Cancellation of years 7/8 & 9/10 Interschools teams competition, 25 & 29 October

Due to the ACT Government’s decision to extend the ACT lockdown until 15 October and associated disruptions to the resumption of face-to-face learning at schools and external activities, the two InterSchools Competitions scheduled for 25 & 29 October at the ANU have also been cancelled.

Badminton ACT, however, plans on hosting this popular event again in 2022.

Olaf Schuermann
President

Badminton ACT

Extension of ACT lockdown – Cancellation of Interclub teams event 9 October

Due to the ACT Government’s decision to extend the ACT lockdown until 15 October, the InterClub scheduled for 9 October at the AIS has been cancelled.

At this stage, the ACT Open, rescheduled from early May until 20-21 November, will still be held at the AIS.

All the very best to Badminton ACT club members over these difficult times.

Olaf Schuermann
President

Badminton ACT

 

Urgent COVID update

The ACT Government has advised of a seven day lockdown for the ACE.

For further information, please refer to the ACT Government COVID website.

All ACTBA badminton clubs will be closed from 5pm today, Thursday 12 August.

Olaf Schuermann

President ACTBA

ANU Closed 2021 Update

The schedule for the ANU Closed Tournament 2021 is

Saturday 7/8
BMS, BWS – 9am
DMS, DWS – 9:15am
BMD, BWD, DMD, DWD – 10:45 am
BXD, DXD – 1pm
CMS – 1:30pm

Sunday 8/8
CMD – 9am
CWS – 9am
CWD – 10am
CXD –  11:45am

Please let your club members who are participating know. In particular, CMS has been moved to Saturday due to a large number of entries and not enough court time on Sunday.

ANU Closed 2021

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 

Location:
location of ais
Schedule

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

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