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  • Cork School Blitz event proves to be a success

    01/06/2018 Cork School Blitz event proves to be a success

    Eigthy children attended the primary school blitz event held in Neptune Stadium, Cork city, as part of the 2018 Cork School's Programme on Tuesday last. Bunscoil Rinn an Chablaigh, Clondrohid NS, and Scoil Iosagan Aghada were the schools who participated on the day, having completed a number of weeks training internally within their schools after some of their teachers attended the Shuttle Time course on March 14th in Bishopstown Community School.

    Participants were treated to a combination of fundamental movement skills, elements of the Badminton Ireland White Teicnic programme, skills stations, and matches over the course of the day. Tania O’Flynn (Level 1 and Badminton Ireland Licenced Coach), excelled in the organisation and delivery of the skills stations and Teicnic drills, and all the children responded hugely to her energy and enthusiasm.

    Furthermore, it was evident that the participation and social emphasis placed on the blitz day resulted in an enjoyable environment and maximised the experience of the blitz for the participating children. With this event being the first exposure to formal badminton for many of the participants, this conscious approach was taken by Badminton Ireland and the Cork Sports Partnership with an aim to providing a setting that allowed for participant learning and development outside the remit of competition.

    Overall the 2018 Cork Schools Badminton Programme is an initiative which has proven to be a massive success due to the collaboration and support of the Cork Sports Partnership. Their engagement, communication, and planning, throughout the programme with all stakeholders was of the highest quality, and creating an effective partnership with them has ensured there are solid foundations in place for continued work between Badminton Ireland and the Cork Sports Partnership moving into the future.

    A particular note of thanks must go to Maurice O’Sullivan, James Kirby, all the Cork Sports Partnership volunteers, and Tania O'Flynn for ensuring the blitz day ran so smoothly. Additionally, the support of Sport Ireland and the Dormant Accounts Fund has been essential in the implementation of this project, and without their assistance this project would not have been possible.

    Badminton Ireland look forward to rolling this project out to further regions between September and December 2018. To register your schools interest complete the Google Doc. at the following link.

    For all the latest Badminton Ireland news and updates follow our Facebook and Twitter.

     

    Fiach Andrews

    Development Officer

  • Club Profiling and Club Development Plans

    14/05/2018 Club Profiling and Club Development Plans

    The 2017/2018 season is nearing its conclusion as clubs nationwide begin to wind down on activities. Whilst many clubs will take a break for a number of weeks, others will kickstart their summer clubs to continue playing in the coming months. Details of those clubs will be gathered and available on the Badminton Ireland website from June onwards.

    This stage of the year offers clubs the opportunity to review their club practices as a whole, assess what aspects of the organisation are going well, what can be improved, and determine how to improve these components. With this in mind we are publishing this particular news article to assist clubs in reviewing their club practices by conducting club profiling, which in turn will aid them to conduct a (S)trengths (W)eaknesses (O)pportunities (T)hreats analysis of their club practices.

    Reviewing club practices under the headings of Governance, Development, Coaching, Membership, Safeguarding, Club Income, Public Relations, Partnerships, Inclusiveness, and Events, will enable the club to identify areas of strengths and required improvements across various facets of their organisation. Once this step is completed clubs can begin to roadmap the direction they wish to take in the short, medium, and long-term by outlining its vision, mission, and through setting objectives to help the club reach the level which the club and its members have set out for it in its development plan.

    A club development plan is not only useful for providing direction for the club and its members, but having a plan documented is also massively advantageous for clubs who intend to submit funding applications to various bodies (e.g. Sports Capital Grant, Local Community Funding through Local Sports Partnerships etc.).

    The Club Profiling and Club Development Planning document is available here.

    In addition to this a variety of resources for development can be found on the new Club Development Initiative page on the website.

    Any clubs who would like assistance in conducting club profiling, or require guidance and suggestions in creating a club development strategy, can email fandrews@badmintonireland.com.  

    For all the latest Badminton Ireland news and updates follow our Facebook and Twitter.

