[All spots filled] ShuttleTime Course

The ACT Badminton Association is running a new Shuttle Time blended course to train new coaches.

If you are interested, this will be a great opportunity to:

  • develop new junior badminton players
  • receive income through coaching in clubs and schools around Canberra 
  • be provided with the tools and skills to teach others how to play badminton. 

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New Exciting Role: ACTBA Junior Development Officer/Pathways Manager

The ACTBA is seeking to fill the above challenging role on a casual, contract basis, initially for one year.  The contract would be for $20,000 and would be particularly suited to a university student with some background in badminton who is keen to grow his skills in the development of junior badminton.  The attached provides the Job Description and key required competencies. Applicants should provide a one page Statement of Claims addressing how they meet the job role and competencies, as well as a short Resume.  Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for possible interviews. Applications close COB Friday, 5 February 2021 and should be submitted  to: For all enquiries please contact: Olaf Schuermann, President, ACT Badminton Association. Ph:0400472711

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Junior Training Camp – January 2021

An intensive training camp for Juniors will be held from 11 -29 January 2021 at Kaleen High School Sports Hall.  For details please contact the manager of the Northside Juniors Badminton Club, Ko on: 0450 671 220

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shuttle time course report

ACTBA “Shuttle Time” Course for ACT PE teachers a hit!

The Association delivered the “Shuttle Time Teachers Reduced Course” to teachers at Melba Copland Secondary School in Term 4. As the course is a TQI Accredited professional learning program, teachers could claim attendance towards their professional development.
19 teachers from 5 ACT schools attended the course. Teachers had little knowledge of the sport but were eager to learn and play. Shuttle Time materials such as the App and video clips were a “hit” as they were readily accessible and gave teachers the “Know How” to plan and deliver badminton lessons.
The Association wishes to thank Melba Copland Secondary School for the use of their gymnasium and their coordination with other schools.

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2020 ACTBA Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The 2020 AGM was held at Kaleen High School on 13 December, with a large number of affiliated clubs represented.  One key outcome was agreement for a paid (on a casual, contract basis), Junior Development Officer/Pathway Manager position that draws together all of the great work being undertaken on junior development/coaching in many ACTBA clubs and schools.  Indeed, on the latter, 15 school PE teachers were trained in ‘Shuttle Time’ over recent weeks to enable even more teachers to coach basic badminton at their schools.

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Club Notices

  • Young Dragon Badminton Club

    The Club will foster the growth, training and development for all its members, particularly those at the beginner and intermediate level, with a focus on inclusiveness.

    First session for 2021 on Saturday, 9 January
    Last session for 2021 on Sunday, 19 December

    There will be no badminton on the following dates (due to testing in the gym):

    Saturday, 26 March
    Sunday, 27 March
    Tuesday, 30 March
    Saturday, 5 June
    Sunday, 6 June
    Tuesday, 8 June
    Saturday, 12 June
    Sunday, 13 June
    Tuesday, 14 June
    Tuesday, 31 August
    Tuesday, 7 September
    Saturday, 13 November
    Sunday, 14 November
    Tuesday, 16 November
    Saturday, 20 November
    Sunday, 21 November
  • Aspire Badminton Club

    Aspire Badminton Club sessions at CGS school hall will be closed for the remainder of 2020 due to the School's decision not to accept community hirers of their sports hall. Sessions at Kaleen will continue.
  • Canberra Grammar Badminton Club

    CGS Badminton Club will be closed for the remainder of 2020 due to the School's decision not to accept community hirers of their sports hall.
  • Gungahlin Badminton Club

    The Gungahlin Badminton Club (GBC) has transferred management for the Tuesday session at Gungahlin College to the new Young Dragon Badminton Club.

    Due to exceptional demand to play badminton and the lack of suitable and available venues, the GBC was simply inundated with people wishing to join the club in 2021. The initial limit of 65 members was filled during the very first session of the year and there is already a Wait List comprising yet another 60 people wishing to join. While a few more people may be allowed to join over the coming weeks once we see the numbers attending each session, it is highly unlikely that all the people currently on the Wait List will be offered membership during the year. As such, along with membership of the club, the Wait List is now also closed to avoid disappointment. A notice will be placed here were either to reopen.

    I would suggest that people interested in playing badminton in Canberra lobby your local politicians for more indoor sports centres (as the ACTBA is doing).

    First session for 2021 on Monday, 11 January.
    Last session for 2021 on Thursday, 16 December

    Sessions Fees are now:
    $5.10 for Members
    $15.30 for Non-Members
    (incl. 'Square' 2 per cent commission)

    Membership Fees for 2021
    $51/year for men
    $30.60/year for women and students
  • Northside Junior Badminton Club

    The training session starts this Wednesday 14th October for the juniors who are aged between 8 to 18 years old, and are willing to commit.
    We welcome the juniors in all different level, beginner to advanced.

    Sessions are only held during school terms.

    If you are interested or keen on training, please contact Ko.
  • National Badminton Club

    The National Badminton Club is no longer taking any new members. The sessions are now closed sessions for members only (no casual players) until further notice.
  • Northside Badminton Club

    No badminton at Wesley Uniting Church gym until further notice

    Wednesday Lunchtime badminton at Wesley Uniting Church gym will be closed from 16/11/20 to 31/12/20.
    Last session for badminton at Kaleen gym is Monday 21st December 2020.

    If you are interested in playing lunchtime badminton at Wesley Church gym every Wednesdays from 12.30pm to 2.00pm, please contact
    San Neo Ong on

    Start dates for 2021

    Kaleen gym
    Sunday morning session: 7th February
    Monday night session: 8th February

    There is no badminton on the following days in 2021:

    Monday 8th March - Canberra Day
    Sunday 4th April - Easter Sunday
    Monday 5th April - Easter Monday
    Monday 26th April - ANZAC Day
    Monday 31st May - Reconciliation Day
    Monday 14th June - Queen's Birthday
    Monday 4th October - Labour Day
  • Southside Badminton Club

    New players should contact Brideen on 0410666541 before attending, to help manage visitor numbers

    Updated 3 April 2019 – Non-members who wish to play at Southside Club may not be admitted depending on the number of people attending each session; this will be at the sole discretion of the Club Committee member(s) running each individual session.
  • University of Canberra Badminton Club

    UC Badminton Club is closed and will not be re-opening in 2020 and beyond.

    If you are a UC student and are passionate about badminton or interested in running the badminton club sessions at University of Canberra, please contact us.

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