Changes to England Junior Performance Programme announced
Badminton England
by BEMedia
2d ago
23 February, 2023 Badminton England are excited to announce further planned changes to the England Junior Performance Programme, which will come into effect following the end of the current programme year. Changes have been announced after recent recruitment in the EJPP team last month, which included additional national pathway coaches and five age group coaches. Some of the key changes proposed include the following: The removal of the defined programme levels of Progress, Engage and Discover. There will no longer be identified players on the EJPP for a year at a time and there will be ..read more
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Northstowe Badminton Club helps grow game for women in local area
Badminton England
by BEMedia
4d ago
21 February, 2024 Northstowe Badminton Club has utilised Badminton England’s Club Development Fund to grow the sport within the local community. The Cambridgeshire club has provided a platform for women to practice and improve their badminton skills in a welcoming environment. New town Northstowe officially became a civil parish in 2021 and will eventually have up to 10,000 homes with an estimated population of 24,400. The nation’s favourite racket sport has an integral part to play in enhancing community outreach and increasing active female participation – Northstowe Badminton Club’s soc ..read more
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YONEX All England Open 2024 draw made
Badminton England
by BEMedia
5d ago
20 February 2024 England’s mixed doubles pairs will meet in the first round at the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships 2024. Lauren Smith and Marcus Ellis and Gregory and Jenny Mairs have been drawn together in the round of 32 in the mixed doubles. Meanwhile, in the men’s doubles, Ben Lane and Sean Vendy will face a seeded pairing when action begins on 12 March. The best shuttlers in the world will descend on the Utilita Arena in Birmingham for six days of gripping action. And the mixed doubles draw has served up an all-English affair in the first round with the Mairs tak ..read more
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Bethell keen to lay down a marker at World Championships
Badminton England
by BEMedia
6d ago
World number one Dan Bethell believes he has not yet reached his full potential in the hunt for World Championship gold. The 28-year-old was unbeaten throughout 2023, clinching his fourth European title as part of what the SL3 star credits as his ‘best year of his career’ to date. But with World Championship and Paralympic titles still alluding him, Bethell will take to the court at the Para Badminton World Championships in Thailand ready to unleash his peak performance. “I don’t feel like I’ve reached my full potential yet,” he said. “I don’t feel like I’ve peaked so it’s all about contin ..read more
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Birmingham hosts exciting YAE activation
Badminton England
by BEMedia
1w ago
To celebrate one month to go until the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships, we took badminton to Birmingham last weekend, encouraging the community to pick up a racket and enjoy our wonderful sport in slightly different surroundings. Taking pride of place in Birmingham New Street station on Saturday (February 10), a badminton court was the centre of attention as commuters caught a glimpse of the sport in action plus a few additional surprises, as the city prepares to host the most prestigious badminton event on the world tour next month. Celebrating the brand refresh of the YONE ..read more
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European Men’s Team Championships preview
Badminton England
by BEMedia
1w ago
England head to the European Men’s Team Championships with a strong squad set for the tournament in Lodz, Poland. The Championships, hosted by Badminton Europe, crown the best men’s and women’s teams on the continent and England last medalled at the event with silver in 2018, in a squad which included men’s doubles pair Ben Lane and Sean Vendy. After securing qualification with a dominant series of performances on home soil in December, England’s men boast a squad with a mix of youth and experience. Lane and Vendy will be in action in the men’s doubles, hoping a strong performance in Europ ..read more
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Huang bows out of Azerbaijan International
Badminton England
by BEMedia
2w ago
10 February, 2024 Harry Huang was edged out in the opening round of the Azerbaijan International 2024 after falling to India’s Ansh Vishal Gupta. Huang, almost a week on from winning his first title at the English National Badminton Championships, lost 21-12 21-17 in the round of 32. The 22-year-old travelled to Baku off the back of the Championships, a three-game epic he described as one of the most physically challenging matches he has ever played in. He will head to Poland next for the European Men’s Team Championships to compete as part of a strong squad that includes doubles pair Ben ..read more
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Yap and Harris inspire pupils at school
Badminton England
by BEMedia
2w ago
9 February, 2024 Brandon Yap and Abbygael Harris took time out of their training to pay a visit to the pupils of Giles Brook School in Milton Keynes. The children of the Tattenhoe primary school were inspired by an assembly and coaching session provided by the pair alongside development and pathway manager Ross Reid. A short distance from the National Badminton Centre, students got a taste of the nation’s favourite racket sport, tying into Badminton England’s 10-year strategy to make the game accessible to all. Students enjoyed a series of drills, gameplay and skill-based activities, worki ..read more
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YONEX All England volunteers to benefit from exciting new partnership with West Midlands Trains
Badminton England
by BEMedia
2w ago
YONEX All England volunteers to benefit from exciting new partnership with West Midlands Trains. Badminton England are delighted to announce an exciting new strategic partnership with West Midlands Trains (WMT) ahead of the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships. With our volunteers at the heart of the most prestigious world tour event on the badminton calendar, it has been confirmed that WMT – operator of services under the West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway brands – will provide one free return journey for all 250 volunteers to the Championships. The Championsh ..read more
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Junior round-up: January
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by BEMedia
2w ago
7 January, 2024 The England Junior Performance Pathway got its year up and running with insightful training camps and invaluable tournament experience in January. Players benefitted from sessions tailored to their playing needs while parents engaged in an interactive workshop where key connections were made. A winnig trip to Strasbourg also took place for the French Borders International, with Badminton England’s U15 girls among the teams from across Europe competing after also partaking in the inaugural International Girls Cup that followed. U15 International Girls Cup England’s U15 girls ..read more
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