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

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

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