Welcome

If you are a visitor, or wish to become a member of a badminton club you will find a friendly welcome at Uphill Badminton Club. If you would like to come and meet us and play as a visitor, then please contact us in advance to let us know. This thriving and friendly badminton club is recognized as one of the largest in the South West UK with over 30 men and 20 ladies and 90 junior members. It also has a good program of social events throughout the year.
The current year’s social calendar and other key dates is as follows:

Apr5+7 Mixed tournament
Apr 7 – Last winter club night
Apr 9 – Weston handicap tournament
Apr 14 – Start of summer club
Apr 28 – Uphill AGM
Sep 1 – Last summer club night
Sep 6 – Start of winter club
Sep 10 – Junior club coaching resumes

Uphill Badminton Club was the brainchild of Ben Allison, an ex Earl of Scotland player, at the time residing in Moseley Grove, Uphill. Together with Jim Brown, the then Treasurer of the victory Hall, the Village Hall Committee was approached and permission obtained to adjust the lights and paint lines for the badminton court. Uphill Badminton Club was born in February 1978. In the beginning the club consisted of 16 members, all being residents of Uphill or Bleadon (small village outside Weston-Super-Mare).

The first tournament was played in May 1978. The trophy for the occasion was presented to the badminton club by Reg Day, and was thereafter known as the ‘Slimeridge Trophy’. In September 1978 the first club committee was elected and the membership rose to 25. It was decided to enter a team in the North Somerset Badminton League. The bottom division was the 9th, and the ‘A’ team subsequently won and was promoted every year until reaching the 3rd division.

In 1985 the Weston-Super-Mare Cricket Club had two national standard badminton courts built, and a motion was made to move the club to the new venue. Around 20% of the members voted to stay at the Victory Hall. Uphill Badminton Club officially moved its venue to the Cricket Club and those remaining became known as Uphill Village Badminton Club. Since moving Uphill Badminton Club has gone from strength to strength and in 1999, after an EGM meeting in August of that year, saw another move to acquire more court time for its growing membership. This move took it to Wyvern Sports Centre where it has four courts on three nights every week (two for club nights, Tuesdays & Thursdays, and one for matches Saturdays).

Uphill Badminton Club now runs five teams in the North Somerset League and one men’s team in Division 1 of the Bristol Men’s League. The clubs ‘A’ team are reigning division 1 champions having won the title for the past twelve seasons running.
A team is also entered into the George Rowden Cup completion, which we were winners of in 2003, 2010 & 2012.

Uphill Badminton Club now runs six teams in the North Somerset League and one men’s team in Division 1 of the Bristol Men’s League. The clubs ‘A’ team are reigning division 1 champions having won the title for the past twelve seasons running.

A team is also entered into the George Rowden Cup completion, which we were winners of in 2003, 2010 & 2012.

2015-2016 League Table

 

 

 

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