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  • Development April Update

    04/05/2021 Development April Update

    In April, our Development Team were busy planning and hosting a virtual workshop for our 'Leaders of the Future' Schools + Inclusion Programme. Also, in April, Active Schools Week took place with Badminton Ireland creating some of their own material for students to try. Please see below for more details on both programmes.

    This month, BI linked up with Carlow Sports Partnership on a virtual programme as part of our Leaders of the Future Schools + Inclusion Programme. The virtual programme consisted of rules of the game, the history of badminton, session plans and how to adapt sessions to include those with physical or intellectual disabilities. Seven schools and 23 teachers took part in this programme from Carlow. On the night of the session, Carlow Coach Willie Stevensen presented a introduction to coaching and basics of badminton and BI Membership Officer Lauren Au presented Adapted Badminton. Also in attendance was Carlow County Representative Martin O'Hanlon. All teachers who took part in this virtual session received kit bags, resources and an invitation to attend a Shuttle Time course in September, if possible.

     

    Active Schools Week is run by Active School Flag and it's aim is to encourage students to gain more active minutes than the recommended daily goals. Badminton Ireland wanted to get involved in Active Schools Week in any way we could have. During this week, the BI Development Team were able to post two skills videos for students, a quiz and information on our schools programme. Our skills videos were posted on our social media pages and feature High Performance Athletes Moya Ryan and Kate Frost. Our badminton quizzed focused on the basics of the game, you can access the quiz here. Our Leaders of the Future Schools + Inclusion Programme was also promoted during this week, for more information on this programme please click here.

  • Active Schools Week - Badminton Quiz

    27/04/2021 Active Schools Week - Badminton Quiz

    Active Schools Week in 2021 takes place from the 26th-30th of April. #ASW21 encourages schools and homes to work together to help more children and young people gain more active minutes every day. Badminton Ireland are delighted to be providing content for those who would like to enjoy our sport this week.

     

    Skills Videos

    Moya Ryan Skills Video

    Other Content

    Badminton Ireland Quiz

    Leaders of the Future

     

    Keep an eye on our social media for more content.

    #ASW21

  • Development March Update

    01/04/2021 Development March Update

    March was a busy month for the Badminton Ireland Development Team with lots of events surrounding the topic of Women in Sport. Between International Women’s Day during Women in Sport Week, the launch of a new region for our Women in Sport Fun, Fitness and Footwork and our Women in Sport Webinar entitled ‘A Conversation with Gail Emms’.

    Sport Ireland announced that Women in Sport Week would take place from March 8th – 12th which included International Women’s Day. This International Women’s Day the theme was Choose to Challenge so this year Badminton Ireland challenged our clubs to profile influential females within their clubs and our sport. BI also took the time to profile their female staff members to show their appreciation for the work they do for this sport.

    On the Wednesday of Women in Sport Week Badminton Ireland and Galway Sports Partnership hosted the first of four sessions in our Women in Sport – Fun, Fitness & Footwork programme. The aim of this programme is to provide females with the chance to learn the basic movements of our sport and contains elements of strength and conditioning and footwork. The programme concluded last night the 31st of March and the participant feedback has been really positive.

    Last but not least, Badminton Ireland in conjunction with Munster Badminton hosted a Women In Sport Webinar – ‘A Conversation with Gail Emms’. Gail Emms is a Silver Medallist Olympian, a European and World Champion and she provided our membership base with some expert knowledge covering some topics such as resilience, dealing with setbacks in sport and tips for success in the sporting industry. In case you missed this webinar please feel free to watch it back on YouTube through the link below.

    ‘A Conversation with Gail Emms’.

    Badminton Ireland would not be able to do the things we do without our partners and we are very grateful for their contribution to our programmes and projects.

     

    Badminton Ireland Development Team

  • Badminton Ireland Disability Inclusion Policy

    03/03/2021 Badminton Ireland Disability Inclusion Policy

    Badminton Ireland are delighted to announce the launch of the organisations new Disability Inclusion Policy. The launch of the Badminton Ireland Disability Inclusion Policy is another step on the National Governing Bodies journey to making its practices more inclusive for people of all abilities.

    Moreover, the implementation of this policy will support the organisations development in the area of Disability Inclusion moving forward into the future. Additionally, it is anticipated that it will provide a platform with which to support an inclusive environment for all affiliate bodies and members of Badminton Ireland as we move into the future.

    Furthermore, this policy document is structured to align with the five key values of the Cara Sport Inclusion Disability Charter . Those five areas consist of; Openness, People, Activities, Facilities, and Promotion, and were put in place following consultations with people with disabilities who outlined what they regarded as the key considerations for sporting organisations to consider in making sport and physical activity opportunities more accessible.