     

    Fiach Andrews

    Development Officer

     

     

  • Active School's Week

    09/05/2018 Active School's Week

    Two school's visited in the Southeast as part of active school's week. Read more........

     

     

     

  • Badminton League Returns to Mayo

    09/05/2018 Badminton League Returns to Mayo

    Badminton Ireland and Mayo Badminton Association Welcome Back the Return of the Mayo Leagues

  • 2018 Cork Schools Badminton Programme

    26/03/2018 2018 Cork Schools Badminton Programme

    The launch of the new Badminton Ireland/Cork Sports Partnership schools badminton programme occurred last week with the hosting of a Shuttle Time course in Bishopstown Community School in Cork city. This programme, which is being funded through Sport Ireland's Dormant Account Funding, and has partnership support from Healthy Ireland, Active Ireland, and the Active Schools Flag, is being rolled out in a number of counties nationwide, with Cork being selected as the region for the pilot project.

    Twenty-one teachers from twelve schools attended the Shuttle Time course in Bishopstown which was delivered by tutor Tony Robinson, a fantastic turnout by all accounts. With many of the participating schools having minimal previous badminton exposure, this programme provides them with the education and training, the equipment and resources, the playing opportunities, and the establishment of club-school links, to grow and develop the game within their school. 

    Collaborating with the Cork Sports Partnership has been pivotal in planning this programme in Cork, and also in terms of attracting school engagement due to the strong relationships they have developed with primary and secondary schools in the county. Their communication and promotion of the programme has been excellent, an evident example of which is their website page dedicated to the programme. Maurice O'Sullivan (Senior Development & Marketing Officer) and James Kirby (Sports Development Officer) have been the points of contact for Badminton Ireland in the Sports Partnership, and it is hoped to continue building on these connections to provide more school children with the opportunity to try badminton in the coming years.

    Furthermore, this programme has been earmarked for three other regions across the country in 2018, details of which will be released in the coming months. The intention in the second year of this initiative will be to develop the programme further in these counties and expand it to a number of new regions in order to continously grow and enhance this projects scope. 

    List of participating schools in the 2018 Cork Schools Badminton Programme:

    1. Ballyhass National School
    2. Bishopstown Community School
    3. Bunscoil Rinn an Chablaigh
    4. Clondrohid National School
    5. Cork Educate Together National School
    6. Firmount National School
    7. Kilbonane National School
    8. Presentation Secondary School
    9. Scoil Iosagan Aghada
    10. Scoil Phadraig Naofa
    11. St. Lachteen's 
    12. Sunday's Well Girls National School

    Outline of the 2018 Schools Badminton Programme

    Phase 1: Shuttle Time Course

    Objective: Educate teachers by providing them with the skills and knowledge necessary to implement badminton as part of their PE curriculum.

    Phase 2: Resources provided to schools

    Objective: Provide schools/teachers with kitbags, lesson plans, and teaching resources for their school as a result of participating in the programme. 

    Phase 3: Schools implement a 6 week badminton programme

    Objective: The teacher's introduce a six week programme of activities into their PE classes with a view of preparing their students for the social blitz event at the end of the programme.

    Phase 4: Mass participation social blitz event

    Objective: To provide playing opportunities for all involved in the programme duirng a mass participation social blitz event. The aim is to showcase the physical and social benefits of the sport at a communal participation event.

    Phase 5: Development of club-school Links 

    Objective: To establish club-school links between local juvenile badminton clubs and participating schools to ensure there is an accessible pathway for all participants in the school programme into club badminton. 

     

    For further information on the 2018 Schools Badminton Programme please email development@badmintonireland.com.

     

    For all the latest Badminton Ireland news and updates please follow our Facebook and Twitter page.

     

    Fiach Andrews

    Development Officer

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Cork School Blitz event proves to be a success

Eigthy children attended the primary school blitz event held in Neptune Stadium, Cork city, as part of the 2018 Cork School's Programme on Tuesday last. Bunscoil Rinn an Chablaigh, Clondrohid NS, and Scoil Iosagan Aghada were the schools who participated on the day, having completed a number of weeks training internally within their schools after some of their teachers attended the Shuttle Time course on March 14th in Bishopstown Community School.

