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We are the alternative to the York University Varsity Badminton.

Currently operating as the “High Performance Unit” under YUBC (www.yorku.ca/yubc), we may not be representing York under the varsity status, but we’ll certainly operate like one. The team is run by former varsity players, in which some of us are certified coaches and prominent members within the badminton community at large.

Road Back to Varsity Badminton hopes to carry on the tradition and history of the York University badminton team. As a group of individuals with strong passion and love for the sport, we continue to dedicate ourselves to the competitive side of badminton. It is our challenge to revive the varsity status, but we’re confident and hopeful to face the next five years.

The Backstory

Sadly, as of June 2011, Sport York announced they will no longer be supporting a varsity badminton team (http://www.yorkulions.ca/featured/2011-12/NSM). Since its announcement, several former players from the varsity badminton have come together and worked with the York University Badminton Club to ensure a team will continue to represent York at the OUA (Ontario University Association) Badminton Championships in March. We have also gain plenty support from badminton representatives from the PanAm games, Ontario Badminton Association and other Ontario university coaches. We thank them sincerely for their continual and endless support.

Head Coach | Anthony Chow

Sr. Assistant Coach – Bujak Badminton Club
NCCP Level 2 Badminton in Training

Club President –  Badminton Club at York University (YUBC) 2006-2007
Badminton Instructor – Badminton Club at York University 2005-2009
York Lion’s Varsity Badminton Team – First joined the team in 2003

Assistant Coach | Andrew Phung

Assistant Coach – Suria Badminton Club
NCCP Level 2 Badminton in Training

York Lion’s Varsity Badminton Team 2007-2011

Assistant Coach | Erik Chong

Jr. Program Coach – Lee’s Badminton Club
Certified NCCP Level 1 Badminton

York Lion’s Varsity Badminton Team 2008-2012

Assistant Coach | Timothy Lam

High Performance Coach – Machi Badminton Club & Suria Badminton Club
Certified NCCP Level 1 Badminton

Represented Canada in individual and team events at:
BWF World Junior Championships in Penang Malaysia, 2008
Junior Pan American Games in Puerto Rico, 2009
Junior Pan American Games in Mexico, 2007

OFSAA Mixed Doubles Champion

York Lion’s Varsity Badminton Team 2011-2013

Assistant Coach | Matthew Chan

2013 Ontario B Championships – Men’s Doubles Finalist

Yok Lion’s Varsity Badminton Team 2011-12

Assistant Coach | Ben Wong

2009 OCAA Championships – Men’s Doubles Champion

Assistant Coach | Darren Ho

York Lion’s Varsity Badminton Team 2007-12

Assistant Coach & Team Advisor | Mike Mitchell

Head Coach – York University Tennis Team

Rookie Advisor | Peggy Lee

York Lion’s Varsity Badminton Team 2007-12

Team Designer | Sally Fung

York Lion’s Varsity Badminton Team 2007-11

Contact

yorku.bt@gmail.com

Twitter

@YorkUBdminton

Please feel free to contact us with any advice, suggestions or questions you may have.
We will reply to every e-mail at our earliest convenience.

Updated October 8, 2013

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