FastStep Badminton Academy offers junior badminton coaching for beginners, intermediate and advanced players in Haywards Heath and Crawley. The sessions provide an energetic and enjoyable way to learn badminton or improve your skills.
Congratulations to all those players called up to represent the county juniors and seniors in Sussex.
Players included in no particular order:
Sussex holds regular championships for juniors.
23rd Sept (U12/U14) and 24th Sept (U16/U18) at Portslade Sports Centre. Entry Forms and details
All the dates are set. All the coaches are ready and excited to start a new season. If you were a member last year and have not seen your email, check and then contact us if you need to.
Here is a little piece of news for everyone to let you know about the Badminton Festival that Sussex has organised for players under the age of 12. There will be games and some element of coaching. Go and have fun and see what its all about. Its a chance to meet some of the Sussex County Coaching Team. Who knows, you might even be asked to come and join to train regularly with the county team. Click here to download the flyer. You’ll have to be quick as it is happening this weekend!
Annual Sussex Senior Restricted Tournament is now advertised Sat 30th Sep and Sun 1st Oct 2017 and entries open for those interested. Top, older county level juniors may wish to enter for experience although your entry may not be accepted. If unsure please speak to your coach or Zeyar.
Click here to download the form and see carefully all the rules and regulations.
It is now September and lots of new exciting things are happening this year within the Academy. I have taken a well earned break over the Summer and hopefully you have too. Over next few weeks, we will be sharing all these new things with you. Keep a look out. We can’t wait for the trainings to start.
FastStep’s Will Pieckielon clinched double gold in the U17 boys event at the Sussex Rising Stars tournament in Haywards Heath today.
Another of our Wills, Will Bradshaw won silver in the U15 boys singles and Amshika Kusan got silver in the U15 girls singles.
Will Pieckielon (pictured, right) played brilliantly all day, first winning his singles box including a 21-20 win over Ieuan Rice from Worthing. Will was to meet Ieuan again in the final, this time winning with a comfortable margin.
He paired up with Josh Hendra for the U17 doubles where the boys were undefeated and walked away with gold.
Meanwhile another of our Stars group players, Izzy Craig was in Hatfield at the Herts U14 Bronze where she reached the semi finals of the U14 girls singles before narrowly losing out to the top seed.
Trials for Sussex junior badminton will take place on Saturday 1st July at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy, Lewes Rd, Brighton BN1 9PW.
All badminton players who live in or go to school in Sussex are invited to attend.
U14 (players born on or after 1 Jan 2005) – 2.00pm-3.30pm
U16 (players born on or after 1 Jan 2003) – 3.30pm-5.00pm
U18 (players born on or after 1 Jan 2001) – 5.00pm-6.30pm
There is a £6 entry fee per player, payable on the day.
Players in our Stars and Elite squads should attend. The county will operate two levels of squad this season – team squad for the strongest players, and a development squad for the next tier of players.
Details of the U12 trials haven’t yet been released.
Entry is open for the 2017 Sussex Rising Stars junior badminton tournament which will take place on Sunday 25th June at the Dolphin Leisure Centre, Haywards Heath.
This is a tournament aimed at up and coming players looking to get some tournament experience. Regular county team players (who have played 2 or more Sussex matches) are excluded.
You can download the entry form here but hurry as entries close on 20 June.