About the Junior Squads

Junior teams

For the 2018-19 season, Cambridgeshire Badminton Association is fielding an U18 team in the Shires County Championship League. U20, U16 and other junior teams will be playing friendly matches against neighbouring counties during the season.

The team managers are:

Junior Squad Trials / practice / SELECTION sessions

Throughout the season, Cambridgeshire junior teams participate in regular practice sessions - usually once a month.  For the 2018-19 season, those sessions are on the following dates:

  • 16 December 2018

  • 13 January 2019

  • 10 February 2019

  • 17 March 2019 (Date still to be confirmed)

These sessions are held at Burwell Sports Centre (Buntings Path, Burwell, Cambridge CB25 0DD).  U16s and lower play 1-3pm, whilst U18s play 2-4pm.

These sessions are primarily for the junior squad to practice together and increase their gameplay experience.  The sessions are run by Team Managers, 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).