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Age Groups for 2017-18. Each county to vote by 12th May 2017.

Please discuss within your county whether you would opt to run the Shires League next year at even or odd age groups. I have listed some things to consider before deciding.   At the even age groups I will offer to run teams at U12, U14, U16 and U18 and possibly...

SOS – Save Our Sport

It is of great concern that UK Sport announced on 09/12/16 that they are removing the entire funding granted to Badminton England. This will eventually affect everyone who plays badminton and WE need YOU to do something NOW to Save Our Sport.  A petition has been...

Confirmed fixtures for 2016-17

All fixtures are now confirmed. If you wish to alter a fixture please refer the match cancellation policy here or go to downloads and obtain the file from that...

Possible swap of dates for U16 and U18 Finals

I have been asked to consider swapping the dates around for U16 and U18 Shires League Finals because GCSE exams begin Monday 15/05/17, the day after the planned day for the U18 final. I have spoken to Anna Gilbert at Badminton England and the swap is possible....

Fixtures for 2016-17

Proposed dates for fixtures for next season are now visible on the website. Please note that these dates will not be confirmed until 1/10/16. Pending means that I am waiting for confirmation from one of the two counties involved in the match. Agreed means that both...

Shires League 2016-2017

Please click the link <here> to see which counties are entering which teams next season. The last date to apply was 15/05/16. The teams are now confirmed.

Age Group changes – the result of the vote

Member counties have overwhelmingly decided to go with Even Age Groups for the Shires League. As our long term aim is to play even age groups for SL matches, this can be implemented immediately, as shown in the table below. You may notice that we will be offering a...

Proposals for changes to the League Structure for next season

If you are interesting in seeing the proposal for restructuring the Shires League next season please download the SL Structure Proposal here. We are hoping the proposals will be discussed at your next team managers meeting or alternatively a special meeting is...

Badminton England membership

In order that players matches qualify for the Shires League, players must be registered to Badminton England. Registration costs £4 for the season. A non-registered player may take part in a Shires League match, but the result will NOT count until the player...