Would You Like to Represent Canterbury?

Every year Badminton Canterbury is represented by some of our top players, at both a Mainland (South Island) and National level.   If you are interested in playing for Canterbury, please read through this information thoroughly and the relevant selection criteria (below).  If you think you have what it takes, register your interest using the form on the right.

There will be an email sent out in January which will detail selection criteria and if you are successful, what you will need to commit to (time and financially).

Signing up to this list doesn’t guarantee you a spot in a team, but it does allow us to make sure those who are interested know about selections.

 

 

Senior Selection Criteria and Player Expectations

Selection philosophy

The selectors will choose a team that (in their opinion) will gain the highest placing possible in regional and national tournaments, with adherence to the eligibility criteria below..  Selection will be based on the senior players available but may include a limited number of junior development players.

Selection Criteria/Eligibility

Players must:

  • Be up to date financially with BC. There is no discount to training fees for sessions missed.
  • Attend 80% of pre-season training (Unless otherwise approved by selectors and senior convenor)
  • Participate in 2 out of 3 codes at the St Patricks Day Tournament
  • Be playing A grade interclub unless otherwise approved by the senior convenor
  • Attend 80% of senior squad training (or junior equivalent) unless otherwise approved by selectors and senior convenor
  • Participate in 2 out of 3 codes at the Canterbury Open
  • Participate in any Badminton New Zealand tournament held in Christchurch unless otherwise approved by senior selector
  • Notify the coach of any absences to trainings

Players will be selected on their

  • General fitness, health and well being
  • Ability to work well with others in the team
  • Demonstrated attitude and commitment to badminton
  • Performance in the previous season and any competitions up to the date of selection
  • Positional balance within the team (can’t have a team full of singles specialists)
  • Attendance at trainings - priority in a team will be given to those players who have attended training sessions
  • In division 3, players who compete in the first tie will be given priority in teams for the second tie

Players Responsibility

  • To ensure you receive/read and respond where appropriate to all communication from Badminton Canterbury such as the newsletter, private emails, Facebook communications. Please inform the Office on office@badmintoncanterbury.com if you are not receiving information
  • To show good sportsmanship and respect towards other players, coach and officials
  • To agree to play in Canterbury Badminton team shirts to be supplied at their own cost
  • To return supplied team jacket, clean and un damaged. Otherwise you will be invoiced
  • To notify team manager and senior convenor on any personal plans to travel to ties.
  • It is the expectation that the team travels and stays together unless prior discussion is made 2 months in advance. Otherwise you may be invoiced for any bookings already made by the office.
    Division 1 players need to make themselves available for Wisden Cup and Neil Cup
    Division 2 players need to make themselves available for Slazenger Cup and Neil Cup (if selected)
    Division 3 players need to make themselves available for both ties
  • To cover all costs involved i.e. travel, accommodation, food and training fees (minus any funding grants or money raised by the team). Please note a refund is not possible for trainings missed.
  • To agree to cover their share of the travel and accommodation costs of a travelling coach
  • To record your own attendance at pre-season and senior squad training sessions on register provided at the tournament desk
Junior Selection Criteria and Player Expectations

Selection philosophy

The selectors will choose a team that (in their opinion) will gain the highest placing possible in regional and national tournaments, while adhering to the eligibility criteria below.

Selection Criteria/Eligibility

Players must:

  • Be up to date financially with BC for the past season and any invoices for the current season.
  • Be in ‘good standing’ with their club or association
  • Sign a players’ contract at trials, which outlines their commitment and approximate cost. Players that pull out after trails maybe required to pay a percentage of costs incurred.
  • Players must make every attempt to attend all trainings. Any planned or unplanned absences are to be notified to the coach. No discount to training fees for sessions missed.
  • Participate in any Badminton New Zealand tournament held in Christchurch unless otherwise approved by their coach or the junior selectors
  • Must be a registered member of an affiliated Badminton Club (if this is not practical, an application must be made prior to selection to the Junior Convenor).
  • For Nationals in July players must attend the trials which are the BC Regional Coaching Days 16th Feb and 29th March
  • Exceptions to the above criteria can be made on a case by case basis by way of an application to the convenor and approved by BC Board.

 

Players will be selected on their:

  • General fitness, health and well being
  • Ability to work well with others in the team
  • Demonstrated attitude and commitment to badminton
  • Performance in the previous season and any competitions up to the date of selection
  • Positional balance within the team (can’t have a team full of singles specialists)
  • Attendance at trainings – unexplained absences will be taken into consideration upon team selection.
  • Players are expected to play in their own age group first. At times, it may be appropriate for a player to play outside their age group, this will be considered on a case by case basis and approved by the convenor and BC Board. Whether it is a South Island or National Tournament will be considered and the best interests of BC and the player/s taken into account.
  • Best endeavours will be made to fill teams with Canterbury players first before other Association players are invited.
  • Exceptions to the above criteria can be made on a case by case basis and approved by the convenor and the BC board.

 

Team formation:

U13 South Islands 2 x BS, 2 x GS, 1 x BD, 1 x GD, 2 x XD
U15 South islands 2 x BS, 2 x GS, 1 x BD, 1 x GD, 2 x XD
U17 South Islands
U19 South Islands

U13 Nationals: 2 x BS, 2 x GS, 1 x BD, 1 x GD, 2 x XD
U15 Nationals 4 x BS, 4 x GS, 2 x BD, 2 x GD, 4 x XD
U17 Nationals 4 x BS, 4 x GS, 2 x BD, 2 x GD, 4 x XD
U19 Nationals 2 x BS, 2 x GS, 1 x BD, 1 x GD, 2 x XD

Reps

Registration of interest for rep teams
  • To play for Juniors (under 19) or Masters (35+) you must meet the age group requirements. Junior and Masters players are also eligible to play in seniors. Younger juniors can play into older age groups, and Vets/Super Vets can play into younger age groups Select as many as you would like to trial for.
    We send an occasional (usually monthly) newsletter to our players that includes information and events they may be interested in. You can opt out at any time. Would you like to be included in this list?

Badminton Canterbury

(03) 389 8534
office@badmintoncanterbury.com

Physical Address:
Badminton Hall, 220 Pages Road, Wainoni

Postal Address:
PO Box 2497, Christchurch

Office Hours:

Monday
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Weekends

 

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