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Sussex County Junior Badmionton Tournament

Please see the details below from Neil Warwick:

Good Morning Coaches and Junior contacts

With limited tournament opportunities for our juniors this season SCJB have organised two separate County and Non-County junior competitions to run simultaneously over two weekends. An U11/U13 event will be held on Sunday 15th May 2022 with the U15/U17 event held a week later on Sunday 22nd May 2022). These are open to all eligible players in Sussex, and I would be grateful if you could forward the attached entry forms to any of your juniors who may wish to enter.  

PLEASE NOTE – Juniors who have competed or trained as a member of any Sussex County squad anytime in 2021-22 can only compete in the County event. All other eligible players can choose to compete in either County or Non-County events (but not both – due to them being run simultaneously). Please see full “Conditions of Entry” on the enclosed entry forms

Please be aware of the closing date as shown for both competitions over the two weekends, and if entries are high then it will be administered on a first serve basis. Entry forms can be completed electronically or written and sent by email or post to the event organiser

If you have any questions then please contact me, or if you wish to be removed from my mailing list please let me know

Thank you


Neil Warwick

Sussex County Junior Badminton

Seasons Greetings

On behalf of the MSDBA Committee, can I take this opportunity to wish all our friends and members a peaceful and relaxing Christmas break.

Hopefully we will be able to continue to pay matches next year, but we are monitoring the situation closely and will of course keep you updated with all the latest advice and guidance as it is made available.

Best Wishes

MSDBA Committee

Badminton England Membership / Affiliation

Please see the message below from our Chair, Penny Radford:

Hi Mid Sussex Clubs,

Hopefully you have all seen the email from Badminton England, informing you to check your membership status and to also pay your club affiliation fee?

I am sending this message as a reminder that you should check that all your members have valid BE Membership and that your Club Affiliation has been paid, as your insurance will be invalid from today if not. So especially important for those who have matches this evening!

It is a requirement for all the clubs playing in the Mid Sussex League to have the above. Please forward your BE Affiliation email, which confirms payment, to Zoe. 

Kind regards

Penny Radford

CHAIR for the Mid Sussex & District Badminton Association
MSDBA Website

Closure of Virgin Active

Please see the message below from Becky Simpson which will affect all matches due to be played at teh above venue:

Hi All,

As you probably know Virgin Active is sadly closing on the 21st November.
We are aiming to keep going as a badminton club. We have had to pull out of the Brighton league but are very pleased to say that we are going to continue with our two teams in the Mid-Sussex league, these being ladies and mixed div 2. Our fixtures and timings will remain the same but we will play all our home matches at Baca. A big thank you to Nicky from Bats who has kindly offered for us to share her courts when we have matches.

Nearly There!

Dear All,

With the easing of lockdown restrictions it is hoped that we will soon be back playing badminton. I know this has been a really difficult time for everyone and that some clubs will take a little while to get up and running fully. We hope to be able to be in contact soon with details of the AGM and our plans for next year, but in the meantime, stay well and enjoy getting back on court.

Brian Hobbs

MSDBA League Secretary

Urgent Message re: COVID19

Please see message below from Penny Radford, Chair of the MSDBA:

Dear All,It is with a sad heart that following official government advice issued on Monday 16 March, strongly urging people to avoid unnecessary travel and non-essential social gatherings, we regret to announce that MSDBA, has taken the decision to temporarily postpone all matches within the Mid Sussex League. We take the health and safety of our members (clubs) very seriously and we will continue to monitor the situation and the threat of COVID-19 globally with advice from the World Health Organisation and Public Health England, as well as that of the local government.It is our intention to arrange the re-commencement of matches as soon as possible, following further government advice. This would be subject to club agreements, court availability and time scales available to complete the season. Please await further announcements.Therefore, could you please cancel all match court bookings with immediate effect and circulate this email to your members, so that everyone is aware. We do hope that your venue will carry forward the booking for a later date but should you incur cancellation charges, MSDBA will cover those costs.Thank you for your understanding and support during these extraordinary times.

For more information on COVID-19 and how to keep safe read here: regardsPenny RadfordCHAIR

Youth Involvement

News of a fantastic evening held at the Triangle last week. Youth players from Lewes Badminton club visited the Triangle Tornados for an evening of fun and competition. For many of the players, it was their first experience of competitive matches and, given this, the standard was quite impressive. Most importantly, the feedback from all the players was that it was a really enjoyable evening and they are all looking forward to the re-match in the New Year.

Special thanks to Neil at Lewes BC for helping to organise the event.

Brian Hobbs

MSDBA League Secretary (& very proud Tornados assistant coach)