RecBad offers the opportunity to play casual badminton every weekend, open to anyone and everyone. With undergraduate, postgraduate and staff members, you have the opportunity to interact and play with people from across the university. We have complete beginners and experienced players, so all abilities are catered for! All in all, it’s a great chance to meet new people, enjoy our varied socials, and improve your badminton with a relaxed and friendly club. The best way to keep up to date with what’s going on is to join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/recbad/, or if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask us via email: recbad@soton.ac.uk

Our main weekend sessions (Saturday 13:00-15:45 and Sunday 12:00-13:45 in the Jubilee Sports Hall) consist of doubles matches, with our unique ‘pegboard system’ making sure you get the chance to mix and play with loads of different people at a similar level (ALL abilities are welcome)! If singles is what interests you, there is the opportunity to take part in a singles ladder tournament during the year. Throughout the year, we will also host some awesome socials, so you can get to know your fellow members off the court as well as on the court! If you want to take part in these activities, then purchase the £10 RecBad membership.

If you want to play in a more competitive environment, the Eagles wing of RecBad offers sessions for more experienced players, who want to play with feather shuttles. These take place on Mondays (7pm-9:45pm) and Fridays (8pm-9:45pm); the calendar https://sites.google.com/site/universityeaglessouthampton/calendar indicates when these sessions are running. To attend these sessions, you will need to purchase the £75 Eagles membership. 

A Sport and Wellbeing membership (such as a free Sports Pass) is also required in order to access the Jubilee Sports Hall and can be bought at https://joinin.soton.ac.uk/. You must book sessions online before turning up.

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The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Badminton (Recreational) this year are:

Leo Westbury
Eagles Representative
Lewis Mott
President
Kai Yu
Secretary
Clair Mould
Social Sec
Amy Hornsby
Social Sec
Keira Parker
Tour Sec
James O'Brien
Treasurer
Lawrence Packett
Vice President
Vaibhav Gohil
Welfare Officer

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Membership Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Badminton (Recreational), although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

Please note that some memberships of this group may also require you to purchase Sport & Wellbeing membership from the University of Southampton in order to use the relevant sport facilities
You must be a member of the Students' Union to join a club or society
NameCostValid PeriodDetails
RecBad - Whole Year Membership£10.0010/10/2020 - 30/06/2021All members can come to our weekend sessions and play badminton with other people of a similar skill level and make new friends! The membership also allows you access to use of society shuttles and rackets, as well as subsidised clothing and regular socials.
RecBad - Semester 2 Membership£5.0006/02/2021 - 27/06/2021All members can come to our weekend sessions and play badminton with other people of a similar skill level and make new friends! The membership also allows you access to use of society shuttles and rackets, as well as subsidised clothing and regular socials. This is for people who only want a membership for semester 2.
Eagles Membership£75.0001/10/2020 - 30/09/2021Eagles is a wing of Recbad providing a more competitive environment for staff, postgraduates and undergraduates. Feather shuttles are used throughout all sessions. This membership is for individuals who wish to participate in Eagles club sessions on Mondays (7pm-9:45pm) and Fridays (8pm-9:45pm).

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Health & Safety

All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for Badminton (Recreational) are available to view below