The earliest records indicate badminton in Shepparton started in 1928 and was played until a lapse during the second world war. After the war interest in playing badminton resurged and the Shepparton Badminton Association was formed on the 24th April 1951 with three teams - Methodist’s, Scots and St. Augustine’s.

 

Over the years the association has had 37 independant clubs and over 18 stadium based clubs playing in its competition. The matches were played in a home and away format at each club's’ home hall. These were very entertaining times with entire teams often travelling in one car, sometimes quite a distance, and, treated to elaborate speeches and suppers. Some of the halls were too small to accommodate the full size courts and baselines were drawn up the walls! This, along with ceilings of varying height, and the Scots hall having rafters, made for some very interesting games.

 

In 1972 the decision was made to move all play to the Shepparton Sports Stadium. This led to the eventual demise of all the small clubs and by the 1990’s the SBA had become essentially one large club.

 

A list of the clubs that played in the Shepparton Badminton Association:

Ardmona Cannery Social Club

Baptist Badminton Club

Central Park Badminton Club

Congupna Road Badminton Club

Dhurringile Badminton Club

Drill Hall Badminton Club

Drumanure Badminton Club

Euroa Badminton Club

Harston Badminton Club

Kaarimba Badminton Club

Katandra West

Kialla Central Badminton Club

Kyabram Badminton Club

Legion Badminton Club

Lemnos Badminton Club

M.C.C. (Mooroopna Children’s Club) Badminton Club

Methodist Badminton Club

Mooroopna Badminton Club

Murchison Badminton Club

Nathalia Badminton Club

North Shepparton Badminton Club

Numurkah Badminton Club

Orange Lodge Badminton Club

PIne Lodge Badminton Club

St. Albans Badminton Club

St. Andrew’s Badminton Club

St. Augustine’s Badminton Club

St. David’s Badminton Club

Scots Badminton Club

Seymour Badminton Club

Shepparton Youth Club

SPC Badminton Club

Tallygaroopna Badminton Club

Tatura Methodist Badminton Club

Toolamba Badminton Club

Undera Badminton Club

Wunghnu Badminton Club

 

Some of the Stadium Clubs:

Bandits

Dookie

Dookie College

Halpins Harriers

Irrigation Research Institute (Tatura)

Merrigum

Mooroopna Park

Mooroopna Stadium

Murchison

Nathalia High School

Old Students Shepparton High School

Old Timers

Pine Creek

St. Andrew’s (Mooroopna)

Stanhope

Westsiders

Strathmerton

Wanderers

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