Sussex junior trials – new county format

If you’re planning to go to the Sussex County Junior Badminton trials on Saturday 27th June, it’s worth familiarising yourself with the new format for junior county training for next season.

Squad size is being significantly reduced across U13-U17s, with a single squad of up to 16 players training weekly and comprising “core” and “trial” members.

For players who don’t make the squad initially, there will be opportunities for those showing strong development to join the county later in the season when recommended by their coaches.

There will be no weekly U11 squad, instead U11 players will be identified within selected clubs/academies (such as FastStep) and asked to attend monthly development sessions and play occasional matches.

Please read the county’s full plans here and talk to Andrew or Zeyar if you have any questions.