Welcome to the official Kent Badminton Website
Latest action & news from around Kent:
We have great pleasure in announcing a new award from Kent Badminton Ltd to recognise players and coaches within our county who have gone ‘above and beyond’ in their efforts and achievements this season.
Recipients announced at KBL AGM
Vijay Singh who takes the Junior Award for outstanding efforts throughout the season in U20 Shires and U21 English County Championship matches
Laurence Nemosworthy for wise counsel and support to the Senior County teams throughout this season
Mary Jenner’s top team success as captain of the o70’s Masters squad who successfully retained their national titles as the winners of the Masters County Championship and Masters County Challenge for the 4th year in succession.
Ray Rofe for his effort, enthusiasm and support building a profitable regional Junior cell from scratch this season
U14 Essex Open
The U14 Essex Open was held last week. Our very own Niamh Rogers did very well by winning the gold in the doubles with partner Mina Myall (pictured), then Niamh went on to win the silver medal in the singles.
We had more Kent success from Ella Darlington & Esme Cutler who won the Bronze medals in the doubles.
Super well done girls! Keep up the hard work and training through the summer.
U18 ICT 2019 & U21 ECC 2019
The pinnacle of the County junior season events are the U18 ICT in Nottingham & the U21 ECC in York. This year we took two fantastic teams who both did fabulous.
The ICT team (seeded 9/24) came 10th out of the 32 Counties who entered. The team battled very well and almost got into the top 8 team slots. The goal was to come top 12 and therefore 10th is great! Next year we can see medals being hunted…
The ECC team (seeded 8/12) came 6th out of the 16 Counties who entered. The team were only 1 end away from a potential 2nd place. Next year we will try again for sure…
Thanks to all the helpers, as these events are difficult to run properly and you all did great again. Also a big thanks to our sponsor “KBSA” who’s financial backing allowed for some great kit to be purchased!
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 Mike O’Keeffe.
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.