Junior Badminton – Representative Teams

The Junior Development Committee (JDC) runs our representative teams.
For queries please contact the JDC Secretary, Joshua Curry at shuttletime@manawatubadminton.org.nz

2019 Junior Trials
U13 & U15 – 26th Feb, 5th & 12th Mar in CET Arena 4 at 5:30-7:30pm
U17 – 26th Feb, 5th & 12th Mar in PNINS at 5:30-7:30pm
U19 – 27th Feb, 6th & 13th Mar in PNINS at 5:30-7:30pm

Selection of teams will follow shortly after trials. Once selected to take-part in our junior squads, players will typically attend 2-hour coaching sessions once a week. Here they will learn technique, tactics and gain an abundance of experience by playing tournaments. Some of our major team tournaments are Nationals in July and the Central Regions – more information on this can be found here. Actions shots and news on our facebook page!

2019 Junior Representative Information

  • Under 13 Reps
    Squad Training will be held on Tuesdays from 5.30pm-7.30pm in Arena Manawatu
    All the U13 players are required to be available for the following team competitions:-
    April- June annually – Central Regions Teams Comp (PN). 

    July – NZ UnderAge Team Championships (PN)
    There are a number of Individual Competitions that we strongly encourage each player to enter. The more tournaments you play the better you will get.
  • Under 15 Reps
    Squad training will be held on Tuesday’s from 5.30pm-7.30pm in the Ballroom, B&M Centre, PN. U15 players will compete at a number of events from April through to September
    All the U15 players are required to be available for the following team competitions.
    April-June Central Regions Teams Comp. 

    July – NZ UnderAge Team Championships (PN)

    There are a number of Individual Competitions that we strongly encourage each player to enter.  The more tournaments you play the better you will get. You also earn player points and the more of these you get the less likely you are to meet top players in the early rounds, of if you get enough you will gain a seeding and therefore your chances of progressing in a tournament greatly increase.
  • Under 17 Reps
    Squad training will be held on Tuesday’s from 5.30pm-7.30pm in PNINS Gym Hall, PN. U17 players will compete at a number of events from April through to September
    All the U17 players are required to be available for the following team competitions.
    April-June – Central Regions Teams Comp.
    July – NZ UnderAge Teams Championships (PN)

    There are a number of Individual Competitions that we strongly encourage each player to enter. The more tournaments you play the better you will get. You also earn player points and the more of these you get the less likely you are to meet top players in the early rounds, of if you get enough you will gain a seeding and therefore your chances of progressing in a tournament greatly increase.
  • Under 19 Reps
    U19 players train with the Senior Squad on Wednesdays. These players can trial for a place on our senior teams which play in Badminton New Zealand Competitions.
    July – NZ UnderAge Teams Championships (PN)
    U19 teams compete in the Central Regions Competition annually (Apr-June).