15 January 2019
Badminton Ireland are planning to run Sports Capital Masterclasses in each province in Ireland in order to help our clubs secure funding through the Sports Capital Programme. This Masterclass will help clubs to successfully apply for funds and increase their chances of being awarded a grant. If your club is interested in expressing an interest in attending one of these class please do so using the link below.
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport will soon announce the allocations for the 2018 round of the Sports Capital Programme. The government has allocated €40million for the 2019 round of the Sports Capital Programme, with a call for submissions expected during the summer.
In preparation of this announcement, Badminton Ireland has sought to retain the services of 2into3 to assist in the application process. 2into3 are a Management Consulting Company with expertise in applying for Sports Capital Grants.
Throughout the previous Sports Capital rounds, badminton has underperformed in comparison to other sports. The 2017 round was particularly favourable to tennis, which secured over €2.6 million in local allocations. Badminton, on the other hand, secured just over €72,000 in local allocations. Regrettably, only 4 badminton clubs secured local funding.
As a result, Badminton Ireland is seeking to improve the performance of our clubs in the Sports Capital Programme. In 2018, 2into3 ran such sessions with Cricket Ireland, Basketball Ireland and Leinster Rugby which were very well received by clubs. Between February and April, 2into3 will run a Sports Capital Masterclass in each province. The Masterclass will cover best practice and common pitfalls associated with such applications and will give you valuable information on how to apply. This event is free to attend. The purpose of this collaboration is to encourage more of our clubs to apply for funding, while also making sure to avoid invalid applications.
The venue will be announced at a later date and will be decided based on the interested clubs. We are looking for you to express your interest in attending this event by completing the google form below. Please confirm your interest to me by Friday January 25th.
15 January 2019
Badminton Ireland is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a host organisation for the ASPIRE graduate project 2019. This project was approved by Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund and is in partnership with Sport Ireland. The project allows Badminton Ireland to hire a recent graduate in the field of sport or physical activity for 11 months (commencing February 25th).
This is an exciting opportunity to work within a vibrant sporting organisation with an Olympic focus. The successful graduate to work alongside the Events Manager on various Event Management projects and will be a part of the Coach Education team, gaining valuable experience for their future career. Successful applicants will also receive one on one coaching and personal development sessions through Sport Ireland.
For further information, please click the links below.
Please apply by sending your CV and cover letter for the position to email@example.com.
Closing date for both applications is the 25th January 2019
14 January 2019
Ireland’s top players took little rest over the festive season with players competing in both England and Thailand in early January.
Sophia Noble took gold at the Nottingham Gold star event with her partner Aimie Whiteman. Sophia also had a good result in the singles event reaching the semi-finals.
Sam and Chloe Magee were also busy preparing over the Christmas break. The Irish reached the last 16 of the Thailand Open BWF Super 300 event with a win over Sunjith and Sruthi of India. The pair then lost out to the number four seeds Cahyono and Kandow of Indonesia. The next event for the Irish will be the Malaysian Masters in Kuala Lumpar.
The Irish senior team also have the European mixed team finals in February. The Irish Nationals will take place in the lead up to this event on February 2nd and 3rd. This event will be a great opportunity for badminton fans to get a look at the team members in competition before they travel to Copenhagen.
“It has been an exciting start to 2019 already. Our players have had a short period off to recharge before another busy year ahead. There is a number of big events coming up including European Mixed Team Championships, European Games and the start of the 2020 Olympic Qualification. I am looking forward to following the players progress in 2019 and it is good to see our junior players continuing to produce medal results already this year” Performance and Training Director Daniel Magee
10 January 2019
Badminton Ireland are seeking applications for the position of National Coach of Badminton Ireland. This is an exciting time for Irish badminton with many recent successes and medal-winning performances as a result of the structures already in place. Based in Dublin, the successful applicant will join a progressive team who are openminded and forward thinking. The High-Performance centre provides access to a quality playing environment and accommodation, with an office and sports science facility nearby.
The position is full time and would suit a qualified badminton coach with experience developing and leading a High-Performance training plan. The deadline for submitting applications is 25/01/2019
For more information please see:
09 January 2019
Badminton Scotland is the national governing body for badminton in Scotland. They now wish to appoint a Head Coach who will have the unique opportunity to deliver the high-performance element of Badminton Scotland's Strategic Plan.
The key responsibility will be to ensure that high-performance players and coaches are identified and developed to meet challenging performance standards.
Key to achieving this will be to:
• achieve agreed performance standards at Commonwealth Games and World level events;
• produce programmes that enable Scottish athletes to progressively develop their potential;
• ensure programmes are in place to identify and develop young talent;
• ensure the Performance Coaches working within the Badminton Scotland's Performance Department are professionally developed on a continuing basis.
• create an effective and inclusive culture within the High Performance programme.
To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to the Performance Administrator, Badminton Scotland, The Sir Craig Reedie Centre, 40 Bogmoor Place, Glasgow G51 4TQ. Tel: 0141 445 1218 (e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org)
The closing date for completed submissions is Friday 1st February 2019. Interviews will take place on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th February 2019.
More information on the role can be found on the Badminton Scotland website by following this link.
07 January 2019
Please be aware that the January 11th deadline for affiliating members to participate in All-Ireland Team events is almost upon us. This ruling will be strictly adhered to with no exceptions being made to it, so we kindly request that all clubs check over their list of affiliated members to ensure that all players looking to play in these events have been affiliated.
Please make sure committee members (e.g. Secretary, Chairperson, Treasurer, Safe-guarding officer, Development Officer) who wish to enter the tournament also has a ‘PLAYER’ profile. You will NOT be eligible to play if you only have a ‘committee role’ membership.
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