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The Exeter & District Badminton League creates and administers Mens, Ladies and Mixed leagues, providing competitive play for club teams. They also run tournaments for singles and doubles players. Clubs in East Devon are listed, complete with contact details.
The Devon County Badminton Association is linked to Badminton England and oversees Badminton activities for the whole of Devon. It promotes the sport, organises teams for inter-county competition and encourages training.
Badminton England is the national body for the sport. All members of Sidmouth Badminton Club are affiliated to and insured by this organisation. It maintains a list of affiliated clubs, and via a link on its home page, you can find a club in your locality. Additionally, it promotes national and international tournaments, so it is where to go for the big event tickets.
The Badminton Europe Confederation (BEC) is the governing body of badminton in Europe. It is one of the five continental bodies under the flag of the Badminton World Federation (BWF), the other four being Africa, Asia, Oceania and Pan-America. It now has 52 Member Associations, of which Badminton England is one. It was founded in 1967 in Frankfurt, Germany. The current Confederation's headquarters is in Brøndby, Denmark.
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) started life in 1934 as the International Badminton Federation, changing to its present name in 2006. Its purpose is to regulate, manage and develop the sport worldwide, and is recognised by the International Olympic Committee as the world governing body for badminton. The BWF has its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Sidmouth Sports Centre is located in the grounds of Sidmouth College and is where the club plays. It is operated by LED (Leisure East Devon) Ltd., a not-for-profit organisation which runs many facilities previously provided directly by East Devon District Council.
In addition to other activities, Steve also finds time to restring rackets, so if yours is feeling a little soggy, have a word on a club night or contact him via any of the many and varied methods listed above. How do you recognise him? The clue is in the name.