TeamBU Sports Brief

At SportBU we have men’s and women’s competitive badminton teams that compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) league and trophy competitions.

Coaching Informationmale-s

The club is coached by Martin Wells (Level 2 qualified, former U19 England National Coach, current Performance Centre Advisor for Badminton England) and Joe Wright (Level 2 Qualified and Head Coach at Top Racket Badminton Club), if you would like to find out more about badminton opportunities at Bournemouth please contact Martin directly by emailing or Contact SportBU.

Leagues & Competition Information

For this season our men’s teams compete in the BUCS Tier 2A and 3A as well as the western Conference Cup. Our women’s teams compete in Tier 1A and 2A and the National Trophy and western Conference Cup.

Training & Conditioning

Times: Mondays 8.00pm – 10.00pm (men’s), Mondays 6.00pm – 8.00pm (women’s), Tuesdays 6:30pm – 8.00pm (mixed).

Location: Sports Hall, Talbot Campus.

As part of each team’s weekly training schedule additional specific sessions on flexibility, SAQ (Strength, Agility and Quickness) and fitness are provided by our Strength & Conditioning (S&C) team. Our coaches work alongside the S&C team to identify areas to focus this sports specific training to improve physical strength, power and performance.


Fixtures are played on Wednesdays in the Sports Hall, Talbot Campus, please come down to support our teams!

Key Achievements

Women’s badminton first team Conference Cup winners 2016/17.

Women’s badminton first team league winners 2018/19.

Men’s badminton first team league winners 2018/19.


Athletes who have played or competed at a regional, national or semi-professional standard will be eligible to Apply for a Scholarship to support them in their sport whilst at university. These are currently available to all new and returning UK students. Want more information on Scholarships before you apply, simply follow the link below:


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Additional Opportunities

BUCS Nationals – held in February each year at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield, the Badminton Individual Championships (singles and doubles) sees the country’s best university badminton players compete against one another.