2022 Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational, 2-3 July in Bendigo.

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Players ready? Inaugural Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational and more to hit up Bendigo!

We invite women, girls and families with children to join us for the inaugural Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational and a mix of fun and social badminton events in Bendigo over the weekend of 2-3 July 2022! Hosted by Badminton Victoria, the exciting weekend celebrates women’s and girls’ participation in sport.

Dubbed the fastest racquet sport in the world, badminton is a fun, dynamic and exciting activity for improving physical and mental health. Bendigo residents and visitors can enjoy all the badminton festivities on offer at Eaglehawk Badminton stadium, the home of Bendigo Eaglehawk Badminton Association. Whether it’s a friendly competition, a casual trial, or a way to keep muscles warm, badminton activities are on offer for any level of experience.

Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational – 2-3 July

To celebrate competitive girls’ sport, the inaugural Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational welcomes females under 19 years old to test their skills in a fun and friendly competition. Supported by the City of Greater Bendigo and Sports Marketing Australia, competitors will experience singles and doubles games with players of a similar age and experience level. Teams of two players can now be entered in Open and Beginner Divisions for age groups Under 19, Under 15 and Under 13.

Shuttle Smash (taster) – 3 July

Badminton Victoria is hosting a taster session of the Badminton Australia Shuttle Smash initiative, an exciting new physical literacy and movement program for children aged 5 to 12 years old. The Shuttle Smash taster session is free and open to children of all genders, with limited spots available for Junior Smashers (5-8 years old) and Shuttle Smashers (9-12 years old) groups.

Let’s Play Women’s Badminton! – 3 July

There is also a free come-and-try session for women, as part of the Badminton Victoria Let’s Play Women’s Badminton! project. Supported by Change Our Game and the Office for Women in Sport, the project creates opportunities to include women and promote gender equality in sport and recreation.

Saturday Family Fun Day – 2 July

The Bendigo Eaglehawk Badminton Association will also host their weekly Saturday Family Fun Day and is open to all ages, genders and abilities as part of the festivities of the weekend.

For any competitor, casual player or curious person, there are an array of badminton activities on offer during the Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational. Badminton Victoria Participation, Inclusion and Communications Manager, Olivia Na shares, “Badminton Victoria is thrilled to be celebrating women and girls in badminton with the support of the City of Greater Bendigo, Sports Marketing Australia, Bendigo Eaglehawk Badminton Association and the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation.”

“Women and girls representation is important in all levels of play, and that is what Badminton Victoria wants to showcase with the Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational, Let’s Play Women’s Badminton! and Shuttle Smash initiatives.”

Moreover, there are exclusive attractions to see in Bendigo including the Djarra Lights, GLOW: Bendigo after dark and Elvis: Direct from Graceland Exhibition.

For more information about the local sites, attractions and accommodation options in Bendigo, visit https://www.bendigoregion.com.au/

Registration forms for all badminton activities in Bendigo during 2-3 July:

Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational: https://www.revolutionise.com.au/badmintonvic/events/143375/

Saturday Family Fun Day with Bendigo and Eaglehawk Badminton Association: https://www.revolutionise.com.au/bendigoeaglehawk/events/

Shuttle Smash Program (Taster): https://www.revolutionise.com.au/badmintonvic/events/145795/

Let’s Play Women’s Badminton – Come and Try: https://www.revolutionise.com.au/badmintonvic/events/144054/

schedule:
SATURDAY

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational Participation Programs
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Under 15 and Under 19 Events
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch Break
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM Under 15 and Under 19 Events and Presentation
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM BEDBA Saturday Family Fun Day
After 5:00 PM Local attractions in the Bendigo and Heathcote region:

·         Djaara Lights – free night event

·         GLOW: Bendigo after dark – ticketed night event

·         Elvis: Direct from Graceland Exhibition

SUNDAY

10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational Participation Programs
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Shuttle Smash – Taster
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Under 13 Events
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch Break
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Under 13 Events and Presentations Let’s Play Women’s Badminton – Come and Try

All Schools Championships returns in 2022!

We are pleased to announce that the Badminton Victoria All Schools Championships will be back in 2022!

The Badminton Victoria All Schools Championships is a Badminton competition open to all schools throughout Victoria regardless of association, status or location. Entries are welcome from players of all ages & abilities and are a great opportunity for kids to experience the fun of competitive Badminton.

Primary Schools Championships – MIXED TEAMS

The Lenny Permana Perpetual Trophy

Secondary Schools Championships – GIRLS TEAMS

The Meredith Prime Perpetual Trophy

Secondary Schools Championships – BOYS TEAMS

The Ken Coleman Perpetual Trophy

About the Competition Divisions:

Open Division: An elite competition for schools who are generally a winner or runner-up on their respective school association competition, have club, state or national level player(s) in their team or are looking for a significantly higher level of competition.

