Badminton Ireland has Junior National squads which hold regular squad sessions at the National Centre in MIE, Dublin. From these squads, teams will be selected to represent Ireland at international level.
The first squad at the start of each year is open to all eligible players that would like to try out for the National Junior squad. This first squad session will include multiple tests on and off court along with matchplay.
The National Squad coaches will select a group of players after the first squad session based on performance in this first session, previous season results, future potential as deemed by the National Coaching Team and talent identification tools like ‘Teicnic Badminton’ to judge ability.
Players who would like to attend the national underage squads may attend multiple age group squads. However, it is a priority for the player to attend the age group they currently fall into during the 2013/2014 season. For example a player who is eligible for the Irish U13 squad may attend the U15 squad, but this must not be at the expense of any U13 squads. Any player failing to attend their national under-age squad without good reason removes themselves from selection.
If you require any further information please contact the National Coach firstname.lastname@example.org.
For consideration for the various National Squads please register by completing the following participation registraion form.
National Senior Events
National Coach – Dan Magee
Main season's events – European Men's and Women's team Championships (February 2014)
National University Squad
National u17 Squad
Coach - Andrew Stewart
Coach - Cheryl Evans
Squad Dates - September 2nd, December 9th, January 13th, February 10th
Main season's event – European U17 Individual Event (May 2014)
National u15 Squad
National u13 Squad
Coach - Al Bredin
Coach - Sonya Dunne
Squad Dates - TBC
Main season's event - Varberg International (May 2014)
Want to be part of the Badminton Ireland National Coaching Team for the 2013/2014 season? Please contact the National Coach before the 31st January 2013.
For more information please contact the office HP@badmintonireland.com or call +353 1 839 3028