2023 ACT Junior Badminton Open

2023 ACT Junior Badminton Open

Date: 30/4/2023

Time: 9 am to 5 pm

Location: Canberra Grammar School, Red Hill, Sports Hall

40 Monaro Crescent, Red Hill

Age Group: U11, U13, U15, U17, U19

Event: Boy Singles, Girl Singles, Boy Doubles, Girl Doubles

Registration link



In an expansive news story on ABC TV on 2 March, Daniel Akkidasari (Manager of the Capital Juniors Club) and Badminton ACT President, Olaf Schuermann, noted the very substantial growth in demand to play badminton in the ACT, particularly in the fast-growing Gungahlin region. This demand particularly reflects the growth in the population with backgrounds from countries where badminton is a key sport, such as the Indian sub-continent. The report noted that according to the 2021 Census, 13 per cent of the Gungahlin district population was born in south Asia, nearly double the 2016 figure and when compared to under

EOI – U15 and U19 Nationals in Adelaide

Dear parents,


We are looking for expressions of interest from players (14-18 yo) to compete in the U15 & U19 Nationals (8-16 Jul in Adelaide, SA). For more info, check https://www.badminton.org.au/events/


Cost (up to $1200/player) will be players responsibilities. This is to cover flight, accommodation, car hire, entry fee, team uniforms & meals.


We will need at least 4 boys and 4 girls to form a team. The team will be accompanied by 3 officials.


Coach : Ko (TBC)

Umpire: Valouny

Manager: Aline

If you’re interested, please contact coach.phoenixactbclub@gmail.com

Very Successful Badminton ACT (BACT) 2022 AGM Annual Dinner & Award Night

The BACT 2022 AGM and our second Annual Dinner & Awards Night (following on from the successful inaugural event last year) was held on Saturday, 10 December 2022 at the Gungahlin Eastlake Club in Gungahlin.

The AGM addressed the usual formalities, along with discussion on: work by the Match Secretary in revamping the ever-popular InterClub Teams events, with clubs to lead in managing future competitions; commencement of a review on the organisational and operational structure of BACT; how to increase sponsorships for BACT and its activities; integrity matters; and potential new clubs joining the BACT ‘family’.

The 2022 Executive Committee

2022 Badminton ACT October Interclub Winners Photos

The Badminton ACT 2022 October Interclub was a massive success. Thank you to all those who participated. See the photos of the winners below.

12-15yrs Winners – Northside Juniors Dragon

Under 11 Winners – Northside Juniors Koala

Division 1 Winners – Lions Untamed

Division 2A Winners – Gungahlin Roaring Boars

Division 2B Winners – Gungahlin Wild Boars (2)

Division 3 Winners – ANU Red Panda

Badminton ACT Annual Dinner and Awards Night 2022

After the popularity and huge success of BACT inaugural Annual Dinner and Awards Night last year, BACT President, Olaf Schuermann and committee have decided to hold it again this year and this time at a more suitable and a bigger functions room to accommodate at least a hundred or more attendees.

All members of the ACT badminton community are warmly invited to attend the event. As last year, it will also include a presentation of Badminton ACT and Club Awards for club tables.

Make sure to book your table now for an awesome night out with your badminton buddies over

ANU Closed Tournament 2022

ANU Closed tournament 2022


A and C Grade – Saturday 6 August, 2022

B and D Grade – Sunday 7 August 2022



Australian National University




AMS/CMS 10:00am start
CWS 10:40am start
AMD/CMD 1:00pm start
AXD/CXD 3:20pm start


BMS/DMS 10:00am start
DWS 10:30am start
BMD/DMD 1:00pm start
BWD 1:20 start
BXD/DXD 2:30pm start

Please arrive 30 mins before your event is scheduled to start and take into account car parking as this is sometimes limited on weekends.


Draws are also up


Shuttle Smash Program (26 July to 30 August)

Good day,

This is Ko, from Badminton ACT.

The Shuttle Smash Program is a Badminton Program for preschool juniors, whose ages are between 5-8 years old. This program is developed by Badminton Australia in coorporation with local Badminton Club, Northside Junior Badminton Club.

This is a great opportunity to introduce badminton and develop the interest to your child in the early stage of their leaning pathway.

This is a 6-weeks program including fun games to introduce badminton and body coordination exercise for developing muscles and fitness to all the participates.

Date: 26th of July -30th of August (every Tuesday)


2022 BACT Interclub Team Challenge – Sunday 22 May 2022


When: Sunday 22 May 2022

Where: Kaleen High School


  • Div 1
  • Div 2
  • Div 3
  • Div 4
  • Junior Pool 1 (0 – 11 years, any gender)
  • Junior Pool 2 (12 – 15 years, any gender)

Team composition: 2 men and 2 women, up to 6 players.

Note: Must be a member of a Badminton ACT club.

Spots: 16 graded teams and 8 junior teams. 4 teams per pool, play each other team.

Cost: $60 per team

Registration: Contact your club president if you would like to form a team. They will forward details to tournament@badmintonact.org.au.


Looking to play badminton as a beginner?

Starting on the 27 of April
Phoenix Badminton Club will be starting a new session for beginners or kids.
Wednesday Social (3 courts) is reserved for Beginners/Kids ONLY
Membership $30
Members Fees: Adults $8, Kids $6
Casuals Fees: Adults $10, Kids $8
Wednesday 5.30 –  7.00pm (Beginner/Kids)
Erindale Active Leisure Centre, McBryde Crescent Wanniassa ACT 2903 [Google Maps]

ACT Junior Badminton Closed – 23 April 2022

[Reminder – entries close Sunday 9pm]

Exciting news for all local badminton junior players and young participants!

We will have an junior badminton tournament on 23th of April 2022.

This is a great opportunity for local juniors to experience competition play.

Please register here

Age group: U13, U15, U17, U19

When: 23 April 2022

Where: Australian National University

ACT Junior Closed Poster 2022
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