Under 15:

This squad is a selected group.

Enquiries: contact Graham Feist  Phone: 342 1852 or 027 6588 680

The under 15 (U15) age group squad trains at the Springvale Stadium Extension on Monday nights between 5-30pm and 7-30pm. This squad starts in late February and continues through the school terms to finish at the end of Term 3. No sessions are held during the school holidays.

Training sessions involve coaching in all aspects of badminton plus competitive matches.

U15 team competition involves teams consisting of a minimum of 4 girls and 4 boys. A Tie consists of 4 boys singles matches, 4 girls singles matches, 2 boys doubles matches, 2 girls doubles matches and 4 mixed doubles matches: a total of 16 matches.

Wanganui enters a team in both the Central Region Teams Competition and the Badminton NZ Competition.

The Central Region competition involves 2 Sundays of play at Palmerston North. On each date 3 teams are played. 

The New Zealand Teams Competition is held at Palmerston North during the July school holidays. 

Players also have a choice of playing in individual-based regional tournaments. 

Whanganui U15s Open to be held on 23 AND 24 Sept 

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1. Entry by electronic means is deemed to be acceptance of these conditions.

2.  The age eligibility is: born in either 2009, 2010, 2011 or 2012.

3. The rules of play shall be those of the BWF.

4. Play will start at 9.00am each day with singles events then a round of XD on Saturday followed by mixed doubles and then the doubles on Sunday.

5. RSL Supreme shuttles will be used for all matches.

6.  Scoring will be as per the current BWF regulations.

7. This event will be played using the Alternative Service Law 9.1.6

    a) the whole shuttle shall be below the server’s waist at the instant of being hit by the server’s racket. The waist shall be considered to be an imaginary line around the body, level with the lowest part of the server’s bottom rib.

    b) the shaft and the racket head of the server’s racket at the instant of hitting the shuttle shall be pointing in a downwards direction.

8.  Players must act as umpires or line-judges when requested.

9.  A Plate event will be held for all events run on the knock-out basis and entry is automatic for the losers of their first match. Players wishing to withdraw must advise the Tournament Controller immediately after their first match loss. If a player defaults, withdraws or retires (does not complete) their first match, they are not eligible for the plate. Classic and Consolation Plates may be held for singles events if time permits.

10. Players clothing must comply with the BNZ Clothing Code.

11. Up to 12 courts will be used intertwined with the u17 Open.

12.   Entry can only be made online. Online access is through the websites of either Badminton Whanganui or Badminton NZ.

www.sporty.co.nz/wanganuibadminton or www.badminton.org.nz.

Entries close on Friday 15 September 2023 at 23:59.

Payment is to be made to the Badminton Whanganui bank account:

Westpac Bank.  Whanganui      03 0791 0459490 00

Use your name or Player Number as the payment reference.

13. The draw will be made by Badminton Whanganui by 20 September. Seeding will be completed using the latest BNZ u15 National Rankings available at the date of entries closing.

View at  www.sporty.co.nz/wanganuibadminton or www.badminton.org.nz.

14. Entries for doubles and mixed doubles will not be accepted unless entries with full payment are received from both partners by the closing date (this excludes ‘partner required’ entries).

15. Replacements in doubles and mixed doubles events after the draw is published may be allowed only with the approval of the tournament organiser or Referee. Replacement players can only be sought from players already entered in the tournament.

16. Players withdrawing after entries have closed will not be eligible for a refund unless a medical certificate is submitted at the time of withdrawal.

Players may withdraw from individual events without being required to withdraw from all events.

17. A $10 administration fee will be deducted from all refunds.

18.  By entering this event the player hereby agrees and acknowledges:

   That any person shall have the right to: photograph and/or record on video all and any games or practice conducted during the course of the event, retain such recordings for their own use of whatsoever nature, distribute such recordings to any other party, display such recordings during the event or any time thereafter, in any form whatsoever  (including, but not limited to: promotional displays of the organisers and/or the sponsors of the event or similar event, social network internets sites, the website(s) of the organisers and/or the sponsors of the event and of Badminton New Zealand) PROVIDED THAT no such recordings shall be used or retained for any illegal immoral or unseemly use or purpose; 

   To abide by the conditions of entry of the tournament and consent to the collection of the above details by Badminton Whanganui for the purposes of organising the 2023 Whanganui u15 Open and for Badminton Whanganui to retain and use this information;

 And that they retain the right to access and correct any of this information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993.

19. Players compete at their own risk. No responsibility will be accepted for any injury received during this tournament.

For further information contact:

Simone Geange:   Ph: 022 3087162   Email: [email protected]


Cost for:      3 events entered is:          $75.00

                        2 events entered is:          $64.00

                    1 event entered is:            $52.00

                        (Fees are inclusive of the BNZ levy of $15)