2017/18 Season Starts

The new season starts next Wednesday with the A Team at home to Cross Feathers. Our other teams all have fixtures the following Monday. To get everyone up to speed we are running club nights next Monday and Wednesday (shared).

We are looking at getting some new club tops, take a look at the link and let me know if you are interested.

Membership and match fees will be staying the same as last season. So that will be £55 for senior membership,  £30 for juniors. Club night only is £35.

Monday 4th of September
Club Night 7:30pm onward

Wednesday 6th of September
St Andrews A vs Cross Feathers @ Home 7:30pm D1
Shared Club Night 7:30pm onward

Monday 11th of September
B Team vs MGS B @ Wellfield 8:00pm D2
C Team vs Whittle A @ Home 7:30pm D4
D Team vs Clayton Crusaders E @ Leyland St Marys 7:00pm D5

Wednesday 13th of September
St Andrews A vs Hawks A @ Home 7:30pm D1
Club Night 7:30pm onward


Mid Lancs League formation 2017-18

Message From Paul Eastham:

Hi all,

The fixtures committee met tonight to form our league next season with some pretty tough decisions to make, as the whole of Springfields club and Flight withdrew at the end of the season leaving just 41 teams.
A number of options were discussed including
(a) reducing the divisions down to 4 (which we never see a division come back)
(b) increasing back to 7 divisions were there would be 6 teams in a division and each team would play another team 4 times in a season (20 games in the season)
(c) keeping 5 divisions and playing 1 and 1/2 times of a season. This would mean all the divisions of 8 teams would play a team 3 times, totalling 21 games in a season.

The committee, including myself keep hearing that everyone wants to play more badminton and have less breaks in between the weeks, so we have chosen option (c) to give everyone more matches.
Whilst this is new and never been done before, we thought it was a compromise for keeping 5 divisions and not reducing the numbers in a division to play each team 4 times as in option (b) and thought this was the best option going forward.
This chosen option also had some consequences on promotion and relegation issues which the committee had to face in balancing the divisions out and also the season will extend until the end of April.
Whist we all found this tough, we do believe we have found the right balance in giving everyone more badminton whilst protecting (for now) our 5 current divisions.


League Formation 2017 – 2018
Division 1 Division 2 Division 3 Division 4 Division 5
Carlton A Crusaders B Carlton B Crusaders D Brindle
Clitheroe A Evergreens A Crusaders C Garstang B Crusaders E
Crusaders A Hawks B Clitheroe B Mythop Evergreens C
Cross Feathers Hawks C Evergreens B Penwortham A Penwortham B
David Lloyd MGS C Garstang A Project 12 Preston College A
Hawks A MGS D Hawks D St. Andrews C Preston College B
MGS A MGS E Hawks E Whittle A St. Andrews D
MGS B St. Andrews B MGS F Whittle B Whittle C
St. Andrews A