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The landscape of how we run our Badminton Clubs has dramatically changed over the past few years especially where there are juveniles and vulnerable adult members

New legislative requirements for safeguarding children (Risk assessment and Statement)

Upcoming legislation for safeguarding vulnerable adults

New legislative requirements for protecting members’ data (GDPR) EU Directive

A government mandate to achieve compliance with the Governance Code requirements

Insurance liability and cover concerns for member organisations* and individual members* 

 

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

To ensure that individual members are informed about, and protected by the new legislation, and to provide an assurance to parents and guardians that their children are playing badminton in an organisation that complies with current legislation.

Badminton Ireland is developing policies, guidelines, procedures and training for both safeguarding and data protection.

This essential, legal protection provided by the legislation and the Badminton Ireland policies applies only to Badminton Ireland member organisations and individual members.  To be entirely clear, for clubs, leagues, counties and branches to be deemed member organisations,

All individual members must, in accordance with the Badminton Ireland constitution, be affiliated to Badminton Ireland.

Member organisations that have members who are not affiliated to Badminton Ireland will not be covered by the provisions of the new legislation which means that:

They, and their officers, will be jointly and individually legally responsible and accountable for safeguarding their children and vulnerable adults, and for protecting their members’ data

They must develop their own policies to ensure compliance with the legislation in these areas

 

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

The Board of Badminton Ireland understands that today not all clubs, leagues, counties and branches have all their members affiliated, and that suspension is a significant penalty for non-compliance; however, the consequences for

Not safeguarding our children and vulnerable adults,

Not protecting our members’ data in accordance with the new legislation (GDPR)

Putting insured members at risk will result in very serious consequences for the Club. 

To ensure that all Clubs, Leagues, Counties and Branches are covered, the Board has agreed as a once off to allow individual members to be affiliated for the remainder of 2018 FREE. This must be completed before June 1. 

Please note that this affiliation is for the purposes of meeting the legislative, government and insurance requirements only; any individuals being affiliated through this process will not be eligible to play in any badminton events. 

 

HOW TO BECOME COMPLIANT

Check you have affiliated ALL your members

Compare your club list with the Badminton Ireland membership database. 

If you have affiliated ALL members complete PART A of the affiliation form on www.badmintonireland.com. 

 

If you haven’t affiliated all your members, then either:

Complete the online affiliation process at www.badmintonireland.com and then complete and sign PART A of the affiliation form or

If you do not intend to affiliate all of your members, complete and sign PART B of the affiliation form.

For any queries contact membership@badmintonireland.com

High Performance

Great start for the Irish under 13 team read more.....

The Irish under 13 team has arrived at the 2018 Glasgow Youth International and will compete from 18th to the 20th of May.

 

 

 

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General

*IMPORTANT* Club Secretary Reminder - Consent

Clubs secretaries who have not yet given consent should follow the information below to complete this by the 25th May. 

Due to new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming in to effect from the 25th May we must get your consent for us to communicate with you after this date. We will be communicating with you via email, phone and possibly post. Your information may be shared with your branch and county also. We would advise that you provide consent as if not you may not be able to avail of the benefits of your membership fully. If you do not consent you will not be able to receive any communication from us should you have problems with your affiliations or members. You may not be able to receive important information regarding your member insurance which is a part of the membership. You may also miss out on events, marketing and courses that may be of interest to members of the club.

 

If you do not complete it then you have not given us your consent to communicate with you.

Please follow this link to complete consent. Please fill out all fields.

 

https://biconsent.paperform.co/

 

For more information on GDPR refer to the following link.

Club secretaries should also confirm who should have access rights on the membership system in their clubs. A further reminder email will be sent. Please email communications@badmintonireland.com with responses.

Development

Club Profiling and Club Development Plans

The 2017/2018 season is nearing its conclusion as clubs nationwide begin to wind down on activities. Whilst many clubs will take a break for a number of weeks, others will kickstart their summer clubs to continue playing in the coming months. Details of those clubs will be gathered and available on the Badminton Ireland website from June onwards.

This stage of the year offers clubs the opportunity to review their club practices as a whole, assess what aspects of the organisation are going well, what can be improved, and determine how to improve these components. With this in mind we are publishing this particular news article to assist clubs in reviewing their club practices by conducting club profiling, which in turn will aid them to conduct a (S)trengths (W)eaknesses (O)pportunities (T)hreats analysis of their club practices.

Reviewing club practices under the headings of Governance, Development, Coaching, Membership, Safeguarding, Club Income, Public Relations, Partnerships, Inclusiveness, and Events, will enable the club to identify areas of strengths and required improvements across various facets of their organisation. Once this step is completed clubs can begin to roadmap the direction they wish to take in the short, medium, and long-term by outlining its vision, mission, and through setting objectives to help the club reach the level which the club and its members have set out for it in its development plan.

A club development plan is not only useful for providing direction for the club and its members, but having a plan documented is also massively advantageous for clubs who intend to submit funding applications to various bodies (e.g. Sports Capital Grant, Local Community Funding through Local Sports Partnerships etc.).

