Greetings from the 2020 ACTBA President, Olaf Schuermann

I was elected as the 2020 ACTBA President at the 2019 AGM on 8 December 2019.  Unfortunately, Vikram was unable to continue in the role due to other commitments.  I wish to thank him and his Committee for all their good work in 2019.  I am thankful that the Executive Team will continue in their roles in 2020, which will provide for the necessary continuity in implementing the 2019-20 Business Plan. In this context, I particularly note the lead Alan is taking on growing the pool of ‘Shuttle Time’ coaches in the ACT and Brideen’s lead in managing the ACT’s tournaments.  A particular focus of mine (reflecting the growth in our sport in the ACT), will be working with ACT political leaders and officials in the lead up to the 2020 ACT Election in order to secure funding for two multi-use indoor sports facilities and a commitment to co-fund a dedicated badminton facility.

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2019 President’s Report

On behalf of ACTBA, I would like to present this year’s President’s Report. This year was always going to be a year of change and transition for ACTBA, with only Robynne Mah continuing in the Secretary role.  As a new Executive Committee, we had a lot to learn and do. We also needed to quickly bring together a coherent understanding of the key issues facing our sport and affiliated clubs.

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Expression of Interest

Expression of Interest – 2020 Australian National Championships (Extended)

We are looking for expression of interests from ACT players, managers, coaches and umpires who are interested in participating in the 2020 Australian National Championships, incorporating the individual event and team event. Players must be an ACTBA affiliated member to be eligible to play. EOI close on the Friday, COB 13th December 2019. This event is a requirement for selection into the Australian team at the Thomas and Uber Cup. Read more for details and submission form.

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2019 Annual General Meeting (Venue Update)

The AGM for the ACT Badminton Association will be held on Sunday, 8th December 2019 at UC High School Kaleen, starting at 2.30 pm. If anybody is interested in being part of the committee, please let our secretary know by email to

All members of the affiliated clubs are welcome by letting the secretary know of your intention to attend.

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Upcoming Events


30nov01dec2019 CGS Open(november 30) 9:00 am - (december 1) 6:00 pm Canberra Grammar School, Monaro Cres, Red HillEvent Type :Tournament Grade: Open, B, C, D Events: Men's Singles, Women's Singles, Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles, Mixed Doubles Entry Deadline: Friday, November 22, 2019 at 11:59 PM

Club Notices

  • Canberra Grammar Badminton Club

    Last session for this year will be on 19th Dec 2019, and resume next year on 16th Jan 2020.
    Next year sessions will be on Thursday, 6 - 9 pm
  • Gungahlin Badminton Club

    No Badminton at Amaroo School on Thursday, 5 December and Monday, 16 December.

    Amaroo School:
    Final session for 2019 will be Thursday, 19 December
    First session for 2020 will be Monday, 13 January

    Gungahlin College:
    Final session for 2019 will be Tuesday, 17 December
    First session for 2020 will be Tuesday, 14 January

    Membership Fees for 2020
    $50/year for men
    $30/year for women and students
  • Northside Junior Badminton Club

    Club is only available during the ACT school terms.
  • National Badminton Club

    The National Badminton Club will be closing early for Christmas/New Years this year. Last session for the year will be the 9th of December 2019, recommencing 6th January 2020.
  • Northside Badminton Club

    Badminton will resume on Sunday 17th November and up to 15th December 2019.

    2020 Start Dates:
    Sunday session - 2nd February
    Monday session- 3rd February
    CIT session - 6th February
  • Southside Badminton Club

    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

    Last session for UC Badminton is 17th December 2019
  • Veterans Badminton Association

    Last session for 2019:
    Next Tuesday i.e 17.12.2019 is the round robin tournament and the LAST session for this year.

    Starting session for Year 2020 is on Tuesday, 21st Jan 2020.