Second Division: For schools wishing to experience a greater level of competition outside their respective school associations or may not have competitive badminton being played in their school association.

Victorians take the world stage at the BWF Uber Cup Finals 2022

After a mighty few days of competition at the VICTOR Oceania Championships, selected Australian Falcons women flew to Bangkok, Thailand to compete at the TotalEnergies BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2022 – the Badminton World Federation women’s team championships.

From the team of 9 players, 5 women were from our Victorian community:

  • Joyce CHOONG (2G Sports)
  • Kaitlyn EA (Infinity Badminton Association)
  • Sydney GO (HP Badminton)
  • Louisa MA (Badminton Academy of Victoria Australia)
  • Gronya SOMERVILLE (Play Badminton)

Also named as part of the Coaching team were Victorians Stuart Brehaut and Jeff Tho!

The team had a tough road ahead of them, with a tough round robin box of teams from China, Chinese Taipei and Spain. In the end, the Australians conceded defeat and finished the Uber Cup Finals in 13/16th place.

Congratulations on the amazing effort from our Aussie and Victorian women!

Full Results

2022 Women-In Badminton Leadership Program – Pilot Program by Badminton Victoria

** Changed dates and schedule ** Updated 12th April 2022. Originally published 8th March 2022.

Happy International Women’s Day to our wonderful badminton community! In the theme of this year’s campaign message, “Break The Bias”, Badminton Victoria is excited to launch the Women-In Badminton Leadership Program in 2022. We hope that the program supports women who want to volunteer or work in badminton to access professional development opportunities, placing them in the best position to obtain and thrive in leadership roles.

In partnership with the Change Our Game campaign and the State Government of Victoria, the Women-In Badminton Leadership Program focuses on developing the talent and leadership skills of women interested in pursuing a career or role in badminton and sport.

Included in the program is the amazing weekend workshop facilitated by Alison Crabb and Lyndall Russell from Mad4Leaders. About the Mad4Leaders team, Badminton Victoria staff member Olivia Na shares, “Having worked directly with Alison and Lyndall from Mad4Leaders in the Vicsport with LEAP – female professional development program, I can tell you that their in-person training experiences are insightful and challenging, but all in a very supportive environment. With the opportunity to offer my fellow women in the badminton community to experience these sessions with Mad4Leaders, I had to jump at the opportunity!”

Badminton Victoria Participation, Inclusion and Communications Manager, Olivia Na graduating from the Vicsport LEAP – female leadership development program, with Mad4Leaders in 2021

Thanks to the support of our partners, we are pleased to offer the program at a subsidised cost of $50 per person, which includes:

  • Weekend workshop: 4-5 June
  • Networking sessions: July, September and November
  • Presentation in December

Are you ready to level up? Apply today via the online form here: https://bit.ly/BVWomenIn2022

Download a Flyer (PDF)

All Abilities Badminton from 2021 to 2022

Thank you for your interest in All Abilities Badminton and Para badminton this year! Whether we got to know you through Paralympics Australia, Disability Sport and Recreation, AAA Play, Solve Disability Solutions or any of our badminton programs and events, we welcome you to visit us on the badminton courts again in 2022.

HAVE YOUR SAY FOR 2022!

Before we restart our All Abilities Badminton sessions in 2022, we invite you to have your say in when, where and how you want to play badminton. To do this, you can complete our feedback survey anonymously here (it will only take 2-3 minutes of your time): https://www.revolutionise.com.au/badmintonvic/surveys/2866/

UP NEXT IN 2022…

In the meantime, get excited for the next events coming up in the new year where you can get involved with badminton and other activities:

Come and Try: Women’s Para Badminton – AQA, Spire, Badminton Australia (PDF Flyer attached)

  • Date: Sat, 15th January 2022, 1:30 – 3 PM (Plus a Lunch Meet-up beforehand at 12:30 PM)
  • Location: Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (Albert Park, Melbourne)
  • Register by emailing Georgina Fiorentino.

GEELONG Inclusive Community Sports Day – Solve Disability Solutions

MORNINGTON PENINSULA Inclusive Community Sports Day – Solve Disability Solutions

BALLARAT Inclusive Community Sports Day – Solve Disability Solutions

Ability Para Badminton Club and Western Suburbs Badminton Association – All Abilities Badminton

  • Saturdays 11 AM – 1 PM (Term 1 start date for 2022 TBC)
  • Location: Altona Badminton Centre (Altona North, Melbourne)
  • Contact for more information by email or call Duke Trench-Thiedeman, President of Ability Para Badminton Club

All Abilities Come and Try Sports Day – Boroondara City Council (PDF Flyer attached)

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The Badminton Victoria office will be closed during the period of Friday 24th December 2021 and Monday 9th December 2021. So if we don’t catch you before the year ends, we wish you a merry festive season, restful holiday and a happy new year!

We look forward to seeing you back on the badminton courts again soon!