The Club Profiling and Club Development Planning document is available here.

In addition to this a variety of resources for development can be found on the new Club Development Initiative page on the website.

Any clubs who would like assistance in conducting club profiling, or require guidance and suggestions in creating a club development strategy, can email fandrews@badmintonireland.com.  

For all the latest Badminton Ireland news and updates follow our Facebook and Twitter.

 

Fiach Andrews

Development Officer

 

 

Events

FZ Forza All All Ireland Inter League Finals Review

After a long season of league games. Each team that played in the All Ireland Inter League Finals had already had very successful season. The competition was made up of the winners of the provincial league finals. Teams from Connacht, Leinster & Munster came to University of Limerick to compete against each other on 13th May 2018 

 

Each Grade apart from Grade C would see teams compete in groups of three over the course of the day. The first round of fixtures would see the Leinster and Munster teams square off against each other with the winner having a chance later in the day to win the All-Ireland League title. The loser of the first game would face the Connacht representative in their group. The competition would end with the Connacht team facing off against the winner of the opening fixture.

 

Two Grades saw all three teams winning one game each and therefore meaning that the individual Matches would be counted. In the Grade E League Final, all three teams where extremely evenly matched. Kilmessan ended up All-Ireland winners as they won their total matches 8-6, beating out Moyvanne who had won 7 and Sligo City who had won 6. The Grade F All Ireland Finals was also decided by matches won. Sligo City came out eventual winners over Carrigaline and Mullingar winning 8 out of their 14 matches.

 

Grade D saw Lakewood win both their ties 6-1 & 4-3 over GLTC (2nd) and Baltinglass (3rd) to win the All-Ireland Title. In what was a close last game against GLTC. Lakewood won two of the three mixed doubles matches to win the tie and subsequently the League title. The Grade G saw Claregalway come away with the title after wins over Nomads & Tourin. Claregalway will be very happy after a tough victory in the first tie against Nomads when Brian Casserly & Audrey O'Toole won 22-20 in the final game to set up a victory against Tourin in the second tie. In the Grade H Crimlin came away with the All-Ireland league final after convincing wins against Mullingar and Moycarkey Borris. The Grade C was decided by a straight final between Ladylane & Johnswell. With many matches going to three games, the overall tie could have gone either way. Ladylane however came through very strong in the mixed doubles to win the overall tie 5-2.

 

Badminton Ireland would like to congratulate all the teams that won their respective Grades.

 

Click here for list of all the winners

Clcik here for the official photographs

Click here for live stream

High Performance

Niall McVeigh Wins Gold In Turkey

Niall McVeigh returned to the winner’s podium in the 4th Turkish Para-Badminton International after capturing the Men’s Singles title in the Short Stature 6 class.

This win is just the fillip that the Irish No1 and former World and European Champion needed in his build-up to the Paralympics in 2020 and as he looks forward to the next competition in the para-badminton calendar, the FZ Forza Irish Para-Badminton International being staged at the National Sports Campus in Banchardstown from 20-24 June.

After losing out to the No3/4 seeded Malaysian Didin Taresoh in the quarter-final of the Dubai International 25-23 in the second set - though reaching the semi-final of the doubles with Taresoh and losing only to the eventual champions Coombs and Shephard - his performances in Turkey were impressive, failing to drop a single set.

He took only twenty minutes to see off  the Russian Alexander Mekhdiev 21-13 21-13 in his opening match and although Japan’s Yohei Hatakeyama made a real fight of it in the second set, Niall was to secure his second won 21-14 21-19.

Niall was in imperious form in his final two matches, beating Hector Jesus Salva Tunque in straight sets and clinched the Gold by beating Fabien Morat (France) 21-13 21-9.

In the Irish International in June Niall will, of course, be heading a strong Ireland squad including Stephen Halpin, Michael Smith and Chris Stewart.

Also in the draw will be Andrew Moorcroft who won a Bronze medal recently in the Spanish International in the Men’s Doubles when he partnered Scotland’s Robert Laing to reach the semi-final, losing out to the No2 seeds Chu Man Kai/Wong Chun Yim.

Emma Farnham who won a Bronze medal last year in the singles and was a semi-finalist in the Mixed Doubles SS6 will also be hoping to add to her collection of para-badminton medals. 

Laura Lee Jenkins, a semi-finalist partnering Fiona Christie in the Wheelchair Women’s Doubles is in the Wheelchair disciplines and McVeigh will not only be competing in the Men’s Singles but teaming up with Carmen Giuliana Poveda Flores in the Mixed Doubles, thus renewing their partnership which saw them win Bronze in the World Championships in Ulsan, Korea back in November of last year.

In last year’s Irish International Niall knocked out former World Champion Andrew Martin in the quarter-final of the singles but lost to Krysten Coombs in straight sets so he will be keen to get his hands on his home title again this time round.

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05/05/2018-GeneralAnnual General Meeting (AGM) 2018
04/05/2018-High Performance*UPDATE* Silver medals in team event for U15 Irish Team
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