SSBC was launched after the successful Badmintonathon initiative in October 2011. Twelve players successfully tackled the Guinness World Record which stood at 28 hours 37 seconds, to set a new record of 29 hours.
Whilst doing that £5,000 was raised for children's charity NSPCC.
Over 100 people turned up to support the event and research found there is high interest in a community badminton club to launch in Shiregreen. To see the full Badmintonathon story, click here.
You can see the record broken on You Tube here.
We successfully bid for Community First funding, which subsidies court costs for players, provides equipment for use and offers a simple platform to help other sporting clubs to develop in the area.
Shiregreen Sports Badminton Club officially began on the 15th of October 2012. The first session was held at Hinde House School. To read more, click here.
Shiregreen Sports Badminton Club unveiled our official shirt. The shirt aims to raise awareness for Concord Heart Support Group. To read more, click here.
After a successful first few months, what better way to say goodbye to 2012 than by having a smashing contest! To read more, click here.
As part of the initial funding bid, the funds were made available to offer coaching to members. Rather than pay a coach and only benefit from a handful of sessions, it was decided to train one of our members who could then step up as the resident club coach. To read the full story, click here.
To celebrate our first year anniversary, the club managed to secure some funding to allow us to offer free sessions throughout October 2013. We even managed to get some coverage in Sheffield Star! To read the full story, click here.
As our players started to improve, we thought we'd test our abilities against another club in our first ever match; a friendly against Sheffield Forum Badminton Club!
For the full story, click here.