For a number of years, the Ulster Squads have formed the middle part of the pathway within Ulster by bridging the gap between Clubs/Regional Development Squads at the bottom and High Performance at the top. They have consequently contributed to short term results and more importantly the long term development of players in Ulster.
Ulster Badminton is committed to further improving performance and the most effective way of doing this is by providing daily/weekly training throughout the year. We will continue to improve the quality of Ulster Raw, Emerging and High Performance Programmes and also increase the number of Ulster Raw and Emerging Performance Squads. These annual Programmes will have a much greater impact on the long term development of our players which is the primary goal.
With this goal in mind and the decreased number of team events, Ulster Badminton will not be running Ulster Squads in Lisburn or the North West from the 2013-14 season onwards.
Ulster Badminton is going through a transition of change. We encourage all players to retain links with clubs, access weekly individual coaching and compete in individual competitions appropriate to their level (club, domestic, UK).
How does a player get selected for an Ulster team?
Selection for teams will be based on tournament results from the list of competitions which are found on the age group Selection Policies. A player does not have to be on a Performance Programme to be selected for a team.