09 May 2016
Badminton Ireland has launched a page on the website which showcases, clubs who have achieved Clubmark Status. Clubs will be displayed on the website with their respective Clubmark Level next to their club name. The list is also interactive and when viewers select a Clubmark club they will be redirected to a page with further information on the club.
Click HERE to see the page
This is one of the benefits of achieveing a Clubmark status. Other benefits include,
- Bronze -10% extra free shuttles, Silver - 20% extra free, Gold - 30% extra free and Platnuim - 40% extra free when a club makes a purchase.
- Potential to increase membership
- Development of club coaches, personnel and volunteers as well as club structure
The Clubmark programme is an investment made into your club and its members. The programme will help form a solid foundation and structure for any club willing to partake and will enure the club will develop for years to come.
If your club is interested in the BI Clubmark Programme click HERE for more information or contact Norma at email@example.com.
04 May 2016
Kadca Badminton Club completed their final aspect of the Bronze Level of the BI Clubmark Programme. Kadca have been working through the Bronze level since before Christmas and last week organised a 'White Teicnic' session for their members to complete the programme.
Natalia Fusciardi, New Member Coordinator for Kadca had this to say about the Teicnic programme.
"14 members of KADCA participated in the White level of the Teicnic program on Tuesday last. We found it to be very beneficial and enjoyable. As a club, we felt it brought a lot of team spirit as everyone was helping each other and making sure the routines were done correctly. It was valuable to every player who took part as we were shown how to hold your racket while doing certain shots and how to do the shots correctly including footwork. It also made a nice change to club play as it was something a little bit different. As everyone enjoyed it, we have no doubt that we will get the same group to progress on the Yellow level. We would definitely recommend that other clubs get involved with this program."
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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