About the Junior Squads

Junior teams

For the 2017-18 season, Cambridgeshire Badminton Association is fielding U16 and U18 teams in the Shires County Championship League.

The team managers are:

Junior Squad practice / SELECTION sessions

Throughout the season, Cambridgeshire junior teams participate in regular practice sessions - usually once a month.  For the 2017-18 season, those sessions are on the following dates:

  • 24 September 2017 (Please note *at the University starting at 10am*)
  • 22 October 2017 (Burwell)
  • 5 November 2017 (Burwell)
  • 10 December 2017 (Burwell)
  • 7 January  2018 (Burwell)
  • March 2018 (date still to be confirmed) (Burwell)

The first session will be held at University Sports Centre (Philippa Fawcett Dr, Cambridge CB3 0AS) but all the others will be back at Burwell Sports Centre (Buntings Path, Burwell, Cambridge CB25 0DD).  U16s play 1-3pm, whilst U18s play 2-4pm.  (Please note that the first session at the University will be held from 10am-1pm)

These sessions are primarily for the junior squad to practice together and increase their gameplay experience.  The sessions are run by senior County players and Cambridgeshire coaches.  They are not formal training sessions, but advice on technique and tactics will be offered where suitable.  Records of results are kept for selection purposes.

Squad practice sessions are invitation-only.  However, these sessions also provide an opportunity for players who are new to the County, or who have improved, to demonstrate their ability and be considered for the junior County teams.  If you are a coach or a parent and you believe you have a child who is strong enough to compete, please contact badminton@bates.net to arrange for them to come to a session (IN ORDER TO MANAGE NUMBERS AND IN CASE ANY ARRANGEMENTS CHANGE, PLEASE DO NOT SEND CHILDREN TO THE SESSIONS WITHOUT EMAILING FIRST).