County Trial Dates
We have been enquiring through Surrey County about the trial dates and age qualification for various 'junior' age groups.
Badminton England have changed the age qualification from the old 'U11, U13, U15 and U17' to, respectively: U12, U14, U16 and U18. To qualify within these age groups, players must be born during the years as follows: U12: 2008/2009, U14: 2006/2007, U16: 2004/2005 and U18: 2002/2003. From this you will see that an extended period is applied for development.
At the trials, there will be strong competition; (e.g. even players accepted last year are not guaranteed a place this year); so non-acceptance must be seen in perspective - feedback from the experience will be useful to you.
Should you decide to apply for a trial place, please contact the appropriate Surrey coach and let us know how you get on so that we can include this in our club planning and monitor progress.
U14: DATES AND TIMES TBC - PLEASE CHECK WITH CONTACT
Contact: Tom Saunders, email: firstname.lastname@example.org , Tel: 07413 292595.
Trial dates: Thurs 5th and 12th September, times: 6.00-8.00
Venue: Blenheim High School, Epsom.
U16: DATES AND TIMES TBC - PLEASE CHECK WITH CONTACT
Contact: Sam Phillips, email: email@example.com , Tel: Can be contacted at Wimbledon at certain times - 0208 9475806.
Trial dates: Mon 2nd and 9th September, times: 6.00-8.00pm.
Venue: Epsom College.
U18: DATES AND TIMES TBC - PLEASE CHECK WITH CONTACT
Contact: Hayley Adcock, email: firstname.lastname@example.org , Tel: 07800 889214.
Trial dates: Not arranged yet but usually in September. Sessions on Wednesdays, 6.00-8.00pm.
Venue: Surrey Sports Park, Guildford.
DATES AND TIMES TBC.