Who we are

Free play
Train hard
Play competition
Throw a party
Any level
Always welcome

Hello. We are Iduna, the best badminton club in Utrecht. Take your time to look around, you'll find most of the answers here and otherwise just drop by.

Yes, we are a friendly bunch. With about 200 members we are active 3 times a week. Mostly at our regular location Sportcentrum de Galgenwaard.

Are you a serious competition player? You can join us for competition from 8th to 1st division.

At iduna we like a balance between recreational and competitive players, with the basic principle being that there are enough activities for everyone, at every level.

If you prefer to play as a recreational player, that is also possible. Although...for recreational players we organise an internal competition every year. Young or old, you are always welcome at Iduna!

What we offer

Play

  • Federal competition
  • Recreational competition
  • Spring league
  • Free play

Training

  • Competition training
  • Extra league training
  • Recreational beginners
  • Advanced recreational players

Tournaments

  • Club Championships
  • Iduna Open
  • Utregs toernooi
  • Several club tournaments

Activities

  • Training weekend
  • Iduna BBQ
  • Pub quiz
  • Summer sports (Squash, Cycling, Running)
  • Parties and Receptions
  • Volunteer day
  • And so much more...

Playtimes
&
Location

Monday
19.30-
23.00

GALGENWAARD

Wednesday
19.30-
23.00

GALGENWAARD

Sunday
10.30-
16.00

GALGENWAARD

Frequently asked questions

Membership and Introduction

From what age can I become a member?

Are you (almost) 16 years or older and would you like to play at our badminton club? We have something for everyone: recreational playing, competition teams at all levels, training. You can come and have a look and play. Normally, there is no waiting list.

When can I become a member?

You can become a member of Iduna all year round. It does not matter if the playing season has just started or just ended. As long as there are places available you can become a member immediately. If there is a membership stop, we will clearly indicate this. In that case we can put you on the waiting list.

You can become a member from €215. More information see Become a member and contribution Becoming a member and membership fees

When are the open evenings at Iduna?

Come to the open evenings that take place in September and January (see the calendar or programme). You can also send an e-mail to our general address and we will advise you on how to get to know the club.

Can I just come and watch on a regular evening?

Just come and have a look on Monday and Wednesday evenings. You can always contact our welcoming committee. Look on the game board to see who these people are and they will show you the way. If you cannot find them, just speak to any member and they will help you.

How do I cancel my membership?

Of course you can cancel your membership of BC Iduna. You can do so by sending an e-mail to leden@bciduna.nl, with a CC to penningmeester@bciduna.nl If you do not want to be a member anymore at the start of a new badminton season, your cancellation has to be done before August 15. If your cancellation is received after that date, you will be a member of BC Iduna for the next season and you will therefore have to pay membership fees for the whole season.

Exception: if you wish to cancel during the season (i.e. after 15 August) and we have a waiting list at the time of your cancellation, we will refund your membership fee for the remaining months of the season you are no longer a member. After all, we can then immediately register a new member in your spot. You can ask the membership administration (via leden@bciduna.nl) whether there is a waiting list at the time you cancel / want to cancel. leden@bciduna.nl) of er een wachtlijst is op het moment dat je opzegt / wil opzeggen.

What is the membership fee at iduna?

The basic contribution is €215 per year. For other costs, see membership fees and opportunities. membership fees and opportunities

Play and competition

On which days can I play?

You can play at Iduna on Mondays and Wednesdays (playing times 19.30-23.00) in Sportcentrum de Galgenwaard and on Sundays we play the league games between 10.30 and 16.00.

Are there also competitions for recreational players?

Yes, indeed. Iduna has its own spectacular recreational league where several teams compete for the coveted cup. In addition, every recreational player can take part in the spring league and compete against other clubs.

When is the recreational or colour league?

The recreational or colour league is played on Wednesday evenings. See the page for more information

At what level does Iduna compete?

Iduna's teams are active from 8th to 1st division league.

When does Iduna play its home games?

Competition matches are on Sundays at varying times in the morning or afternoon.

Training

When is the regular league training?

Regular training for league players is always on Wednesday evenings during the league season. The higher league teams train with Bart-Jan, the lower league teams get training from Jan Bessems.

When are the optional trainings?

Additional training is possible on Monday evenings and after the competition season also on Wednesday evenings. These additional training sessions are based on registration and the rule is: full is full (although we do consider a good level distribution). All league players and reserves will be notified as soon as registration opens.

Are there also training opportunities for recreational players?

Yes. There are two opportunities for recreational training. The basic skills training and the extra skills training. You can attend a maximum of one trial training session. Not sure in which group you belong? Ask our trainer Erik during the training evening.

Other

Why do I receive Iduna e-mail in my spam box?

Of course it is very annoying if you miss messages from the club. Iduna always sends its email via nieuws@bciduna.nl. Add this email address to your contact list and the mail will come back to you. If you want our messages always to be in your inbox and not in 'advertisement' (gmail), it is useful to create a filter. This filter puts all email from bciduna.nl in the right box.

How do I create this handy filter?

How can I order club clothes?

Club clothes can be ordered through the iduna webshopOccasionally shirts are sent, not by piece so it may take some time before you get it. The delivery also depends on the manufacturer and our supplier allrackets.com.

What if there are accidents?

Participation in club activities is at your own risk. In the unlikely event of an accident, the caretakers of the Galgenwaard can be contacted. They have a BHV diploma and can provide medical assistance if required.

History, honorary members and members of merit

The club has a long history. BC Iduna has been part of the Sports Association ULTC-lduna, which was originally founded on 17 January 1974 and which played the racquet sports badminton, tennis and table tennis. The badminton branch is still quite young; on 28 December 2000, our club went independent.

Honorary member

Irma Bakhuisen

Honorary member

Martin Schoevaars

Member of Merit

Machteld Sluiter