Women & Girls

Women & Girls Badminton

Kirsty is a role model for actively increasing and promoting female badminton participation. Ensuring that all women, regardless of skill level or experience, get the chance to be an active part of the sessions. Women are under-represented in the sports-sector and lack of coverage leads to fewer role models to inspire the next generation of women. 75% of women and girls say they would like to exercise and participate more in sport. Kirsty organises women’s and girls only sessions throughout the week and continues to promote all aspects of social, health and wellbeing for women in badminton.

Facts about female badminton in the UK

  • The % of male players outranks the % of female players participating in badminton at EVERY age group level.
  • 1.9 million gender gap in participation in the UK.
  • ‘Current insights show that the female-to-male ratio is approximately 1:2.
  • Badminton England female membership is 35%.
  • 30 % of registered coaches are female.
  • Currently only 5% of County Badminton Associations have a female Chairperson.
  • Women can experience prejudice in many forms in a sporting environment in relation to ethnicity, disability, sexuality or sexual harassment or they may feel that others are judging them due to their ability or body image.
  • Only 4% of sports media content is dedicated to women’s sport.

This Girl Can is a national campaign developed by Sport England to encourage female participation in sport, regardless of body image, ability or experience. It is designed to show women everywhere that sport can be a fun and enjoyable part of our lives.





Amazing to see so many females playing at the first ever Women’s and Girl’s satellite badminton club in Bournemouth. It was great to have been a part of it!’

Kim Eschbaecher, Badminton England Regional Manager

Kirsty strives to facilitate new sessions and enhance the opportunity for everyone to play badminton, but ultimately, she wants to ensure longevity with players continuing to enjoy sport for life. Overall, it is a great social sport for meeting like-minded people and Kirsty can help to improve your skills and grow in confidence.

Womens & Girls Badminton

Aiming to encourage and increase female badminton participation, ensuring that all women, regardless of skill level or experience, get the chance to be an active part of the sessions.

Junior & Adult weekly timetable

Adult coaching sessions usually run as six-week courses booked through Kirsty. Adult open matchplay sessions are generally a pay and play option which require a telephone/app booking via the relevant sports centre. All equipment is provided, ready to play; however please bring your own racket if you have one. 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, sessions may change, please get in touch here for more details.

Monday6pm – 7pmBeginner Group Coaching/Matchplay (Mixed)16+Lytchett Manor Sports Centre
8pm – 10pmAdult Open Matchplay (Mixed)16+Purbeck Sports Centre
Tuesday10am – 11amHome School Junior Coaching (Mixed)8-16Littledown Sports Centre
5pm – 6pmJunior Coaching/Matchplay (Mixed)8-16David English Sports Centre
6pm – 7pmGirls Only Coaching/Matchplay (Girls)8-16David English Sports Centre
7pm – 8pmLadies Only Coaching/Matchplay (Ladies)16+David English Sports Centre
Wednesday10am – 12noonLadies Only Matchplay (Ladies)16+David Lloyd Ringwood
12.30pm – 2pmAdult Open Matchplay (relaxed standard) (Mixed)16+Canford School Sports Centre
Thursday8am – 9amOver 50’s Coaching/Matchplay (Mixed)50+Rossmore Leisure Centre
4pm – 5pmJunior Coaching/Matchplay (Mixed)6-11Purbeck Sports Centre
5pm – 6pmJunior Coaching/Matchplay (Mixed)12-16Purbeck Sports Centre
6.30pm – 8.30pmAdult Intermediate Matchplay (Invite) (Mixed)16+Canford School Sports Centre
Friday9.40am – 11.40amLadies Only Matchplay (Ladies)16+David Lloyd Ringwood
7pm – 9pmAdult Open Matchplay (Mixed)16+Ashdown Leisure Centre
Saturday9am – 10.30amJunior Coaching/Matchplay (Mixed)12-18David English Sports Centre
10.30am – 12noonMini & Junior Coaching/Matchplay (Mixed)6-11David English Sports Centre

Dorset Badminton Coach

Kirsty Wilcox
07966 719616