This is to let everyone know the league have booked four courts for two hours from 7.30pm to 9.30pm every Thursday night for five weeks commencing from 26 August 2021 at.
Location: DACA Top Car Park, Redearth Rd, Darwen BB3 2AF –
Sports hall is at the rear of the school.
This is open to all clubs from the league to come and play, also players who may not have a club yet and wish to play in the league this season to meet other players/clubs and decide if they wish to join a club.
There is no set order of play. You can play amongst your own club members or with players from other clubs.
Shuttles provided by the league.
The league are paying for the courts but a small fee will be payable on the night to a member of the committee who will be present with shuttles.
A small fee for each player will be collected on the night ( £1.00 )
Any queries contact me.
The Badminton England 2021 National Volunteer Conference is now open for bookings!
Badminton England are delighted to invite you to join our 2021 National Volunteer Conference on the afternoon of Saturday 11th September. Unlike previous years, this event will be delivered virtually in the interest of your safety, allowing you to join us from the comfort of your own home.
The focus for this year’s Volunteer Conference is ‘rebuilding badminton following the Coronavirus pandemic.’ This year is more critical than ever to collaborate with our volunteers to ensure badminton comes back even stronger, and so our range of online workshops, networking and keynotes are designed to support you with your return.
You will have opportunities to connect and share practise with other volunteers, and come away inspired to put new ideas into practice locally. We will also announce the winners of our prestigious 2021 YONEX Volunteer of the Year Awards. All workshops, although online, will still have an interactive element to ensure you gain the most out of attending. As part of your registration, you will be asked to select 2 workshops, each from a choice of 3.
The six exciting workshops on offer at this year’s Conference are:
- Rebuilding Your Player Base
- Looking After Your Volunteers and Planning for the Future
- Engaging with Schools and Young People
- Encouraging More Helpers
- Empowering Young Volunteers to Step Forward
- Re-establishing Yourself as a Coach or Co-ordinator
14:00 – 14:25 | Welcome & Panel Discussion14:30 – 15:15 | Workshop 1 (choose 1 of 3 options)15:15 – 15:30 | Break or Networking15:30 – 16:00 | YONEX Volunteer of the Year Awards Presentation & Mental Health Keynote16:05 – 16:50 | Workshop 2 (choose 1 of 3 options)16:50 – 17:00 | Close of Conference
For full details on all six workshops and to book a place please visit: https://www.badmintonengland.co.uk/on-court/volunteer-in-badminton/national-volunteer-conference/
Badminton England have organised a FREE summer competition!
You need just 2 men and 2 ladies per team, and a court.
Fill in the details on this link:
HURRY UP! YOU’VE GOT UNTIL JUNE 30th TO GET YOUR TEAM ENTERED!
It is with great regret that we let the Blackburn & District Badminton community know of the passing of John Grant, a former player, captain, coach, committee member, Chairman and Life Member of our league.
Many of you will remember John playing for his first team of Blackburn Central Methodists before moving to St Silas Club. He foresaw the need to introduce young players in to our league and started the Blackburn Juniors Club, giving an opportunity for talented young players to join
us, many of whom are still in the league.
An inspirational badminton player and coach, John was also a long-standing committee member, giving hours and hours of his time and expertise in the running of the Blackburn league. He became Chairman in 1993, an office in which excelled, and which he held until 2004.
John passed away peacefully on 25th May, 2021 at the Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre. He will be much missed by the badminton community.
Our condolences go to John’s family, friends and all who knew him.
The league has recently learned of the sad passing of Peter Hargreaves.
Peter was involved with the league for a long time as a player for St Marks in the 60’s, progressing to treasurer and committee member, many years after he stopped playing.
Donations have been preferred to flowers so the league have sent a donation of £50 to the Pendleside Hospice where he was cared for.
I’m afraid it’s not good, no badminton if in high or very high tier unless part of a family bubble: