2019 so far has been a very busy year for the Development Team in Badminton Ireland. As you can see from the infograph above, Badminton Ireland have worked with many different organisations and partners to provide our members with programmes and initiatives. For example, Badminton Ireland teamed up with 2into3 Management Consulting Company to run Sports Capital Masterclasses. These Masterclasses aimed to provide our clubs with a valuable insight in to applying for Sports Capital Grants. Badminton Ireland has also taken on the task of becoming a more inclusive organisation. We have signed up to the Sports Inclusion Disability Charter and have vowed to complete 50 steps by the end of 2019 to become a more inclusive organisation (currently at 20 steps). We are also a supporter of the 20x20 program and our pledge is to work towards increasing female participation across all areas of the sport by 20%.