Welcome to the University of Liverpool Badminton Club!
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with badminton during your time at university. Our club welcomes players of all abilities and from all backgrounds, offering the flexibility to play at whatever level suits you, whether that be competitively or socially. As one of the largest clubs in the AU, we strive to foster an environment of inclusivity and growth both on and off the court, and most importantly, provide an enjoyable and friendly atmosphere for all our players.
We have 5 competitive teams (3 men’s teams and 2 women’s teams) that represent the university in weekly BUCS fixtures and compete against other universities. The club also competes at Liverpool Varsity and the Christie Championships, both of which we are the reigning champions. We also take a team of players to BUCS individuals, which is a great opportunity to compete as an individual.
All of the above fixtures will be resuming from October onwards, after a long 18 months of no inter-university competition due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. We are looking to secure top place finishes for all of our teams this season, to replicate the success that was achieved by W1 and M3 in 2020, both winning their respective BUCS leagues. To do this, we are looking to recruit new team players to add to the strength and depth of our squad, with a view to continue to build on the club’s reputation and success.
To be considered for a team, all new and existing club members must attend a trial. Dates for this year’s trials will be available at Fresher’s Fair as well as on our Facebook group.
All team members are expected to attend coaching sessions, which are separate to normal club nights. Details of the times will be provided once you have secured your place on the team following team trials.
Our club is open to players of all abilities. If you’re not interested in playing for our teams, then you are welcome to come along and join in at our campus sessions. These sessions are great for meeting new people and having fun whilst exercising.
We supply rackets, nets and shuttles for use at campus sessions if you don’t have your own. So, if you just want to give it a try for the first time, all you need to bring is yourself in a pair of trainers! For those who are looking for a bit of competition as a non-team player, we plan on running some tournaments throughout the year!
For dates and times for the sessions make sure to join our Facebook group or come along to the Fresher’s Fair.
As a club, we believe that socials are an essential aspect of badminton at the University of Liverpool. They help to integrate members regardless of what side of the club they are from and can be enjoyed as a drinker or a non-drinker.
The club holds regular social events throughout the year, including Christmas and End of Season Meals, White T-Shirt Night and Pub Golf, which are all organised by our Social Secretaries – Stuart and Olivia. In addition to this, we also take part in AU Sports Nights, which take place once every month on a Wednesday and involve different fancy dress themes. These nights are known to be the best in the university social calendar and are a bonus to being part of a sports club.
If you are interested in joining our club and wish to find out more, please do not hesitate to contact us!