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Jasper Abseiling for CCP

County badminton player Jasper Preston will be abseiling down Cheltenham’s tallest building, Eagle Tower, which is 161 feet all this Saturday 14th September. All  funds raised will be donated to the local charity CCP – Caring for Communities and People

Any donations from the badminton community would be gratefully received. You can either donate by going to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jasper-preston or cash donations by contact Jasper. 
 
Good Luck Jasper!
 

Restricted Deadline Fast Approaching

The Gloucestershire Restricted tournament is being run at
Leisure@Cheltenham on Saturday and Sunday 28/29th September.

Although this is essentially a competitive tournament, it is also
good fun and we encourage all standards to enter.

For the juniors there will be large groups to ensure as many
games as possible.

Please click on the following to enter.
https://be.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament?id=34796C00-D74A-4F4A-85A4-D266D761D812

We look forward to seeing you there. Any problems please contact Sam Evans (glostournaments@gmail.com)

Level 1 Coaching Course Announced

Fancy becoming a coach? There is a Level 1 coaching course in Worcester where you can start your coaching journey. Here are all the details:

Worcestershire Level 1 Coaching Course

Dates

Day 1:    Sunday 3rd November 2019           9:30am – 4:30pm

Day 2:    Sunday 10th November 2019         9:30am – 4:30pm

Day 3:    Sunday 24th November 2019         9:30am – 4:30pm

Venue: Nunnery Wood Sports Complex, Worcester, WR5 2NL

Cost:      £215 (BE Members)

               £225 (Non-Members)

Booking Link: https://badmintonengland.azolve.com/Workbench.mvc/Show/6?ref=1E6798E13169A0765329FE2D27CDB89DA54C7943

Funding:

Badminton Gloucestershire and the Performance Centre offer help to fund the course in return for coaching and the following help is on offer:

Level 1 Course: 50% of the cost of the course in return for 10 coaching sessions once qualified.
Level 2 Course: 50% of the cost of the course in return for 15 coaching sessions once qualified.

**Please note you can only apply for funding from one of the County or PC, not both. Also this will be subject to approval by the committee dependent on budget and number of applicants.

To apply through county badminton please contact andywoolway88@gmail.com and through the PC please contact director@badmintonglos.co.uk

With this you will receive additional support from the County or PC coaches and are welcome in sessions during your coaching course to achieve your target amount of coaching experience hours.  

Level 2 Coaching Course in Gloucestershire – Act Quickly!

We are pleased to announce a Level 2 Coaching Qualification has been set up in Gloucestershire starting in October this year. The dates have been organised to avoid county tournaments/matches/etc, so hopefully it won’t clash! 

Gloucestershire Level 2 Coaching Course

Dates:  
Saturday 5th October       Learning Day 1                  9am – 5pm

Sunday 6th October          Learning Day 2                  9am – 5pm

Sunday 3rd November      Learning Day 3                  9am – 5pm

Sunday 8th December       Assessment                        9am – 5pm

Venue: Stonehouse Sports Centre, Woodcock Close, Stonehouse, GL10 2EE

Cost: Non Badminton England member – £380

Badminton England member – £370

Badminton England Coaching Register member – £355      

Booking Link:

https://badmintonengland.azolve.com/workbench/public/events?ref=B85AAB487CD2F5F7C136B6F36CE9123693E935EA

Funding:

Badminton Gloucestershire and the Performance Centre offer help to fund the course in return for coaching and the following help is on offer:

Level 1 Course: 50% of the cost of the course in return for 10 coaching sessions once qualified.
Level 2 Course: 50% of the cost of the course in return for 15 coaching sessions once qualified.

**Please note you can only apply for funding from one of the County or PC, not both. Also this will be subject to approval by the committee dependent on budget and number of applicants.

To apply through county badminton please contact andywoolway88@gmail.com and through the PC please contact director@badmintonglos.co.uk

With this you will receive additional support from the County or PC coaches and are welcome in sessions during your coaching course to achieve your target amount of coaching experience hours.  

AGM Update

Badminton Gloucestershire AGM
Tuesday 11th June 2019 – 7:30pm
Hucclecote Community Centre, GL3 3RT
 
Please find links for all of the reports for the AGM below. I will bring some printed copies on the night.
For reference, there is also the 2018/19 Development Plan which has been reviewed at the most recent directors meeting and also a draft Development Plan for next year. I must stress this is in draft and is likely to change.
 
 
Look forward to seeing you all there.
Thanks
Andy

Senior Tier 4 Dave Woolway XD Challenge – 6th July – Cheltenham

Glos PC are running the Senior Tier 4 Dave Woolway XD Challenge on 6th July at Leisure@Cheltenham. 

Only £20 entry and lots of games. 

You need to be aged 16 or older as from Jan 1st 2020. Grade E and above unable to enter. Please enter via the Badminton England tournament site. http://be.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=0912967F-89A0-45C8-A2C7-B43212423519

Closing date is Saturday 15th June. 

