Keep the date free! - Lunch 19th November 2017
We will be holding our end of year presentation luncheon on Sunday 19th of November. More details to follow soon.
NOTE: Register your interest by Friday 11th August by emailing Paul Godden - email@example.com.
Sturt's Advanced Player Development Program
From Friday 18th August
Loreto College 8:00 -9:30 pm - $6.00 per session
After a successful pilot run of the Advanced Player Development Program, a second round of the Advanced Player Development Program commences on Friday 18th August. Participants will be working together to train each other in a collaborative program with input and feedback from those who take part. Participants will have two week trial period before making full commitment. You must apply if you wish to take part - please register your interest by emailing Paul Godden. Successful applicants will be notified by start of the next week.
Under 14, Under 16 & Under 19
Sunday 27th August
Lockleys - WA Satterley Hall, 42 Rutland Ave
Download the entry form here
NOTE: Entries close Monday August 21st. Questions? Contact Michelle Au firstname.lastname@example.org
Badminton SA - 2017 Be Active B & C Grade Titles
19th - 20th August
Lockleys - WA Satterley Hall, 42 Rutland Ave
Download the entry form here
NOTE: Entries close on Sunday August 13th.
Shuttle Time course - Register your interest now!
The Sturt Badminton Club will be conducting a BWF Shuttle Time Course on Fridays 21st July, 28th July and 4th August at Loreto College from 6:30 - 9:30 pm.
The training course is aimed to help coach young children with ideas for different activities. The accreditation is helpful for obtaining paid coaching jobs at schools.
Hoping those who help out at Loreto or those who have considered helping out but haven't been sure how to do so, will hopefully take part and get some new ideas of what to do.
If you wish to take part please contact Paul Godden along with contact e-mail so that the course co-ordinator can get in contact with necessary information. Please note you need to be available for all three dates.
2017 SA Open - Titanium Security Arena, 28th - 30th July
You need to be a registered member of Badminton SA through the Club you are playing for if you want to play in a SABA teams competition.
Sturt Badminton Club Member Benefits through Badminton SA
As a member of Sturt Badminton Club you:
- are now covered for personal injury insurance.
- qualify for discounted casual SABA court hire rates at Lockleys.
- must keep your personal and contact details up to date. Please email any changes to email@example.com.
- you will need to advise us which is your main Club if you are a member of multiple SABA Clubs or Association.,
The U19 State Team has been announced.
The Under 19 State Team to compete in the CP Maddern and individual events has been announced. Congratulations to Sturt's Daniel Lee.
Family, friends, fellow badminton players will be able to watch the team in action at the WA Satterley Hall in Lockleys from 8th - 16th July.
2017 Sturt Badminton Club's 36th AGM
On Friday 31st March the Club's AGM was held - thanks to all who attended!
Sturt Teams Tournament
When: Sunday 26th March
Time: 1pm to roughly 9:30pm
Where: WA Satterly Hall (Lockleys)
Format: Two Divisions with teams of 3 organised by tournament organisers.
Cost: $25 per person
Light supper provided during presentations.
Entries to be submitted to Simon Yeo by 18th March.Download the entry form here
If you're able to help out on one or more Friday night sessions at Loretto it would be greatly appreciated as numbers are picking up so we need as many helpers as can make it. Contact Simon Yeo for details or just turn up.
Badminton SA 2017 Junior Tournaments
It's mad March on the badminton courts as well with a number of tournaments and competitions in the upcoming month. Download a copy of the 2017 Junior Tournaments here.
The first Schools Tournament for 2017 is Sunday 5th March 2017, 9am – 6pm at WA Satterley Hall, 42 Rutland Avenue Lockleys. The Schools Tournament is open to U/14, U/16 & U/19 age categories with past & previous state team representatives ineligible to enter.
The other junior tournament being held in March is the U/15 & U/19 State Championships. This tournament is open to all junior players, with what will be a high level of competition! Online entry & manual entry forms will be available at Lockleys.
