Starting A Club - Step 9 & 10

Step 9

Start to plan for the longer term success of the club

Here are a few tips to ensure a healthy club and maintain sustainability:

 

 

  • Promote and attract new members
  • Encourage juniors to the club; they will be the future members for years to come
  • Ensure a regular turnover of new volunteers and officials
  • Try and have a mix of recreational, competitive and social activities
  • Think about the future and how you can improve your club
  • Look to expand facilities as your members grow
  • Start new competitions or join new leagues
  • Provide more training and coaching for members

These are some of the options for growing your club – you decide!

Step 10

The most important thing of all - have fun and celebrate your successes!

Becoming involved in the establishment and running of a Badminton club can be highly rewarding. So make sure you don’t forget to take the time out to enjoy it and celebrate all your successes:

  • Create your own club competitions and award medals and trophies to the winners
  • Keep photographic records of your activities, and publish details in the local newspapers and in your member newsletters
  • Organise some social events that bring members together across all abilities
  • Host an annual dinner or awards ceremony to provide a focal point for recognising the achievements of your members and your club
  • Please click here for tickets to Badminton Ireland's Annual Awards Night.