Beverley Badminton Club

JUNIOR CLUB

Junior Club

Our main Junior Club sessions are held on Mondays between 6.30pm and 8.00pm. Please get in touch and we will advise the best session for you.

More advanced players will be invited to play on Tuesdays from 6.00pm to 7.30pm and can train alongside our players who are members of the Performance Centre.

Junior Members have the option of progressing to the Senior Club or embarking on a pathway to the Hull and East Riding Performance Centre where they will benefit from the best coaches in the area and the opportunity to progress to the highest levels in the sport of badminton.

We have a number of Badminton England Registered coaches who supervise all sessions. All the coaches are DBS checked and in addition, have attended courses on Safeguarding and First Aid.

Junior players will have the opportunity to play in Local Junior Leagues and play in a variety of different tournaments.

Subscriptions for all Monday night sessions are £35.00 per term. Subscription for Tuesday night sessions are £42.00 per term. Payment in full for each term by the second Club Night of that term would be much appreciated.

 

Player Profiles

Oliver Stapleton

I am 16 and in Year 12 at Longcroft Sixth Form.  

I started playing badminton at Beverley when I was 10.  I started playing on the Badminton England Junior circuit in October 2016 and was picked to play for Yorkshire Juniors in February 2017.  I have been coaching at Beverley Badminton Club Monday night junior sessions since December 2019 and have recently passed my BE Foundation Award in Coaching.

In addition to now competing on the Senior and U19 Gold Badminton England Circuits, I have also started to compete in Junior Internationals.  My first international tournament was the Lithuanian U17 International, where I reached the quarter finals in doubles.  I also played in the Cyprus International, where I reached the semi-finals in singles, doubles and mixed to win 3 bronze medals.

I play 1st Singles, and some doubles, for the Yorkshire Seniors 4th team in the BE Senior County Championship.  It has been a great experience as I have played against senior international players.  I have learnt a lot and enjoyed every moment of it.  I also play singles for the Hull Allsorts A team in the Yorskhire League and level doubles and mixed for Beverley Badminton Club in the Hull and District League.

This year has seen a lot of changes to my training.  As well as training at the club,  I have been selected to train at the Sheffield Performance Centre where I get to train with many England international players/coaches. I have also changed my 1-to-1 coach and the regular sessions have enabled me to move from being ranked 199th in the country to now being 61st for singles. I also travel to Oxford, where I train with the U19 National Champion and a group of other elite players.

For singles, I am currently ranked 10th in the National U18  rankings and 61st in the full senior rankings. In Yorkshire, I am ranked 2nd at U18s, 3rd for U19s and 4th for Seniors.

 

2019-20 Season

Li Ning Cyprus U17 International Dec 19)- 3rd place in Singles, doubles and mixed
Lithuanian U17 International Oct 19)- Quarter-finals in doubles
Harrogate Senior Silver (Sept 19)- Quarter-finals in singles
Nottingham Senior Gold  (Feb 20)- Singles last 16
Wimbledon U19 Gold (Oct 19)- Quarter finals in mixed doubles, Singles last 16
Badminton England Foundation Award in Coaching (March 2020)

Previous seasons

U18 Yorkshire Restricted (Sept 18)- Singles Runner Up
U16 Most Improved Yorkshire player (July 18)
U16 Yorkshire Open (May 2018)- Singles Runner-Up
U16 Cheshire Open (April 18)- Singles Runner-Up
U17 Nottingham (March 18)- Singles Winner
U17 Cumbria (Dec 17)- Singles & Doubles Winner
U17 Cheshire (Dec 17)- Singles & Doubles Winner
U17 Lancashire (Nov 17)- Singles Winner
U17 Northumberland (Oct 17)- Singles & Doubles Winner
U16 Yorkshire Special award (July 17)

Lucy Walker

 I am 14 years old and I am in Year 10 at Longcroft School.

I started playing at Beverley Badminton Club  at the age of 8 and was selected to play for Yorkshire from the age of 10.  I also attend the Hull Performance Centre twice a week for training and travel to Pontefract once a month for Yorkshire training.

This season I played for the first team for Yorkshire in the Under 16’s Shires League and I have been selected for the mixed first team this season for Beverley where we compete in the Hull & District League.

