The Mansfield Junior Badminton Club Coaching Team

The coaches at our club have many years experience coaching juniors and are all Badminton England qualified coaches. In addition to their coaching qualifications the coaches have all undergone DBS checks, so that parents can be confident that they are fit to coach their children.

Dave Goodings - Level II coachDave 

Dave was a long serving coach with the club and founder member. As well as  his tireless work with the club he was also a coach for the U13 County Squad. Dave sadly passed away in May 2013 and is greatly missed by all. The enthusiasm and commitment Dave bought to the club and his particular connection with the youngsters is celebrated and marked with our annual memorial trophy award.


Girish Ravat - Badminton Coach


A long standing coach with the club Girish has a level II Badminton England coaching qualification. 

Steve Hopkinson


In addition to his coaching duties with club Steve is often found doing the administrative work for the Notts Junior Badminton League as he undertakes his role as fixtures secretary. A tireless supporter of the club he also assists with the new starter club that runs at the Oak Tree Leisure Centre.



A supporter of the club for little while now, Rob is now a qualified Level 1 Coach.






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Tel: 01623 425116


Manor Sport & Recreation Centre
Kingsley Avenue
Mansfield Woodhouse
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Welfare Officer – Richard Smith

Richard Smith - Welfare Officer


I am the club’s Welfare Office and I am the first point of contact for any welfare concerns, be you a youngster or an adult. Also, if you need advice on best practice then get in touch, if I don’t know, I know someone who will.

You can contact me directly on: 

Tel: 07847 516876

I have played badminton for 40 years and work in energy efficiency, mainly in schools. I am Chair of Governors at Flying High Academy Ladybrook, so have experience of Safeguarding to a high standard. I have a daughter, Emily, at the club and a 2-year-old son, Jason, who wants to join as soon as he can.



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If you want to be part of a vibrant badminton club where you will learn a sport for life and meet new friends from around the local area, then why not give us a call at Mansfield Juniors.