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Oldham & Rochdale Badminton League

The Oldham & Rochdale badminton leagues have been available to all level of players for the past 60 years or so. Badminton is a great social sport that enables all players of all abilities to participate. There is no age limit for our sport, players start as young as 4 and enjoy the sport well into retirement age.

All New Players and New Clubs are Welcome

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Oldham and Rochdale Badminton League

Welcome to the official site of the Oldham and Rochdale Badminton League. We are one of the longest standing badminton leagues in the North West, formed originally in 1950’s after a group of friends decided to form a competitive mixed doubles league. Its fair to say we have had our ups and downs but today we are enjoying a resurgence of interest with our open league now expanded to 3 Divisions and teams from across Oldham and Rochdale joined by new teams from Bury and Edenfield. Because its an open league, any combination of men and women can play as long as they can regularly field 6 players. You will find on our web site details of all the current clubs, when and where they play and you are welcome to contact any of them or me as the league chair if you are interested in playing at a club. Most clubs will welcome people to come down and give it a go before you decide if its for you and a smaller number of clubs run social badminton during the evening where you can practice, make friends and have fun whilst getting fitter. If you are interested why not get in touch and try it out. You might already play regularly with a group of people and be looking for more competition and challenge. If so then you are ideally placed to enter a team or possibly play some friendly matches against existing club teams just to see where you stand. If so please get in touch The league starts playing match fixtures at the end of September and plays through until the end of March. A number of clubs do play social badminton throughout summer.

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Badminton is an International Sport

Badminton is played throughout the world. Its a great sport for ALL ages. Within the UK we have a great historical track record and have produced olympic medalists. We encourage young players. Within our locality there are junior and adult badminton clubs. There are also performance centres and academies all which will be accessible from this site.

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Come Join Us

We are looking for new teams and clubs to join us can you help!There are six people to each team (but we suggest that you have eight people so you have extra players for any eventuality). We play Monday to Friday evenings and we can help you find a venue if required.Juniors and ladies more than welcome.All our clubs started somewhere and we can help you to almost any extent to get you started. We have as few rules as possible as our intention is to play badminton not politics.Your standard is of little consequence as every new team has to start in the bottom division and work their way up.

Important Aspects and Benefits of the Sport of Badminton

Active , Fitness , Health , Fun

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Keeping fit and healthy should be a priority for everyone. Raising your heart beat and frequently exercising helps with all round body fitness. Badminton also helps to exercise the mind.

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Running , cycling , swimming are just 3 ways of keeping trim and fit. Badminton of course is another great way in which to keep yourself fit and active.

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Health and Fitness

We all want to stay healthy and fit so what better way to improve your overall health and fitness by playing badminton.

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Badminton is just a great sport and can be played by all people of all ages. Play badminton in the garden , sports hall or sports centre. A great game for all f the family to enjoy.

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ORBL Open Tournaments

The mens doubles and ladies doubles open tournament will be played on Monday 23rd March starting at 7.30 at Falinge Park High School. The Mixed Doubles and Singles will be played the following Monday 30th March at the same time and place. Entries should be sent via e-mail to Kath Davison, tournament secretary by close […]

29th January 2020 No Comments

League AGM proposals

The League AGM and presentation night will be on Thursday 28th May 2021 at 7.30. We are now calling for clubs to submit any ideas or proposals that they may wish the AGM to consider for approval. These can range from new rules, amended rules or simply changes to how the league is run. Any […]

29th January 2020 No Comments

Team handicap – quarter finals

The eight teams in the quarter final are; 1 Alpha C v Balderstone 2 Kingsway A v Alpha A 3 Roch Bridge B v Alpha B 4 Alpha D v Oldham B The winners of 1 will play the winners of 2 and the winners of 3 will play the winners of 4 in a […]