2016/17 Club Members

2016/17 Club Members

NBL Championships

NBL Championships

NBL Finals 2016

NBL Finals 2016

Power Shuttle Serve

Power Shuttle Serve


University of Birmingham Badminton Club consists of  over 190 members, ranging from national standard players who compete on the international circuit, through to social players who enjoy playing on a recreational basis. The club consistently  achieves excellent results and is amongst the top four of all the competing universities in the UK.

Currently the badminton club has four men’s teams and three women’s teams who are successful in competing in BUCS. We are very fortunate to have an excellent coach in Lorraine Cole, who has previously coached England under-19s. We also have two assistant coaches in Tim Hull and Danny Leinster.

The badminton club is closely linked with the West Midlands Performance Centre and their junior programme who train at University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness. To find out more information, click the ‘club site’ link.

How to get involved


Membership fees
Squad members (A and B) £180
Social members £90

Please note that on top of the club fee there is a £16 fee that covers personal accident insurance when training or competing for the University, access to free cross-training sessions such as circuits and yoga, as well as a contribution to the costs of affiliation to various national governing bodies.  This fee is only payable once so if you did decide to join a second club then you would not need to pay a second fee.

Training times & venues

All sessions are in the Munrow Arena, University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness

Performance Squad

Monday 4:30-6:30 – singles, 6:30-8:30pm – doubles

Tuesdays 3-4:30 men’s doubles/ development squad, 4:30-6:30pm singles and ladies doubles

Wednesday BUCS Matches Thursday 5:30-7:30/ 7:30-10:30pm (league matches)


Development Squad

Tuesday 3-4:30pm

Saturday 11-1pm


Social and Community

Friday 7:30-10:30pm

Successes and Achievements

BUCS Nationals – we take our top 16 players to this annual event to play against universities across the country over a weekend in February.

Level of competition/participation:

Men’s 1 – BUCS Northern Premier Division
Men’s 2 – BUCS Midlands 1A
Men’s 3 – BUCS Midlands 2A
Women’s 1 – BUCS Northern Premier Division
Women’s 2 – BUCS Midlands 2A

Key contacts

Head Coach: Lorraine Cole

Club captain: Samodani Wijetunge