Presidents: Chloé Caron & Sylvia Ma
Subjects: Engineering (Informational & Electrical) & Medicine
Year: 4 & 3
Proudest Sporting Moment: To be achieved
What reaches a top speed of 493 km/h?
A Bugatti Veyron? A Peregrine Falcon? A North Korean Missile?
Neither of these. It’s in fact the fastest badminton smash ever as of August 2017, recorded by the Malaysian Tan Boon Heong. Badminton is truly the most exhilarating sport there is!
Trinity is one of the few Colleges with its own court (only a 10 minute walk away from most freshers’ accommodation), which makes it one of the most popular sports in College! With three mens teams and two womens teams, we welcome all levels of players - from national pros to absolute beginners. With a Level 2 coach coming in twice weekly, we can give your game that extra edge within a term. And the court can always be booked for a more casual hit around with friends!
Badminton is one of the most successful sports at Trinity, with all teams highly ranked in the College league. Each year, we send at least two of our players to the University Badminton Development Squad. Last year, our Men’s team won the Lent Open League, our Mixed team won the Lent Cuppers and four Trinity players also competed for the University, securing the first Varsity victory against O*ford in 8 years!
We are a super sociable and active group. We often get together for a cheeky Maccies post-training, as well as termly formals and swaps with other Colleges, making Badminton a fantastic way to meet others in and out of College! We also do trips - for example, in 2018, we went to Birmingham to watch the All England Badminton Championships as well as to Hong Kong for pre-season training and sightseeing.
We are looking for both undergraduate and graduate shuttlers! If you are a skilled graduate player and are interested in playing competitively, drop us an email 🙂
If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.