Tuesday 27 April 2021
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.
Moya Ryan Skills Video
Badminton Ireland Quiz
Leaders of the Future
Keep an eye on our social media for more content.
Thursday 1 April 2021
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
Wednesday 3 March 2021
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