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In February 1981, a group of friends got together and formed a badminton club using the Barbados Community College as its home. The club was the first such in the island and was appropriately christened the “PIONEERS BADMINTON CLUB”.

Some of the founding members of the club Ms. Gloria Chung, Mr. Chetwin Stewart, Mrs. Ray Thompson, Mrs. Kathy Gordon and Mr. Mervyn Gordon are still actively involved with the club.

Some of the founding members had played the game before in their countries of birth and began to import their knowledge to new and somewhat ‘raw’ recruits. This was done by a combination of practical on-court tuition and coaching videos. In fact, so keen were the new recruits, that that they would cycle miles to a venue to watch and discuss the videos of coaching tips and world championship matches from the International Badminton Federation. They quickly embraced the finer points of the game and brought fresh talent into the fold.

BBA Blog

News, Events and everything you need to know about Badminton in Barbados...





  • Sabeel Foster was crowned the new junior king of badminton when the curtain came down on the Dacosta Mannings National Junior Championships at the Barbados Community College on Saturday...


  • The Barbados Olympic Association (BOA) sat down with two members of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) last Friday, to discuss the development of the sport across the region...




Upcoming Events

  • Junior National Championships (6th April - 27th April 2013)
  • Venue : Barbados Community College

  • Doubles Fun (26th April 2013)
  • Venue : Sir Garfield Sobers Gymnasium