If you are ever going to succeed at a sport then practice and training is vitally important. Badminton players need a combination of cardio-vascular and muscular endurance with coordination and racket skills. The county supports young players by teaching racket skills and tactics and strategies in game play. However, players also have to be responsible for themselves and consider the role that diet and fitness training in improving their ability.

The county is keen to ensure that over-training for younger players does not occur and that is why it works in tandem with the performance centre to schedule practices at appropriate times.

Players are expected to abide by a code of conduct when training. This can be downloaded here.

All coaches that take training sessions are suitably qualified, insured and Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checked so you know you are in safe hands.


Term Dates – Saturday 8th September – December 2012

Raw squad – 9.30am – 11.00am

Development squad – 11.00am – 12.30pm

Cost £5 per session

Severn Vale Sports centre, School Lane, Quedgeley, Gloucester, GL2 4PR

How the Sessions Work

The raw squad is for players who are new to county badminton and gives players the opportunities to develop new skills in a less competitive environment.

The development squad is for players who are established within the county set-up (regardless of age) and need to refine their skills and develop match play ability.

At regular intervals the raw and development squads complete cross-over training where they get the opportunity to play against each other.


Senior training takes place on the first Tuesday of every month at St. Peters R.C. High School.

The dates for the 2012/2013 season are:

11th September (pre-restricted practice)

2nd October

6th November

4th December

8th January

5th February

5th March

For players who would like to train at more regular intervals (for example those not involved with the PC) you can go along every single Tuesday and join practice sessions.

Venue address: Stroud Road, Gloucester, GL4 0DD

Download entry forms from here.

For further information please contact Rebecca Pantaney (BG Head Coach) on