Aug 20

Junior tournament

Entry forms are now available for next months junior tournament

Jnr entry form

Jul 22

League entries 17/18

Club secretaries should have now received an entry form for next season.

If any new club wishes to join the Isle of Wight Badminton League next season please contact me, Mike West, tel 01983528159, as soon as possible. Entries close on August 31st

May 06










Mar 07

Mallett Cup Semi Finals

The draw for the semi finals of the Mallett Cup is:

Vectis A v Westlands

Wroxall v Fairway


The Plate Draw is:

Cowes v Freshwater B or Freshwater C

Whitecroft v BCA

All ties to be played Week commencing March 27th

Mar 01


A grant from the Nat West Island Games Development Programme has enabled the county association to acquire the services of Ollie Bacalla, a coach from Hampshire, for 4 sessions prior to the Island Games. The sessions are for the 10 players and 4 reserves selected to go to Gotland,

The first session is on Sunday at West Wight Sports Centre from noon – 4 p.m. and hopefully they will be monthly leading up to the games in June.

Feb 21

New Junior Club starting







Starts 5 March (first Sunday after Half Term)


Dan Coelho – Coach (Badminton England Qualified) – (DBS checked)

Contact: 07511024555  for more information and to sign up



Learn to play or improve your game

All equipment supplied – just wear sporty clothes and trainers

Parents welcome to join in the fun


Session 1 – Sunday mornings  9.30-10.30am

Little Smashers Age 5-10


Suitable for beginners and a fun introduction to badminton skills, games and lots of running around!


Session 2 – Sunday mornings 10.30-12.00am

Junior Smashers Age 11-17


Beginners welcome – learn shots, improve skills and get a great workout!




Jan 07

First Tournament win for Emma

Emma Barry, partnered by the experienced Barry Bushell, won her first Island tournament today winning the W&D Thomas mixed doubles at Ryde Academy.

Twenty pairs competed in a round robin competition consisting of four groups of five. The group winners progressed through to the semi finals. Both semi finals needed three sets to settle on a winner. Barry and Emma won by the narrowest of margins beating Michael Hamman and Sophia Hellyer 21-20 in the third set.

In the other semi final Richard Grainger and Becca Richards lost the opening set to Clayton Simpson and Sarah McWilliam 21-15 before taking the next two sets 21-11 21-15.

In a keenly contested final Barry and Emma won 21-17 21-14

Thanks to Ryde Kings Badminton club for hosting the event and providing refreshments

Nov 02


Ventnorians have a new secretary

Ian Chatterton

10 Stonewood Gate

St Helens PO33 1FY

Tel 873777  Mobile 07966111137 email

May 17

The team that kicked the Hornet nest

20160515_16263317  members of the IOW Junior Badminton Development Squad travelled to Havant on Sunday 15th May to compete in a mixed ability open tournament hosted by the “Havant Hornets” junior badminton club. They were supported on the day by various family members, as well as Richard Gray, senior county team manager and coach and Keith Hobbins, junior development  secretary and lead coach. 31 people travelled in total.

It was a long day with the kids playing between 8 and 10 matches each depending on the numbers in their groups.

There were approx 100 competitors in total who were split into beginners, experienced club players and more experienced players, including  many who play at county level. The players in each of the groups were very well matched (well done the organisers) and all the matches were played with a very high degree of focus and determination as well as skill and athleticism.

Between them the island players won 6 individual and 2 pairs silver medals as well as exceptional performances from Oliver Clow,  who won all of his games to take individual gold and Isabelle Honnor and Lacey Gulliver who won their pairs gold.

Sam Collings, despite never having trained with the squad, paired up with another relatively new player Curtis Thompson and put on an excellent display of team work and effort to also take their  pairs gold.

Despite the very high standard of play on display the highlight of the day came after the tournament had finished. At the end of the presentation of trophies and medals a special trophy was awarded to an individual, chosen by the coaches and officials, who might not be the best player but who demonstrated the best attitude and approach to their game, showed respect and consideration to their opponents and the officials and who played with a permanent smile on their face.” I am very proud to say that the Player Of The Day Award went to another absolute beginner from the IOW, Georgia Crockett. Well done Georgia”.

Players names;

Ryan Whitewood  16.  Jack Hobbins  14.  Richo Hadibroto  13.  Aaron Scott-Roberts  13.               Oliver Clow  13.  Sam  Collings  12.  Lily Green  12.  Isabelle Honnor  12.  Lacey Gulliver  12.           Emily Clow  11.  Curtis Thompson  11.  Sarah Baggott  10.  Georgia Crockett  10.  Sam Gray  10.  Matthew  Lockhart  10.  George  Gray  8.  Joe Crockett  8.



Apr 19

Westland’s take Mallet Cup


Congratulations to Westlands, for winning the mallet cup 5-2. in this picture from the left Dan, Chris, Richard, Caroline, Ady and Charlotte :) “was a game to watch” quote from the spectates


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