Welcome to the official Kent Badminton Website


Latest action & news from around Kent:

British Empire Medal awarded

Our very own Geoff Rofe has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s New Years Honours list, for services to badminton and young people!

Geoff joined the Kent County Badminton Committee in 1948 where he eventually became President of the county before he was elected President of Badminton England between 2010 and 2016. On competition of his term as President, he was given the honour of becoming an Honorary Life Vice President of Badminton England – something he was very proud to receive.

A full write up can be read here


Latest News…

  •  – BE tournaments 2019-2020. The Badminton England 2019-2020 tournament schedule is now completed. Please check what tournamtnts you are able to enter, join in & compete
  • – Junior Regional Cell Training near you. The Junior system has been created for all juniors which aims to reduce travel and increase local coaching/training. Further details Click here

Herne Bay Junior Badminton Club 50th celebrations


The Herne Bay Junior Badminton Club has celebrated turning 50!

The event was a fantastically well organised and fun event for the children (and some adults). The florescent lighting matches were quite the spectacle!

The event (sponsored by the KBSA) had many visitors including Sue Whetnall, Geoff Rofe & our Kent super star Holly Williams came along to showcase her skills and join in with the others. The sponsorship went towards the clubs new kit

A full write up can be read here

  • BE Coach workshops. All coaches are invited to the BE coach workshops at a heavily subsidised price of just £5. Click here for more details
  • Kent Kit for all Follow this link so that you don’t miss out on buying Kent badminton kit for all age ranges Kent Kit Store
  • Become a Kent Director? Click here to complete the form and put your name forward please


U17 Gold Milton Keynes


Sofia Bao has gone and won her first ever singles BE Gold medal at the U17 Gold tournament at Milton Keynes! Such a super-achievement at such a high standard tournament!

Her parents and Kent are very proud of her achievements.

  • – GDPR. GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS comes into force 25th May 2018. This impacts all clubs and organisations that hold personal data. Please Click here for further information
  •  – Kent are looking for a Junior Welfare person, please can anyone who is interested contact Jo Newson ASAP


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.



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.



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.