Queen Mary Badminton Club (QMBC) play and train throughout the academic year.
*UPDATE FOR THE 2020-21 SEASON* - QMBC will be continuing to run throughout the 2020-21 academic year, where permitted in full accordance with government and Badminton England guidelines. The format of our sessions may differ from usual - latest updates can be found on our Instagram and Facebook pages (linked below).
We currently have two Men’s teams, one Women’s team and one Mixed team competing nationally in BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) and LUSL (London Universities Sport League). Team members train up to twice a week with a world-class coach - come and join us if you’re interested!
We also have social badminton sessions allocated each week catered to players who have never picked up a racket before as well as those who play casually and regularly. We provide shuttles and have a few rackets we can lend you, however, it's best to bring your own if you have one as they are always high in demand. Being part of the social team, you’ll be a part of the larger badminton family and will be invited to join all social events throughout the year alongside the team players!
Burn calories, meet new people, beat your friends... but most importantly have fun!!!
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Men’s and Women’s trials - Trials will be held in December and January at Redbridge Sports Centre. Please contact us for more details if you are interested in trialling for the team.
What do you need to bring?
Racket and sports kit.
You will be assessed by our team captains and club President. We will assess your range of skills and team working abilities, not just your ability to win.
What are the next steps if you are selected?
You will be invited to attend our team training sessions, where you will be further assessed by our coach.
What happens if you are not selected?
We have a second round of trials in January. In the meantime, you can join our social squads for extra practice. The team list will change throughout the year as not every team member can attend every match. Commitment is key, so don't give up!
Queen Mary Badminton compete in BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) and LUSL (London Universities Sport League).
BUCS League matches are to be played mostly on Wednesday afternoons at Redbridge Sports Centre, Mixed (LUSL) League matches are to be played on the weekend.
Competitions are scheduled to start in February and we will release more information about these closer to the time!
For social members, sessions will be held on Thursdays 2:15-4:15pm at Redbridge Sports Centre. From the second semester onwards we kindly ask that you purchase the correct membership in order to attend. We provide some rackets (please bring your own if you have one) and shuttles for you and have 3 courts for you to play on, so come and get some fun exercise!
Due to COVID restrictions, we are limiting the number of attendees to a maximum of 12 per session. To book your place, you will need to fill out our Google Sheets booking system which is circulated every week via our WhatsApp chat (please contact us for more details on this).
QMSU club sport screening form (please complete before attending each session): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVGT3bNDZ47u4cRQ2270GdWyINTOP-Z_KWhdX1jaVJc_S3UA/viewform