Welcome to the official Kent Badminton Website
Latest action & news from around Kent:
Coronavirus advice for our County players, supporters & teams
For the moment the advice from BE is to continue playing Shires and County matches although that may change in the coming days.
In terms of regional Kent league matches, please review the League’s website or contact the match secretary for additional guidance. (There is a Kent league meeting on 18/3/2020 where this will also be discussed further.)
As a general rule, and with an ever changing situation, it is unclear for us to advise on our future course of action but as it stands today:
· We should continue playing matches
· We should not take part or spectate if we have any symptoms for which the government advice is to stay self-isolated
· We should remind players to wash hands properly before and after every match, before eating any food or drink and after using the toilet etc. Likewise with spectators, team managers and coaches.
You may also want to consider
· Reducing the number of spectators to a minimum
· Asking spectators and players not to sit too close together (2m) apart
· To use viewing galleries and when appropriate, to spread everyone out more
· Not to share rackets, to bring your own food and drink, avoid using café etc
We should also be following the recommended guidance from the UK Government https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response so please check this regularly as the situation is fluid.
BE’s guidance as at 13/3/2020 is as per this link – https://www.badmintonengland.co.uk/news/updated-statement-from-badminton-england/ They will be making a decision on Monday re future events such as the Masters All England Championships
Sport England – an up-date on the coronavirus situation and what it means for the sport & physical activity sector https://www.sportengland.org/news/coronavirus-information-sector
Glasgow success & Warwickshire success
Our very own little super star in the making has had a fantastic start to 2020. Kavin (Kent Junior) has won the U11 Singles & doubles at the Glasgow International School of Sports Event.
Then Kavin went on to win both the singles & doubles at the recent U11 Warwickshire tournament.
The KBSA sponsored junior is really starting to show great signs of all the incredible hard work he put into his training. Well done Kavin and keep up the hard work!
Kent Masters Success
The Kent Masters have shown again that they still got it! The 45’s & the 70’s both won their divisions!
The 45’s won all games the entire weekend! They then proceeded to celebrate by being the first to the dance floor! Captain Moses said “As captain I am very proud to captain this team back where we belong in the Premier League.” Moses also apparently led the dancing. Players were Jo Muggerage, Sara Hall, Anna Smith, Joana Platts-Mills, Moses Preddie, Kenton Jones, Steve Baker, Kevin Rogers.
The 70’s were triumphant again despite two injuries on the second day. They really are our golden oldies! Such a great team with such prolific results over the years. Captain Ian said “a suburb team effort”. Players were Ian Brothers, Jim Garrett, Ray Sharp, Geoff Head, Stella Driver, Jenny Nash, Mary Jenner, Mary Sullivan.
A warm welcome to all badminton players, young and old.
This site provides you with an overview of everything that is happening within Kent County Badminton and contains information for beginners, improver’s, aspiring top badminton players; volunteers or anyone who wants information relating to badminton.
WHO ARE KENT BADMINTON?
Kent Badminton is made up of three sections; Juniors, Seniors and Masters and we work with the clubs, coaches and players throughout Kent to encourage and engage people of all ages in our wonderful sport.
The county set up is run entirely by volunteers. The Board, Kent Badminton Ltd (KBL) is the main organising body, with separate operating committees acting under KBL’s auspices. Information relating to the board structure with details of our constitution and policies can be found by clicking on the “Administration” link under the Home section of this website.
If you want to get involved with Badminton in Kent in any capacity please contact Jo Newson
The “Juniors” section includes all the news relating to junior events and tournaments, training and county teams at all age groups .
The “Seniors” section includes details about the county teams, training, selection and results information.
For those more mature in years (over 35) the “Masters” section outlines opportunities for competitive play in tournaments and county teams.
There is also a thriving Kent Supporters Association who help to run tournaments and organise fund raisers to support KBL’s activities.
Finally we have a great regional setup – please explore the links to “Kent Regions” who run local leagues and support clubs near you. Each has a website with further information to support you at a local (rather than county) level.
WHAT DO KENT BADMINTON DO?
We provide a management structure to co-ordinate the development of players throughout the county. By working closely with Clubs and Coaches throughout the county, we aim to develop both a strong level of participation and a pool of talented players, able to represent Kent in County-level competition.
If you want to find a club in Kent click on ‘Clubs‘.
If you are looking to improve your game, our Coaching page lists some of the venues around the county where courses run and provides contact details for coaches.
If there are any queries associated with Kent Badminton or with any of the information listed, please contact one of the names listed under the contact us tab.