We are the largest badminton club in the university, and also VM's second largest club. We have 8 teams (4 Men's, 3 Women's, and a Mixed team).
Our Men's A and B team are regularly among the best performers in their respective leagues (Premiership and League 1) and have produced many players who now play for Durham. Our Men's C team is the beating heart of Mildert's Badminton social life, but also punches far above its weight in League 2. The Men's D team has recently been created to accommodate our burgeoning membership and accommodates players of all skill levels who are in search of fun and a training-ground to improve.
Our Women's A team were promoted to the Premiership in 2017/18 with an unbeaten season. They, as well as our Women's B and C team (who take up places in league 1 and 2) are real powerhouses and great social hubs.
Mildert is fortunate to have a court in the Ann Dobson Hall (the dining hall) so we can run training and social nights every day of the week. Also, our close proximity to the JCR, accommodation blocks, and the bar, allows us to be easily-accessible all year around. We're always happy to see new faces!
The best example of our social-side is our weekly 'Social Badminton' session. During which anyone and everyone is free to come along and join in the fun. The occasional pizza is ordered, many a laugh is had, and on the whole you'll find it a wonderful and inclusive time! We also have regular socials. In recent years we've had a 'charity-shop social' where we had £5 to purchase the silliest of costumes for each other, a 'world cup social', and even a 'pear-themed social'.
In summary, Van Mildert Badminton is an institution unlike any other. We're social, we're competitive, but most importantly we're a family.
If you want to know more about Badminton at Mildert please get in touch!
President: Tirian Bird
Men's A Team Captain: Matt Livesey
Women's Coordinator: Raphaela Washnig