Isle of Man Badminton Association
Badminton on the Island is thriving, with more than 400 registered senior players, 300 junior players and numerous social players.
Badminton was first represented at the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh and since then the Isle of Man has competed at a further six Commonwealth Games, including competing in the team event at Edmonton for the first time as well as the individual competitions. Since the first Commonwealth Youth Games in 2000, badminton has been represented.
Competitions throughout the season comprise of six Mixed Leagues, five Men’s Leagues, four Women’s Leagues, plus a Mixed Knock-Out competition for the Green Final Trophy. Five senior tournaments are played during the season at different levels, together with five junior age group tournaments from primary to Under-19 championships. A junior singles league is also held on Saturday evenings.
The senior Island team competes off-Island in the Regional Inter County Championship and our players regularly play in Badminton England tournaments at junior and senior level.
Badminton has been represented at the NatWest Island Games since 1985, with the exception of 2007. The sport is now developing rapidly and is part of the Isle of Man Community Key Sports Programme, which includes having a part-time Development Officer and a five-year development plan for all areas of the sport. Some of the Key elements of this five-year plan are the Manx Youth Games, Senior and Junior Competitions, Coaching, Officials, Volunteers and teams to represent the Isle of Man at all levels up to and including the Commonwealth Games.
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