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Orpington Juniors was established in 1965 to provide coaching for young people aged 8 and above. Its success and reputation has grown rapidly over the years, welcoming all young people independent of geographic location, background, age, or ability level. We cater not only for those who are ambitious and wish to progress up the badminton ladder, but also those whose needs are more social, fitness or recreational, and the club has adopted a strong ethos in seeking to cater for all players' needs and ambitions.
 
Orpington Juniors has always been (and will always be) a non-profit making coaching organisation. We hire the Priory Sports Centre in Orpington as the main home for all our coaching and playing activities, a location which has a large 3-court badminton hall with halogen lighting and a fully-sprung wooden floor. The annual subscription for the 2015/16 season is just £165, which covers 30 weeks (60 hours) of coaching and represents the minimum (breakeven) cost of hall hire plus shuttles. Coaches have never received remuneration of any kind for their time and OJs is entirely volunteer-based, yet it represents one of the largest, and most qualified, coaching teams in Kent. Our current junior membership is around 100 players, distributed approximately evenly across the 5-class structure, and with the age range from around 8 to 16. All coaches and volunteers are DBS cleared at Enhanced Level this is a rigorously-enforced aspect of our Child Protection Policy.