• Badminton


Welcome to the University of Bristol Badminton Club

Badminton is one of the most popular sports in the country. University is a great chance to take up a sport and there aren't any better than badminton! Our club provides a great platform to improve your game no matter what your previous experience is. In addition to offering recreational badminton, we provide several opportunities to play competitively, whether it's within the university, the local area, or other universities in the UK.

We are a diverse mix of students: men, women, undergraduates, postgraduates, arts & sciences students of any race or ethnicity. Not many other sports clubs can boast an appeal spanning age, race and gender, therefore joining badminton is the perfect way to meet a wide range of friendly people and to make the most of the uni experience.


The University of Bristol Badminton Club welcomes ALL Bristol students and are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment at all times. The University of Bristol Badminton Club will take a stance against discrimination in all its forms, therefore making activities at the club fun and open for all. We recently conducted a survey of our members to see how well we were performing in these areas, and where we can improve in the future. This has led to the creation of our Equality and Diversity One Year Plan, which can be found here: 


Sustainability is one of UoBBC’s core values. We are committed to reducing our social, economic and environmental impact both locally and globally. We also recognise that the club will exist for a long time after all our current members have moved on, and so leaving a sustainable club for future members means people can continue to enjoy the sport for many years to come.  A full report on how we intend to do this can be found here:


All players competing in BUCS competitions must also adhere to the Universities Clean Sport guidelines, which can be found here:

For a recap of the year, as well as the announcement of our new committee, you can view the minutes from our 2017 AGM here:

As a University of Bristol Students' Union Society, the rules regadring the running of the club are set out in our constitution, which can be found here: 

We also abide by Bristol SU's code of conduct, which can be found here:


The club offers:

  • Coaching
  • Rackets, shuttles and nets available for all players
  • Opportunities for competition in BUCS, Local League and Varsity
  • Funding towards a badminton coaching qualifications
  • Socials in Bristol and trips to badminton tournaments
  • Access to our exclusive alumni group on leaving the club


We offer 3 levels of membership:

Social: our social club plays each Saturday, these sessions are open to everyone and are a great way to get involved with badminton. Friendly matches and games are played throughout this session and are put on according to standard so no need to worry if you have never picked up a racket before or have played for many years, you won't be alone! Social members will also receive access to badminton clinic sessions run by student coaches to improve technical ability and shot quality - an excellent opportunity for players looking to improve their badminton. 

Development: The development squad offers a more competitive string of badminton for students and boasts student coached sessions, three competitive local league teams (Men's, Women's and Mixed teams in Bristol Leagues: and an opportunity to play in the Time Attack competition run at the National BUCS event annually. 

Performance: The performance squad is a select group of players usually of club, county or international standard who play in BUCS competition against other universities. This squad trains multiple times per week and makes up 3 Men's teams and 2 Women's team. This squad is very competitive yet are very social off court. 


Memberships: We have a range of memberships on offer, you will be advised as to which is most suitable for you after you have attended one of our taster sessions on Saturday 24th 9.00-11.00am and Sunday 25th 8.00-10.00pm in the Indoor Sports Centre on Tyndall avenue. 


The Committee:

Club Captain: Lauren Ashley

Vice Club Captain: Joe Urwin

Secretary: Tom Davies

Treasurer: James Wheeler

Publicity Officer: Bryan Wong

Equality Officer: Martin Mai

Social Secretary: Dome Chartsakulkanajarn

Kit Officer: Katrina Fray

Fitness Officer: Xiao Xuan Teh

Performance Squad

Men's 1st Captain: Rohan Gupta

Men's 2nd Captain: Dave Phillips

Ladies' 1st Captain: Grace Li


Development Squad

Men's Captain: James Wheeler

Ladies Captain: Catherine Toase

Mixed Captain: Roger Ip

Social Squad

Social Squad Captain: Robert Eyre

Social Squad Vice Captain: Max La Faci 

Find out more:




Terms and Conditions

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Membership Fee Inclusions


Prior to signing up to a Club or Society speak to the Committee to find out what your membership includes and if there are any further expenses throughout the year.


Service Standards


All Club or Society members can expect to receive:


  • The opportunity to attend regular meetings, events, activities, trips and socials as arranged.
  • The opportunity to stand for a committee position or vote in their elections (Bristol students only).
  • For Sports Club – to attend regular training sessions and have the opportunity to be selected for the teams.


Code of Conduct


When joining a club or society you are agreeing to abide by the constitution, general rules, regulations and policies of University of Bristol Students’ Union and also the Club or Society Code of Conduct which sets out the level of behaviour & discipline expected of all Club & Society members.


Download the Code of Conduct


Refund Policy


Any customer who pays for a membership subscription to a Bristol SU Society, Sports Club, Student Media and initiatives has a 14 day cooling off period from the time and date of purchase during which they have the right to cancel the subscription and receive a full refund. If you do decide to cancel within the 14 days, Bristol SU will refund your payment within a further 30 days of the cancellation.  To request a refund please email:


Data sharing (Sports Club members only)


Please be aware that Bristol SU may share data relating to the members of its sports clubs with the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health (a department of the University).  This information may be used for the purposes of communicating direct with these members and/or to cross-reference against SEH's Sports Pass membership records.


As part of Bristol SU's membership of British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) Bristol SU may have to share data on to its sports clubs members so BUCS can, from time to time, communicate with these members. 


Data sharing (Societies members only)


If you're joining one of the societies listed below please be aware that your name and email address will be shared with Bristol Hub for the purpose of keeping you up to date with their activities through their email “The Week”:

AIESEC Bristol, AMICUS Bristol, Anti-Slavery Society, Bristol Feminists, Bristol Friends of MSF, Bristol Marrow, Bristol Social Enterprise Society, Bristol Student Action for Refugees, Bristol University Amnesty International, Conservation Group, Bristol University Oxfam Group, Bristol University Sustainability Team, Bristol Volunteers for Development Abroad, Engineers Without Borders, Howard League for Penal Reform Student Society, International Affairs Society, Medsin Bristol, Model United Nations, and Vegetarian and Vegan Society.


For more information on Bristol Hub visit:


If you do not want your details shared with the Hub please email:

These terms shall be governed by English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. Nothing in these terms shall exclude liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.