2016 U15 National Titles – `The Val Nesbitt’ Trophy

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Here is our first Newsletter about the tournament!

The NTBA Inc is pleased to be hosting the 2016 U15 National Titles – `The Val Nesbitt’ Trophy between the Friday 30th September and Wednesday 5th October 2016. Our aim is to provide competitors and supporters alike the best comfort and amenity to enjoy this tournament in our leased six court facility at  21 Albatross Street, Winnellie.

Venue: 21 Albatross Street, Winnellie

Team Competition: Friday 30th September

Individual Competition: Monday 3rd October

Tournament Director: Fiona Dunbar-Smith

Tournament Referee: Carolyn Toh

Tournament Deputy Referee: TBC

The Badminton Australia website has the following organisational guidance:

Purpose of the event. That young people should be encouraged in the sport and for them to experience the joy of participation and making friendships that may endure their lifetime. The tournament is a series of Teams Championship ties and Individual Championship events shall be conducted over not fewer than four days commencing in the September school holiday period of the host association each year. Competition for the Val Nesbitt Trophy will be a Teams Championship series.

Many thanks to our sponsors for this event.





Handy Information for teams and families.

Here are some links to the information and tips you will need to mount your mission to the Top End. Please note that the competition is being held on the tail of most various State and Territory school holiday dates so you will need to book early.

This is also the last few weeks of the NT `dry season’ so please note that flights, rental cars and accommodation can be a tad expensive or non-existent if you leave your bookings too late. All visitors are urged to explore the Top End Holiday Guides in operation via the website.



Great news for folks coming up for the Val Nesbit Under 15 Titles!

We have been offered a special accommodation rate for the championships at DoubleTree Darwin of $145 per room per night valid 25 Sep – 09 Oct which is 5 days each side of the event. For anyone wanting to arrive prior to the 25th Sep or stay later than the 9th Oct, please email “DRWDD_RES@hilton.com” and quote “Badminton”


Your team mates, families and friends can access this link to make your bookings.


If you don’t have to rush then consider booking a week or so either side of the Val Nesbitt Tournament and enjoy the warmth, hospitality and sights of the Top End. There are such delights as Litchfield National Park, The Territory Wildlife Park, Jumping Crocs, the Darwin Festival and Darwin International Film Festival to factor in to your getaway. Immerse yourself in the Territorybut not the beaches, rivers or billabongs.

Copies of the 2015 Top End Holiday Guide were dispatched to the 2015 Tournament to whet the appetite for 2016 and the 2016 Guide is now available : Click here to view online version.

Do the Top End

The Top End Holiday Guide: This comprehensive guide covers:

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Wildlife and Wetlands Region
Kakadu National Park
Pine Creek
Katherine and Surrounds
Mataranka, Stuart Highway & Roper River
Victoria River & Timber Creek
The Peninsula Way
Litchfield National Park
Batchelor & Adelaide River
Douglas & Daly River Region
Tiwi Islands
Arnhem Land – Gove & Cobourg
Borroloola and the Gulf
East Kimberley

It also provides visitors with details of accommodation (including caravan and camping parks) attractions, tours and charters, fishing charters, vehicle rental etc.