Term 3 Shuttle Time Primary Schools Competition

Term 3 Shuttle Time Primary Schools Competition

We are looking for your school kids to get involved in badminton next Term! The Manawatu Badminton Term 3 Primary Schools Competition is being held in Central Energy Trust Arena Manawatu in August and September. We supply all rackets and shuttles for the players so all they need to do is turn up. Badminton is a great indoor sport – ideal for winter time! This sport encourages speed, agility and hand-eye coordination.

Badminton Manawatu will offer 2 free coaching sessions to any school who enters teams so contact us now to book in your teams and coaching sessions.

Key Details

Date: Tue 30 Jul to Tue 24 Sep 2024 (8 weeks)
Venue: CET Arena 4, 61 Pascal Street, Palmerston North
Who: Open to Yr4, Yr5 and Yr6 players from all local schools
Cost: $100(+GST) per team
Time: 3:30pm-5.30pm
Teams: 2 players per team (boys, girls or mixed)
Players: Entry via your school
Schools: Registration form here

Deadline: Mon 1 Jul

: Please contact James at <james@manawatubadminton.org.nz>

Competition Rules
Grading Games may happen on the first night of the competition! Players are asked to bring their own/school rackets and water (make sure they your rackets are named). We will have some Manawatu Badminton rackets available for players to use.  We supply all match shuttles for the competition and if a new one is required please ask at the check-in desk.

All players should familiarize themselves with the rules of singles and doubles & the lines of a badminton court as all teams must score their own matches (we provide a match sheet with counting table and rules will be available at the desk for all helpers).

All players will play 1 singles game and 1 doubles game per tie with 2 ties per day. Games are to 21 only (no extended scoring).

Every week the teams must check-in at the Registration desk. If a team does not turn up they will default their game and the team that has turned up will get all the points.  If a team turns up with only 1 player, we will try to source a substitute on the day but that team may still default the game.  All teams can use substitutes throughout the competition except for Finals Day – players must have taken part in the competition prior to finals day. Please ensure to organize your substitute prior to the match days and always remind them closer to the day.  Throughout the competition we will be keeping an eye on the progress of the teams and their results. We will monitor the results and make a decision half-way through the competition as to whether promotion/relegation is required in the divisions. Teams should try to have a sub for any cover needed.

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.