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  • 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:

     Covering the cost of purchasing club equipment. The club is currently in  the process of hosting fundraiser events to assist with all costings they  will face when buying equipment.

     They have also contacted the local Tesco store to see if they could be  involved in the Tesco Community Fund initiative.
    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.

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    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

  • School Kids, Teachers and Badminton at the Zeminar National Youth Summit 2016

    14/10/2016 School Kids, Teachers and Badminton at the Zeminar National Youth Summit 2016

    The RDS was jam packed for the first ever Zeminar National Youth Summit. Teenagers from schools across Ireland came to try out new sports, listen to talks and meet new people. The event was held over three days where Badminton Ireland had a stand set up for people to try out badminton and get some information on the sport in Ireland or clubs in their  area.  

    Over 1000 teenagers from the ages of 13-19 visited the stand over the course of the 3-day event. Teacher's at the event visited the stand to see how they could get their school involved with the sport or the Shuttle Time programme. It was a very busy event with teenagers playing on the pop-up nets all day long and information been given out  to them on courses and clubs being run in their local areas.

    A big thank you to John Hughes who volunteered for the three days of the event and was a great help. 

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  • Oranmore Inaugural Summer Camp a Massive Hit

    08/08/2016 Oranmore Inaugural Summer Camp a Massive Hit

    Oranmore Juvenile Badminton Club recently held their first ever Summer Camp just days away from our Olympians taking to the stage in Rio. The players were put through their paces in a very well structured programme and welcoming environment. Read on to find out more...

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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

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

School Kids, Teachers and Badminton at the Zeminar National Youth Summit 2016

The RDS was jam packed for the first ever Zeminar National Youth Summit. Teenagers from schools across Ireland came to try out new sports, listen to talks and meet new people. The event was held over three days where Badminton Ireland had a stand set up for people to try out badminton and get some information on the sport in Ireland or clubs in their  area.  

Over 1000 teenagers from the ages of 13-19 visited the stand over the course of the 3-day event. Teacher's at the event visited the stand to see how they could get their school involved with the sport or the Shuttle Time programme. It was a very busy event with teenagers playing on the pop-up nets all day long and information been given out  to them on courses and clubs being run in their local areas.

A big thank you to John Hughes who volunteered for the three days of the event and was a great help. 

Check out our Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates.

 

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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