COVID-19 Update – Tue 2 Mar

Dear Badminton Community,

The NZ Government have announced that the Manawatu region moved into Alert Level 2 at 6am on Sun 28 Feb for a period of 7 days.

Please read below for how this impacts our events that you may be involved in over this week:

  • Masters Rep Trials (Sun 28 Feb) – Postponed.
    • Masters / Vets / Super-Vets trials will now be Sun 7 Mar & Sun 14 Mar, subject to Manawatu being in Alert Level 1. Alternative venues for use during Alert Level 2 are also being explored.
  • Meet the Coaches (Tue 2 Mar) – u13 & u15 Going Ahead. U17 & u19 Postponed.
    • U13 & u15 Meet the Coaches will take place at the NEW TIME of 6pm at Marist Clubrooms this week. There will NOT be any pizza and tracksuits will not be distributed under Alert Level 2. Players & parents may bring food with them but must take all rubbish home.
    • The u17 & u19 age groups have been postponed to ensure that we remain under the 100-person gathering limit in the venue. U17 & u19 meet the coaches shall now take place at the start of training next week at 5:30pm-6pm at PNINS (Tue 9 Mar)
  • Senior Rep Trials (Wed 3 Mar) – Going Ahead.
    • These trials have been moved to the Feilding Civic Centre 6:30pm-9pm. A later start to allow everyone more time to arrive on time. Any junior or non-drivers needing transport, please ask another trialist or contact us and we can help.
  • Year 5-8 School Comp (Thu 4 Mar) – Cancelled.
    • We have not been able to secure additional venue/courts. Given the anticipated number of participants and limited space in the only venue available to us, we have decided to cancel the competition this week. We will look at incorporating extra matches during the remaining weeks, to balance out the competition.
  • TNBL (Thu 4 Mar) – Going Ahead.
    • Proceeding under Alert Level 2 conditions in Arena 3 for all those teams scheduled to play.
  • Shuttle Time Badge Course (Fri 5 Mar) – Postponed.
    • We are not able to play at PNINS during Alert Level 2. We will run an extra week at the start of Term 2, meaning the end date is now Fri 14 May.
  • Masters Rep Trials (Sun 7 Mar) – Going ahead.
    • The Masters / Vets / Super-Vets trials will now be held at Feilding Civic Centre on Sun 7 Mar at 4pm-7pm. We hope that sun 14 Mar trials will be held at PNINS during Alert Level 1.

Please familiarise yourselves with NZ Government guidelines and MBA COVID-19 protocol during Alert Level 2:

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

TNBL Round 2

Please see below for the Draw for Round 2:
– Week 1 – 25 Feb (only half of teams playing in ARENA 3)
– Week 2 – 4 Mar (only half of teams playing in ARENA 3)
– Week 3 – 11 Mar
– Week 4 – 18 Mar
No play on 25 Mar
– Week 5 – 1 Apr
– Week 6 – 8 Apr

Draw available on Tournament Software HERE

COVID-19 Update: Mon 15 Feb 2021

The government announced on Sunday 14 February at 7pm that our region will go into Alert Level 2 until midnight on Wednesday 17 February 2021.

Here is a summary of the status of each programme operating during this time period:

  • Junior Rep Trials (u13s & u15s at Arena): TBC
  • Junior Rep Trials (u17s & u19s at PNINS): TBC
  • Shuttle Time Years 5-8 School Competition (Thursdays at Arena): TBC
  • Sunday ‘open’ Session (Sundays at PNINS): TBC
  • Technical Coaching Session (Fri 19 Feb at PNINS): TBC
  • Central Region Development Camp 1 (Sat 20 & Sun 21 Feb at Cornerstone): TBC

This page will be regularly updated as we are provided information from NZ Government and are able to gather information from venues and participants where necessary.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our team:

  • Schools / Events / Reps –
  • General –
  • Shuttle Time –

Updates on the COVID-19 situation in NZ can be found here:

More information on the Alert Level system and what this means can be found here: