton sessions to a range of disabled participants. You will cover:


Understanding movement and hitting for wheelchair badminton.

Understanding the implications for coaching badminton to disabled participants with standing lower impairments.

Understanding the implications for coaching badminton to disabled participants with standing upper impairments.

Understanding the implications for coaching badminton to short stature participants.


Date & Time:

Monday 10th June 10.00am – 1.00pm


University of Bristol Sports Hall, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TP

What to bring with you

Please come prepared to be active on court for the duration of the workshop. Therefore, suitable sports attire and a badminton racket is required. Please also bring a note pad and pen or tablets/ smartphones if you wish to take notes/ capture the workshop to take away with you.

TO BOOK – Please click here


Beaufort Centenary 2019

Beaufort Badminton Club is celebrating it's centenary this year having been founded in 1919! The photos reflect our three adult and one junior sections. So far the club has produced centenary t-shirts for their members with a competition to find a logo for them. An open tournament for members and those from other local clubs was held in April. Furthermore, a centenary dinner was held in May, with over 80 guests including former members and committee members. The club is a major local contributor to Avon County and Badminton England through the affiliation fees it collects from all its members.     


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