[All spots filled] ShuttleTime Course

All spots for this ShuttleTime course have been filled.

The ACT Badminton Association is running a new ShuttleTime 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.

This course includes:

  • online course material and
  • an 4 hour in-person class (proposed).


  • 6th of February


  • $20 per person

We have 6 spots remaining, so register your interest quickly!

Register your interest in this coaching

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

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

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.

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.

The AGM also approved the nomination of Walter Lim for a Life Member Award for

2020 Act Badminton Association (ACTBA) Annual General Meeting

The 2020 ACTBA AGM will be held on Sunday, 13 December 2020 at the Kaleen High School cafeteria area.  It will commence at 2.00pm.  All club representatives and members of ACTBA affiliated clubs are welcome to participate.  If more than 30 people are present then the meeting may need to be moved to meet the required COVID-19 safety requirements.

The meeting agenda and papers will be provided to club representatives closer to the time and placed on the Documents Library of the ACTBA website.   If club representatives/club members wish to have a specific time considered at the AGM please advise

Yet More Fun at Years 9&10 InterSchools Teams Competition

Following on from the Years 7&8 competition on Monday, 26 October, the Years 9&10 competition was held on Friday, 30 October at the ANU Sports Hall, also in a fun and social atmosphere.  The winning team was Telopea 1 (see photo), with Alfred Deakin 1 the runner-up.  Nine schools sent 12 teams to the event.  Congratulations to all.  See the link below for results.


Over both days, 22 teams from 11 different schools, comprising over 170 students, participated in the competitions.  This was necessarily lower than those participating in 2019 given limitations on numbers as

Best attended ACTBA Interclub Teams Challenge

In the ACT’s first tournament since the end of the ACT’s COVID-19 lockdown period and relaxation of restrictions on indoor sports activities, the InterClub Teams Challenge held on Saturday, 26 September was the best ever.  Notwithstanding the unusually cold day for this time of year (with snow on the Brindabella Mountain Range), 133 players from 11 clubs (out of 13 active ACTBA clubs in the ACT) formed 30 teams across four grades (Open, B, C & D) to play a round-robin event in a wonderful spirit of friendship and camaraderie.  It clearly showed that badminton in the ACT remains strong

ACT Badminton Association (ACTBA) Supports Liberal Party’s Policy of a Multi-Use Indoor Sport Facility in Gungahlin

The ACTBA President, Olaf Schuermann, attended the Liberal Party’s launch on Sunday, 20 September 2020 for the construction of a large multi-use indoor sports facility in the Gungahlin region.  The President indicated  the ACTBA’s support for this proposal.

The ACTBA’s Policy Submission (http://badmintonact.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/ACTBA-2020-ACT-Election-Policy-Submission.pdfprovided to the ACT Government and Liberal Party Opposition in February 2020 sought support for the ACT’s first, dedicated badminton facility.  This reflects the substantial increase in interest in playing badminton in the ACT over recent years, particularly in the northern regions of Canberra, most notably Gungahlin; Ausplay data estimates that around

2020 ACT InterClub Team Challenge

Register now for the 2020 ACT Interclub Team Challenge.

Location: Amaroo High School, Katherine Avenue, AMAROO,
Canberra, ACT

Events: Team Event

Grades: Open, B, C, D


  • Open and D Grade starts at 9AM,
  • B and C grade starts at 1PM.

The ACTBA will sponsor 1 team from each club to participate free of charge.

Players who are not members of an ACTBA affiliated club will only be accepted at the discretion of the committee.



To comply with the ACT Government’s health and safety requirements for COVID-19 the following measures are being implemented:

This tournament will

Back to Badminton for ACT Badminton Clubs

ACT Badminton Association (ACTBA) Clubs have resumed social sessions in the ‘new normal’ in meeting all required health and safety requirements.  The attached video from the Gungahlin Badminton Club highlights players enjoying social play while fully meeting the Club’s List of Player Responsibilities and Club COVID-19 Safety Plan.  This includes: registering for all session; hand sanitising upon entry and during sessions; social distancing while waiting for games; no contact during play; and no sharing of racquets or water bottles.  No players will attend when sick in any way and have agreed to get tested if showing any symptoms of COVID-19.

Back to badminton (next stage)

The ACT Government has now announced that the Stage 2.2 of the easing of restrictions will commence on Friday, 19 June 2020 (see https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/1558701/COVID-19-Easing-of-Restrictions-Roadmap-Release-2.0-12-June-2020.pdf).  This will provide for up to 100 people to play at indoor sports centres, subject to the one person per 4sqm rule.

This effectively means that all ACTBA affiliated badminton clubs can resume their social sessions.  However, as some of the facilities that clubs hire are having some issues arranging for the reopening of their venues (largely related to sourcing cleaners), please see any notices individual clubs have placed on this

Back to Badminton (Slowly)

Chief Minister Andrew Barr, MLA announced on 26 May 2020 a relaxation of the restrictions to allow for the return of community indoor sports from 30 May 2020, initially limited to 20 people (see: https://www.cmtedd.act.gov.au/open_government/inform/act_government_media_releases/barr/2020/canberras-recovery-plan-supporting-our-community-and-our-economy).  If all goes well, this limit will be increased to 50 people from 20 June 2020.

Some badminton clubs in the ACT will resume social play under the 20 person limit (but strictly for club members only), while others will resume when the 50 limit applies.  Please contact individual clubs for details on the resumption of play at their

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