Schools & SSBU

Welcome to the schools section of our website. Here you can find information on school affiliation, the Scottish Schools Badminton Union, teaching resources and sports leadership.

School Affiliation Benefits

In season 2017-2018 we’re offering fantastic new deals for all affiliated schools, benefits include:

  • Entry for pupils into all sanctioned tournaments in Scotland
  • Access to CPD for teachers
  • Access Big Hit Festivals and Big Hit teachers training
  • Selected free educational resources incl. downloadable National 4/5 and Higher PE resources
  • Access to Young Sports Leaders training
  • Club link/pathway
  • Discounted cost of teacher / pupil Secondary CPD and Primary CPD
  • Support to set up an extracurricular club
  • Reduced price school equipment packages
  • Priority bookings for events
  • Percentage of affiliation fee re-invested into local are

The School Affiliation Costs are:

Primary School: £10 | Secondary School: £20

To affiliate your school please download and complete this form

Please read the 2017-2018 School Affiliation Booklet here for more information

Please read the 2017-2018 SSBU Tournament Rules here 

If you would like more information on school affiliation please contact us on 0141 445 1218 email:

 We would like to take this opportunity to thank the schools who have affiliated; this has helped to grow the sport of badminton across Scotland. Below is a list of schools that are affiliated for the current season 2017/2018. This list is updated at the end of each month.

List of Primary Schools Affiliated for the season of 2017-2018

List of Secondary Schools Affiliated for the season of 2017-2018

The Scottish Schools Badminton Union

The Scottish Schools Badminton Union (SSBU) work closely with BADMINTONscotland to support and develop badminton in Primary and Secondary schools across Scotland. The SSBU are involved in the organising of the Primary and Secondary Schools Championships, Primary and Secondary Team Quaich Competitions, Coaching Squads as well as Age-Group Competitions.

The SSBU/BADMINTONscotland  2017/18 Information Booklet is available to download above. The booklet contains all the information you need to get pupils in your school involved in badminton competitions at various age-groups and levels of ability.  

Any queries for the SSBU can be directed to their convener Hugh Ainsley:

The Area Organisers can be viewed here

School Resources

Badminton Scotland’s Development Team already work with a number of partners across Scotland, to develop opportunities for Primary and Secondary pupils to participate in quality badminton activities. However, we are always happy to look at new opportunities to allow more Scottish school pupils to enjoy the benefits that come with playing Badminton. We believe that badminton offers fantastic all round physical activity as well as introducing many skills used in everyday life such as listening and communication skills, working within a team, sportsmanship and many others.

If you have any further questions regarding any of the information featured in the schools section please contact our Development Team on 0141 445 1218 or submit an enquiry via our contact form putting schools in the subject line.

Young Sport Leaders Education Course

A 6 hour course geared towards educating Secondary school pupils on how to coach, how to organise festivals and how to officiate/organise competitions.  Pupils who complete this are then permitted to assist in the delivery of Big Hit Festivals.

Big Hit Festivals

A new festival format that was first piloted on 10th May at the Cockburn Centre with 3 Renfrew schools (150 pupils over 5 courts). In comparison with the previous Play Badminton Festivals and Sportshall Challenges, the Big Hit Festivals offer additional services including parallel teacher CPD (including new resources), Young Sport Leader delivery and College/Uni student mentoring opportunities.  Furthermore, the ratio of pupils to court has increased with the activities being designed to cater for maximum of 30 pupils per court.




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