A MENTION IN THE MEDIA ... LEANNE AND BADMINTON
35th Anniversary Lunch at The Edinburgh Hotel, Mitcham - Sunday 25th September 2016
Olympian Leanne Choo will be our guest speaker. Come and see who (you ....?) has won Club awards!
Sturt Badminton Club is subsidizing the event via room hire, awards and also meal price.
Purchase tickets via trybooking website: https://www.trybooking.com/LPBK OR https://www.trybooking.com/203512
NOTE: There is no separate Presentation Lunch in November 2016 - that will be replaced by the 35th Anniversary Lunch for 2016 only.
Rio 2016 Olympics
Very few people represent Australia in badminton and we honour Leanne's achievements in doing just that for the second time - you made us proud in London and again in Rio! Unfortunately the Rio Olympics campaign is at an end but congratulations to Leanne Choo and her Mixed Doubles partner Robin Middleton.
It's official - Congratulations to Leanne Choo on being selected in the Australian Olympic team!
Watch the video on how Leanne and Robin's badminton mixed doubles partnership came to be.
We are thrilled to see badminton coverage in our local media in the lead up to the Rio Olympics, and especially this recent Messenger Newspaper story on Leanne Choo.
35th Anniversary Lunch - Sunday 25th September 2016
you are invited to attend the Sturt Badminton Club's 35th Anniversary Lunch on 25th of September, 2016. We invite all lifelong members, previous members, current members and their family. The event will be held at The Edinburgh Hotel, Mitcham: http://www.edinburgh.com.au/ on Sunday the 25th of September 2016.
Adults: $35.30 (this is a 2 course meal - a shared platter for the entree, and an alternate drop for the main)
Kids: $15.30 (this is a children's menu e.g. chicken nuggets and chips, and is for anyone under 15)
Sturt Badminton Club is subsidizing the event via room hire, awards and also meal price.
Please book via the trybooking website:
The booking links are: https://www.trybooking.com/LPBK OR https://www.trybooking.com/203512
Numbers are limited!
We hope to see you all there!
The Sturt Badminton Committee
***CHANGE OF FRIDAY NIGHT VENUE***
Loreto College, 316 Portrush Rd, Marryatville
Commencing Friday 22nd April 2016 - Sturt is moving to Loreto College on Friday nights due to the unfortunate water damage to courts in the Seymour Sports Centre.
Refer to our Venues page for more details.
Adventure Room - Mystery experience - Sunday 15th May 2016
Adventure room is a fun 'real-life' escape room where teams are locked in a room with a mystery to solve. The team needs to work together, using the clue and objects in the room, to 'escape' in 60 minutes! Find the clues. solve the puzzles and ESCAPE! It's that simple!
Our committee will organise you into groups for some friendly competition with other Sturt members to see who can escape faster! Team work is essential!
Book by 26th April to secure your spot! Click on this link to buy tickets: Trybooking
Venue: Adventure Room Level 1/51-53 Rundle Mall
Date: May 15th, 2016 **note the date change**
Ticket price: $27.30
The AGM - it's important. Make sure you come on 1st April 2016. As this year is our 35th anniversary we want to share the joy with as many members as possible. Come along to receive our 35th anniversary gift. Pay membership fees on the night.
Positions are still available to join the committee so if you have some free time and want to contribute as a committee member then please nominate.
Are you interested in participating in the 2016 Masters Games in Alice Springs from 8th to 15th October 2016? Download information here.
Sturt Friday night sessions at Seymour need YOU to help out with junior player activities. Come and have fun. You could be helping future stars for our club or even a future Olympian - if we do not have members, parents or friends helping then the Club is limited in what it can offer. Contact Simon - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our greatest need is for Shuttle Feeders. Start straight away - we have prepared volunteer resources, provide training so that you can start immediately and need 2 hours of your time and enthusiasm for as many Friday nights as you wish to volunteer. We offer the opportunity for you to be connected to the Club and the wider community, contribute your experience and ideas, and be appreciated.
2016 Meng Fong Award Nominations
If you can think of a Club member who displays some or all of the following qualities then please nominate them for this award - download the nomination form here and return it to any committee member no later than Friday 4th March 2016.
