On behalf of everyone in Badminton Ireland, I want to welcome you to the new season. I am writing this letter to update you on some vital information for members in the 2019/2020 season.
We just have concluded our Club and League forums which offered critical insight for all affiliated bodies on matters relating to GDPR, Safeguarding and Development. Now in its second year, the attendance for the Club Forum has increased from 2018 and those attending represented over 4000 of our members. If you missed the forums, this year, please visit our Governance section on the Badminton Ireland website. We have put up many resources for our affiliated members and our National Governance Officer, Conor Fadian, is available to answer any questions you might have.
Registration is now open for the new season, and you can view our updated registration documents under the Membership section of our website. Clubs must affiliate all their members promptly. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding membership, please contact our Membership Officer, Lauren Au.
We are delighted to once again partner with AIG insurance to broadcast the Irish Open finals on TG4. The Irish Open takes place from the 13th to the 16th of November in the National Indoor Arena, Dublin. With Olympic qualification underway, we expect to see a large entry with some of the worlds best Badminton Players attending the event. I would encourage the entire Badminton community to participate in the event and show your support for the Irish Players representing us on the world stage. If you are interested in attending the event, please visit our events page on Badmintonireland.com or contact our Events Manager, Conor Doherty.
We will be launching soon Smash Cancer Campaign, and we would like you to be involved and help to promote it further in your badminton clubs. We will be sending out emails shortly regarding this campaign. More information can be found at Smash Cancer -Badminton Ireland.
Finally, I want to wish the very best of luck to Nhat Nguyen, Sam and Chloe Magee in their efforts to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games, and Niall McVeigh in qualifying for the 2020 Paralympic games. These are an exciting time for Irish Badminton, and I want to thank everyone who helps make that happen. I hope you have a successful and enjoyable season.
Chief Executive Officer