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  • Club Development Topics

    26/10/2021 Club Development Topics

    Together with the This Is Badminton Campaign, the Badminton Ireland Development Team are aiming to provide our clubs with Club Development Topics to aid with clubs opening back up. Keep an eye on this page and our social medias for new topics every week.

    Topics:

    Club Development Plans 

     

    Generating Income

    1. Fundraising Initiatives
    2. Sponsorship Proposals Template
    3. Sponsorship Proposals - Considerations, Rejections
    4. Sports Grants Descriptions

     

    Marketing

  • *Deadline Extension * Resilience Fund Club Grant Scheme 2nd Round

    20/10/2021 *Deadline Extension * Resilience Fund Club Grant Scheme 2nd Round

    The deadline for this fund has been extended to Friday the 12th of November at 5pm.

    Badminton Ireland are delighted to announce the 2nd Round of the Resilience Fund Club Grant Scheme which all Badminton Ireland ROI affiliated clubs can apply for to assist them with the financial impact that the Co-Vid 19 pandemic has had on their club activities.

    This Grant Scheme is available as a result of the announcement from Government that up to €15 million would be made available to support clubs nationwide. Moreover, Sport Ireland recently confirmed that Badminton Ireland would be allocated funds to deliver and administer a 2nd Round of the Resilience Fund Club Grant Scheme through the National Governing Body. We thank both the Government and Sport Ireland for their support during this challenging time for our sport.

     

    Clubs may now apply for this grant if they have recevied funding from their Local Sports Partnership. 

    The conditions are as follows:

    • Money received from LSP and money being applied for through BI must not exceed €1,500
    • Clubs will need to provide confirmation of what funding was received from LSP and for what equipment
    • Clubs must not apply for the same equipment as LSP application

     

    Applications are to be submitted by all clubs via the following Microsoft Forms link:  Badminton Ireland Resilience Fund Club Grant Scheme Application Form 

     

    Any supporting documentation to submit alongside your application should be sent to Sarah O'Donoghue on sodonoghue@badmintonireland.com.

     

    Deadline for submissions is on Friday November 12th at 5pm.

    Please visit our webpage for the application form and more information, Resilience Fund Club Grant Scheme

    Furthermore, the webinar hosted for the first round of this funding stream is available on the Badminton Ireland YouTube. We would recommend clubs watch the webinar in order to better understand the process for this funding. *Ignore deadlines in the video or dates associated with it, please see image below of new dates and deadlines.

    *Please be aware that the Resilience Funding Grant Scheme through Sport Ireland is only available to affiliated clubs in ROI.

    If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact Sarah O'Donoghue on sodonoghue@badmintonireland.com

     

     

  • Sports Management Internship

    14/10/2021 Sports Management Internship


    Do you want to gain first-hand experience in an Olympic sports management? Do you have a passion for sport?
    If you are interested, please send us a brief covering letter, with your CV, outlining your experience, why you want to work with us and your dates of availability.


    Job Description


    Following a successful 2021 Olympic Games, Badminton Ireland is delighted to announce a six-month sports management internship. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a vibrant sporting organisation with an Olympic focus. Our Internship scheme provides an excellent opportunity for those wishing to pursue a career within sports management and gain valuable work experience in a challenging and rewarding Olympic sporting environment, providing a great stepping stone!
    Badminton Ireland works with its stakeholders across the country to increase participation, improve the quality of the sporting experience for participants. In 2021 we launched a new Membership system and as we exit COVID 19, we are working with Sport Ireland as part of the LETS GET BACK campaign to re-establish our Sport. This is an exciting learning opportunity for anyone interested in Sports Management.


    We are looking for a key individual to work across the organisation and assist Membership team and Events team.


    REPORTS TO: Membership Officer JOB BASED: Dublin, Ireland / Remote
    SALARY: Voluntary


    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Assist in managing and developing the organisation’s membership system
    • Assist with servicing the organisation’s membership base
    • Assist with event organisation and management
    • Assist with club development programmes
    • Other duties as assigned


    SKILLS REQUIRED


    Essential:
    • Excellent Word, PowerPoint and Excel skills
    • Strong communication skills, both written and over the phone
    • Flexibility and desire to take on any task to ‘make it happen’
    • Passion, or the willingness to become immersed in work
    • The ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
    • Passion for sport
    • Excellent written English skills
    • Can do attitude


    This job description is not exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of changing needs of the organisation.

    Please apply by sending your CV and cover letter for the position to info@badmintonireland.com.

    Closing date for applications is the 29th October 2021.

  • European Week of Sport

    30/09/2021 European Week of Sport

    During the European Week of Sport, Badminton Ireland are aiming to encourage all of our members to #BeActive!

    With badminton back this week, we have designed fun challenges for people to take part in. Badminton Ireland also had a presence at the Sport Ireland Family SportsFest on Saturday the 25th of September.

    The first of our two challenges is the Shuttle Tower Challenge. Watch Irish International Badminton Players Moya Ryan, Sara Boyle and Kate Frost take part in this challenge. Moya got 19, Sara got 0 unfortunately her tower fell down and Kate got 11. Can you beat them? Why not tag us in your social media posts of you completing this challenge.

    Shuttle Tower Challenge

    The second of our two challenges is the Agility Challenge. You can watch Irish International Badminton Player Jonathan Dolan. Jonathan managed to complete the square agility challenge 12 times in 30 seconds, how many can you get? 

