LJMU Badminton Club is one big family and you can be part of it. Whatever your ability, we welcome social players who just want to take part just for the fun and competitive players all with varying levels of experience. Whether you want to play for exercise, to socialise or to compete on behalf of the university, then we’re the club for you!
LJMU’s home sporting venue is IM Marsh Sports Centre which is around a 30minute bus ride from the City Centre and a 12 minute train journey from various Liverpool City Centre stations.
Friday 5pm – 8pm – Club Sessions
If you are unsure about where to go and how to get there, on the first few sessions of the first semester members of committee will be able to meet you at the Bus Station and Liverpool Central Station to direct new members to the venue.
Why You Should Join Us:
Members of LJMU Badminton are a very strong group of students who become close knit community! It allows students an opportunity to have fun and not think about the stress surrounding their course.
For many the social side of joining a sports club at university is incredibly important and we don’t disappoint. The Social Secretaries are responsible for organising events at least once every two weeks. These include; nights out, meals/drinks after training, movie-nights at the local FACT Picturehouse and many more “one-off” events.
These run every Friday 5pm-8pm and provide time for players of all levels to have matches with each other in either a singles or doubles format and produces a sociable atmosphere for all members. It also provides a chance for players to improve their game and confidence if their aim is to represent the university on one of our teams.
LJMU competes every Wednesday in the British Universities and Colleges Sport League (BUCS). As a university we have entered a Mens 1st Team, Mens 2nd Team and Ladies 1st Team for the 2018/19 league. We are also part of a local district league in which mixed games are also played. To be able to represent LJMU against other universities in the country and local clubs is a brilliant opportunity and as a result, all potential team players will be chosen from those individuals who attend the two trial dates (TBA). These trials will not be anything to worry about, they will just involve both singles and doubles match play to determine your ability and more importantly give you a chance to show us what you’ve got!
Last Year’s Achievements:
Last year (2017/18), we were awarded the Club achievement of the year by the SU. The Men’s 1st team was also able to get promoted within their division and were a tiebreaker away from the Northern Conference Cup Finals. The Woman’s 1st team were able to finish strong mid-table with great improvement from a lot of new players, and the Men’s 2nd team were able to finish 2nd in their division. As a club we are delighted with these results and hope that we are able to keep improving.
The membership fee is £55.00 for the whole year. This includes:
-Training sessions each week
-BUCS League Fees
-Transport to BUCS matches
and any additional costs incurred by events.
There will be no additional costs and the first 3 sessions will be free to allow you to have a taster of university badminton before you decide to become a member.
Lorna Munro – President
Emily White – Vice President
General Email - firstname.lastname@example.org