- Good Sportsmanship
- Courtesy on and off court
- Assistance to the Club and its members
- Team Spirit
Our club is looking forward to a big year and hope you are too:
February 27 to 28 - U14, U16, U19 'Be Active' Schools tournament (click here for more information)
April 1 - Sturt AGM
April 10 - Sturt Teams Event
July 24 - Sturt Closed Event
August 11 to 20 - Rio Olympics badminton tournament
October 23 - Sturt Handicap Event
plus social events!
Keep checking our Events and Latest News pages or facebook for more details.
Social Tenpin Bowling Challenge - Friday 20th November 2015
With our Friday night social and junior training session drawing to a close on the 13th of November, we thought this would be a good time to hold our annual tenpin bowling challenge on the following week, the 20th of November at the closest bowling centre which is the AMF Cross Roads Centre. Plan is for two games so let’s have some fun games on the lanes. As with last year, individuals will pay for their games while the club will
provide light refreshments after the games while the awards are worked out.
The club has been able to organise with the bowling centre to get the best deal that they can offer which is two games for $15 per club member. Family are welcome to take part and enjoy the fun.
Date: 20th November 2015
Location: AMF Cross Roads Centre, corner of Cross Rd & Goodwood Rd
RSVP: by 13th November to Simon Yeo either by phone 0439014978 or e-mail email@example.com so that sufficient lanes can be booked. Please indicate numbers (and names if possible)
Thanks and I hope everyone has a good time.
An invitation to the Sturt Badminton Presentation Lunch 2015
At the end of every year the Sturt Badminton Club hold a lunch to celebrate the past year and the coming together of all players across the club. Whether you are in your first year of joining the club, or have been with the club for some time now, this event will provide a great to have everyone come together for an end of year celebration. There will be presentations and awards on the day.
Please note: All Sturt Badminton Club members, partners and immediate family are welcome (e.g. Parents and children)
316 Pulteney Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
WHEN: Sunday, 22nd of November, 12.30pm
PURCHASE TICKETS: http://www.trybooking.com/JIJQ
COST: Adults $20.00, Children 13 and under $5.00
Please purchase tickets by 11 am 16th November (for catering purposes). There are limited places.
No refunds will be given. You may sort this out between club members if you are unable to attend after purchasing your ticket.
You do not need to print off your ticket
You will need to purchase your own drinks on the day. No BYO.
There will be a 30 cent charge for each individual ticket that you purchase.
Both televisions will be working! CONTACT DETAILS: Stephanie Jong firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Simon Yeo - recipient of the Ken Hall Volunteers Award 2015
Some things you may not know about Simon - he:
• Is Venue Coordinator on Fridays at Seymour Girls College and Tuesdays at Norwood Morialta
• Organises our club’s annual Ten Pin Bowling Social Day
• Manages and updates our club’s Facebook page
• Assists with the organisation of Sturt teams submitted to SABA
• Represents Sturt on the SABA Competition Committee
• Assists with the running of all of our Tournaments throughout the year, which are the Sturt Champs, Sturt Handicap, Sturt Teams Event and the Sturt Junior Challenge.
STURT HANDICAP TOURNAMENT - Sunday 25th October
If you have entered this tournament please turn up on time THIS Sunday 25th October as need players to be there for the format to work smoothly.
Please make sure you get to Lockleys by 1pm to ensure matches can be started on time as there are about seven or eight rounds to fit in. If something comes up to prevent you from playing please notify Simon or Paul as soon as possible as numbers are critical and will need to call up reserves to take spots if necessary. Hope to see you all there
Sturt Badminton Club is holding a movie get together Sunday 27th September at 2:30 pm. This event is open to all Sturt Badminton Club members and family members. The details are:
Where: Wallis MITCHAM Cinemas
Cost: $11 per ticket (children and adults)
Time: 2:30 PM
Thanks for your support. Any questions, please send an email to Steph Jong at email@example.com.
Hope to see you there!
Celebration of Kevin Conlon's life and contribution to
Sturt Badminton Club
The Sturt Badminton Club would like to advise that we have organised a celebration of Kevin's Badminton Life and we would like all past and present players to come and mingle and reminisce about their memories of Kevin.