Participants were treated to a combination of fundamental movement skills, elements of the Badminton Ireland White Teicnic programme, skills stations, and matches over the course of the day. Tania O’Flynn (Level 1 and Badminton Ireland Licenced Coach), excelled in the organisation and delivery of the skills stations and Teicnic drills, and all the children responded hugely to her energy and enthusiasm.

Furthermore, it was evident that the participation and social emphasis placed on the blitz day resulted in an enjoyable environment and maximised the experience of the blitz for the participating children. With this event being the first exposure to formal badminton for many of the participants, this conscious approach was taken by Badminton Ireland and the Cork Sports Partnership with an aim to providing a setting that allowed for participant learning and development outside the remit of competition.

Overall the 2018 Cork Schools Badminton Programme is an initiative which has proven to be a massive success due to the collaboration and support of the Cork Sports Partnership. Their engagement, communication, and planning, throughout the programme with all stakeholders was of the highest quality, and creating an effective partnership with them has ensured there are solid foundations in place for continued work between Badminton Ireland and the Cork Sports Partnership moving into the future.

A particular note of thanks must go to Maurice O’Sullivan, James Kirby, all the Cork Sports Partnership volunteers, and Tania O'Flynn for ensuring the blitz day ran so smoothly. Additionally, the support of Sport Ireland and the Dormant Accounts Fund has been essential in the implementation of this project, and without their assistance this project would not have been possible.

Badminton Ireland look forward to rolling this project out to further regions between September and December 2018. To register your schools interest complete the Google Doc. at the following link.

For all the latest Badminton Ireland news and updates follow our Facebook and Twitter.

 

Fiach Andrews

Development Officer

Club Profiling and Club Development Plans

The 2017/2018 season is nearing its conclusion as clubs nationwide begin to wind down on activities. Whilst many clubs will take a break for a number of weeks, others will kickstart their summer clubs to continue playing in the coming months. Details of those clubs will be gathered and available on the Badminton Ireland website from June onwards.

This stage of the year offers clubs the opportunity to review their club practices as a whole, assess what aspects of the organisation are going well, what can be improved, and determine how to improve these components. With this in mind we are publishing this particular news article to assist clubs in reviewing their club practices by conducting club profiling, which in turn will aid them to conduct a (S)trengths (W)eaknesses (O)pportunities (T)hreats analysis of their club practices.

Reviewing club practices under the headings of Governance, Development, Coaching, Membership, Safeguarding, Club Income, Public Relations, Partnerships, Inclusiveness, and Events, will enable the club to identify areas of strengths and required improvements across various facets of their organisation. Once this step is completed clubs can begin to roadmap the direction they wish to take in the short, medium, and long-term by outlining its vision, mission, and through setting objectives to help the club reach the level which the club and its members have set out for it in its development plan.

A club development plan is not only useful for providing direction for the club and its members, but having a plan documented is also massively advantageous for clubs who intend to submit funding applications to various bodies (e.g. Sports Capital Grant, Local Community Funding through Local Sports Partnerships etc.).

The Club Profiling and Club Development Planning document is available here.

In addition to this a variety of resources for development can be found on the new Club Development Initiative page on the website.

Any clubs who would like assistance in conducting club profiling, or require guidance and suggestions in creating a club development strategy, can email fandrews@badmintonireland.com.  

For all the latest Badminton Ireland news and updates follow our Facebook and Twitter.

 

Fiach Andrews

Development Officer

 

 

Active School's Week

Two school's visited in the Southeast as part of active school's week. Read more........

 

 

 

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Development overview

Badminton Ireland is committed to facilitating participation in the sport across the 32 counties of Ireland. 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.

For further information on development please contact Badminton Ireland Development Officer, Fiach Andrews, via email (development@badmintonireland.com), or by phone +353 1 839 3028.