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  • Give Your Club Clubmark this Christmas

    15/12/2015 Give Your Club Clubmark this Christmas

    Why not join the current clubs who are working through Clubmark? Clubs from all over Ireland are developing their members through Teicnic, coaching qualifications and court official courses (just to name a few). Club structures are also improving with clubs developing constitutions and establishing a connection with their Local Sports Partnerships (again to name a few).

    Have a look at the programme Here

    The clubmark programme is a long-term development programme for clubs, there is no time limit and Badminton Ireland will provide guidance for clubs. It is open for junior and senior clubs, long established clubs and newly formed ones.

    After a club has been  accredited a BI Clubmark club they will benefit from free Carlton Shuttles, they will be listed on the BI website as a Clubmark accredited club with the potential to increase membership. Clubs who are active in their development tend to attract more members as players are constantly looking to improve themselves and to be part of a club who also wants to develop and grow.

    If you are interested in more information about the Clubmark programme, don't hesitate to contact Norma at nmcintyre@badmintonireland.com

  • Players Rush to Rush Badminton Club

    08/12/2015 Players Rush to Rush Badminton Club

    Club Development Officer Norma McIntyre paid Rush Badminton Club a recent visit. The club plays out of a 4 court hall in St. Maurs GAA Club and have done so for many years. The club welcomes players of all standards and provides coaching for all its members should they wish to avail of it.

    The Rush teams are competitive and up for the challenge participating in the league, Over 35's and the Mini Leagues in Baldoyle. Rush BC welcome beginners to the club and will do their best to get players both experienced and new to the game onto teams.

    The main aim for Rush BC is to enjoy playing badminton and to ensure that whoever walks through the doors, enjoys it and feels part of this friendly club. They play 2 nights a week and have recently bought some club gear with their new logo (pictured).

    If you are based in the North County Dublin area and looking for a club to join why not check out Rush Badminton Club's Facebook page for more information.

    Are you looking for your nearest badminton club? Check out Badminton Ireland's Club Finder tool.

  • Aer Lingus BC Looking to Take Off

    07/12/2015 Aer Lingus BC Looking to Take Off

    Aer Lingus Badminton Club was established in 1965 and in 1985 they moved to ALSAA which is based beside Dublin Airport. The club has a long history participating in the local league winning plenty of titles throughout the years. The club play every Monday and Thursday and continue to play during the Summer when the season is over.

    The experienced and friendly members of Aer Lingus BC welcomed Club Development Officer Norma McIntyre, who recently paid them a visit. The committee noted a drop in their membership in the same way a lot of other clubs have. Aer Lingus BC is pro-active and in the New Year are looking to develop and implement a strategy with the Club Development Officer that will aim to attract potential members while also accommodating beginners. The strategy will include approaching the tenat businesses and partners at the airport, inclduing the DAA and the airline, Aer Lingus.

    ALSAA is easily accessible from the M50 and the M1. Check out Aer Lingus BC's Facebook page or contact them via Email should you have any questions about the club or enquiries about joining.

    There is a Shuttle Time Course being held in ALSAA on March 19th with some remaining places available. For more information, contact Karen via Email or on 01 839 3028

    If your club is looking to increase their membership, have a look at these Tips to see if they could aid your recruitment process. 

     

  • Want to Increase your Club's Membership?

    24/11/2015 Want to Increase your Club's Membership?

    Here are a couple of tips that could potentially help increase your club membership, whether it is an adult or a juvenile club or both. Get in touch with Badminton Ireland if you plan on running an open night, we can help with promoting the open night/club as well as offering advice.

     

    Contact your local schools

    Due to our Shuttle Time programme more schools are playing badminton making them a good source of players for clubs. Hold an open night, inviting any children who would like to try badminton to attend with the aim of getting them to return and become members. Contact the schools to find the best way to promote the club to both the school children and parents.

    If your local school hasn't heard about our Shuttle Time programme but would be interested you can direct them to our website  or coaching@badmintonireland.com for more information.

    Advertise Advertise Advertise!

    Make up flyers and posters with the club's details, ask local shops, community halls, the local parish, corporate/business parks etc. if they would advertise or give out the flyers. If there is a local newspaper/newsletter, contact them and ask if they would include your poster in one of their editions. Social media is a great and free way to advertise, set up a Facebook page, Twitter account, connect with the county badminton association, the branch and Badminton Ireland. Drum up interest for your page by also connecting with local residence pages, Local Sports Partnership and ask them to help promote your club/open nights/recruitment drive. 

    Member's Development

    New players/beginners generally are interested in learning how to play badminton so why not organise a coach to coach the club as a whole or to coach groups who are interested. When new people are looking for clubs to join they generally look to see if there is active coaching. For a list of BI licensed coaches click HERE.The Teicnic resources are also available online for clubs/individuals to download, a qualified coach can assess players should they wish to progress through the levels.