If anyone has any photos of Kevin there will be a pinup board available to display them,so please check your photo albums and bring them along as I am sure that everyone would like to see them.
If you can please advise as many current/past players you know of that Kevin has helped or has known that would be greatly appreciated.
When: Sunday 13th September 2015
Where: Torrens Arms Hotel, 95 Belair Road Kingswood
Time: 1pm until 3pm
It would be great if everyone could make it. No need to RSVP.
Hope to see you all there, to pay your last respects to a man that did so much for the Sturt Badminton Club and also Badminton in SA in general.
President Sturt Badminton Club
Li-Ning Australian Under 19 Championships - July 2015
Congratulations to Lee-Yen Khoo on reaching the final for the Womens Doubles event. She and partner Alice Wu (VIC) finished runners up to Joy Lai (VIC) and Grace Ngiam (QLD) 15-21 17-21. Lee-Yen also reached the Ladies Singles semi-finals and Mixed Doubles semi finals with partner Keith Edison (SA).
Congratulations also to Lee-Yen as winner of the Joy Twining Trophy.
The Joy Twining Trophy became connected with the CP Maddern Trophy in 1982. It is awarded to the player of the Championship who exhibits the highest standards of sportsmanship, personality, court demeanour, player ability, determination and appearance.
Mrs Twining is the donor of the trophy. She was an outstanding player of South Australia, won three Australian singles and one ladies doubles title, and represented Australia in international events. She received a Medal in the Order of Australia (OAM) and a Meritorious Service Award (IBF) for services to badminton.
In the 2015 Li-Ning CP Maddern Trophy the SA team won bronze, behind winners Victoria and runners-up NSW Thunder.
Thanks to all who were able to make Friday night’s AGM, it was a great success!
Congratulations to the winner of the Meng Fong Award - Richard Yin.
We were also able to launch the new club shirt - thanks to the 2014 Committee for modelling it.
We now have new Sub Committee Member, Natalie MacFarlan, joining our team.
Our committee for 2015 is:
President – Paul Godden
Secretary – Pauline Arthur
Treasurer – Maureen Collins
Venues – Simon Yeo
Committee – Cindy Barker, Steph Jong, Ru Lim, Andy Lo and Natalie MacFarlan
Support the Club! Save money! See you at the AGM
The second Notice of Annual general Meeting has been emailed to all members. You can download a copy here.
Annual General Meeting Friday 27th March 2015 7:30 pm Seymour College
The first Notice of Annual General Meeting has been emailed to all members. You can also download a copy here.
BREAKING NEWS - New Sturt Club Shirts
The design for the new club shirt has been finalised - we are really happy with it and hope you are too!
The new Sturt Club Shirt costing will be as follows:
If you sold two boxes of chocolates: FREE
If you sold one box of chocolates: $20
If you sold no boxes of chocolates: $40
If you would like to purchase a shirt, you will need to do the following:
Send a message (via SMS or email) to Paul Godden indicating how many shirts you would like to order, what size (if he doesn't have it), and name format that would like on the shirt (ie initial first then surname or surname than initial).
Please note that we are hoping players will wear the shirts while playing competition or at tournaments to show that they are representing Sturt, so names will need to abide by the BWF regulations.
If you could please let Paul know as early as possible it would be great as hope to be able to get as many made and ready for distribution at the upcoming AGM on the 27th March if possible.
The Sturt Committee February 2015
Merry Christmas to all
and wishing everyone a successful and happy new year.
Important Update - New Sturt Club Shirts
From December 1st to 13th the Club would like all members who intend to order a new Sturt shirt to check which size they will need to order by trying on sample shirts on one of the dates listed below.
This is important, as we do not expect to be able to exchange for a different size after purchase so we want you to use this opportunity to check what size you need. Please note that the shirts available from December 1st to 13th are for sizing only and will not include the new design.
