17 February 2017
The Shuttle Time programme got off to a great start in January 2017 with a course having been run in every province in the first month. The aim of Shuttle Time is to get all children playing badminton in their school, club and college.
Our first course of the year was in Coolmine, Blanchardstown on the 8th of January. The course was well attended with people coming from across the province to take part. The next course ran was in Oranmore where one of our Badminton Ireland Academy Cell's is held under academy coaches Shane Wynne and Anthony Conneely.
On the 20th of January Karen Brady ran a student teacher Shuttle Time course in University of Limerick where a large group of training teachers took part.
On the 28th of January we ran two Shuttle Time courses on opposite ends of the country. One was held in Carrigaline Badminton Club led by Tony Robinson alongside Michelle Hayes and the other was held in Avoniel Leisure centre led by Mervyn Fee. Both courses had great attendance with some good feedback coming from the participants. "The course was really enjoyable and useful" - Shuttle Time participant.
Also in coach education, we had licenced coaches Craig McCourtney and Mark Topping travel to Cardiff and complete the Shuttle Time Tutor/Trainer course. They both achieved the higher Trainer status from this course.
We have an upcoming level 1 course in Arcdlough Gaa club with the two weekends being the 4th/5th of March and 29th/30th April. For all of our upcoming coaching course click on the link.
The Teicnic Summer Camp applications are now also open and they can be found by clicking on this link.
01 February 2017
Applications for the 2017 Teicnic Badminton Camps are now open. This year there will be an U13 and an U15 camp. The camp will be coached by some of Ireland's top National Coaches as well as a team of staff coaches that will stay on site. Please note the price change of the camps this year due to the change in accommodation to the Marino apartaments. The price for this years camp is €350.
Venue: Badminton Ireland High Performance Centre, Marino Institute of Education, Dublin 9.
Times: Arrive Monday 09.30 Depart Friday 14.00
Deadline for application: 30th April 2017
Teicnic Badminton Camp Invitation.
U13 Teinic Camp Application form. (14th - 18th August)
U15 Teicnic Camp Application form. (21st - 25th August)
For more information on the Teinic Badminton Camps please follow this link or email firstname.lastname@example.org
30 January 2017
Badminton Ireland will be relaunching the Blanchardstown academy cell in its new location in the National Indoor Arena on the National Sports Campus on Tuesday the 7th of February.
The cell will be led by Badminton Ireland Level 2 coach Gerard Loh, BWF Level 1 coach Craig McCourtney, three-time Irish Olympian Chloe Magee and will be overseen by Badminton Ireland Academy manager Daniel Magee.
On Tuesday the 7th of February players from 10-13 years of age are invited to attend a trial day. There will be limited places on offer as there are already spaces allocated to the existing Blanchardstown cell players.
To put your name forward for the trial please contact email@example.com
For further information on the Academy system please click on the following link.