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  • Badminton Ireland team up with Cavan and Monaghan Sports Partnerships for Sports Inclusion Programme

    13/04/2017 Badminton Ireland team up with Cavan and Monaghan Sports Partnerships for Sports Inclusion Programme

    Last Wednesday, the 5th of April, Badminton Ireland were delighted to support the Sports Inclusion Programme Easter Jamboree event organised by the Cavan and Monaghan Sports Partnerships. The event was held in Castle Saunderson Scout Centre in Belturbet, Co. Cavan, and it proved to be a great success, with 49 participants getting to play badminton on the day alongside other activities which included basketball and jiving.

    We would like to say well done to all the participants, many of whom were playing badminton for the very first time, and also thank you to the Cavan and Monaghan Sports Partnerships for inviting us to attend what was a fantastic event.

    Follow all the latest Badminton Ireland news on our Facebook and Twitter.

    Fiach Andrews

    Development Officer

  • Edition 2: New Clubs 2016/2017

    07/04/2017 Edition 2: New Clubs 2016/2017

    The second edition of articles on new clubs in the 2016/2017 season focuses on Axis BC and Kilkenny City BC. This year was the first time that both clubs had registered with Badminton Ireland, and this news story will hopefully recognise the efforts of all club members in ensuring that both clubs had a successful debut season.

     

    Club Profile 3: Axis Badminton Club

    Playing Venue: Castlelands Community Centre, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
    Qualified Coaches:

    One Level 1 Coach

    Two Level 0 / Shuttletime Coaches

    Local Sports Partnership Connection:

    Fingal Sports Partnership

    BI Clubmark: The club is currently working towards the Bronze Clubmark certification.
    BI Teicnic: The club have arranged for their members to be assessed on the White Teicnic in the coming weeks.
    Competitions Entered: Bonanza Events
    Recruitment Strategies:

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ABC.DUBLIN/?fref=ts

    Flyers/Posters (in excess of 300+) distributed in local towns.

    Two vehicles with Axis BC advertisement displayed.

    Website: http://axisbadmintonclub.simdif.com/

    Club Communication Strategies:

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ABC.DUBLIN/?fref=ts

    Member's Whatsapp Group

    Website: http://axisbadmintonclub.simdif.com/

     Club Open Night: The club open night was held in November 2016 and local TD Brendan Ryan attended to cut the ribbon. Also in attendance was Joe Byrne and David Murphy from the DDLC committee, along with a journalist from the North County Leader 
    Challenges Facing The Club: Covering the cost of club equipment. The club have requested to be placed on the Tesco Community Initiative Fund and are also hosting a club fundraiser in the coming weeks as means of managing all costs.
    Future Aspirations For The Club:

    The club intend to have another two members qualified as Level 0 coaches at the end of the 2017 calendar year.

    Moreover, in the 2017/2018 season, the club will enter the DDLC for the first time.

    Long-term aspiration for Axis BC is there will be further club locations in the Fingal area to further expand Axis.

     

    Club Profile 4: Kilkenny City Badminton Club

    Playing Venue: The Watershed, Bohernatounish, Kilkenny
    Number Of Club Members: 43
    Competitions Entered: South West Leinster Leagues
    Recruitment Strategies: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KilkennyBadminton/?fref=ts
    Future Aspirations For The Club:

    Increase the number of affiliated members in the club.

    Increase the number of teams competing in the SWLL in the coming years.

    Interesting Club Fact: The club were the winners of the monthly online affiliation draw with Badminton Ireland in which they received fifteen tubes of shuttles for being drawn as winners.

     

    Follow all the latest Badminton Ireland news on our Facebook and Twitter.

    Fiach Andrews

    Development Officer

  • Edition 1: New Clubs 2016/2017

    24/03/2017 Edition 1: New Clubs 2016/2017

    There has been an inception of a number of new clubs registered with Badminton Ireland in the 2016/2017 season. The endeavour of the executives, volunteers, coaches, and players of these clubs can often go unnoticed as they seek to overcome the challenges that newly founded clubs face in their inaugural year. Additionally, their hard work in creating and implementing structures that will lead to a sustainable future is another aspect which is often overlooked in setting up a club.

