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BRISTOL SWIFTS

LGBTQ+ Badminton Club

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ABOUT OUR CLUB

UPDATE 16/02/2024:

We had to pause new players joining as our sessions were over-subscribed. We have now opened back up again. Please complete this short form. We will then be in touch with how to attend our sessions.

Our club was formed in 2017 when a group of badminton-
playing friends wanted to meet new LGBTQ+ players who shared

a love for the game.

 

It didn’t take long until we expanded to
playing on more courts, and now we play five days a week. 

We currently have 150 members. As well as the regular sessions, we
hold social events ranging from nights out, quizzes,
picnics, trips and the Christmas fancy-dress tournament,
formal dinner and award ceremony.

We host the annual Swifts Cup in Bristol which is amongst the largest

LGBTQ+ badminton tournaments in Europe, bringing together
over 250 LGBTQ+ players from the UK, Europe and Asia to compete
for medals in singles and doubles competitions across many
different ability levels.

We take part in mini-tournaments against other LGBTQ+ badminton groups.

We brought home 4 medals from the Gay Games in Hong Kong 2023

and we will send a squad to the 2024 EuroGames in Vienna.

The club also plays in the Avon Badminton League.

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