13 March 2017
Two succesful Teicnic Badminton white level courses ran on the weekend. One took place in Raphoe Badminton Club in Donegal, while the other was held in Lucan Junior Badminton Club in Dublin. Over 30 people were passed through the course with the clubs now looking to start working on the material for the yellow level. The white level is the first of 7 levels in the Teicnic Badminton Programme. The programme aims to improve the level of badminton tecnique across the country with inceasing difficulty as the levels progress.
If you would like to run a Teicnic Badminton course in your club then you can email email@example.com or call us on 01 830 3028.
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27 February 2017
The Badminton Ireland Academy Cell in Blanchardstown has moved to the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena where three-time Olympian Chloe Magee is coaching alongside BI Level 2 Coach Gerard Loh and BWF Level 1 Coach Craig McCourtney.
The trial day for the academy cell was held a few weeks ago where over 30 players were interested in joining the academy system. The cell now has players on a waiting list with sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays at their full compacity. Chloe Magee came down last week to coach at her first session. Players were fully focused as our three-time Olympian worked on footwork and racket skills, while talking about tactics.
"The Badminton Ireland Academy Cell in Blanchardstown has a great mix of kids. Some really young kids up to late teens. They all are really keen to learn new skills to improve and with this enthusiasm, we can help them get better. It's also a great opportunity for these guys to play in such a great venue like the Sport Ireland Indoor Arena and I look forward to the weeks and months ahead trying to pass my knowledge onto the next generation" - Three-time Olympian Chloe Magee
The cell runs twice a week to improve the standard of players with an overall goal to transition them into the high-performance system in Marino Institute of Education.
For more information on the Academy cells, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
14 October 2016
The RDS was jam packed for the first ever Zeminar National Youth Summit. Teenagers from schools across Ireland came to try out new sports, listen to talks and meet new people. The event was held over three days where Badminton Ireland had a stand set up for people to try out badminton and get some information on the sport in Ireland or clubs in their area.
Over 1000 teenagers from the ages of 13-19 visited the stand over the course of the 3-day event. Teacher's at the event visited the stand to see how they could get their school involved with the sport or the Shuttle Time programme. It was a very busy event with teenagers playing on the pop-up nets all day long and information been given out to them on courses and clubs being run in their local areas.
A big thank you to John Hughes who volunteered for the three days of the event and was a great help.
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