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North Foreland Regional Badminton Association
2015 / 2016 Season

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North Foreland area is situated within North East Kent, England, covering towns and cities such as Broadstairs, Birchington, Canterbury, Faversham, Herne Bay, Margate, Minster, Sandwich, Westgate and Whitstable

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These  pages are maintained to keep members informed of activities arranged by the Association and to provide results of league matches played in all North Foreland divisions.


League Tables List Of Clubs Reference Material Tournaments
Junior Section Committee General Letters




Team applications are to be submitted by the13th August,
blank forms are available to download in 'Word' format if required.
The aim is to issue the new division structure around the time of the late summer Bank Holiday – 29th August. Read more.....


Forthcoming Events

Annual Kent Junior Restricted Badminton Tournament
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September 2016
See junior section for more information


Recently Held Events



The AGM was held on Tuesday 28th June 2016 at Polo Farm, Canterbury.
Draft minutes have been produced and can be viewed (pdf format) by clicking the following link.

AGM 2016 draft minutes.


Inter-Club Event
7th May 2016

Following the success of last year's tournament we kept the same format for this season. It was great that we had 12 teams – the best fit for the venue,
Ursuline College, Westgate, and time.

Run in two groups of 6 teams the final order of the teams was derived from the ratio of points for and points against.
Congratulations go to Invicta/Pilgrims club who came out on top. They entered 3 teams – clearly a club with plenty of keen players.
It was a long day – from 10.00am to 6.00pm – a good work-out for the players and quite busy for those on the desk. It was great to see a hall full of people really enjoying playing.

Results summary:- 






Inv/Pilgrims A










Inv/Pilgrims C





Inv/Pilgrims B





Kings Road





Alpha B










Faversham A





Faversham B










Alpha A





Apollo (C)






Inter-Regional Competition


North Foreland Win Division Two.

The senior event was held on the 24th April and in Division 2 North Foreland were clear winners, losing only 4 matches overall.

The winning North Foreland team was:

Julie Kennedy      Lesley Darlington      Helen Mattock
Sarah Vine          Tanya Niedzielski      Rachel Napier
Alex Skilton        Mike Barham            Ben Englefield
Ethan Solly         Tom Gill-Pratt

Results for all teams and report can be viewed in pdf format by clinking on the links below:

Senior Report.
Senior Results Summary
Senior Results List


The junior event was on the 17th of April and the results for all teams  can be viewed in pdf format by clinking on the links below:

Junior Results Summary
Junior Results List



Clubs in North Foreland Badminton Association

Club Area Club Area
Ajax Walmer Herne Bay Sports Herne Bay
Alpha Ramsgate Invicta-Pilgrims Canterbury
Apollo (Ash) Ashford Kennington (Ash) Ashford
Apollo (Can) Canterbury Kings Road Herne Bay
Betteshanger Dover Manwood Road Juniors Sandwich
Christ Church University Canterbury Minster Minster
Dane Court Broadstairs Racqueteers Canterbury
Falcons Juniors Faversham Rovers Canterbury
Faversham Faversham The Kings Canterbury
Hartsdown Park Margate Westgate Birchington
Herne Bay Juniors Herne Bay Wyndgate Folkestone

Please click here for more information about the above clubs.


Electronic Match Score Card
(based on Excel spreadsheet)

Terry Jemmet has produced RPS electronic match score cards.
Note: 6 player card has been updated since start of this season.

Current versions are:
4 player last updated 26 August 2011
6 player last updated 07 October 2011
Composite last updated 26 August 2011
Please replace your existing blank copies with any
new versions.

 A blank copy of each of these cards can be downloaded from the Reference Material section of this web site


2015/16 Season

League Table    Individual Club Match Results

Dated 24th May 2016 (issue 9 -  final table for 15/16 season)

(League Table Archive)


Other Activities


Summer Clubs

Faversham Badminton Club
Every Tuesday 19:00 to 22:00
Queen Elizabeth School Sports Hall, Abbey Place,
 Faversham, ME13 7BQ
Starting on the 10th of May and continuing every Tuesday until the end of August. Cost for summer season: £45 per person or £5 per evening. For further information please email:

Herne Bay Sports Badminton Club
Every Sunday: 19:00=21:00
from May – September 2016
At: The Judo Club Station Approach (alongside the railway station), Station Road Herne Bay CT6 5QJ
Cost £5 per person or £50 for the whole summer

Rovers Badminton Club
Every Tuesday 19:30 to 21:30
at Canterbury Sports and Fitness Centre
(new name for the Canterbury College Sports Hall
 - Rovers' usual venue).
Cost is £5 per person. Starts 10th may and will continue throughout the summer until further notice.


