Chew Valley Badminton Club has a thriving Junior section with over 100 players from 7 to 18 years old of all standards from complete beginners to county players.

As well as high quality badminton coaching, the club offers juniors the opportunity to take part in competitive badminton suitable for their own level of development, from fun tournaments as part of the regular junior sessions, to local junior leagues with matches against other clubs, pathways to county badminton and regional and national tournaments.

Our coaching team is led by Will Mellersh.

Coaching sessions take place at Chew Valley leisure centre on Tuesdays at 6pm and 7pm, and Saturdays and 9am and 10am.

Places must be pre-booked via the website shop. Following Badminton England regulations, players are grouped into bubbles of up to six.

For more information, please email the club secretary, Judith Ogden at secretary@chewvalleybadmintonclub.org.uk.

Costs

Junior sessions – £5 per individual session or £4/session if block booked for the term.

Badminton England Affiliation – £4.50 for juniors aged 12 to 17 years (one-off annual fee which includes insurance), free for players up to 11 years of age. If any players require a Compete licence to take part in tournaments or some county matches, please contact Judith Ogden for information about how to purchase this (£12). If a player is a member of another club (e.g. county squad) you may be affiliated through them, so check before paying

Sessions, membership and Badminton England affiliation can all be purchased online at our shop.

Dates

Due to the latest national lockdown, badminton sessions are cancelled until February half term. We hope to be able to restart on Tuesday 16 February and Saturday 20 February if circumstances allow. Please keep an eye on the Facebook group and your email for more information.

Tuesdays – 7 sessions
16, 23 February
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 March

Saturdays – 6 sessions
20 and 27 February
6, 13, 20 and 27 March


How to join

If you or a family member are interested in joining, get in touch with the club secretary, Judith Ogden by email at secretary@chewvalleybadmintonclub.org.uk. If you are unsure which session will be the right one for you, our coaches can advise you.


Safeguarding

While children are at training sessions, they are the responsibility of the coaches while they are in the sports hall. Before they arrive in the hall and after they leave the hall, they are the responsibility of their parents or carers, so please ensure that your drop off and pick up arrangements are clear to everyone involved – for example, if a child should not leave the hall before their parent or carer arrives to collect them.

The Club Welfare Officer is Carol Jackson, who can be contacted at safeguarding@chewvalleybadmintonclub.org.uk.

Information about safeguarding can be found at the Badminton England website.


Player registration

Please fill in the form below to give us some information about you or your player:

Please complete one player registration form for each player:

Please tick which sessions this player is planning to attend. Juniors who have attended before should carry on coming to the same session unless the coach has told them otherwise. If you don't know which session is the right one, please tick which day and we'll let you know which one is suitable:
Tuesday 6pm - JuniorsTuesdays 7pm - JuniorsTuesdays - Juniors - don't know which session, please adviseTuesdays - Seniors Club NightThursdays - Ladies TrainingSaturdays 9am - JuniorsSaturdays 10am - JuniorsSaturdays 11am - JuniorsSaturdays - don't know which session, please advise

Will you be paying for the discounted rate for the full term in advance, or paying cash at the sessions on a pay-as-you-go basis?
Block bookingPay-as-you-go

Would you like Chew Valley to affiliate you/your child, or is another club doing it for you? Please see shop page to pay for affiliation
Yes pleaseNo thank you, another club will do it