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  • National Events Committee meeting to discuss national and domestic events

    23/10/2020 EventsNational Events Committee meeting to discuss national and domestic events

    The National Events Committee will sit on Tuesday 27th October 2020 to discuss the state of events both nationally and domestically moving forward. The committee is comprised of personnel from Badminton Ireland and the four Provincial Branches. Following this meeting a statement will be made about the events that were due to take place between 1st November and 30th December. 

    Badminton events in the Republic of Ireland cannot restart until counties enter Level 2. All events scheduled between 23rd October and 30th November will not take place under level 5 restrictions. Players in these events will be contacted after the National Events Committee has sat. 

  • Badminton Ireland Press Release

    21/10/2020 GeneralBadminton Ireland Press Release

    Dear members, 

     

    This press release comes following the Irish Governement's Announcement on the 19th October confirming that Ireland is moving to Level 5 of the Living with Covid 19 Plan.

     

    Please see the press release below or refer to the following link: https://www.badmintonireland.com/file/877580/?dl=1

     

  • Badminton Ireland Events Update

    16/10/2020 EventsBadminton Ireland Events Update

    Badminton Ireland have been notified by Sport Ireland that National Events can no longer take place at Level 3.

    Events, Leagues and Competitions are only permitted in Levels 1 and 2. 

    These restrictions are under review on a regular basis, and if there are any changes, they will be made aware to our affiliated bodies.

  • Badminton Ireland welcomes Governments increased investment in sport

    15/10/2020 GeneralBadminton Ireland welcomes Governments increased investment in sport

    Badminton Ireland was delighted to be one of four Sporting bodies, along with the Federation of Irish Sport,  selected to attend a meeting of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Sport. The meeting, in advance of the recent budget announcement, allowed sporting bodies to highlight the impact of COVID 19 restrictions on the Sports Sector. The limits have been devastating for Badminton clubs across the county, including significant financial losses, cancellation of events, and loss of training facilities.

    The Federation of Irish Sport’s full budget submission can be found at https://www.irishsport.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Pre-Budget-Submission-2021.pdf

    On Tuesday, October 13th, the government published and announced the budget for 2021, and Badminton Ireland welcomes the Government announcement of a €36m increase for our sport sector and physical activities through 2021.

    Regards

    David McGill

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Badminton Ireland receive Dormant Account Funding

    12/10/2020 DevelopmentBadminton Ireland receive Dormant Account Funding

    Badminton Ireland are delighted to confirm the recent announcement from the Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport, and the Gaeltacht, Catherine Martin TD, and Sport Ireland, that funding has been confirmed for our ‘Leaders of the Future’ school and disability inclusion programme in 2021. Moreover, new Badminton Ireland initiatives in the areas of coaching and innovation have received financial backing under this funding stream.

    The Minister announced an investment package of €7.3 million in the Dormant Accounts Fund for sport and physical activity projects that align with the National Sports Policy and National Physical Activity Plan documents.

    This announcement is significant given the challenging and uncertain times at present and will enable Badminton Ireland to provide continued exposure to the sport across the country. Our ‘Leaders of the Future’ programme has been delivered in Cork, Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Limerick, Meath, Offaly, and Sligo over the past three years, and will not only further develop the initiative in those regions, but also expand to other counties over the next 12 months.

    The ‘Leaders of the Future’ project focuses on removing the key barriers for schools and disability groups to participate in the sport by providing;

    • Coaching qualifications to teacher’s in the form of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Shuttle Time course
    • Teacher’s with a range of online resources and online lesson plans
    • Equipment in the form of school kitbags which include rackets, shuttles, and nets
    • Coaching visits
    • Non-competitive Blitz days that focus on the personal, playing, and social development of all participants
    • Club-school links

    A full announcement from Sport Ireland can be found via the link below;

    https://www.sportireland.ie/participation/news/eu73m-boost-for-sport-and-physical-activity-measures

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Announcement - Blocwrox Contact Tracing Web Apps

   

 

Badminton Ireland are delighted to announce the launch of the  Blocworx Contact Tracing Web Apps to all our affiliated bodies.

 

   

 

Club secretaries will be contacted by BI staff for login details. 

 

Please see the user manual of the apps bellowed. 

 

Admin / Secretary User Manual 

 

 

 

Club Member User Manual

 

 

High Performance

Opening National squad **Postponed**

The opening Badminton Ireland National squad set to take place on Sunday the 25th of October has been postponed.

The new date for the opening National squad will be February 21st, 2021. The deadline for applying for the National squad has also been extended to Monday the 2nd of November.

You can apply for the national squad by clicking the following link

Events

Inter County & Inter League Updates - 2019/20

Following the Irish Government's decision to move all counties in the Republic of Ireland to Level 3 restrictions, Badminton Ireland have decided to suspend the Juvenile & Senior Inter County Finals with a set completion date of the 30th November 2020. If the event cannot be completed before this date, the 2019/20 Inter Counties will be cancelled. Badminton Ireland are also reviewing the Inter League Finals as the qualification process for these events cannot resume until the participating counties have re-entered Level 2.

All team events from the 2019/20 season must be completed in November before participating players memberships expire on the 30th November 2020. 

 

The Irish Government will reassess their restrictions every three weeks. The next update is due on 27th October 2020.

 

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