    We aim to acknowledge the efforts of new Badminton Ireland clubs in 2016/2017 by compiling profiles on two clubs per week over the course of the next month. Hopefully these news stories will recognise the contributions of all those involved, raise the profile of their clubs, and also offer thanks to those externally who may have assisted with sponsorship and fundraising initiatives. This weeks edition focuses on two clubs; Titans Badminton Club and Smith Nirvana Badminton Club.

     

                           Club Profile 1: Titans Badminton Club

    Playing Venue:

     1. Terenure Badminton Centre, Dublin 6W

     2. Alexandra College Sports Hall, Dublin 6

    Number of Club Members: 47
    Qualified Coaches: One Level 0 / Shuttletime Coach
    Competitions Entered: 7 Teams in the Dublin & District Leagues & Cups
    Club Honours:

    Men's Division 5 Champions

    Mixed Division 6 Champions

    Ladies Division 6 Champions

    Recruitment Strategies:

     Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/THETITANSBADMINTONCLUB/?fref=ts

    Summer Club

    Tournaments Organised: Emerald Cup + HaoTong Aviation Cup

    We Chat

    Club Sponsors:  

     1. Asia Market

     2. Emerald News

     3. HaoTong Aviation

    Club Communication Strategies:

    Emerald Media News Paper

     Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/THETITANSBADMINTONCLUB/?fref=ts

    Website: http://www.thetitansbc.com/

    Challenges facing the Club:

     Available court space for club nights. The Titans are working closely  alongside Terenure Badminton Centre and other local sports halls to  find a solution.

    Future Aspirations for the Club:

    The Titans have four key aspirations for their club as they look towards the future;

     1. Continue to increase the number of people playing in the club

     2. Develop a juvenile section within the club

     3. Participate in the Badminton Ireland Teicnic programme

     4. Strive to have teams promoted through the divisions of the DDLC so  they will have members eventually competing in the top divisions of the  leagues.

    Interesting Club Fact: Xiaolia Chen, the 2009 World Junior Champion, visited the club in January

     

                    Club Profile 2: Smith Nirvana Badminton Club

    Playing Venue:

     1. Baldoyle Badminton Centre

     2. Frank Cooke Park, Ballymun

    Number of Club Members: 18
    Competitions Entered:

    2 Teams in the Dublin & Districts Leagues & Cups

    Bonanza Events

    Recruitment Strategies:

    Intend to create a display board on club nights

    Internal competitions organised in the club

    Word of mouth

    Club Sponsors: Smith Consultants
    Challenges Facing the Club:  Club costings. However, the club hope to raise funds through        sponsorship and fundraising intitiatives to counteract those  costs.
    Future Aspirations for the Club: 

     The club have identified the following components to be their  aspirations moving into the future;

     1. Expand the number of members playing in the club

     2. Raise funds from sponsorship to decrease the overall                membership cost for club members

     3. Targeting to have teams in Div. 3 & 4 of the DDLC in three          years time.

    The next edition of articles on new clubs in 2016/2017 will feature Axis BC and Kilkenny City BC.

    Follow all the latest Badminton Ireland news on our Facebook and Twitter.

    Fiach Andrews

    Development Officer

  • Two successful white Teicnic Badminton courses held

    13/03/2017 Two successful white Teicnic Badminton courses held

    Two succesful Teicnic Badminton white level courses ran on the weekend. One took place in Raphoe Badminton Club in Donegal, while the other was held in Lucan Junior Badminton Club in Dublin. Over 30 people were passed through the course with the clubs now looking to start working on the material for the yellow level. The white level is the first of 7 levels in the Teicnic Badminton Programme. The programme aims to improve the level of badminton tecnique across the country with inceasing difficulty as the levels progress.

    If you would like to run a Teicnic Badminton course in your club then you can email coaching@badmintonireland.com or call us on 01 830 3028.

    For more information on Teicnic Badminton or to download any of the levels click on this link.

