2021 ACT Junior Badminton Championship, 6 June

The 2021 ACT Junior Championships was very well attended, particularly the U13 age group.  The tournament was held at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) for the first time and Badminton ACT (BACT) welcomes the support provided by the AIS for badminton in the ACT.  BACT plans to have future tournaments at this wonderful facility.

Over 50 juniors, across all age groups (U13, U15, U17, U19) attended the tournament.  While not events had sufficient numbers in order to proceed (such as some doubles events), six events were held and the numbers participating in the U13s allowed for a ‘Consolation’ singles

ACT’S Anthony Joe joins Badminton Australia’s national team – The Falcons

Congratulations to Canberra’s own Anthony Joe from Northside Club! He is currently part of the Australian Badminton Falcons. A big thank you to the @BadmintonAustralia partners who support this program including @Australian Institute of Sport, @Commonwealth Games Australia, @Li-Ning and @Australian Olympic Team

You can support the Falcons by becoming an official Badminton Falcon Supporter – click here to express your interest – https://form.jotform.com/203453579034860

ACT Junior Championships 2021 

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9:00am – U17 Boys Singles

9:20am – U13 Boys and Girls singles combined event

10:20am – U19 Boys and Girls Singles

11:40am – U15 Boys and Girls Singles, and Combined u17/19 Boys doubles

Please note: Any doubles events not mentioned above do not have enough entries to currently go ahead.  The organising committee will keep the entries for these events open on the day and issue refunds for events that are cancelled.

Venue and schedule:
Date – Sunday 6 June 2021, starting 9am
Venue –AIS Gymnasium, Leverrier Street, BRUCE, ACT

All events will

Badminton ACT appoints first junior development officers

The President of Badminton ACT, Olaf Schuermann, is pleased to announce the appointment of Messrs Tai Liang Ko and Xing Huong Goh as co-Junior Development Officers for Badminton ACT.  The appointments are for one year on a casual, contract, basis.  Reflecting the importance of the role, it is the first time that Badminton ACT has appointed people to a paid position.

Their key roles are to develop junior badminton in the ACT, including through: improving the quality of junior coaching in clubs and at schools; support and increase in and out-of-school opportunities for school aged players; plan and organise the

Postponement of ACT Open, New Junior & Veterans event, ACTBA secretary required

The ACT Open, originally scheduled for 1-2 May at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), has necessarily been postponed until 20-21 November (to replace the Brindabella Challenge Cup which has been cancelled for 2021), due to the AIS’s decision not to allow non-Olympic athletes on site ahead of the Olympics.

The ACTBA will be hosting two new events at the AIS in early June.  An ACT Junior Closed event will be held on 5 June and a Veterans competition on 6 June.  Details of both to be advised over the coming two or so weeks.

Unfortunately, Robynne Mah has needed

Another successful Interclub competition on 27th March 2021

The success of this style of club teams event highlights that many ACT clubs welcome the atmosphere of such a social, club-versus-club, competition.

Eight clubs (over half of the total number of ACTBA affiliated clubs) put in 28 teams across all four grades, with 126 players participating.  What was particularly pleasing to see was the number of younger children participating; indeed the ACTBA Committee has decided that the next InterClub (tentatively scheduled for early October) will see an ‘E’ Grade (‘E’ for enthusiastic) which will limited to U13s and so enable a much fairer competition for these youngsters.

Great work

2021 ACT InterClub Team Challenge

Register now for the 2021 ACT Interclub Team Challenge.

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

Events: Team Event

Event Format: This event is a doubles competition, and consists of MD, WD and XD depending on the Grade format.

Grades: Open, B, C, D

When: 27 March 2021


  • Open and D grade: 9am (Warm up from 8:30am)
  • B and C grade: 1pm (Warm up from 12:30pm)
  • All matches are 1 game to 30

Entries close on: Sunday 21 March 2021 at 11.59pm


The ACTBA will be sponsoring one free team per ACT affiliated club.


Shuttle Time Course Report February 2021

This is the first Shuttle Time course offered in Canberra (ACT) this year and we had 10 enthusiastic participants who attended. The majority consisted of badminton players, some having previous coaching experience and badminton training history.

Course Date: 6th February 2021
Course Location: Australian National University Sports Hall

North Road, Acton ACT 2601

The course structure was based on the Shuttle Time Teachers Reduced Course recommendations with the addition of having the attendees divided into two groups, each group presenting two lesson from the Shuttle Time App. The App is easy to use and the participants had no problems demonstrating

[Extension of Deadline] 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, 19

[Postponed] Expression of Interest – 2021 Australian National (Under 17 Championships)

The ACTBA is seeking expressions of interest from ACT players, managers, coaches and umpires who are interested in participating in the 2020 Australian National Under 17 Championships, incorporating the individual event and team event (the June Bevan Carnival). Players must be an ACTBA affiliated member to be eligible to play.

EOI: This event has been postposed to the second half of the year in 2021.

Date: Second half of 2021

Location: Perth, WA


[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

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