This will be a fun event, so ask your partner now. If you are looking for a partner please put partner required and we will do our best to partner you up. See you there!

Annual Junior Charity Tournament – Entries Open

***CLOSING DATE – WEDNESDAY 26TH JUNE***

The annual Charity Tournament will be held on Saturday 29th June 2019 – 15:30 at Bournside Sports Centre to raise money for the James Hopkins Trust.

The Trust cares for babies and children up to the age of 5 with life limiting/threatening condtions.

Let’s try and beat last year’s £250!

You can download the entry forms here:

Primary School Entry Form

Secondary School Entry Form

Masters County Final Winners 2019

On the Saturday we were drawn against Yorkshire in the Semi Final at a 9.30 am start.  

Our number one Mens pairing of Mike Haywood and Zuli Tejrar went on to play the number one Yorkshire pair and after a very hard 3 setter managed to win 21-13 19-21 21-11.  We had to play out of order as Yorkshire’s second men’s pair hadn’t arrived so we had to play our number one Ladies doubles pair Mandy Joiner and Linda Pearcy against the Yorkshire  number one pair. Gloucester went on to win in 2 straight 21-14 21-19.  Our number 2 Mens pair Mike Kennedy and Dave Evans then went on against their second pair and  won 21-18 21-19.  Our second ladies pair Rhonwen James and Jo Hammond went on to play the Yorkshire second pair and were very unlucky to lose in an exciting 3 setter 21-15 12-21 19-21.  Mike and Zuli played the second pair and won but in another tight 3 setter 24-26 21-16 21-11 and Mike K and Dave shocked us all winning against the first men’s pair in three 16-21 21-18 21-19.  Mandy and Linda beat the second pair 21-15 and 21-10 and Rhonwen and Jo beat the number one ladies pair 21-19 21-19. At this point we had already won the game before going into the mixed Doubles the score being 7-1.
Our number 1 mixed doubles Mike Haywood and Linda Pearcy went on to win their mixed in three 21-11 11-21 21-12 but unfortunately Zuli Tejrar and Mandy Joiner lost 14-21 20-22, Mike Kennedy and Jo Hammond lost 17-21 22-24 and Phil Richardson and Rachel McGill lost 13-21 16-21 but the match was already won so it didn’t matter!

The other semi final was between Nottingham and Surrey.  Surrey won 11-1 so we had to play them in the final on the Sunday at 12.30pm.

The match was a very nip and tuck all the way through.  Our first mens pair Mike H and Zuli Tejrar had a very challenging match, Zuli was suffering with a bad back which he woke up with on the Sunday morning but they managed to defeat their opponents in a fabulous 3 setter 13-21 21-13 21-15.   Unfortunately Mike K and Phil Richardson missed out the opposition just being a bit too strong 16-21 18-21.   Mandy and Linda had a very comfortable ladies doubles against their first pair 21-9 21-11 and against the second ladies pairs 21-9 21-12 and Rachel and Jo had a good win against the ladies 2 pair 21-15 21-15 but unfortunately lost out to Surrey’s First Ladies pair 15-21 21-23  On the men’s doubles swap Mike and Zuli again had yet another 3 setter which they won 13-21 21-9 21-11.  This put the score before going into the mixed at 5-3 to Glos.  We knew it was going to be tough from here on in as Mike and Zuli had had all 3 setters. Zuli’s back was very stiff and he was playing on adrenaline and we had to get 2 mixed doubles to win.  Mike and Linda started off losing the first end and were not very comfortable.  In the second game we were 11-8 down when Mike had to stop as he was in agony with cramp. Very sportingly the opposition gave him time to recover and after taking on fluids  and hopping about he managed to play on.  From then on they settled down winning the second game then going on victoriously winning the 3rd end 17-21 21-14 21-12 Phew!!  In the meantime Zuli and Mandy were still playing on the other court and beating their opponents in two straight 24-22 21-15.  Mike K and Jo lost in a tough 3 setter just missing out 19-21 21-14 19-21 and Dave and Rhonwen didn’t really get going so they lost in two 10-21 10-21.

We did what we needed to do and won the match eventually 7-5 to be crowned Over 45’s National County Champions.

County AGM – One for the diary!

The Gloucestershire County Badminton AGM will be on Tuesday 11th June and will be held as normal at Hucclecote Community Centre at 7:30pm.

Welcome to Badminton Gloucestershire

Badminton Gloucestershire was created in May 2012 and is the one stop shop for badminton in Gloucestershire. It is formed of three seperate organisations: BG Community, BG County and BG Performance.

BG Community

Works closely with schools, coaches, volunteers and the local clubs to provide friendly competition, share good practice and introduce people to the game of badminton. Read More

BG County

Provides training and competition for junior, senior and Master’s badminton players and is the next step up from participation in school, junior and league clubs and provides a foundation for movement to the BG Performance centre. Read more

BG Performance

Works with gifted and talented players of all ages and levels of play. Quality coaching is delivered to allow young people the opportunity to develop their potential and reach high competitive levels. Read more