Highland Badminton Group

30. Sep, 2016
The Highland Secondary Schools Championships were held Thursday 29th September in Inverness Aquadome. Please click above for all results and photos.
22. Sep, 2016
Coaches Technical Update Course
Coaches Technical Update Course on Sunday 2nd October.
10.00am – 4.00pm - Sir Craig Reedie Badminton Scotland Centre, 12 Bogmoor Place, Glasgow G51 4TQ
To book your place on this free workshop, please contact coachadmin@badmintonscotland.org.uk

10.00am – 10.15am Introduction
10.15am – 11.00am Footwork patterns
11.00am-12.00pm - Arc of Power 
12.30pm – 1.30pm Replies to drops/pushes and early takes at the forecourt
1.30pm – 3.00pm Quality of shot 
3.00pm – 3.45pm Doubles-Basic Formations 
3.45pm – 4.00pm Questions
4:00pm - End
22. Sep, 2016
Please click on link to find information on how to link in to Orkney Badminton Association website.
18. Sep, 2016
Many thanks to all players for their hard work at the first session of the squad training conducted yesterday by Steven Chappell. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Next session 29th October - looking forward to seeing you all there.
Please contact Gail on squad@highlandbadmintongroup.co.uk if any queries.
13. Sep, 2016
Click link for poster

Saturday 22nd October –
P4-7 -10am to 12pm - S1- S3 – 12pm to 2pm - S4- Adults - 2pm to 4pm

Please contact JaneGrant@badmintonscotland.org.uk or mob 07538139311
13. Sep, 2016
Where: Inverness Royal Academy, Games Hall
When: Saturday 1st October - 9.30 to 3.30pm
Cost: £30 per person
Age: 14 years and upward
Donald Hall- Donald.Hall@highlifehighland.com
Jane Grant -JaneGrant@badmintonscotland.org.uk
13. Sep, 2016
10th September 2016 - 4 teams took part, Caithness, Nairn, Tain and Skye.
After a full day of competitive play, hard fought matches with gruelling rallies, Caithness came out on top, closely followed by Tain.
A very tiring day but enjoyed by all that took part.
More teams required for next year!!
See link for Photo
6. Sep, 2016
Online entry is open for:
Scottish National Championships U15 & U19
Where: Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility
When: 8th and 9th October 2016
Deadline: The online entry closes on 19 September 2016
2. Sep, 2016
Trip to Scottish Open Grand Prix
Trip to Scottish Open Grand Prix - there are still a few spaces left on the bus for the trip to the Grand Prix being held in Glasgow on Sunday 27 November. The bus will leave Inverness at 7.30am and return to Inverness about 7/8pm. There will be a festival in the morning for players and coaches to participate in and then in the afternoon everyone will go through to watch the finals. Cost per person is £10 and a packed lunch will be required. There are already some adults and coaches booked on the coach so children do not require to be accompanied. Please contact Sharon Barrie on dbarrieatardholm@aol.com by Saturday 8 September at the latest if you wish to book.
16. Aug, 2016
Duncan Grant (Badminton Scotland is running an October camp:
Where: Dingwall
When 10th - 12th October (optional to do 1 or 3 days) - discount for siblings
Also a games day on Thursday 13th October
Please click on link for further details.

Any queries please contact Duncan on Duncan@badmintonscotland.org.uk
(Posted 27th June 2016)
Helpful Exercises for Squad Players - Badminton Scotland National Junior Development Coach Julie Hogg has very kindly given some helpful exercises which can be followed throughout the summer holiday period and continued ongoing.

(Posted 20th June 2016)
2015-16 Squad Sessions comes to an end - Click on link season squad round up.

(Posted 27th May 2016)
Squad Training for Season 2016-2017 - We are currently reviewing squad selection for season 2016-2017. This will be taken from performance at Highland Tournaments from 2015-16 season - reviewing semi/finalists.

(Posted 15th June 2016
2016/17 Scottish Junior Tournaments - Click link to see all 2016/17 Tournaments which are available to for all Highland & Islands players to enter. If you compete in Highland tournaments and would like to compete at a National level please see the list of available tournaments in Scotland to see if you would like to enter? The age groups apply accordingly. The entry forms will be available on BadmintonScotland webpage or feel free to request to forward on from tournaments@highlandbadmintongroup.co.uk
Note: the entry forms tend to be available 2 months before tournament date.
Committee meetings are held at Culloden Academy 7pm every 2nd Thursday of the month. New members welcome!

(posted 17th June 2016)
Do you fancy volunteering? - for season 2016/17 there is a lot of activity within the badminton world in connection to Badminton Scotland hosting the World Badminton Championships in August 2017. If anyone is interested in getting involved in any way please can you contact Jane Grant on janegrant@badmintonscotland.org.uk.

Jane is aiming to get interest in badminton by co-ordinating festivals, events and much more activities for badminton sport. It is very exciting to be part of the run up to the 'Worlds'.....

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