Following the recent AGM, held at Sport BOP on Sunday 1st April
Delwyn Cooper is the BOPBA CoachForce Officer for BOPBA, she has also assumed the role of Secretary and Treasurer
Sue Stevens has accepted the nomination for President of the BOPBA
Leanne Fraser is the Vice President
Gary Cooper (Tauranga Badminton Club), Noel Stevens (Tauranga Badminton Club), Janice Body (Mount Badminton Club) and Jan Jones (whakatane Badminton Club) are committee members
Thanks to Tony Jackson for his efforts in 2011, he is unavailable for the committee in 2012
Bay of Plenty Badminton Annual General Meeting is being held at Sport BOP, Tauranga Office Boardroom, 406 Devonport Road on Sunday, 1st April @ 2.30pm.
This is an opportunity for coaches/players/teachers/parents to get a grasp on the basics of fundamental badminton skills through the BNZ Racqueteers Programme. The course is free and will last between 1 and 2 hours depending on numbers. To Register your interest or for further information please contact Tom or Delwyn on 0272124720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This sunday sees the most experienced player sin the Bay of Plenty take to the court to decide 2012s Masters and Veterans teams. If you are interested in trialing this year, please contact Tom by email at email@example.com or by phone on 07 5780016 ext 912. Trials start at 10am and hope to be finished by 2pm at the latest.
Saturday the 10th of September saw the Annual Bay of Plenty Badminton End of Season Awards night. This year it was Held at Te Puke Citizens club and guest speak was Badminton New Zealand CEO Nicki Martin. It was a chacne to celebrate the success of players accross the Bay from Junior to Senior (Picture Tristen Downs-Hetet- Most improved Player)
Forget Rugby World Cup for a moment, in just two days thousands of intermediate aged children from around the country will descend on Tauranga for the 2011 NZCT AIMS Games!More than 4,600 middle school students from 121 New Zealand schools are set to participate in theannual, week-long NZCT AIMS National Sporting Championships in Tauranga next week; making it the largest AIMS Games tournament staged since its beginnings eight years ago.
To See the Badminton Draw Click on More
Do you have excellent balance, hand eye co-ordination and natural athleticism? Do you want to explore and reach your full potential as a badminton player? Then come on down to the Central District Perofrmance Centre Trials on the 5th Septemeber, 5 pm at Rotorua Badminton Hall Tawera Place. Ages 8-17 Welcome come down to find out more.
Do you have excellent balance, hand eye co-ordination and natural athleticism?
Do you want to explore and reach your full potential as a badminton player? Then come on down to the Central District Perofrmance Centre Trials on the 5th Septemeber, 5 pm at Rotorua Badminton Hall Tawera Place. Ages 8-17 Welcome come down to find out more.
Bay of Plenty u15 and u17 team took the long trip to Palmerston North for their respective team and individual competitions. The u15s came 3rd in Division 2 and the u17s 4th in Division 2. Full report inside. Well done guys
Waikato/Bay of Plenty have won the Richard Purser Shield - u23 Regional Team Competition, for 2011 for the first time.
Bay of Plenty Players involved were Amy Wright, Kelly Stern and Dylan Henton with BOP's head coach Tom Armstrong the teams coach
Auckland were runner-up, Waitakere third, Mainland forth, North Harbour fifth and Central Region sixth.
Sunday the 5th july saw the u13 and u17 BOP Residential Championships take place in Rotorua. There was an excellent entry in all events and some thrilling badminton to entertain spectators and players a like Click more for tournament Reports
The BOP Junior Badminton Championships started with the u15s on sunday 26th June. See the report for details of final standings.
Congratulations to all winners and it is the turn of the u13s and u19s this sunday the 3rd July
The weekend of the 21st/22nd May saw the Bay of Plenty take a squad of players on the long trip down to the Taranaki Open in New Plymouth, a Badminton New Zealand Senior Circuit event. With BOP player taking 5 out of the 5 titles available.
The trip turned out to very successful, with the younger players in the team gaining valuable match experience ahead of the upcoming Slazenger event, where the Bay of Plenty will attempt to retain their status in the 2nd tier of New Zealand Badminton.
After a break of many years, the Bay of Plenty Residential Championship was held in Rotorua on sunday 17th April. It was great to see a good mix of youth and experience on display, with all competitors battling it out to be crowned best in the Bay. See article for results.
The Bay of Plenty Senior Teams for 2011 are now ready to be published. Click on more below to access the teams. The delay in finally publishing the teams on the website were due to some late team changes. Apologies for any inconvenience in the delay however all team members were notified many weeks ago.
This weekend (2nd/3rd April) saw a busy time for Bay of Plenty Badminton Association with a Badminton Have a GO Day featuring coaching and Exibition matches as well as club and coaching information taking place at the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre on Saturday. On the sunday, junior players converged on the QE Youth Centre to showcase their talents and book a spot on junior Representative Teams for 2011.
Ever wanted to play badminton but didn’t know where or how? Ever wanted to watch top New Zealand Players on your doorstep?! Ever wanted to receive free coaching from top coaches in the Bay. On the Saturday 2nd April 10am-1pm at QE2 there will be a Have a go day.
Rotorua Badminton Club is now running wednesday nights, juniors from 5.30-7pm followed by seniors 7-9pm. Contact Tony Jackson for more information on 3456904 or press on more below.
The 2011 Bay of Plenty Badminton Handbook is now available to download, here for free.
Bay of Plenty Badminton is now on Facebook. If you have a Facebook account add BayofPlenty Badminton as your friend and recieve upto date information on results, teams announcements and upcoming events that are happening around the Bay.
Committee members celebrated the end of another season with their final comittee meeting and BBQ at Sue and Noels
In the recent Annual King Counrty Energy Turangi Tongariro Sports Awards Ceremony, Turangi Badminton Club was awarded 'Club of the Year'
Congratualtions go to Delwyn Cooper for her award in the Sport BOP Waiariki Polytech Annual Sport award celebration.
Congratulations also go to Renee Ainsley, from the Utuhina club, who has been named as a reserve for the No 3 Team
They are ideal for parents, players and juniors.