Social Badminton Club
The Great Bromley Social Badminton Club meets in the Village Hall on Tuesday evenings, running from 5-6pm for children and 6-7pm for adults. Cost is just £1.50 per session. Contact Kate Strowbridge on 07592 735600 for more information, or just turn up and meet us!
Although there had been a Badminton Club in the village after WW2, it had not been running for several years when the Club restarted began in the 1960s. Stourdale Youth Centre in Manningtree used to run a Youth Club on Monday evenings in our Village Hall and when numbers began to dwindle a group of players from Manningtree started to use the main room for badminton. As the number of people attending Youth Club declined they decided to play badminton instead and thereafter Monday nights became Badminton Night rather than Youth Club.
After several years, Stourdale decided to cut back on the groups in outlying villages and the Badminton Club became independent. In the early 1970s there were so many members that they played two evenings, but numbers dwindled until there were only the occasional Club Nights but with league matches on most Mondays.
The competitive club had folded before 2013 when the social badminton club started up to make use of the facilities.