I am currently ranked No.2 in singles, doubles and mixed for Yorkshire U16.

 

2019-20 Season

Durham U19 Silver – Silver in doubles
Yorkshire Restricted U16 – Gold in doubles and mixed
Yorkshire U16 – Silver in doubles
Northumberland U17 Silver – Gold in singles
Lancashire U15 Silver – Gold in doubles and mixed 
Yorkshire Under 15 Silver – Gold in doubles, silver in mixed
Notts Outlaws U17 Silver – Silver in doubles
Northumberland U17 Silver – Silver in doubles
Yorkshire Under 19 Bronze – Silver doubles

Previous seasons

Lancashire Under 15- Silver in singles, Silver in doubles and Silver in mixed
Northumberland under 17- Silver in singles and bronze in doubles
Warwickshire Under 14- Gold in doubles
Lancashire Under 14-Bronze in doubles
Yorkshire Under 14- Bronze in doubles
Tees Valley Under 15- Silver in doubles
Leicestershire Under 15- Bronze in mixed
Yorkshire restricted Under 16- Silver in singles
Northumberland Under 19- Silver in Singles and doubles

Owen Walker

 

I am 17 years old and I am in Year 12 at St Mary’s College in Hull.  I started playing at Beverley Badminton Club at the age of 9 and was selected to play for Yorkshire from the age of 10.

I also attend the Hull Performance Centre twice a week for training and travel to Pontefract once a month for Yorkshire training. This season I have played for Yorkshire 4th squad in the seniors league and have really enjoyed it.

2019-20 Season

Ranked in Yorkshire for under 19’s- No 4 in singles, No 2 in doubles
Yorkshire Senior Copper – Gold in doubles
Hull Senior Copper – Gold in doubles
Yorkshire Senior Bronze- Silver in singles

Previous seasons

Ranked in Yorkshire for under 18’s- No 9 in singles, No 5 in doubles and No 5 in mixed. Represented Yorkshire in Shires League, RIO and ICT.
Tees Valley Under 17’s- Silver in doubles
Nottingham Under 17’s- Silver in singles & Bronze in doubles
Cumbria Under 19’s- Gold in doubles & Bronze in mixed in 
Hull senior tournament- Silver in mixed
Northumberland Under 19’s- Bronze in singles, Silver in doubles and mixed.

MADELINE STAPLETON

I am 13 years old and in Year 8 at Beverley High School.

I currently compete on the Badminton England U15 circuit and play for the Yorkshire U16 second team in the Shire’s League.  I have played for Yorkshire in two Anglo-Scottish tournaments (One at U14 and one at U16) and we won both.  I also played for Yorkshire in the Lothian Invitational, where my partner and I won the silver medal in the doubles and Yorkshire won the team event. I have also played in the Cyprus Youth International at U15 level, finishing in the last 16 in singles, doubles and mixed.

I play for Beverley Badminton Club Mixed team in the Hull and District League.  In addition, I play in the Beverley High School KS3 team, where we have won the bronze medal in the regional round in the National Schools Badminton Competition, qualifying as Humberside Champions two-years running.

I train at the Beverley Club once a week and at Hull Performance Centre twice a week, plus I have training with the Yorkshire U16 squad once a month at Pontefract. I also train in Sheffield during the holidays.

2019-20 Season

 

Yorkshire U15 Silver – Bronze in doubles
Yorkshire U15 Bronze – Silver in doubles, bronze in singles and mixed
Lancashire U15 Bronze – Silver in singles and doubles,  bronze in mixed 
Cyprus Youth International U15 – Last 16 in singles, doubles and mixed
Anglo-Scottish U16 Tournament (Yorkshire Team) – Winners
National Schools KS3 Comp. Regional Round (Beverley High School) – 3rd place
National Schools KS3 Comp. County Round (Beverley High School) – Winners
Hull & District U15 Tournament – Gold in singles and doubles

Previous seasons

 

Lothian U14 Invitational – Bronze in doubles
Lothian U14 Invitational Team Event (Yorkshire Team) – Runners-up
Anglo-Scottish U14 Tournament (Yorkshire Team) – Winners