Welcome to the East Sussex Junior Badminton Academy
NEW DATE: Due to Lockdown#2 we have had to cancel the November 22nd session but have added December 13th.
ESJBA was the first ‘development’ group in the County and is now one of the largest in Sussex, providing a safe and professional environment for players that fall just below County acceptance. Each year many of our players go on to achieve the next step as a County player and some decide to continue their training with both ourselves and the Sussex county Juniors. ESJBA work closely with Sussex Junior Badminton and some of our coaches either work with or have worked with SCJB in the past.
For a comprehensive Introduction to the East Sussex Junior Badminton Academy CLICK HERE
NOTICE: As of 24 July ESJBA will be known as the ‘East Sussex Junior Badminton Academy’.
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ESJBA join the Badminton England ‘Big Hit’ initiative with two Open Days in September.’ We started our new season by taking part in Badminton England’s Big Hit Campaign by holding our first two sessions as ‘Open Days’. We have also increased our number of training sessions from 15 to 22, plus have a new venue at the Ark Academy, Hastings. With our main sponsors, Wrightsure Insurances plus a grant from The Sussex Community Foundation we are able to provide these at a considerable discount to all youngsters
Coaches take Disability Course in Canterbury
ESJBA – OUR AIMS
ESJBA is a non-profit making organisation, run and organised by a management committee comprising of volunteers. We are affiliated to Badminton England. ESJBA incorporate the Districts and Boroughs of Wealden, Lewes, Hastings, Eastbourne, Rother, and Brighton.
ESJBA respond annually, both pro-actively and re-actively by meeting the fluctuating demands such as, numbers, ages and locations of young players within East Sussex.
The object of the Academy is to encourage the development of badminton in East Sussex, and managing of its Squads. We also aim to support progression in badminton and ultimately this often means a player improving sufficiently to be selected for the Sussex County squads. Each year many of our players go on to achieve this next step and some decide to continue training with both ourselves and Sussex. We are there to provide the additional training with professional coaching for those players that require more experience and knowledge of the sport to pursue their ambitions.
As of July 19th
· No legal limits on social contact
· All play permitted
· All tournaments permitted
· No maximum group size.
· No limits on spectators numbers
· Use of changing rooms is permitted *
· Face coverings are no longer required *
Although the government has allowed us to return to normal play there are several considerations badminton clubs, coaches and groups
need to bear in mind i.e. Self Isolation & Track and Trace.
*Face coverings are no longer required by law, but it is recommended that we should continue to wear them in crowded and enclosed settings.
*Participants and coaches are not required to wear a face covering while taking part in activity. However we will still be required to follow the guidance of your venue and any local recommendations. The use of changing rooms is permitted but you should also follow your venue’s guidance.
It is still advised that we should continue the guidance of washing hands regularly and maintain social distances whenever possible.
As another measure all our coaches will have had one or two of their Covid vaccinations and/or take a self‐test at least two days prior to any session