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  • **Get to Know Your High-Performance Team Webinar**

    24/11/2020 **Get to Know Your High-Performance Team Webinar**

    Join Badminton Ireland Development Officer Sarah O'Donoghue, High-Performance Director Daniel Magee and Irish Internationals Sam Magee & Josh Magee next Tuesday 1st of December at 7pm for an insight into the lives of some members of our High Performance Team. 

    When: Tuesday 1st December 

    Time: 7pm

    Where: Zoom Webinar 

     

    Tickets are available for this webinar through our Eventbrite event called 'Get to Know Your HP Team'. 

    If anyone has any questions they would like Daniel, Sam or Josh to answer please click the button below to fill out our Google Form.

    If you have any questions or queries please email Sarah O'Donoghue on sodonoghue@badmintonireland.com

     

  • Badminton Ireland Welcomes Announcement of €369k in Funding to Support Irish Badminton through Co-Vid 19

    04/11/2020 Badminton Ireland Welcomes Announcement of €369k in Funding to Support Irish Badminton through Co-Vid 19

    Badminton Ireland Welcomes Announcement of €369k in Funding to Support Irish Badminton through Co-Vid 19 

    Badminton Ireland are delighted to confirm that following an announcement from the Government and Sport Ireland on Monday, we have received funding under ‘Scheme Two’ and ‘Scheme Three’ of the Co-Vid 19 Fund which has been implemented for NGB’s, LSP’s and Clubs to address related losses from the Co-Vid 19 pandemic. We are extremely grateful to avail of this funding, which will greatly benefit our sport as we proceed forward through these challenging times.  

    Scheme Two: National Governing Body Resilience Fund 

    Scheme Three: Club Resilience Fund 

    Furthermore, now that Badminton Ireland have received funding under Scheme Three, we will be launching a Club Grant Scheme Application Process for all clubs based in the Republic of Ireland in the coming weeks. This grant opportunity will present itself in a timely manner to our affiliated bodies as they navigate the challenges and difficulties which they have faced early in the 2020/2021 season. 

    For the full press release from Sport Ireland please click on the following link; https://www.sportireland.ie/news/eu85-million-provides-timely-boost-to-irish-sport-sector  

  • Badminton Ireland receive Dormant Account Funding

    12/10/2020 Badminton 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

  • COVID-19 County Grant Schemes Available

    05/08/2020 COVID-19 County Grant Schemes Available

    Following on from the Government of Ireland and Sport Ireland's announcment of €70 million funding to the sports sector, many Local Sports Partnerships (LSP's) have come out with Covid-19 Club Small Grant Schemes for clubs. The grants are worth up to €1,500 for clubs. 

    Please see list below of LSP's who have announced their grant opportunities:

    Cavan Sports Partnership

    Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Sport Partnership

    Kildare Sports Partnership

    Laois Sports Partnership

    Longford Sports Partnership

    Louth Sports Partnership

    Meath Sports Partnership

    Westmeath Sports Partnership

    Please check back here or on our dedicated Covid-19 Small Club Grant page under the Covid-19 Updates tab for more updates on LSP grants.

  • Non-Residential Teicnic Badminton Camps to go Ahead

    13/07/2020 Non-Residential Teicnic Badminton Camps to go Ahead

    We are pleased to announce that a Non-residential Teicnic Badminton Camp for all players, U15 will be going ahead from the 10th - 14th August in Marino Institute of Education, Dublin 9.

     

     

Latest News

Badminton Ireland Welcomes Announcement of €369k in Funding to Support Irish Badminton through Co-Vid 19

Badminton Ireland Welcomes Announcement of €369k in Funding to Support Irish Badminton through Co-Vid 19 

Badminton Ireland are delighted to confirm that following an announcement from the Government and Sport Ireland on Monday, we have received funding under ‘Scheme Two’ and ‘Scheme Three’ of the Co-Vid 19 Fund which has been implemented for NGB’s, LSP’s and Clubs to address related losses from the Co-Vid 19 pandemic. We are extremely grateful to avail of this funding, which will greatly benefit our sport as we proceed forward through these challenging times.  

Scheme Two: National Governing Body Resilience Fund 

Scheme Three: Club Resilience Fund 

Furthermore, now that Badminton Ireland have received funding under Scheme Three, we will be launching a Club Grant Scheme Application Process for all clubs based in the Republic of Ireland in the coming weeks. This grant opportunity will present itself in a timely manner to our affiliated bodies as they navigate the challenges and difficulties which they have faced early in the 2020/2021 season. 

For the full press release from Sport Ireland please click on the following link; https://www.sportireland.ie/news/eu85-million-provides-timely-boost-to-irish-sport-sector  

Badminton 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

COVID-19 County Grant Schemes Available

Following on from the Government of Ireland and Sport Ireland's announcment of €70 million funding to the sports sector, many Local Sports Partnerships (LSP's) have come out with Covid-19 Club Small Grant Schemes for clubs. The grants are worth up to €1,500 for clubs. 

Please see list below of LSP's who have announced their grant opportunities:

Cavan Sports Partnership

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Sport Partnership

Kildare Sports Partnership

Laois Sports Partnership

Longford Sports Partnership

Louth Sports Partnership

Meath Sports Partnership

Westmeath Sports Partnership

Please check back here or on our dedicated Covid-19 Small Club Grant page under the Covid-19 Updates tab for more updates on LSP grants.

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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.