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  • Scottish International Masters Championships 2018

    23/01/2018 High PerformanceScottish International Masters Championships 2018

    A number of Irish players had some impressive results at the Scottish Masters International on the weekend. The medalists were as follows:

     

    Pam Peard & Sian Williams:

    Over 55 WD - Silver Medalists

     

    Mark Peard & Alan McMillan (Scotland)

    Over 50 MD - Gold Medalists

     

    Dorothy McCullough & Karen Ballantine:

    Over 50 WD - Silver Medalists

     

    For a full list of Irish results from the event you can click on this link.

  • *URGENT* Membership Insurance Update

    16/01/2018 Membership*URGENT* Membership Insurance Update

    Dear Members

    ***URGENT - PLEASE READ***

    For all clubs that have not registered or clubs that have members playing that are not registered to BI please note the following:

    1. All members playing badminton with a club must be affiliated to Badminton Ireland - It is the responsibility of Club officers to ensure this happens
    2. Clubs with two insurance policies put themselves and all their members at risk 
    3. Club officers will be held liable if they knowingly allow non-affilaited members to play in their club
    4. Members not officially registered to BI are considered to be members of the public and can therefore make a claim against the club a lot easier

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    Please click here for the list of Members currently affiliated for the 2017/18 season.  

    ** Reminder to all Clubs that have yet to affiliate their club or members, the 2016/17 season ends on the 30/11/17 and therefore if you are not registered in advance of that date you are not insured  to play. Please be advised that this deadline has passed as to as the 11th December for all offline affiliations. 

    Following on from my initial Membership Update at the start of the season, I would like to update you all with some key points to note as we progress through the 2017/18 season:

    1 - To date, 335 amount of clubs have re-affiliated with a further 82 left to do so, Clubs not already affiliated will have to pay €75.00 in club fees compared with €25.00 paid by clubs that affiliated in October. Further to this, I am pleased to report that 59% of the membership has benn affiliated online, so far affiliation online is the fastest and most secure option for clubs, resulting in immediate affiliation and insurance cover without any waiting time. The average wait time of clubs submitting their affiliation via post is five working days.

     

  • Applications for the 2018 Badminton Europe Summer School now open

    15/01/2018 High PerformanceApplications for the 2018 Badminton Europe Summer School now open

    The deadline for applications for coaches and players who would like to be considered to attend the Badminton Europe Summer School is Saturday the 24th of February.

     

    Picture: Badminton Europe Summer School

     

     

  • 2018 Coaching courses application now open

    12/01/2018 Coaching2018 Coaching courses application now open

    Badminton Ireland has a number of coach education courses scheduled for the 2017-18 season. The courses range for those starting off in coaching with the Introduction to coaching course “Shuttle Time” all the way up to the level 2 course that is recognised by both Sport Ireland and the Badminton World Federation.

    To apply for any of the upcoming course, please click on the following links

    The dates of the courses can be seen in the image below or by clicking on the Badminton Ireland coaching calendar.

    In addition to the 2018 dates, there will be a Shuttle Time course held in Coleraine on December 16th. Places for the Coleraine course are still available, so please register now to confirm a place.

        

               

     

  • Level 2 coach education **Final places remaining**

    12/01/2018 CoachingLevel 2 coach education **Final places remaining**

    Places are now available for the Badminton Ireland level 2 coach education course. The course is a six-day course and will be held on two separate weekends.The Level 2 course is a Coaching Ireland and Badminton World Federation recognised qualification. The course is available for anyone who has previously completed the BWF level one course. The dates of the course are as follows

    Weekend 1) Friday, February 16th to Sunday, February 18th

    Weekend 2) Friday, March 9th to Sunday, March 11th

    There will be limited places on this course to ensure the high standard of tutor and participant interaction is maintained. Please book early to confirm your place on the course. The deadline for booking is the 26th of January. You can book by emailing coaching@badmintonireland.com

     

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Development

Visit to Badminton Ireland Academy Cell Oranmore

Badminton Ireland Coach Craig McCourtney paid a visit to one of the Academy Cell's in Oranmore, Galway last week and there is some great progress being made in the group. The Academy Cell runs twice a week in Oranmore Community Centre with lead Coaches Shane Wynne and Anthony Conneely putting the players through their paces.

"The players are showing great improvement in our BI Academy Cell set up, with many of them attending the Irish National Squads for the second year running and some making the callbacks" - Shane Wynne.

Craig McCourtney led the session for the Academy Cell players during the visit, which they found challenging and enjoyable. They did a number of footwork exercises and some work on attacking play in a 2 v 1 format.

"I'm really impressed with the work Shane and Anthony are putting in with the players and it shows after seeing them in action during my visit" - Craig McCourtney.

To find out more about the BI Academy Cell programme you can email coaching@badmintonireland.com

General

ASPIRE Graduate Position available at Badminton Ireland

Badminton Ireland is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a host organisation for the ASPIRE graduate project 2018. This project was approved by Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund and is in partnership with Sport Ireland. The project allows Badminton Ireland to hire a recent graduate in the field of sport or physical activity for 11 months (commencing February 26th).

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a vibrant sporting organisation with an Olympic focus. The successful graduate to work on various development projects and as part of the events team, gaining valuable experience for their future career. Successful applicants will also receive one on one coaching and personal development sessions through Sport Ireland. 

For further information, please click HERE

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

Closing date for both applications is the 25th January 2018

High Performance

Irish European Men's and Women's team selected **UPDATED**

The 2018 European Men's and Women's event will be played in Kazan, Russia, from 13-18 February, in the Kazan Gymnastics Center.

Ireland will be competing in both the Men's and Women's team championships. The Men's team have been drawn in Group 1 with Denmark Croatia and Israel. The Women's team have been drawn in Group 3 with Germany, Ukraine and Lithuania. 

 

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