    To date over 50 affiliated bodies of Badminton Ireland have demonstrated their commitment to developing their inclusive practices by signing-up to the Charter, with signatories consisting of Provincial Branches, County Associations, League Committees, and Clubs. We are encouraging organisations at all levels of our game to sign-up to the Cara Sport Inclusion Disability Charter by completing the form at the following link.

    To view the full version of the Badminton Ireland Disability Inclusion Policy, please refer to the following link: Badminton Ireland Disability Inclusion Policy

     

  • International Women's Day 2021

    22/02/2021 International Women's Day 2021

    International Women's Day 2021 takes place on Monday the 8th of March. Badminton Ireland would like all our clubs to get involved in promoting International Women's Day. This year we want you all to highlight someone from your club and promote their work for your club on International Women's Day. 

    Sport Ireland have announced that the 8th-12th of March is going to Women in Sport Week. The Women in Sport Policy pillar we are targetting here is Visibility. If your club would like to take part in this promoting and highlighting one of your club members, please use our template below.

    **For uploading to Social Media please save your template as a JPG

Latest News

Active Schools Week - Badminton Quiz

Active Schools Week in 2021 takes place from the 26th-30th of April. #ASW21 encourages schools and homes to work together to help more children and young people gain more active minutes every day. Badminton Ireland are delighted to be providing content for those who would like to enjoy our sport this week.

 

Skills Videos

Moya Ryan Skills Video

Other Content

Badminton Ireland Quiz

Leaders of the Future

 

Keep an eye on our social media for more content.

#ASW21

Development March Update

March was a busy month for the Badminton Ireland Development Team with lots of events surrounding the topic of Women in Sport. Between International Women’s Day during Women in Sport Week, the launch of a new region for our Women in Sport Fun, Fitness and Footwork and our Women in Sport Webinar entitled ‘A Conversation with Gail Emms’.

Sport Ireland announced that Women in Sport Week would take place from March 8th – 12th which included International Women’s Day. This International Women’s Day the theme was Choose to Challenge so this year Badminton Ireland challenged our clubs to profile influential females within their clubs and our sport. BI also took the time to profile their female staff members to show their appreciation for the work they do for this sport.

On the Wednesday of Women in Sport Week Badminton Ireland and Galway Sports Partnership hosted the first of four sessions in our Women in Sport – Fun, Fitness & Footwork programme. The aim of this programme is to provide females with the chance to learn the basic movements of our sport and contains elements of strength and conditioning and footwork. The programme concluded last night the 31st of March and the participant feedback has been really positive.

Last but not least, Badminton Ireland in conjunction with Munster Badminton hosted a Women In Sport Webinar – ‘A Conversation with Gail Emms’. Gail Emms is a Silver Medallist Olympian, a European and World Champion and she provided our membership base with some expert knowledge covering some topics such as resilience, dealing with setbacks in sport and tips for success in the sporting industry. In case you missed this webinar please feel free to watch it back on YouTube through the link below.

‘A Conversation with Gail Emms’.

Badminton Ireland would not be able to do the things we do without our partners and we are very grateful for their contribution to our programmes and projects.

 

Badminton Ireland Development Team

Badminton Ireland Disability Inclusion Policy

Badminton Ireland are delighted to announce the launch of the organisations new Disability Inclusion Policy. The launch of the Badminton Ireland Disability Inclusion Policy is another step on the National Governing Bodies journey to making its practices more inclusive for people of all abilities.

Moreover, the implementation of this policy will support the organisations development in the area of Disability Inclusion moving forward into the future. Additionally, it is anticipated that it will provide a platform with which to support an inclusive environment for all affiliate bodies and members of Badminton Ireland as we move into the future.

Furthermore, this policy document is structured to align with the five key values of the Cara Sport Inclusion Disability Charter . Those five areas consist of; Openness, People, Activities, Facilities, and Promotion, and were put in place following consultations with people with disabilities who outlined what they regarded as the key considerations for sporting organisations to consider in making sport and physical activity opportunities more accessible.

To date over 50 affiliated bodies of Badminton Ireland have demonstrated their commitment to developing their inclusive practices by signing-up to the Charter, with signatories consisting of Provincial Branches, County Associations, League Committees, and Clubs. We are encouraging organisations at all levels of our game to sign-up to the Cara Sport Inclusion Disability Charter by completing the form at the following link.

To view the full version of the Badminton Ireland Disability Inclusion Policy, please refer to the following link: Badminton Ireland Disability Inclusion Policy

 

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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.