Badminton New Zealand is delighted to see the return of secondary school badminton, with a full programme of competition planned for 2022, as we move out of the shadow of Covid.
The South Island Secondary School Cup takes place in Christchurch this year, on the weekend of 25-26 June. This development-focussed event offers schools in the South Island a great opportunity to measure themselves against the competition early in the season, and prepare for competition at the national championships later in the year.
Following a two-year break, the New Zealand Secondary School Championships return to Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua, where the top Premier and A-grade teams from schools across the country will assemble to fight for the national honours. Taking place in the Winter Sports Week near the end of Term 3, the teams will be on top of their game, coming off the back of their local inter-school competitions.
Rounding out the year, the North Island and South Island Junior Secondary School Cups take place in Auckland and Dunedin respectively, from 22-24 November. Mixing a competitive team event with a fun relay event, the Junior Secondary School Cups provide a new and exciting challenge for players in years 9-10 as they prepare for higher competition in the following years.
South Island Secondary School Cup (25-26 June, Christchurch). Entries close 27 May.
New Zealand Secondary School Championships (29 August-1 September, Porirua). Entries close 5 August.
North Island Junior Secondary School Cup (22-24 November, Auckland). Entries close 28 October.
South Island Junior Secondary School Cup (22-24 November, Dunedin). Entries close 28 October.