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High Performance

World Championships Round up

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Membership

Membership and Development Intern

An intern is sought to join the Membership and Development sections of the Badminton Ireland team.

This is a valuable opportunity to gain experience within a National Governing Body for sport in the year leading up to an Olympics.

The position will be office based and run between September 2019 and March 2020.

 

Roles and Responsibilities
• Assist in the day to day operations of the membership and development sections within the organisation
• Assist the Membership Officer with daily tasks to ensure efficient service is provided to Badminton Ireland Member Organisations
• Assist members to use the Badminton Ireland membership system
• Assist in communicating with key Badminton Ireland partners and stakeholders
• Assist in data collection and the preparation of reports and presentations
• Assist in the preparation of marketing material for Badminton Ireland programmes
• Other duties as assigned


Criteria
• A strong knowledge of Irish Badminton and the Irish Sporting landscape is preferable
• Good IT skills with proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint essential
• Good administrative skills
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Good planning and organisational skills with the ability to set priorities, multi-task, and manage time efficiently
• Good reporting skills with an ability to present information to a high standard
• Ability to work under pressure in order to meet deadlines
• Ability to work within a team to achieve results

 

How to Apply;
If you are interested in joining the Badminton Ireland team please submit your CV to fandrews@badmintonireland.com by 5pm on Friday August 30th.

General

Munster Umpire Course

The Munster Umpire course will take place on the 14th September in UL.

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Governance

Club Forums 2019

COME JOIN US!

Badminton Ireland would like to invite any club, county or branch Chairperson, Secretary, Club Development Officer and Safeguarding Officers for our 2019 Club Forums! We will be covering Safeguarding, Data Protection and Club Development practices at the events.

The schedule for the Club Forums is as follows:

Connacht - 16th September @ 7.30pm in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris - Please Click Here to Register

Ulster – 19th September @ 7.30pm in the Holiday Inn Express, Antrim - Please Click Here to Register

Munster – 24th September @ 7.30pm in the Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown - Please Click Here to Register

Leinster – 26th September @ 7.30pm in Irish Sport HQ, National Sports Campus - Please Click Here to Register

Leinster – 1st October @ 8pm in the Maldron Hotel, Portlaoise - Please Click Here to Register

If you have any questions on these events, please do not hesitate to contact Conor Fadian, National Governance Officer on cfadian@badmintonireland.com or at +353 (86) 028 8555

 

Coaching

Coaches Conference 2019 Ends but the Sharing of Knowledge Only Begins...

Coaches, players and members travelled from across the four provinces of Ireland to attend the 2019 annual Coaches Conference. This year’s conference saw a great mix of adults, juveniles, coaches and players with one of the biggest ever attendances. There were over 70 participants that attended over the course of the two days.

Over the weekend there were a number of highlights across a variety of exciting topics. A big thanks must go to all of the speakers/guests: Andy Stewart, Daniel Magee, Conor Fadian, Fiach Andrews, Nhat Nguyen and Fathurrahman Fauzi who shared some great insights both on and off the court as they challenged and inspired the members through the pieces they delivered.

Some of the sessions delivered included: Singles and Doubles Masterclasses, Physical Training for Badminton, Youth Development, On-Court Physical Sessions, Coach Mentoring, Teicnic Badminton, Development Updates and many more. It was great to see everyone getting involved and sharing knowledge with each other throughout the course of the weekend.

Participants were very active on-court and got to take part in some physical, tactical and technical exercises. In the classroom sessions, the coaches and players got the chance to ask some questions and get information that might then assist them back in their clubs or settings. Participants also got the chance to update their current Teicinic Badminton Level and experience some of the material in practice.

We would like to say a big thanks to everyone else who was working behind the scenes including Jade Plunkett, Lauren Au, Kim Feehily and Greg Farrell. The weekend couldn't have run as smoothly without their help.

We would lastly like to massive thanks to all of our members, coaches and players who attended and engaged really well throughout the Conference exchanging knowledge and ideas with each other during the sessions.

 

 

 

"Great weekend for getting some new ideas and information to bring back to the club for the upcoming season" - Graham MacMullen (Sligo City BC, Connacht). 

"It was a fantastic weekend. The sessions were fun and engaging with a combination of both on-court and off-court activities" Patrick Marks (Roscrea BC, Munster).

"It was great to pick up some new exercises and practices to use in the club during the new season" - Jonathan Perry (Greenwell Street Presbyterian BC, Ulster)

"The weekend was super, it was great to be able to collaborate and make a connection with so many different coaches from around Ireland" - Sumesh Tharian (Mount Pleasant BC, Leinster).

We look forward to welcoming members back next year and wish everyone the best of luck in the new season!

General

Mount Pleasant Open Entry Deadline Extended by 24 hours

The Mount Pleasant Open Entry deadline has been extended by 24 hours to Monday 12th August 2019 due to entry errors with the tournament software file. These administrative errors have since been fixed and the online entry process is now open.

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04/07/2019-GeneralBadminton Ireland Newsletter - July
28/06/2019-High PerformanceMagees secure bronze medal and semi-final spot at European Games 2019
27/06/2019-High PerformanceMagees reach quarterfinals at the European Games
27/06/2019-DevelopmentDevelopment Update
26/06/2019-High PerformanceImpressive performance means Nguyen progresses to the last 16 of European Games
05/06/2019-High PerformanceApplication now open for Irish underage National Coaching team read more........

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