Welcome to the new ACTBA Committee Members for 2019

Hi everyone,


On behalf of the new ACTBA Committee, I would like to thank the previous committee (under the leadership of Stuart Ingram) for all their hard work, tenacity and support of ACT badminton activities in particular the tournaments, supporting clubs with memberships and insurance, sponsoring teams and providing the community with opportunities to play badminton socially and competitively.


As the new President, I would like to provide a highly inclusive and collaborative committee that supports the needs of our affiliated clubs and their members. I am very passionate about enabling new and innovative ways to engage with all parts of the badminton community and setting up the infrastructure that is sustainable for all stakeholders. I am conscious of the need for ACTBA to undertake their core administrative responsibilities, however, I also believe there is an opportunity to do things differently to enhance our services to the badminton community and enjoyment for all players free from discrimination and bias.


The new committee has already met since the AGM held on Saturday 17 November and discussed a number of key priorities for next year. Please note, the new committee unanimously agreed to cancel the Australia Day Doubles Competition from next year’s calendar due to the public and school holiday period and low player participation rates. I will provide further details on official ACTBA events after consultations with all affiliated clubs in the new year.


In the meantime, if you have any questions or feedback, please contact me on .


I would like to wish you and your families all the best for a very merry Christmas and safe festive season.



Vikram Varma
President – ACTBA

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National Accredited Line Judge Course

Are you looking for the opportunity to watch professional badminton up close and personal? Then line judging might be for you. A nationally accredited line judge course will be held at the 2018 CGS Open on  25th November, 9-11 am (Sunday). Read more for details on the course and registration.

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2018 ACT Interschool Competition

Telopea Park School has won both the year 7/8 and 9/10 division of the 2018 ACT Interschool Competition held last week at ANU Sport. Runners-up were Deakin High School (years 7/8) and Lyneham High School (years 9/10), who narrowly lost with 4-5 in the deciding match. The competition saw a great turnout with 35 teams participating this year!


2018 Val Nesbitt Trophy & Australian U15 Championships

On September 28th to October 4th, Aline Souksavat and Cedric Souksavat of Aspire Badminton Club, represented the ACT in the 2018 Val Nesbitt Trophy (team event) and the Australian U15 Championships (individual event). In the team event, they joined the Combined Team and placed 8th. In the individual event, Aline came runners-up in girls doubles with her partner Priska Kustiadi (NSW) in a close three-set match. Great performance from both Aline and Cedric as they represented the ACT at this year’s nationals.


2018 Australasian Under 17 Badminton Championships

During the April school holidays, Kaleen Juniors travelled to New Zealand for the U17 Team and Individuals championships. Our juniors combined with players from other states to compete in the June Bevan team event. With 10 teams entered in the event, The Territories team achieved their best ranking to date, finishing fifth overall.

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Club Notices

  • Gungahlin Badminton Club

    Due to very strong demand membership will be suspended. It will be reviewed again at the end of February.

    The Tuesday session at Gungahlin College will NOT be held on the following dates (due to the College using the gym for other activities):

    5 February
    26 March
    18 June
    30 July
    20 August
    19 November