25 April 2016
Boyle Badminton Club recently organised the White Teicnic assessment and tied it in with a club visit from Badminton Ireland.
A bit about the club...
Boyle is situated in north Roscommon at the foot of the Curlew mountains near Lough Key Forest Park. Our club has 27 members affiliated to Badminton Ireland. We have a four-court badminton hall and we meet twice weekly on Mondays & Thursday nights 9-1130pm.
'It was the first time the club had done Teicnic, there was a mixture of beginners and players who had played for years. The club saw the value in the programme as a lot of the experienced players said they didn't realise the grip change and other aspects. We had some fun with the programme and in the short time that I was there I could see the difference in shots as players kept practising them." Norma McIntyre Club Development Officer
"At the moment we have a H team who lost the county final very narrowly this year and we have a G team who won their county final and lost out in the Connacht final by 1 point. We also have members joining up with another local club to make teams to play in Grades E & C. Members of our club have won 2 All-Irelands in the last 3 years.Our C players will be playing in the All-Irelands in Dublin in May. Good luck to all!" Bernie Lavin the Secretary of Boyle Badminton Club
Boyle members did have one complaint and that was the tired and sore bodies after the footwork relay race at the end! It wasn't enough to put them off the programme and they are keen to progress through the next level, the Yellow Teicnic.
Photos courtesy of Bernie Lavin Boyle BC. Have a look at Boyle Badminton Club's Facebook
11 April 2016
Want to run an exciting badminton Summer Camp for juniors in your club?
Badminton Ireland are pleased to announce the 2016 launch of the successful Summer Camp Subsidy Programme. 2015 saw numerous clubs host Summer camps across the country and availed of the scheme. Clubs who availed of the subsidy previously used it to relieve some of the costs of the camp or towards extra benefits for the Juniors.
The aim of the subsidy programme is to
1.Provide financial support to clubs who host Junior Summer Camps.
2.Attract new Junior players into the club for the 2016/17 season.
This year, Badminton Ireland would like to encourage clubs who weren’t on the subsidy programme last year to apply. There will be 10 subsidies available with priority given to clubs who didn’t apply for it during 2015.
So don't hesitate, enquire today and register your camp by downloading the forms from Summer Camp Page or by contacting Norma at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are here to help you promote badminton in your club so we’d love to hear from you!
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16 March 2016
Badminton Ireland has teamed up with the Active Schools programme in the hope that schools choose badminton as one of their activities to get them active, fit and above all to enjoy and have fun with it!
Active Schools Week is from the 25th-29th May and we hope schools will then continue playing badminton and include it as part of their school sport or in P.E classes.
According to their website, "An Active School is a school that strives to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community."
For more information on the Active School programme click HERE
Badminton Ireland is looking for clubs to get involved with their local active school. This is a great opportunity to create a partnership with the local school, which could create a source of membership for the club. Clubs can get involved by making an 'Offer'. An offer can be a loan of badminton equipment, the club coach providing a session for the school, hosting an open night and inviting those interested from the school to go along. The choice is up to the club and what the club is able to offer.
You can see an example of the offers by clicking HERE
Badminton Ireland has set up challenges for schools to use as one of their activities. So see if your local school is up for the challenge or even challenge your club!
90 SECOND KEEP UPS CHALLENGE TARGET CHALLENGE
Click the word 'Video' on the poster to see a demonstration of the shot
For more information or to get your club involved, contact Norma at email@example.com