Dave Gardner our longstanding league secretary and treasurer has been presented with a Badminton England Long Service Award. The award was presented to Dave at the Kent Inter-Regional Badminton Tournament by Geoff Rofe of Badminton England.

The award is in recognition for over 40 years’ service to Badminton in the Kent and the local North Foreland league.

Dave has been the Secretary of the local North Foreland league for near on 40 years and during this time has helped organise County games in our Region, run local tournaments and of course the local leagues. 

He has also run and organised, on behalf of Kent Badminton, the Senior and Junior Inter-Regional events for the various badminton regions of Kent.  He is also in charge of sanctioning all tournaments in the Kent area.

Recently he has been involved with Canterbury City Council to organise the setting up of beginner courses for Canterbury/Herne Bay residents, the setting up of Pay and Play Clubs (these are at The Kings and Herne Bay High School) and the setting up of the Canterbury Badminton Network to try and encourage more people into the sport of Badminton.

During all of this time Dave has been and still is a loyal member of Kings Road Badminton Club in Herne Bay playing regularly over the years in the mixed/mens teams and has held the post of Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary in the club.

Dave has made an enormous contribution to badminton in our area.
We have all as badminton players benefited over the years from his organisational skills, tireless work and commitment to the North Foreland Regional Badminton Association whether it be playing in the league or tournaments.

Congratulations Dave on a very well deserved award.


No Strings Badminton Sessions
(Pay and Play)

For players who would like to just turn up somewhere to have a game of badminton but who are not perhaps ready or do not wish to join a club then there are ‘pay and play’ sessions available in the area. They can be found in Canterbury, Margate, Herne Bay, Whitstable plus other locations.
For details of sessions near you please visit


Badminton Sessions
running at King’s(Canterbury)

No Strings badminton Wednesdays 10am-12noon.
Please click on image for more information.

We also run a Wheelchair No Strings Badminton session on Thursdays (20.00-21.30)


Contact:- Nick Holden email: n.holden@kingsrecreation.co.uk


Level 1 and 2 Coaching Courses (Canterbury)

These courses are now available to book online.

Venue: The King's School Recreation Centre, 1 St Stephen's Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7HU

UKCC Level 1

Day, Date, Start - Finish Times
Day 1, 03/09/2016, 9.30am - 4.30pm
Day 2, 04/09/2016, 9.30am - 4.30pm
Day 3, 18/09/2016, 9.30am - 4.30pm
The course will cost £215 for BE members and £225 for non members.
o book onto this course Click Here or complete and return the booking form to coaching@badmintonengland.co.uk
Please note to attend a level 1 coaching course candidates must be at least 16years old.

UKCC Level 2

Day, Date, Start - Finish Times
Day 1, 22/10/2016, 9.00am - 5.00pm
Day 2, 23/10/2016, 9.00am - 5.00pm
Day 3, 20/11/2016, 9.00am - 5.00pm
Day 4, 08/01/2017, 9.00am - 5.00pm
The course will cost £355 for coaching register members, £370 for BE members and £380 for non members
To book onto this course Click Here or complete and return the booking form to coaching@badmintonengland.co.uk
Please note to attend a level 2 coaching course candidates must have completed a level 1 course and be at least 18years old.





Badminton England CRB verifier.

Philip Chipperfield
a Badminton England CRB verifier.
If you wish to take
advantage of his service he can be  contacted on philipchipash@aol.com


Cash 4 Clubs

Any sports clubs that are registered with their sports National Governing Body or local authority can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the Cash 4 Clubs grants scheme.

Click for more information.

Canterbury Community Badminton Network

The first newsletter for this group has now been published and can be viewed in pdf format by clicking on the link below.

CCBN newsletter Iss 1 November 2015


North Foreland area is situated within North East Kent, England, covering towns and cities such as Broadstairs, Birchington, Canterbury, Faversham, Herne Bay, Margate, Minster, Sandwich, Westgate and Whitstable

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Last updated: 27 July 2016

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