National Badminton Week
National Badminton Week 2014
This year National Badminton week was held on the 8th to the 14th of September as a kick off to the badminton season. Improving on last years NBW and celebrating its 10th year the week was officially launched on Sunday 7th with a Shuttle-time taster session where teachers, coaches and players of all ages came to Baldoyle badminton centre to experience the shuttletime programe. The week also so many badminton clubs across the country opening there doors to the general public to raise awareness of the sport. The week also attracted plenty of media attention including RTE 1 News2Day who covered a teicnic session with the Irish team in Marino Institute of Education.
Next year we hope to build on the sccess of this year and increase the popularity of the sport nationwide.
During this time, many badminton clubs will be opening their doors to allow anyone interested to come and play. Badminton is a sport for everyone regardless of age, ability or fitness level.
So pick up a racquet, get in touch with your local badminton club and give it a go!
If you are unsure where your nearest club is, contact the Badminton Ireland office on 01-8393028 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the week there will also be text and e-mail campaigns to raise awareness of badminton and to encourage former players and potential new players to pick up racquets and get out and play a game!
There are also going to be numerous events run in conjunction with this week.