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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: 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-publicKind regardsPenny RadfordCHAIRhttp://www.midsussexbadminton.org.uk

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)

NEW Season 2019-2020

Hi everyone. The 2019-2020 Badminton season is nearly upon us with the fixtures meeting due to take place on 24th September at Hurstpierpoint Village Hall.

In advance of this, clubs are asked to confirm which teams they wish to enter by emailing me as soon as practicable.

Additionally, the MSDBA would gladly welcome new clubs / teams for the 2019/20 season. If you are interested in joining our friendly but competitive league, please feel free to drop me, or any of the committee members, an email. Out contact details can be found on these web pages under the ‘Contacts’ tab.

Kind regards

Brian Hobbs

MSDBA League Secretary