If you are interested in purchasing a club shirt next season, please attend one of the following sessions and see Paul Godden to try the sample shirts for size:
* Tuesday 2nd & 9th December - SABA Competition - Lockleys;
* Wednesday 3rd & 10th December - SABA Competition - Lockleys;
* Saturday 6th & 13th 6:30 - 9 pm - ABA session - Lockleys;
* Saturday 6th December 10 am - 1 pm - Junior League Carnival - Lockleys;
* Monday 1st & 8th December 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm - CBC social session
We have tried to provide a wide range of dates, times and locations to make this as easy as possible for members - if none suit you then you can email Paul to arrange a suitable time - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make an effort to do this sooner rather than later as we only have the sample shirts for a short period of time.
We are aiming to have club shirts ready for distribution at the 2015 Sturt AGM in March 2015, ready for the winter season.
Don't forget if you want to reduce the cost you need to pay for the shirt you can sell some chocolates. If you sell 1 box you save $20.00 or if you sell 2 boxes you're entitled to a free shirt. That's a great incentive!! If you are interested see Paul or Pauline for a box.
Congratulations to Paul Godden - Recipient of the Ken Hall Volunteers Award 2014
Congratulations to Paul Godden, President of Sturt Badminton Club, who was a worthy recipent of the Ken Hall Volunteers Award in recognition of his years of dedication and support of the sport and club. He received the award on 1st November 2014 at the SABA AGM where he was pleasantly surprised as he was not aware of his nomination. Paul has dedicated a lot of time to the sport including representing the state, coaching the juniors at Seymour week in, week out, and organising the teams ans supporting them across the grades. He does it all for the love of the sport and to give back to the sport. May we all look to him for inspiration and see what we can do to help the sport in whatever way we can.
In 2013 Maureen Collins, Treasurer of Sturt Badminton Club, was presented with this award as was Pauline Arthur, Secretary of Sturt Badminton Club, in 2011 (see further down for more info).
Need a hand using TryBooking?
The Club has prepared a guide to finding and using the TryBooking website to purchase tickets to the Sturt Presentation Lunch. You can download it as a pdf here.
Sturt Badminton Club Annual Presentation Lunch
Be quick as tickets must be purchased by Saturday 15th November
At the end of every year Sturt Badminton Club holds a lunch to celebrate the year and the coming together of all players across the club. Whether you are a first timer to the club or have been in the club for some time now, it will be great to have everyone come together for an end of year celebration. There will be presentations and awards on the day.
Please note that this year the club is trying something new and asking you all to pay online. In order to do that please read the information below about the event and then book online at: http://www.trybooking.com/GEYC.
The payment process is secure and TryBooking does not store Credit Card numbers - only the last four digits of the Credit Card are kept for display purpose for the booking.
Who: All Sturt Badminton Club members, partners and immediate family are welcome
(eg. Parents and children)
When: Sunday the 23rd of November, 12.30pm
Cost: Part of the cost is subsidized by Sturt Badminton Club
Adults: $20 for a meal
Children (13 or under):
$ 5 for a meal, 1 soft drink and an ice cream
Where: The Coopers Alehouse. 316 Pulteney Street, Adelaide
• Tickets need to be purchased by Saturday November 15 in order to confirm numbers for catering purposes
• NO refunds will be given. You may sort this out between club members if you are unable to attend after purchasing your ticket.
• You MUST print off and bring your ticket on the day to receive your meal.
• You will need to purchase your own drinks on the day. No B.Y.O.
• There will be a 30 cent charge for each individual ticket that you purchase.
• You can pay by Amex, Mastercard or Visa
Contact: Steph Jong for any questions at email@example.com
We hope to see you there.
Photo Competition - be quick! closing 17th November 2014
This year the Club is running a fun competition for the best badminton photo taken by a club member. The Sturt Committee will judge the winner and are hoping to see photos that capture badminton in a spectacular, energetic, humorous or visually appealing way. The winner will be announced at the Sturt Presentation Lunch on 23rd November 2014 and presented with a small prize.
To enter the competition photos must be submitted by 5 pm 17th November 2014 to Andy Lo (Sturt Committee member) via PM or to firstname.lastname@example.org, You can submit a maximum of five (5) photos. You may wish to give the photo a title or caption, include when the photo was taken, where and who is in the shot. Good luck!
