All players are welcome from enthusiastic beginners to county and / or club players. Players will have up to four hours per week of badminton related activities, including individual racket skills, drills and preparation for match play. All Academy players will receive additional support and advice on strength and conditioning and gain access to the College’s extensive fitness facilities.
There will be sessions at both Truro and Penwith campuses to allow the College to field the strongest combined team in competitions.
The College plays in the British Colleges Sport tournaments and cups, with the opportunity to qualify for the national finals, as well as a range of county and regional schools tournaments. In recent years the badminton team has been very successful on a national stage; they have been finalists in the BCS National Cup for four consecutive years. In 2013 the South West Team at the National BCS Finals consisted of seven Truro and Penwith players from a team of eight.
County honours for 10 Academy players in 2013
2010 British Colleges Cup Champions
2011 British Colleges Cup Finals
2012 British Colleges Cup Finals
2013 British Colleges Cup Finals – 3rd Place