Under 17:


This squad, for those players born in 2002 or later, is a selected group.

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

The under 17 (U17) age group squad trains at the Springvale Stadium Extension on Monday nights between 7-00pm and 9-00pm. 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.

19 February is the start date for the 2018 season. The sessions run from 6-00pm to 8-00pm.

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

U17 team competition involves teams consisting of a minimum of 4 girls and 4 boys. A Tie  has 4 girls singles matches, 4 boys singles matches, 2 girls doubles matches, 2 boys doubles matches and 4 mixed doubles matches. A total of 16 matches.

Wanganui enters a team in the Central Region Teams Competition and, and if there are enough players, in the Badminton NZ Competition.

The Central Region competition involves 2 Sundays of play. The 2018 dates for the competition to be held in Palmerston North are Sunday 27 May and in Wanganui on Sunday 17 June. On each date 3 teams will be played.

The Badminton NZ Teams Competition is again being held in Palmerston North during the July holidays - Sunday 8 July to Wednesday 11 July.

Players also have a choice of playing in individual-based regional tournaments. Central Region Associations hosting U17 tournaments include Wanganui (23 September), Taranaki (held in Wanganui) (16 June) and Wellington North (25-26 August). The Wellington North tournament doubles as the North Island Champs.

The New Zealand Championships will be held in Auckland from (Monday-Thursday) 8-11 October 2018.

Refer to the Documents tab to see the 2018 Badminton New Zealand Calendar.