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At sportBU we have men's and women's competitive badminton teams that compete in the BUCS league and trophy competitions.

badminton teams

In 12/13 the men's team completed the league and cup double while the women's team finished second in tier 2A.

The club is coached by Martin Wells (Level 2 qualified), if you would like to find out more about badminton opportunities at Bournemouth please contact Martin directly by emailing or phoning sportBU on 01202 965012.

Key 12/13 achievements

Men's Badminton secured promotion to tier 1A while wining the Western Conference Cup.

13/14 Leagues

In the 13/14 season, our teams are competing in the following:

Training & Conditioning

Training times are Monday 6-7.55pm (Men’s), Mondays 8-9.55pm (Women’s). All training is based in the Sports Hall, Talbot Campus.

As part of each team's weekly training schedule additional specific sessions on flexibility, SAQ (Strength, Agility and Quickness) and fitness are provided by a full time Strength & Conditioning (S&C) Coach. Varsity coaches work alongside the S&C coach to identify areas to focus this sports specific training to improve physical strength, power and performance.


All players who have played at a regional or semi professional standard will be eligible to apply for a scholarship to support them in their sport while at BU. Please see the EXCEL Scholarship Programme for more information.

Social Badminton

sportBU also runs pay and play badminton sessions in our sports hall on Monday at 4.00pm - 4.55pm, Tuesday at 4.00pm - 4.55pm, Thursday at 12.00pm - 12.55pm and Friday at 12.00pm - 12.55pm. The sessions are run during the Autumn and Spring terms and cost £1.50 per person per session. For more details see the social sports page.