State Development Squad

Badminton Victoria has a proud history of winning individual and team titles at Australian National Championships in all age groups. Currently, Victoria has won the Ede Clendinnen Shield (Australia’s National Open Age Group Team Championships), for the last 9 years running.

To further strengthen the Badminton Victoria player development framework and pathway, BV runs a Junior & Senior State Squad Performance Program at the Melbourne Sports Centre (MSAC) and a Para Development Squad at WSBA/Altona which are fully aligned with the Badminton Australia High Performance System.

Players are selected into the state program based on their performance at key state and national events and/or upon nominations from coaches, member clubs, associations, or academies. The BV Performance Committee is tasked with the selection of players and assesses players on an ongoing basis. Players can be (de)selected for the program at any time during the calendar year.

State Selection Policy


For more information regarding the BV State Squad Performance Program, please email or contact the BV Office on 03 9686 4777.

Exemption requests DO NOT need to be submitted for a one-off absence from weekly training sessions. In this case, please contact your coach and advise them you are unable to attend training together with the reason(s) why. Players who are unable to attend weekly training sessions for a period of more than two (2) weeks, must request and exemption using the form linked below:

Performance Squad Players or their parent/guardian can request an exemption to participate in a mandatory event or activity as part of the BV State Squad Performance Program, by completing the online form linked below:

Apply for Exemption - Online Form
If you have any supporting documentation as part of the exemption request (e.g. a medical certificate) then please email it to after submitting the application online.

Once the application is submitted, an email notification will be sent to Consequently, the BVPC will assess the request and process it as soon as possible.

Online Exemption Form

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