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Club news and updates.

BWF Level 1 Badminton Coaching course for 2024

30th April 2024

Badminton Wales are pleased to announce the next BWF Level 1 Badminton Coaching course for 2024.

Course Venue – Aber Valey YMCA. Brynhafod Rd, Abertridwr, Caerphilly. CF83 4BH

Introduction Online Zoom/Teams Wednesday 8th May

Weekend One – Saturday 18th May – Sunday 19th May

Interim Online Zoom/TeamsTuesday 18th June

Weekend Two Saturday 13th June – Sunday 14th June

The course will begin each contact day at 09:00 and will likely finish at approximately 17:00 each day.

Courses can only run with a minimum of 8 participants.

The cost will be £350 and a deposit of £100 will secure one of the limited spots.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 8th May. If we have not received 8 applicants this course will not go ahead.

To complete the BWF Level 1 course, ALL components of the course needs to be completed by the second weekend.

The course is divided as follows:

  1. Register and pay deposit of £100.
  2. Register with BWF and complete Online Component before weekend 1 (Cert to be e mailed to BW prior to end of weekend 1).
  3. Complete Pre course questionnaire and multiple choice questions.
  4. Attend pre course Zoom (Wed evening 2 weeks before commencement of Weekend 1).
  5. Attend both weekends in their entirety, plus online sessions.
  6. Have the ability to deliver between 6 and 8 coaching sessions between weekend 1 and weekend 2.
  7. Complete Candidate Assessment Pack before the second weekend. (Feedback can be given during mid course Zoom). BEC Course sign off 1 week after the conclusion of Weekend 2.

For applications and queries please e mail

The Welsh National Masters Championships

6th March 2024

The Welsh National Masters Championships takes place Saturday 4th May at the Sport Wales Centre.
These championships are open to all Badminton Wales members aged 35 and over.

Further details will be posted on the Sportity app which can be downloaded on your app store.
Use the Password “Nationals” to be get updates as they’re posted.

BWF Level 1 Badminton Coaching courses for 2024

9th January 2024

Badminton Wales are pleased to announce the next two BWF Level 1 Badminton Coaching courses for 2024.

VENUE Aber Valey YMCA. Brynhafod Rd, Abertridwr, Caerphilly. CF83 4BH

Weekend 1  January Saturday 20th – Sunday 21th  2024
Weekend 2 March Saturday 09s t- Sunday 10nd 2024
COST £350

The course will begin each day at 08:45 and will likely finish at approximately 17:00.

The course comprises of:
Online Module: BWF Level 1 Online Component (Must be completed prior to the start of the course) .

Pre-course Introduction Online Wednesday 17th January 2024 19:00-19:30

Key dates:
Theory Questions Submission Thurs 8 Feb
Logbook check in session Teams Wed 21 Feb 7.00- 8.00pm
Logbook Completed Submission Fri 1 March

Closing date for applications is January 11th 2024 SPACES ARE LIMITED AND WILL BE ALLOCATED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.

Email to register.

Club resumes Thursday 4th January

3rd January 2024

Time to run off that pudding – Club is back Thursday 4th January.

Badminton Wales October 2023 Bwletin

31st October 2023

The Badminton Wales Bwletin is now available for download here

Swansea league message from Dave Bendle

13th August 2023

Message below from Swansea fixture secretary Dave Bendle:

Good afternoon everyone.

League fixtures are due to commence the first week of September.

I have uploaded the league fixtures to the league website

I have used the League Republic Software to help compile them but obviously this is still a manual process.
Fixtures, scores and tables will be available to view SAWGBA – Home (

Reporting scores will be different this year.
To streamline the process, I will ONLY be using an online form

Please use the scoresheet attached (download in footer) and complete the online form using the QR code printed on it.

This will make it far simpler to keep on top of both players and results as there will be a record of every submission. Some of you already helped me test this system in the later parts of last season.

Consensus supported paperless system and the decrease in the number of emails needed.

The role of fixture secretary is very time consuming and if we move towards making better use of the technology available, this would mean  energy and resource can be better spent elsewhere in the various commitments of the role.

I want to confirm that i will not be moving fixtures, as doing so will create congestion somewhere else.
We tried this last season with no success.

I have attached the player and team registration form. Please complete it and send it to me as soon as you can. Please register players based on ability regardless of age. The league needs to be fair for every club entering and if a player is being successful in tournaments or representing the County then they have no business being below your first team unless there are 6 Players of the same level. The same goes for anyone that is selected at this year’s County trials. Again though, please no sheets of paper or emails other than a completed spreadsheet.

I was keen to make sure last season was about getting people back on court and playing matches, but we are all back now and it’s time for the league to work for every player registered.

I am away until at least Thursday this week, please familiarise yourself with the new systems and start putting your registrations together.

Kind regards.
Dave Bendle
SAWGBA Chairperson & Fixture Secretary.

No Courts on 8th or 12th December

7th December 2022

From Deb:
We have been working closely with Archbishop Magrath School over the last week or so to try and resolve an issue with exams desks during the school exam period. Currently Archbishop McGrath school do not have the resources to take down and set up the 140 exam desks which are required for their winter exams.

In talks with the new head teacher, we have made it clear that the dual use service requires the use of the sports hall and studio for community activity from 5:00pm onwards. However as a service we are also unable to provide enough support to enable the desks to be moved on this occasion.

We have looked across our other dual use sites to offer a relocation where we can, free of charge (this may be a slightly different time slot). We understand this is not ideal for all clubs/bookings and we have agreed with the school that this will be the only time we will cancel community bookings related to exams due to the circumstance. All clubs/bookings affected will receive two weeks free of facility hire in January 2023.

Once again we apologise for the short notice and the disruption to your club/community sessions.

Dates affected: 8th and 12th December 2022

Club is Open

2nd February 2022

Club is now pretty much back to normal and matches have resumed.

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