LGBTQ+ Badminton Club
(Temporarily closed to new members)
ABOUT OUR CLUB
We have had to pause new players joining as our sessions are in huge demand. If you wish to join our club then please complete this form. We will then be in touch when we open up again.
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 the largest
annual LGBTQ+ badminton tournament 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 and we will send a squad to the 2024 EuroGames in Vienna.
The club also plays in the Avon Badminton League.