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national squad trials


National Squad Trials

Dear Welsh Players 

We are excited to announce Badminton Wales National Squad plans for 2021.  BW will be holding National Squad Trials (providing COVID-19 restrictions allow) for age groups U13 through to Senior.  The Trials are open to players from across Wales.  Numbers will be restricted so there will be an application process in place to ensure that we can accommodate the best of the best. 

Applications will be open from October 6th 2020 and will close on October 21st 2020 (sent to and chris.rees@badminton.waleswith confirmation and information regarding the Trial sent to successful applicants on October 20th2020.  Below is a list of the minimum standard that we request you consider ahead of application. 







  • Semi-Final of BW Gold Competition 


  • Semi-Final of BW Gold Competition 
  • Semi-Final of BW Gold Competition 
  • Quarter-Final of JU17/19 Junior Nationals 
  • Quarter-Finals of Welsh Senior Nationals 




Recommendation from recognised Coach 



Currently BW are planning to hold the National Squad Trialon October 31st November 1st2020 at the Newport’s Velodrome if Welsh Government Regulations and national/local restrictions allow.  

Trial Day 

  • Times will be split according to the number of players attending the session  
  • Currently Singles only play allowed unless doubles pairs are from the same household 
  • BW Return to Training Guidance will be followed throughout the trial 

National Age Group Squads  

  • November 2020 - National Squad Trials – Selection & Invitations 
  • National Age Group Squads will run from December 2020-November 2021. 
  • January 2021 - National Squad Camps begin 
  • Player invited into the NAG Squads will be eligible for selection to represent Wales at International Team Events.   
  • Selection to Team Events will be governed by Selection Criteria set by the Performance Team which is available on the BW Website. 
  • November 2021 - National Squad Trials 

The above plan is subject to change as we are governed by Welsh Government Guidelines and Local restrictions.  BW endeavour to hold the National Trials, if we are unable to hold the trails on the given date we will postpone to an alternative date and will continue to do so until we are able to hold them. 

For more details and application form, click here .