Inside BIBC

A brief introduction

The Brussels International Badminton Club is one of the oldest English-speaking clubs in Belgium and also one of the first badminton clubs in the country.

The origins

The club has its roots way back in the 1920’s when the Brussels British Community Association was founded - a non-profit umbrella organisation acting as a focal point for a diverse range of British interests, including sporting associations.

Then known as the Brussels British Badminton Club, the club developed over the decades and became increasingly international. Consequently, in 1998, the club changed its name to "Brussels International Badminton Club". Over a decade later, the name still keeps what it promises: we currently have around 20 different nationalities in the club.

We cater for players of different standards, from casual to advanced competitive players. However, due to limited court space, we currently do not have any facilities to provide an initiation to badminton for complete beginners.

In a nutshell

  • BIBC is a full member of the Flemish Badminton League (VBL)
  • Represented in the provincial league competition with men's teams, ladies' teams and mixed teams.
  • Our members play in tournaments across the region and beyond.
  • Full facilities for recreational / casual players of different standards
  • Three sessions a week: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. There is almost always room for free play, the only exception being when all court space is required for league matches on Sundays.
  • Social events at regular intervals: BBQs, parties, weekends away...

Equipment for sale

Shuttles

  • Feather shuttles are available upon request from a member of the Committee (usually the Chairperson or the Treasurer)
  • Plastic shuttles are usually provided by the club. To buy a tube for youself, please check with the Chairperson or Treasurer.

Clothing

  • Several models of club T-shirts and polo's are available at irregular intervals from the Social Secretary.