Badminton Festival Organised by Sussex for Under 12 years old

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!

Sussex Senior Restricted Tournament Entry Open

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.

Sussex junior badminton trials 2017-18

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.

Sussex Rising Stars junior badminton tournament 2017

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.

Mid Sussex Junior Badminton Tournament 2017

You can now enter the 2017 Mid Sussex Junior Badminton Tournament, to be held in Haywards Heath in the new year.

In its 19th year, it’s a great local tournament for young players who aren’t in a county squad or playing the Badminton England circuit.

Please check the age groups carefully as they are different to the current Badminton England age groups.

Download entry form

FastStep Junior Badminton Tournament 2016

Update: Please arrive at the following times.

8:45am – Year 7 and under Boys Singles
10:30am – Year 8&9 Boys Singles
12.45pm – Year 7 and under Girls Singles
1pm – Year 7 and under Boys Doubles
1pm – Year 8&9 Girls Doubles
1.30pm – Year 8&9 Boys Doubles
3pm – Year 8&9 Girls Singles
3pm – Year 7 and under Girls Doubles

Acceptance details have been emailed to all competitors.

The FastStep Junior Badminton Tournament will be held at Central Sussex College, Haywards Heath on Saturday 12 November 2016.


The tournament is open to children in school years 9 and below and will run in 2 age groups: years 8 & 9 and year 7 & below. Boys and girls singles and doubles will be played.

This is a development tournament to encourage young players to enter their first badminton tournament and as such there are some restrictions for more experienced players – please read the conditions in the entry form carefully.

We’re enormously grateful to Yonex and The Sports Shop, Tunbridge Wells for their generous support of the event.

Download entry form: Faststep Junior Badminton Tournament 2016 entry form

FastStep trip to Surrey Smashers match

Surrey_Smashers_logoFastStep is heading to Surrey Sports Park,Guildford on Monday 17th October to watch Surrey Smashers badminton team play Loughborough Lightning in the National Badminton League.

It’s a great opportunity to see this fast-format badminton team game and hopefully see GB Olympians Chris Langridge and Gabby Adcock in action.

It starts at 7.30pm and finishes quite late – expect to be home after 11pm. Group rate is £5 per child, £8 per adult. We’ll need some volunteers to drive (FastStep will cover your ticket).

Places will be limited, so if you’re interested in coming to the match please email as soon as possible. Also let us know if you are able to help with transport.


Sussex Junior Badminton Championships 2016 entry forms

The Sussex Junior Badminton Championships will take place on 24 September (U12/U14) and 25 September (U16/U18) at University of Brighton, Falmer.

We’d encourage all our players to consider entering. It’s a great chance to play against opponents of all standards and get some great experience while having fun.

If you have any doubts or questions, please do talk to Andrew or Zeyar who can advise you.

U12 Born 2006 or later

U14 Born 2004 or later

U16 Born 2002 or later

U18 Born 2000 or later

U12/U14 entry form 2016

U16/U18 entry form 2016

Sussex county junior trials 2016

SCJB_logoDetails have been announced of this year’s Sussex County Junior Badminton trials, which will take place at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy, Lewes Rd, Brighton on Saturday 2nd July 2016.

The trials are open to all juniors who live in Sussex. Just turn up on the day and pay a £6 fee.

Sat nav users should use the postcode: BN2 4PN, Lucraft Rd entrance.

Trial sessions are as follows, please note the age criteria carefully as they have changed for this season.

Under 14 – 12.30-13.30 (players born on or after Jan 1st 2004)

Under 16 – 14.00-15.00 (players born on or after Jan 1st 2002)

Under 12 – 15.30-16.30 (players born on or after Jan 1st 2006)

Under 18 – 17.00-18.00 (players born on or after Jan 1st 2000)