Venue: B&M Centre & the Ballroom at Central Energy Trust Arena Manawatu (25 Courts)
2018 Fees: An entry fee of $120+GST per team will be charged to each team to cover court hire, shuttles, admin etc. Schools will be invoiced once team numbers have been confirmed.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
To All Badminton Co-ordinators/PE Teachers,
We are pleased to announce that Manawatu Badminton is hosting the 2018 Secondary Schools Badminton Competition from 7th May until 2nd July in the B&M Centre/Ballroom Arena 4.
The first week or two we hope to have grading games. This will help us make it an even and enjoyable competition for everyone.
This competition is more for recreational players and people who want to have a go at a new sport. So I would ask schools that have Manawatu Junior Reps players in their teams to please spread those players throughout their teams. i.e. no more than two rep players per team. 4 person teams (Schools should also have 1 reserve player per team as cover).
Depending on numbers there will be A & B grades, in Junior & Senior levels, split by gender. Co–ed schools need to enter boys and girls teams. There will be no mixed teams in this year's competition.
The competition will be a doubles only format as it was last year.
There is no cap on the number of teams a school can enter, but we reserve the right to cap the number of teams if we get a big flood of entries. The total number of entries from all schools is capped at 74 teams due to court space.