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Suffolk round of the National Badminton Junior League 2018

The Suffolk round of the National Junior League (NJL) will take place at the Skyliner Sports Centre, Bury St Edmunds (map ►) from 10:00 until 17:00 on the following dates:

U12 March 4th 2018;

U14 January 21st 2018;

U16 February 11th 2018.

League overview

The National Junior League is designed to provide starter, developing and recreational players with the opportunity to gain additional competition experience. The NJL supports players’ development, enable them to gain competitive experience and starts their competition pathway by gaining Badminton England competition grading points.

The Suffolk Junior League is signed up to the Badminton England National Junior League structure with the combined aim of giving as many young people the opportunity to play organised, competitive badminton on a regular basis. We hope that through participating in our Junior League your school or club’s young players will have a fun and valuable experience, whilst continuing to develop their skills.

Being part of the Badminton England structure means there will be the exciting opportunity for our Junior League’s winning teams at under-12, under-14 and under-16 to go forward and compete in the end of season National Finals weekend to be held 12 and 13 May 2018 at the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes. (Link to Badminton England►)

How to enter a team

The junior league is £20 for a team to enter and this must be paid prior to attending.

If you would like to enter a team, please sign up and pay through the following links:  Under-12 Under-14 Under-16

Age Entry criteria for teams:

Under-12:  Born in 2007 or later;

Under-14:  Born in 2005 or later;

Under-16:  Born in 2003 or later.


Grading criteria:

Most young players will not have a grade, but they still qualify and are encouraged to play as an ungraded player.

Teams entering players that are already graded by Badminton England must ensure players who are graded at the start of the season are:

Under-12: grade J and below;

Under-14: grade I and below;

Under-16: grade H and below.

How the Suffolk Junior League competition works

All matches will be played on the allocated day.

Mixed teams consisting of a minimum of 2 girls and 2 boys.

There will be 5 events in each match consisting of: Boys singles, Girls singles, Boys doubles, Girls doubles and Mixed doubles.

Each event is the best of 3 games to 9 points.

We will advise you nearer the date of the number of matches expected for your team.

What to bring/expect on the day

The Skyliner Sports Centre does not have a cafeteria, therefore, we would advise competitors to bring their own lunch and plenty of fluids to keep you hydrated throughout the day.

Suffolk Badminton Association cannot accept responsibility for the transport of players to and from the tournament. We will be at the sports centre 15 minutes before the start time and will ensure that a responsible adult remains at the hall until 17:00 on the day should the tournament finish early.

The deadline for applications is January 5th, however, if you have any queries about the Suffolk Junior League that need answering prior to the deadline, please do not hesitate to contact Tony Bristow on 01638 713967.

We look forward to receiving your team entries.