    Agility Challenge

  • Women in Sport - Racquet Sports Leadership Programme

    08/09/2021 Women in Sport - Racquet Sports Leadership Programme

    Badminton Ireland, Table Tennis Ireland, Tennis Ireland and Irish Squash are delighted to present our first collaboration between all three sports. The programme, entitled ‘The Racquet Sports Leadership Programme’ will give female coaches from our four sports the opportunity to gain knowledge and collaborate with each other. All four sports would like to thank the Women in Sport Unit at Sport Ireland for their support of this programme.

    Participants will learn more on the following four key coaching areas; leadership, psychology, performance analysis and communication. There will be a guest speaker for each of our online sessions, along with the Women in Sports Leads on hand to facilitate them. This programme is aimed at female coaches starting out on their pathway to coaching. It will be delivered in a hybrid format with four weeks online and the fifth week with a face to face meet-up.

    Applications are now open to apply for this initiative and the cost to participate is €40. The closing date for applications is Monday the 4th of October, 2021. Please send your application to the following: wisrackets@gmail.com.

    Application Form

    Information Sheet

    Places are limited, with additional details to follow post application.

Latest News

Sports Management Internship


Do you want to gain first-hand experience in an Olympic sports management? Do you have a passion for sport?
If you are interested, please send us a brief covering letter, with your CV, outlining your experience, why you want to work with us and your dates of availability.


Job Description


Following a successful 2021 Olympic Games, Badminton Ireland is delighted to announce a six-month sports management internship. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a vibrant sporting organisation with an Olympic focus. Our Internship scheme provides an excellent opportunity for those wishing to pursue a career within sports management and gain valuable work experience in a challenging and rewarding Olympic sporting environment, providing a great stepping stone!
Badminton Ireland works with its stakeholders across the country to increase participation, improve the quality of the sporting experience for participants. In 2021 we launched a new Membership system and as we exit COVID 19, we are working with Sport Ireland as part of the LETS GET BACK campaign to re-establish our Sport. This is an exciting learning opportunity for anyone interested in Sports Management.


We are looking for a key individual to work across the organisation and assist Membership team and Events team.


REPORTS TO: Membership Officer JOB BASED: Dublin, Ireland / Remote
SALARY: Voluntary


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Assist in managing and developing the organisation’s membership system
• Assist with servicing the organisation’s membership base
• Assist with event organisation and management
• Assist with club development programmes
• Other duties as assigned


SKILLS REQUIRED


Essential:
• Excellent Word, PowerPoint and Excel skills
• Strong communication skills, both written and over the phone
• Flexibility and desire to take on any task to ‘make it happen’
• Passion, or the willingness to become immersed in work
• The ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
• Passion for sport
• Excellent written English skills
• Can do attitude


This job description is not exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of changing needs of the organisation.

Please apply by sending your CV and cover letter for the position to info@badmintonireland.com.

Closing date for applications is the 29th October 2021.

European Week of Sport

During the European Week of Sport, Badminton Ireland are aiming to encourage all of our members to #BeActive!

With badminton back this week, we have designed fun challenges for people to take part in. Badminton Ireland also had a presence at the Sport Ireland Family SportsFest on Saturday the 25th of September.

The first of our two challenges is the Shuttle Tower Challenge. Watch Irish International Badminton Players Moya Ryan, Sara Boyle and Kate Frost take part in this challenge. Moya got 19, Sara got 0 unfortunately her tower fell down and Kate got 11. Can you beat them? Why not tag us in your social media posts of you completing this challenge.

Shuttle Tower Challenge

The second of our two challenges is the Agility Challenge. You can watch Irish International Badminton Player Jonathan Dolan. Jonathan managed to complete the square agility challenge 12 times in 30 seconds, how many can you get? 

Agility Challenge

Women in Sport - Racquet Sports Leadership Programme

Badminton Ireland, Table Tennis Ireland, Tennis Ireland and Irish Squash are delighted to present our first collaboration between all three sports. The programme, entitled ‘The Racquet Sports Leadership Programme’ will give female coaches from our four sports the opportunity to gain knowledge and collaborate with each other. All four sports would like to thank the Women in Sport Unit at Sport Ireland for their support of this programme.

Participants will learn more on the following four key coaching areas; leadership, psychology, performance analysis and communication. There will be a guest speaker for each of our online sessions, along with the Women in Sports Leads on hand to facilitate them. This programme is aimed at female coaches starting out on their pathway to coaching. It will be delivered in a hybrid format with four weeks online and the fifth week with a face to face meet-up.

Applications are now open to apply for this initiative and the cost to participate is €40. The closing date for applications is Monday the 4th of October, 2021. Please send your application to the following: wisrackets@gmail.com.

Application Form

Information Sheet

Places are limited, with additional details to follow post application.

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Development overview

Badminton Ireland is committed to facilitating participation in the sport across the 32 counties of Ireland. This is achieved by focusing on the development of all facets of badminton, with a special focus on the growth of existing clubs, the creation of new clubs, being an inclusive sport that anybody can play and facilitating opportunities to play in all levels of educational facilities across the country.

For further information on development please contact Badminton Ireland Development Team, Fiach Andrews & Sarah O'Donoghue, via email (development@badmintonireland.com), or by phone +353 1 839 3028.