The Scotland West Badminton League is a new league, founded in 2021, providing competitive badminton matches for all levels of player in the west of Scotland.
The 2021-22 season will be a pilot supported by Badminton Scotland, as a means of creating new competition formats for players across Scotland. The league is being developed by Badminton Scotland and supported by the three regional groups covering the west of Scotland: Glasgow & North Strathclyde Badminton Group, Lanarkshire Badminton Group and West of Scotland Badminton Group.
Teams are made up of four players who rotate to play three doubles games each in a match, each time with a different partner. Matches are held in a centralised venue, the Sir Craig Reedie Centre near Braehead in Glasgow (also known as the Cockburn Centre). Matches will take place every third Sunday evening.
Plans are underway to introduce the new league in the 2021/22 season. As 2021/22 is a pilot season, feedback and ideas will be requested to allow us to make positive changes for all levels of player. This could include the potential to add in a Singles league, and a league taking place over the summer months between May and August – providing all year round badminton competition.
Play for Langside
All Langside clubs are encouraged to enter in to play in the new league to support competitive badminton in the west of Scotland. However, we recognise not all clubs will have enough players or enough interest from their members to take part. To help with that, Langside will enter teams to compete in the new league under our affiliated club with Badminton Scotland.
This will provide the opportunity for league players across all eight of our clubs to compete under the Langside name. We are hoping to enter three women’s and three men’s teams covering all levels of play: advanced, intermediate and social.
If you would like to enter to compete in the league on behalf of Langside, please contact Keegan Friel by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.