     

  • Badminton Ireland Academy Cell Thriving in New Location

    27/02/2017 Badminton Ireland Academy Cell Thriving in New Location

    The Badminton Ireland Academy Cell in Blanchardstown has moved to the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena where three-time Olympian Chloe Magee is coaching alongside BI Level 2 Coach Gerard Loh and BWF Level 1 Coach Craig McCourtney.

    The trial day for the academy cell was held a few weeks ago where over 30 players were interested in joining the academy system. The cell now has players on a waiting list with sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays at their full compacity. Chloe Magee came down last week to coach at her first session. Players were fully focused as our three-time Olympian worked on footwork and racket skills, while talking about tactics.

    "The Badminton Ireland Academy Cell in Blanchardstown has a great mix of kids. Some really young kids up to late teens. They all are really keen to learn new skills to improve and with this enthusiasm, we can help them get better. It's also a great opportunity for these guys to play in such a great venue like the Sport Ireland Indoor Arena and I look forward to the weeks and months ahead trying to pass my knowledge onto the next generation" - Three-time Olympian Chloe Magee

    The cell runs twice a week to improve the standard of players with an overall goal to transition them into the high-performance system in Marino Institute of Education.

    For more information on the Academy cells, you can email coaching@badmintonireland.com

Latest News

Badminton Ireland team up with Cavan and Monaghan Sports Partnerships for Sports Inclusion Programme

Last Wednesday, the 5th of April, Badminton Ireland were delighted to support the Sports Inclusion Programme Easter Jamboree event organised by the Cavan and Monaghan Sports Partnerships. The event was held in Castle Saunderson Scout Centre in Belturbet, Co. Cavan, and it proved to be a great success, with 49 participants getting to play badminton on the day alongside other activities which included basketball and jiving.

We would like to say well done to all the participants, many of whom were playing badminton for the very first time, and also thank you to the Cavan and Monaghan Sports Partnerships for inviting us to attend what was a fantastic event.

Follow all the latest Badminton Ireland news on our Facebook and Twitter.

Fiach Andrews

Development Officer

Edition 2: New Clubs 2016/2017

The second edition of articles on new clubs in the 2016/2017 season focuses on Axis BC and Kilkenny City BC. This year was the first time that both clubs had registered with Badminton Ireland, and this news story will hopefully recognise the efforts of all club members in ensuring that both clubs had a successful debut season.

 

Club Profile 3: Axis Badminton Club

Playing Venue: Castlelands Community Centre, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
Qualified Coaches:

One Level 1 Coach

Two Level 0 / Shuttletime Coaches

Local Sports Partnership Connection:

Fingal Sports Partnership

BI Clubmark: The club is currently working towards the Bronze Clubmark certification.
BI Teicnic: The club have arranged for their members to be assessed on the White Teicnic in the coming weeks.
Competitions Entered: Bonanza Events
Recruitment Strategies:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ABC.DUBLIN/?fref=ts

Flyers/Posters (in excess of 300+) distributed in local towns.

Two vehicles with Axis BC advertisement displayed.

Website: http://axisbadmintonclub.simdif.com/

Club Communication Strategies:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ABC.DUBLIN/?fref=ts

Member's Whatsapp Group

Website: http://axisbadmintonclub.simdif.com/

 Club Open Night: The club open night was held in November 2016 and local TD Brendan Ryan attended to cut the ribbon. Also in attendance was Joe Byrne and David Murphy from the DDLC committee, along with a journalist from the North County Leader 
Challenges Facing The Club: Covering the cost of club equipment. The club have requested to be placed on the Tesco Community Initiative Fund and are also hosting a club fundraiser in the coming weeks as means of managing all costs.
Future Aspirations For The Club:

The club intend to have another two members qualified as Level 0 coaches at the end of the 2017 calendar year.

Moreover, in the 2017/2018 season, the club will enter the DDLC for the first time.

Long-term aspiration for Axis BC is there will be further club locations in the Fingal area to further expand Axis.

 

Club Profile 4: Kilkenny City Badminton Club

Playing Venue: The Watershed, Bohernatounish, Kilkenny
Number Of Club Members: 43
Competitions Entered: South West Leinster Leagues
Recruitment Strategies: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KilkennyBadminton/?fref=ts
Future Aspirations For The Club:

Increase the number of affiliated members in the club.

