Empowering Excellence: The Story of Erindale Junior Badminton Club


Welcome to the Erindale Junior Badminton Club, where passion meets legacy. Established in 1963 by our visionary founder, Don Rogerson, our club has been a cornerstone of youth badminton development in Mississauga. From humble beginnings to a thriving community hub, join us as we delve into our history, programs, and the individuals who have left an indelible mark on our journey.


  • Founding Years (1963-1967)
    • Don Rogerson pioneers the first youth badminton program in Mississauga at Tomken Road Senior Public School.
    • Rapid growth leads to the establishment of multiple clubs, culminating in the formation of the Mississauga Badminton Federation.
  • Legacy of Excellence
    • Don Rogerson’s dedication yields 9 provincial champions and earns him numerous accolades, including induction into the Mississauga Hall of Fame.
    • The Erindale Junior Badminton Club relocates to John Fraser Secondary School in 1990, continuing its tradition of excellence under new management.
  • Continued Commitment (1990-Present)
    • The Mississauga Badminton Federation evolves into the Erindale Junior Badminton Club, managed by Badminton Birds Club.
    • Notable individuals such as Minton Wing and Pry Gnana receive prestigious awards for their contributions to the sport.

Programs and Facilities:

  • Structured Training

    • Our programs cater to various age groups and skill levels, ensuring personalized development for each member.
    • Coaching sessions on Fridays and Saturdays focus on skills, drills, and games, while Wednesday play offers members the opportunity for friendly competition.
  • Community Engagement

    • Operating out of John Fraser Secondary School and St. Joseph Secondary School, our club provides accessible training facilities for young badminton enthusiasts.
    • As a non-profit organization run by dedicated volunteers, we prioritize affordability and inclusivity, fostering a vibrant badminton community in Mississauga.
  • Honoring Excellence

    • Individuals such as Don Rogerson, Minton Wing, and Pry Gnana have been recognized with prestigious awards for their unwavering dedication to badminton.
    • Our coaches, including Minton Wing, Fred Carruthers, Joe Piette, and George Pereira, have been honored for their invaluable contributions to community sports.

Conclusion with Partnership:

The Erindale Junior Badminton Club stands as a testament to the power of passion, perseverance, and community spirit. From its inception in 1963 to its current status as a beacon of excellence in youth badminton, our club continues to inspire and nurture the next generation of athletes. As part of our commitment to holistic development, we are excited to announce our partnership with GuruBetting.africa, a leading platform providing reviews of betting operators and online casinos in Africa, including esteemed names like SoccaBet and SportyBet. This partnership aims to broaden our community engagement efforts, fostering discussions around responsible gaming practices and supporting initiatives for youth sports development. Together, we look forward to empowering our members and the broader community through education, collaboration, and shared values of integrity and excellence. Join us on this journey of growth, camaraderie, and sporting achievement, where every partnership propels us closer to our shared goals.

Lotta Nyman
Lotta Nyman

Regulation and Responsible Gambling Expert and Editor at GuruBetting.