    Have a look at the Starting A Club page, it will give you guidelines on the different aspects of a club.

    If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the Club Development Officer at nmcintyre@badmintonireland.com

  • Nenagh to make Summer Camps an Annual Event

    16/10/2015 Nenagh to make Summer Camps an Annual Event

    Nenagh BC held their first Summer Camp this year. It was so successful that the committee decided they will do it annually. They had plenty of coaches that covered different aspects including fitness and technique. Read the report below.

    Nenagh BC held its first Summer Camp during the week of August 17th to 21st 2015. We had a great turnout with over 20 players. The camp was organized by BI Level 1 coaches Richard Hudson and Sudhir Maharaj, and was run by Richard Hudson, Miklos Heveli, and Kathy Slattery.

    Miklos is a club coach and brought his experience of fitness and conditioning training from working with Hungarian rugby youth teams, while Kathy used the experience she gained at the Shuttle Time and Teicnic White courses. Richard managed the older, more experienced kids and ran through the Teicnic Yellow and Green programmes.

    There was much excitement and enthusiasm during the week, and we have decided to make this an annual event.

    Report by Sudhir Maharaj. For more information about Nenagh BC checkout their Facebook page.

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Give Your Club Clubmark this Christmas

Why not join the current clubs who are working through Clubmark? Clubs from all over Ireland are developing their members through Teicnic, coaching qualifications and court official courses (just to name a few). Club structures are also improving with clubs developing constitutions and establishing a connection with their Local Sports Partnerships (again to name a few).

Have a look at the programme Here

The clubmark programme is a long-term development programme for clubs, there is no time limit and Badminton Ireland will provide guidance for clubs. It is open for junior and senior clubs, long established clubs and newly formed ones.

After a club has been  accredited a BI Clubmark club they will benefit from free Carlton Shuttles, they will be listed on the BI website as a Clubmark accredited club with the potential to increase membership. Clubs who are active in their development tend to attract more members as players are constantly looking to improve themselves and to be part of a club who also wants to develop and grow.

If you are interested in more information about the Clubmark programme, don't hesitate to contact Norma at nmcintyre@badmintonireland.com

Players Rush to Rush Badminton Club

Club Development Officer Norma McIntyre paid Rush Badminton Club a recent visit. The club plays out of a 4 court hall in St. Maurs GAA Club and have done so for many years. The club welcomes players of all standards and provides coaching for all its members should they wish to avail of it.

The Rush teams are competitive and up for the challenge participating in the league, Over 35's and the Mini Leagues in Baldoyle. Rush BC welcome beginners to the club and will do their best to get players both experienced and new to the game onto teams.

The main aim for Rush BC is to enjoy playing badminton and to ensure that whoever walks through the doors, enjoys it and feels part of this friendly club. They play 2 nights a week and have recently bought some club gear with their new logo (pictured).

If you are based in the North County Dublin area and looking for a club to join why not check out Rush Badminton Club's Facebook page for more information.

Are you looking for your nearest badminton club? Check out Badminton Ireland's Club Finder tool.

Aer Lingus BC Looking to Take Off

Aer Lingus Badminton Club was established in 1965 and in 1985 they moved to ALSAA which is based beside Dublin Airport. The club has a long history participating in the local league winning plenty of titles throughout the years. The club play every Monday and Thursday and continue to play during the Summer when the season is over.

The experienced and friendly members of Aer Lingus BC welcomed Club Development Officer Norma McIntyre, who recently paid them a visit. The committee noted a drop in their membership in the same way a lot of other clubs have. Aer Lingus BC is pro-active and in the New Year are looking to develop and implement a strategy with the Club Development Officer that will aim to attract potential members while also accommodating beginners. The strategy will include approaching the tenat businesses and partners at the airport, inclduing the DAA and the airline, Aer Lingus.

ALSAA is easily accessible from the M50 and the M1. Check out Aer Lingus BC's Facebook page or contact them via Email should you have any questions about the club or enquiries about joining.

There is a Shuttle Time Course being held in ALSAA on March 19th with some remaining places available. For more information, contact Karen via Email or on 01 839 3028

If your club is looking to increase their membership, have a look at these Tips to see if they could aid your recruitment process. 

 

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Development Overview

The Badminton Ireland team is committed to facilitating participation in the sport across the 32 counties. This is achieved by focusing on the development of all facets of badminton, with a special focus on the growth of existing clubs, the creation of new clubs and facilitating opportunities to play in all levels of educational facilities across the country.

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For any further information on development please contact the Badminton Ireland office development@badmintonireland.com or +353 1 839 3028