ODON Insurance

ODON is a large independent insurance brokerage firm who provide Badminton Ireland members insurance.





Summary of Badminton Ireland Insurance Policy for Affiliated Members and Clubs

It is important to Badminton Ireland that all affiliated members and clubs are properly protected.

This significant benefit is part of the annual BI affiliation payment made by clubs and individuals through our insurance partners, ODON insurance brokers. Here is a summary of the main protection benefits.


Public Liability

Public liability insurance protects the affiliated associations, clubs and individual members, officers and committees against claims by third parties for property damage and/or bodily injury as a result of negligence on behalf of the Association, affiliated clubs and/or its registered members.


Public Liability is defined as:

Legal Liability to pay damages consequent upon bodily injury, illness or disease contract by any other person for loss or damage to their property caused.

The Limit of indemnity provided by policy is €6.5 million with a €500 excess in respect of each and every claim for Property Damage.


Professional Indemnity

Professional Indemnity insurance provides a financial indemnity to an affiliated member or officer against a legal liability to compensate a third party who has sustained injury, loss or damage through breach of duty.

This policy is of great benefit to trainers, coaches and instructors who are affiliated.

Professional Indemnity insurance provides cover for all within the association where legal action is taken against you by third parties claiming to have suffered a loss as a result of advice or breach of duty given to them.

The limit of Indemnity provided by the policy is 1.3 million with a €500 excess in respect of each and every claim.


Personal Accident Cover

The Insurance shall cover the Insured for bodily Injury sustained;

Whilst playing or officiating for the members club or the assured in amateur activities

Whilst taking part in training organised by the members club or the assured

Whilst taking part in any social activity organised by the Members club or the assured.


Summary of Cover provided;



€40,000 (€8,000 under 16)

Permanent Total Disablement


Permanent Total Loss of Sight

€40,000 (€10,000 – One Eye)

Permanent Total Loss of Limb

€40,000 (€10,000 – One Limb)

Permanent Total Loss of Limb & Sight


Permanent Total Loss of Hearing

€40,000 (€10,000 – One Ear)

Permanent Total Loss of Speech


Medical Expenses

€  1,500 (Excess €100)

Inner limit for Physiotherapy

€     250 (Excess €100)

Dental Expenses

€     500 (Excess €100)



FREE Badminton Ireland Member Insurance Full Club Insurance

Badminton Ireland club and member activities are insured through our brokers, O'Driscoll O'Neil, who have arranged cover with Sportscover Europe Limited.
Please note only affiliated players are covered by this insurance and playing with or against non-affiliated players may void cover.

   - The Public Liability policy covers meetings, badminton activities and social/fundraising activities.

   - The Personal Accident Policy covers injury while training or playing badminton (Full Affiliations Only).

Please note for 2013/14 that the limit on medical expenses was increased from €1000 to €1500 (excess €100). Any travel by air not organised by Badminton Ireland may require an additional policy and you should clarify your coverage before making any arrangements.

Also, it is important to understand, that the general Badminton Ireland Insurance Policy is a Public Liability Policy - it is not a policy that covers teaching and coaching. Badminton Ireland's Coaches Register includes coaching insurance, please click here to register.


For further information please contact the office at membership@badmintonireland.com .

Please click here to read the General Policy Wording and here to read Summary of Cover.


What happens if I need to make a claim?

As soon as possible after the Incident, please download or ask us to send you out an Insurance Incident report Form – this is a Word Document that can be edited and emailed to membership@badmintonireland.com .  It is important that this notification takes place within 28 days of the incident. Please click here to download the Badminton Ireland Incident Document.  Once Badminton Ireland & ODON confirm your Badminton Ireland affiliation, ODON will then deal with you directly on the claim, and they will forward full claims form for completion. It is important to keep all receipts for expenses incurred.


Full Badminton Ireland members receive liability and personal injury insurance.

Or alternatively you can contact membership@badmintonireland.com or visit http://www.odon.ie

To view a list of Insurance FAQ's click here.