CUBaC usually holds trials in week 1 of Michaelmas term.
Coronavirus notice: Subject to the advice issued by the government, the University Sports Service and Badminton England, we hope to hold trials on Saturday 10th October 2020 between 10:00-15:00. Information about signup will be released closer to the time. Keep a close eye on this page and our social media channels (FB, Insta) so you don't miss it!
If you miss the trials, you can get in contact with a captain who may in exceptional circumstances be able to organise an individual trial for you.
Otherwise, there is still a thriving College badminton league to get involved in.
Will CUBaC be playing next year, given the COVID-19 pandemic?
We expect that as soon as indoor sports are considered safe by the government, badminton will be allowed to resume subject to guidance from Badminton England. Hopefully this will be before the start of Michaelmas term, so we don't lose any playing time. In any case, we have a dedicated, capable committee which will ensure that we respond quickly to the guidance and miss as little badminton as possible.
Am I eligible to join CUBaC?
Club membership is open to all students of the University of Cambridge. We base our requirements on the BUCS eligibility requirements, upon which eligibility for the Varsity Match is also based. Unfortunately we do not have the training space to accept university members who are not eligible for BUCS. If you are uncertain about your eligibility, please don't hesitate to get in touch and we can read the small print together.
What's the standard like?
The Main Squad is a competitive standard - we have teams in both the BUCS league and the local South Cambridgeshire league (see competition). Most of these players have played badminton regularly for several years, at county level or equivalent. The Development Squad is aimed at those with potential to progress to the Main Squad - these players tend to be strong College league players who have previously lacked formal coaching.
How often do you train?
The Main Squad's weekly training programme includes 2-5 on-court sessions, strength & conditioning training, and matches in BUCS or local league. See training.
The Development Squad is for those who are almost at the standard of the Main Squad. This group trains once per week on Saturday mornings.
What about more casual badminton in Cambridge?
If you are a beginner or casual player, we recommend getting involved in college-level badminton instead. Colleges often have open club nights for casual play. There is also the College League and the Cuppers tournament, administered by CUBaC. Alternatively, you could play in a local club, names of which could be found on the BE Club Finder or the South Cambs League website.
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