BADMINTON National Badminton Week 15th 23rd October 2005

10 Jun 2005

Did you know that badminton is the worlds fastest racquet sport – a shuttle speed of 332mph was recorded during the Sudirman Cup in Beijing earlier this year!

Did you know that the best badminton shuttles are made from the feathers of the left wing of the goose!!

Did you know that Paul Newman, Nick Faldo and Sheila O’Flanagan all play badminton?

Following on from the success of last years event, the Badminton Union of Ireland are holding National Badminton Week 2005 from the 15th – 23rd  October.  This initiative which was started by the Badminton Union of Ireland last year has now also been picked up by the Badminton Associations in England, Scotland and Wales making this event a four nations international festival!!!

During this time, all badminton clubs will be opening their doors for free to allow anyone interested in having a go to come and play.  Badminton is a sport for everyone regardless of age, ability or fitness level.  So pick up a racquet, get in touch with your local badminton club and give it a go!  If you are unsure where your nearest club is, contact the BUI office on 01-8393028

There are also going to be numerous exciting events run in conjunction with this week.  A day by day summary of events being held during the week will be available on and will be updated weekly until National Badminton Week 15th – 23rd October 2005

For further information contact:
Badminton Union of Ireland, Baldoyle Badminton Centre, Grange Rd., Baldoyle, Dublin 13
Phone/Fax: 01-8393028,,