Increase the number of teams competing in the SWLL in the coming years.

Interesting Club Fact: The club were the winners of the monthly online affiliation draw with Badminton Ireland in which they received fifteen tubes of shuttles for being drawn as winners.

 

Follow all the latest Badminton Ireland news on our Facebook and Twitter.

Fiach Andrews

Development Officer

Edition 1: New Clubs 2016/2017

There has been an inception of a number of new clubs registered with Badminton Ireland in the 2016/2017 season. The endeavour of the executives, volunteers, coaches, and players of these clubs can often go unnoticed as they seek to overcome the challenges that newly founded clubs face in their inaugural year. Additionally, their hard work in creating and implementing structures that will lead to a sustainable future is another aspect which is often overlooked in setting up a club.

We aim to acknowledge the efforts of new Badminton Ireland clubs in 2016/2017 by compiling profiles on two clubs per week over the course of the next month. Hopefully these news stories will recognise the contributions of all those involved, raise the profile of their clubs, and also offer thanks to those externally who may have assisted with sponsorship and fundraising initiatives. This weeks edition focuses on two clubs; Titans Badminton Club and Smith Nirvana Badminton Club.

 

                       Club Profile 1: Titans Badminton Club

Playing Venue:

 1. Terenure Badminton Centre, Dublin 6W

 2. Alexandra College Sports Hall, Dublin 6

Number of Club Members: 47
Qualified Coaches: One Level 0 / Shuttletime Coach
Competitions Entered: 7 Teams in the Dublin & District Leagues & Cups
Club Honours:

Men's Division 5 Champions

Mixed Division 6 Champions

Ladies Division 6 Champions

Recruitment Strategies:

 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/THETITANSBADMINTONCLUB/?fref=ts

Summer Club

Tournaments Organised: Emerald Cup + HaoTong Aviation Cup

We Chat

Club Sponsors:  

 1. Asia Market

 2. Emerald News

 3. HaoTong Aviation

Club Communication Strategies:

Emerald Media News Paper

 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/THETITANSBADMINTONCLUB/?fref=ts

Website: http://www.thetitansbc.com/

Challenges facing the Club:

 Available court space for club nights. The Titans are working closely  alongside Terenure Badminton Centre and other local sports halls to  find a solution.

Future Aspirations for the Club:

The Titans have four key aspirations for their club as they look towards the future;

 1. Continue to increase the number of people playing in the club

 2. Develop a juvenile section within the club

 3. Participate in the Badminton Ireland Teicnic programme

 4. Strive to have teams promoted through the divisions of the DDLC so  they will have members eventually competing in the top divisions of the  leagues.

Interesting Club Fact: Xiaolia Chen, the 2009 World Junior Champion, visited the club in January

 

                Club Profile 2: Smith Nirvana Badminton Club

Playing Venue:

 1. Baldoyle Badminton Centre

 2. Frank Cooke Park, Ballymun

Number of Club Members: 18
Competitions Entered:

2 Teams in the Dublin & Districts Leagues & Cups

Bonanza Events

Recruitment Strategies:

Intend to create a display board on club nights

Internal competitions organised in the club

Word of mouth

Club Sponsors: Smith Consultants
Challenges Facing the Club:  Club costings. However, the club hope to raise funds through        sponsorship and fundraising intitiatives to counteract those  costs.
Future Aspirations for the Club: 

 The club have identified the following components to be their  aspirations moving into the future;

 1. Expand the number of members playing in the club

 2. Raise funds from sponsorship to decrease the overall                membership cost for club members

 3. Targeting to have teams in Div. 3 & 4 of the DDLC in three          years time.

The next edition of articles on new clubs in 2016/2017 will feature Axis BC and Kilkenny City BC.

Follow all the latest Badminton Ireland news on our Facebook and Twitter.

Fiach Andrews

Development Officer

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Development overview

The Badminton Ireland team is committed to facilitating participation in the sport across the 32 counties. 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 any further information on development please contact the Badminton Ireland office development@badmintonireland.com or +353 1 839 3028