BC Development Squad
What does Representitive Badminton mean?
Badminton Canterbury, as your Regional Sports Office, is affiliated to Badminton New Zealand. This affiliation allows players to represent Canterbury in the South Island Junior Team Championships and the New Zealand Junior Team Championships. By playing in these tournaments players get to experience travelling and competing as a team. Children thoroughly enjoy these tournaments, and they provide opportunities for personal growth both on and off the court.
New Zealand Junior Team Championships: Held in July holidays, Palmerston North.
For the New Zealand Junior Team Championships (NZJTC) held in Palmerston North there are now two divisions. Badminton Canterbury (depending on player availability and standard of play) will enter a Canterbury team into either Division 1 or 2.
There is the opportunity to join with other associations across Mainland (South Island Associations) to form a Mainland Combined team if we cannot form a team on our own. Players should play for their own association in the first instance.
South Island Junior Team Championships: Held in October holidays, Dunedin.
This tournament, particularly for our younger players, is a great development opportunity and steppingstone to compete in the larger National Tournament. BC will try and enter as many teams as possible into this event to give all players the opportunity to experience the enjoyment and pride that comes from playing for your province in a team environment.
Badminton Canterbury runs a Junior Pre-Season Development Squad during term 1 as an optional training session with Coach Alfred Wong. Training takes place at Badminton Canterbury.
Registrations are open to U15/17/19 players and U13 players by application to our Coach and Development Manager.
Once teams and non-travelling reserves are named for the Nationals, training will become compulsory for these players in term 2.
Term 3 training will be for those players and non-travelling reserves representing Canterbury at the South Islands in October holidays
Please see the Junior Handbook for more information on our Representative Programme
Payment for the term is due on enrolment. Missed sessions are not able to be refunded, there is no discount for sessions missed. Please log in or create an account (below) to register.