On Sunday 23rd November 2014 : Sturt Presentation Lunch
Please keep Sunday 23rd November free for the Sturt Presentation Lunch which will this year be held at the Coopers Alehouse in the city. More details to follow but basically it is the following:
When: Sunday 23rd November
Where: Coopers Alehouse, 316 Pulteney Street, Adelaide with car parks available nearby
Please come and support the efforts being put into organising these events.
On Sunday 28th September 2014: Ten-pin Bowling Social Day
Hoping everyone who made it to the bowling had fun. There were some great performances along with some spectacular shots :) and the agonising misses :( but hopefully everyone had fun in the process.
Here are some of the winners:
Best Game (Male): Richard Yin
Best Series (Male): Simon Yeo
Strike King: Henry Pangestu
Best Closer (Male): Joseph Wing Ho Chan
Best Streak (Male): Quoc J. Le
Best Game (Female): Lidya Pangestu
Best Series (Female): Vivien Yu
Strike Queen: Hui Ru Lim
Best Closer (Female): Cheng Yin
Best Streak (Female)0 Su Min
Best Game (Junior): Crystal Kao
Best Series (Junior): Anthony Yin
Strike Junior: Edison Kao
Best Closer (Junior): Andrew Linyi Zhu
On 21 July 2014 : The 2014 Sturt Badminton Club Champions are....
Congratulations to the following winners:
Mens Singles Winner: Daniel Choo
Ladies Singles Winner: Lee-Yen Khoo
Mens Doubles Winners: Jin Weng Lim & Ben Chong
Ladies Doubles Winners: Michelle Au & Vi Pham
Mixed Doubles Winners: Jin Weng Lim & Steph Jong
Full details are on our Results page.
There was a good mixture of players from the different grades with some unexpected results. Thanks to all the players who umpired with a number doing multiple matches through the weekend including Duc Le, Anthony FE Tbb Chiem, Quoc Le, Paul Godden, Gabriel Lee to name a few.
Thank you to Steph Jong and Michelle Au for manning the desk on Saturday night while Quan Ho & Ryan Diep did a great job on Sunday. Thanks also to: Pauline Arthur for organising the supper; Paul Godden for organising the draw and running the tournament superbly; to Maureen Collins and to Simon Yeo for collecting all the used shuttles and making sure the Social Centre was tidy before we left. Thanks to Koh Beng and Athletes Foot for donating the great prizes as well along with shuttles that were used during the tournament.
Fundraising for Sturt Shirts - the boxes of chocolates have arrived!
On 20 June 2014 : To all Sturt Members
You have an opportunity to raise funds towards the cost of your Sturt shirt through selling boxes of chocolates. If you sell one box you get a credit of $20 towards your Sturt shirt and if you sell two boxes you get a FREE shirt.
Any extra boxes you sell the additional proceeds will be used in a general pool of funds towards the set up cost of the shirts.
Please return funds, collect new boxes or return unsold chocolates to the person you collected the chocolates from.
We hope to be able to finalise the design soon.
Sturt shirts are expected to be available at the beginning of Summer Season.
Sturt Shirts for Sturt Badminton Club Inc Members
On 30 Apr 2014 : To all Sturt Members
Some of you may be aware of the club's intention of getting a new club shirt that can be worn with pride to show that you play for Sturt. We have sourced a company who is willing to get the shirts and put on our specified design for roughly $45 a shirt. The club will be subsidising a portion of the cost but had the idea of fund-raising towards making the shirt even more affordable for all players.
If you have any suggestions for the design, please get in contact with Andy Lo but the final design will have to be approved by committee as it will be representing the club.
So if you can please support this plan by either purchasing your chocolates from those selling or better still be willing to sell the chocolates for the club it would be greatly appreciated. Captains will be approached initially but all members are welcome to take part. Depending on the interest in first run will determine how we proceed and how much it will save individuals on purchasing shirts. All proceeds raised will go to the club’s already discounted price for the shirt.