Autumn Term Newsletter

2020/21 Outlaws Newsletter

Welcome everyone to the 2020/21 badminton season.

A critacal time for r the Notts Outlaws as we strive for long term financial viability in light of the recent lockdown – after making a small surplus lest season there are many challenges ahead as we are restricted to 5 players plus a coach in any one session. As a result, it has created an opportunity to provide more personalised training and an extra play session to prsctise those skills.


Your committee are detailed below – as ever we need new recruits to help us run the club

Chairperson / Academy manager Chris Bonser

Treasurer Mark Attewell

Head Coach Neil White

C ommunications Manager Joe Franklin

County Manager / County Fixture Secretary Neil Franklin

Web Admin / Chris Bonser

Welfare and Child Protection Officer Vacant (fulfilled by Chris Bonser at present)

Tournament manager Matt Stacey

Committee Member / selector Peter Herrity

Kit Officer Rob Weron

Fundraising Officer Jackie Kennedy

Coaching Team

Neil continues to lead our coaching team – ably assisted by Peter, Matt and Mick. As a result of the changes in cells, we lose the services of James and Kerri and I would like to place on record here our thanks for the commitment and energy they have brought to the Outlaws – we hope we can keep in touch. team

If anyone is interested in supporting our lead coaches at cells, please get in touch with Neil. There are funds available, from external sources, for anyone wishing to take their coaching badges.

Academy Cells

To make it easier for parents to know when cells are operating, we will exactly mirror the Notts County Council holiday timetable with no cells operating in the school holiday weeks with the exception of the summer holiday where we will close for two of the four weeks. Please check the calendar on the Outlaws TEAMO APP

Academy Calendar

Autumn Term 1st half

First day of term Tuesday 01 September

Last day of term Friday 16 October

Autumn Term 2nd half

First day of term Monday 02November

Last day of term Friday 18 December

Spring Term 1st half

First day of term Monday 4 January

Last day of term Friday 12 February

Spring Term 2nd half

First day of term Monday 22 February

Last day of term Thursday 1 April

Summer Term 1st half

First day of term Monday 19 April

Bank Holiday 3 May

Last day of term Friday 28 May

Summer Term 2nd half

First day of term Monday 7 June

Last day of term Friday 30 July

NB 2 week break in August dates TBC.


It i hoped fees will eventually be for a 12-month period to assist parents with budgeting but at present this is not possible. Please remember that you are committing to a 12 month period. As more regulations are relaxed we will be able to vary this arrangement so be aware fees may alter but the base cost will stay the same.

Babolat academy training shirt will be supplied at a discounted costs for all players.

The monthly academy fees are as follow for the first term are 4 x £62.50 monthly payments by the 10th of each month or £250 in total.

This is for 1x2hour session with a coach with only 5 players and an additional match play session supervised by a volunteer of around 2 hours.

County fees there is no regular county training at present so this will be payable per session and be by invitation only until we can organise regular sessions.

10% sibling discount – a 10% discount is applicable of the total fee of any siblings - please check with Mark if you are uncertain

Payments to Notts Outlaws Badminton Academy, HSBC bank, sort code 40-10-06, account number 42285126, from 1st September and every month thereafter until the end of August 2020. Please use your Childs name as the reference.

County fees can also be paid into this account.

Academy Schedule:

Academy sessions Autumn 2020

Saturday Match Practise: this is not possible under current regulations.

Training Cell Selection

Throughout the year, coaches will position players in the correct cell to maximise their potential. Returning players should return to their previous cell, unless informed differently by the the coaches.


We will again be using our website for communications / match reports / tournament reports / lots more and we would request that all players / parents log on to the site to ensure all contact information is up to date. This site is used as a mobile resource by coaches / team managers constantly through the season so don’t miss out. When you are in tournaments, send us a photo, to the email address below, so we can add you to our hall of fame!

If you have not registered, please look for the email from TEAMO.Chat

County Teams

Last season, Notts have entered teams in the Under 12s, 14s, 16s, 18s and 20s age groups of the Shires League. Notts have also entered teams in the Primary, U13, U15 and U17 midway tournaments as soon as we can compete nationally again we hope to continue with these.

Notts will also be competing in other tournaments as soon as we are allowed these may include: RIO tournament at York in January, the U18 ICT tournament usually in April as well as team events ran at York during the spring.

More information on the Shires League and fixtures is available at the website below.

Last season was successful reaching the U14 shires finals for the second season on the run following from not reaching this stage for many years. Notts finished 18th in the ICT tournament. To make this season even more successful, we need to ensure we have as many players to select from. See table below as a guide to help you identify which age groups you would fit into.

Age group clarification

County Championship

We do not know when it will be possible to run County Championships as we did last year but as soon as we can we'll let you know.


As every year, all Outlaws players are expected to enter the County Championships . Players are also expected to enter BADMINTON England age group tournaments once again this will only be possible when we are given the green light to return to normal play.


Jack Kenedy has kindly offered to be our star fund raiser this year so please get involved - news of which will follow shortly. If you have any suggestions for fundraising or have any leads on potential sponsorship opportunities, then please have a chat using out new TEAMO APP.

Finally – all that remains is for me to thank all players and parents for their support to the Outlaws and we wish every player a wonderful season and hope there will not be anymore disruptions!

Play hard, play fair and play with a smile on your face !

Outlaws Committee