Our Vision

The North Wiltshire Badminton Project is not your typical Junior Badminton Club.

Our vision is to work and contribute towards the establishment of a comprehensive locally-based badminton system in which every child is offered the opportunity to engage with badminton, through one-off events, after-school clubs, junior club sessions, or one-to-one coaching and in which every child wishing to improve at badminton will be able to access coaching sessions that will meaningfully develop their competence to match their aspirations.

While we offer an equitable and comprehensive membership package with access to foundation, club and advanced development-orientated coached sessions that allow players to train with and play for NWBP in local competition, we are a centre set up specifically to welcome players from other badminton clubs who want to access a second or third night of quality badminton training.


We would like to thank everyone who has remained in touch with NWBP and for all the juniors who attended the Zoom sessions throughout the Lockdown(s).  Check out our Facebook site and YouTube channel for pictures and videos from the last 12 months.

In line with the Government Roadmap and Badminton England guidance, we returned to venue based sessions in April 2021.

We have updated our COVID policy and you can review this by clicking the link below, together with a link to the updated BE guidance:

NWBP COVID Policy                         BE Guidance

For any other information, please contact us by email at info@nwbp.online.

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Our Sessions


Our Foundation sessions offer a fun and engaging series of activities for children from five to twelve years old. The carefully designed and delivered programme of coaching underpins the core skills of badminton and promotes confidence and success.


Our Futures and Developing sessions offer a more structured and progressively more intensive coaching delivery and are specifically targeted at more ambitious young players. These sessions are open to keen junior players from all clubs seeking to develop and refine their skills towards competitive badminton.


The Buccaneers session is a more traditional junior club, providing guidance and coaching as well as structured and social games. The session is broadly aimed at young players attending secondary school or college and is inclusive of all abilities.

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Our Locations

Sheldon Sport Centre

Hardenhuish Lane,
SN14 6HJ

Olympiad Leisure Centre

Sadlers Mead,
SN15 3PA

Melksham Oak
Sport Hall

Bath Rd, Bowerhill
Melksham SN12 6QZ

St Mary's School Sports Hall

63 Curzon Street
SN11 0DF

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Melanie Vickery - Chippenham Civic Award
We are extremely proud of our head coach, Melanie Vickery, who was presented the annual Civic Award
by the Mayor in recognition of outstanding services to the people of Chippenham.
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2020 Yonex Volunteer of the Year: Melanie Vickery
Badminton England Feature

Adult Badminton
Find out about our partner club - Vectors, based in Chippenham

One to One Coaching
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League Updates
Check our Competition page for the latest team news.

Badminton England Case Study


NWBP feature on BBC Radio Wiltshire - Let's Get Physical
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NWBP feature on BBC Radio Wiltshire - Can Kelly Cut It
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Under 18 League Winning Girls on BBC Radio Wiltshire
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Our team

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Primary Schools

NWBP can service and coach the Racket Pack package that a school purchases from Badminton England and update participating teachers twice per year, deliver normal curriculum time badminton in six week blocks and/or deliver After School Clubs and facilitate badminton taster days or run badminton (Racket Pack) festival days.

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Racket Pack


I wanted to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate you on the amazing achievements you have accomplished in developing your club and providing positive experiences for your local community. I wanted to make sure you are aware that all the hard work you are doing for our sport is recognised and appreciated.

The impact you have been able to deliver locally has been fantastic to see and I am looking forward to continuing to work with you to further develop this in the future.

Hannah Davis‑Coward​, Relationship Manager – Badminton England

We have loved watching Daniel go to the taster and foundation sessions. At first, he was a very nervous 5 year old, but the lovely leaders, volunteers and players have always made him feel very welcomed and supported. Now he loves it! There is a lovely fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere and over half term he was asking us “when can I start going back to badminton again?” Thanks so much to Mel, Ben and the rest of the team for doing such a great job!

Mark and Jackie Lister in Calne

Our daughter is really engaged with her Badminton and looks forward to the session each week.  We can see that her overall physical ability in terms of strength, speed, coordination and technique has really improved as was evidenced at her school sports day when she swept the field, including those in the school year above.  Since she’s been small we’ve been able to tell that competition is key with her, she seems to thrive on it but doesn’t like losing!

Thanks for your hard work, and well done on the programme as we think it’s working really well for our daughter.

Mr Williams (Father of a Year 1 pupil)


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Contact Us

07973 861 350

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