Avon, as a county, enters teams in the Masters competition run by Badminton
England. This competition is open to all players who are 38 or over.
To make things fairer the competition is divided into age groups – over 40s
(which strangely enough includes O38s), over 45s, over 50s, over 55s, over 60s, over 65s, over 70s and over 75s.
Avon enters teams in most of these age groups with a team consisting of 4
ladies and 4 men up to and including the O60s and, for the over 65, 70 and 75s, it consists of 3 ladies and 3 men.
We play against other counties in the South West (usually on a Sunday
afternoon) and each player in the team gets to play 2 level doubles and 1 mixed
doubles. Typically, each team would play between 5 and 7 matches in a season.
We are always looking for new players in all age groups but
especially in the younger age groups. We are not looking for superstars (but if
you are one we would love to have you!!) but reasonable standard club players
and you don’t necessarily have to play all matches (we all have various commitments and can’t always make every match).
Players come from a whole range of clubs and, to give you an idea, below is a list of clubs that currently have players playing in our teams:
Chew Park, Severn Vale, Raysfield, Chew Valley, Beaufort, Pill, RWP, St
Katherine’s, Holly Lane, Frys, St Lukes, Frampton Cotterell, Bishop Road,
Bristol & District, St Ursulas, Clevedon Feathers, Academy and Wyvern.
We can enter as many teams as we have players to fill them but for the coming
season (assuming COVID permits) we have to enter the teams we want by the end of May.
This is one of the opportunities you get for your affiliation to Avon Badminton
Association so if you have any interest at all please contact me at
email@example.com as soon as possible for more information.
Remember we have to decide what teams to enter by the end of May.
To those of you that already play for us, I look forward to seeing you at the start of the season.
Avon Masters Coordinator