UoM Sport


Club Name

The University of Manchester Badminton Club

Contact Details

Samim Sadid

samim.sadid@student.manchester.ac.uk | 07757925505

About the Club

We are the central hub of badminton at the University of Manchester, catering badminton for all abilities at the university and beyond. We are a non-for-profit Badminton England affiliated club, and run various events as part of the calendar. We encourage players who are determined to improve and are highly passionate for the sport to join and play.

Skilled players are encouraged to trial for the squad roster, which is selected through a trial process at various times of the year. They train twice a week on Mondays and Thursday evenings in order to strengthen our competitive squads for the BUCS matches.

For non-competitive badminton, the club offers recreational Clubnight badminton, hosted on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. These are open to everyone, including the public (as pay-to-play sessions). At these sessions, competitive matches between universities will be offered as part of the Manchester Tri-Varsity Cup, (fixtures between UoM, MMU and Salford) throughout the year. In addition to this, the Clubnight sessions also offer an annual tournament and ladders to particpate in. Improvers and beginners are encouraged to go to these sessions, not only to play but to also socialise with one another, with socials on Wednesdays (and weekends). There will be trips to the Yonex All England Badminton Championships and other events.

Club Philosophy

The club wants to substantially increase the standard of play for competitive badminton and encourage as many people to play badminton as possible, whether or not you have never held a racquet before to having played since you were a toddler.

Whether or not you want to play competitively or just want to play for fun or some light exercise, we want to build on our community spirit and ensure that everyone has a great time. Anyone and everyone can join and play!


Men’s 1st Team – Northern 1A

Men’s 2nd Team – Northern 3A

Men’s 3rd Team – Northern 3A

Women’s 1st Team – Northern 2A

Women’s 2nd Team – Northern 3A

Training Times and Location


  • Monday 18:00 - 19:30 | Sugden Sports Centre
  • Thursday 21:00 - 23:00 | The Armitage Sports Centre


  • Friday 20:00 - 22:00 | The Armitage Sports Centre
  • Sunday 11:00 - 13:00 | Sugden Sports Centre

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Sporticipate Badminton

Would you like to try out badminton? Or have you played badminton before but haven’t played in a very long time? Are you staff member and can’t find people to play with? Then Sporticipate badminton is for you!

The university offers FREE badminton sessions for both students and staff at The University of Manchester!


Once you sign up, you can also try out other sports for free, with over 60 hours of free sport available each week!

Sporticipate Badminton is run throughout the academic year. We will have register lists at each of the sessions and will provide plastic shuttlecocks and if required, racquets. Just bring along some indoor shoes and have a bottle of water to keep you hydrated and we shall see you soon!

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The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK

Purple Door opposite the Students' Union

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