Badminton Ireland Press Release - Affiliations 27th November 2020

Dear Members 


Like all sports, 2020 has been a challenging year for Badminton. COVID 19 continues to impact our daily lives and has affected everyone in some way. As an indoor Sport, Badminton has been heavily affected by this virus. The second lockdown has had a huge on our members, our clubs and the Sport as a whole.  


As we prepare to exit level 5, much uncertainty remains in terms of what activity can take place and for how long. Badminton Ireland will continue to liaise with Sport Ireland and advocate on behalf of our members for a safe return to play. Badminton Ireland recognises that this is a difficult and uncertain time for all our members.  


Therefore, the Board of Badminton Ireland, in conjunction with our Branches have decided to waive affiliation fees for the 2020-2021 season. This decision was made to support and protect our club network and the volunteers who give up so much of their time for the Sport. It is also intended to ensure that any member of a club, both old or new, is protected under our insurance and our governance policies.  


Badminton Ireland wishes to acknowledge the support of the Branches in making this decision. Members affiliation fees contribute not just to the running of Badminton Ireland, they also support the activities implemented by the Branches. However, each Branch has also agreed to waive their fees for the 2020/2021 season to support their clubs and members further. 


The decision to waive means the following: 

All members who were affiliated to Badminton Ireland in the 2019-2020 season will remain affiliated until 30/11/2021 

  • Clubs will not be required to pay the club fee for the 2020-2021 season  
  • All affiliation received for the 2020-2021 season-to-date will be refunded, a member of membership team will be in touch with the club secretary. 
  • Any new members for the 2020-2021 season will need to get a BI number 



A member of the Badminton Ireland team will be in touch with club secretaries to confirm the next step to ensure their club in covered. Badminton Ireland hopes that our Sport will resume soon, and further information will follow this press release detailing new guidelines under level 3 of the “living with COVID” plan. 



We will continue to update our members with activities on our website and social media platforms. 

While our offices remain closed, our staff are continuing to work from home and remain available to answer any of your queries.  



Any questions in relation to membership, please email or 


Kind Regards 

David McGill 



Chief Executive Officer 


Please click here to see the full press release in PDF format 



**Get to Know Your High-Performance Team Webinar**

Join Badminton Ireland Development Officer Sarah O'Donoghue, High-Performance Director Daniel Magee and Irish Internationals Sam Magee & Josh Magee next Tuesday 1st of December at 7pm for an insight into the lives of some members of our High Performance Team. 

When: Tuesday 1st December 

Time: 7pm

Where: Zoom Webinar 


Tickets are available for this webinar through our Eventbrite event called 'Get to Know Your HP Team'. 

If anyone has any questions they would like Daniel, Sam or Josh to answer please click the button below to fill out our Google Form.

If you have any questions or queries please email Sarah O'Donoghue on



BEC Para Badminton Quiz Series

The BEC Para badminton Quiz Series is a series of quizzes about Para badminton. This quiz is open to all badminton fans around the world and we hope that you will enjoy answering the questions. There will be a total of 10 quizzes, each quiz will be published on the third Friday of the month starting in November 2020. Questions from each quiz are focused on the different areas in Para badminton.

Read more about the quiz here:


Join the fun to:

Win interesting prizes from Badminton Europe

Increase your knowledge of Para badminton

Prizes of the quiz: One winner from each quiz monthly

YONEX racket as the grand prize to the person who gets all answers correct for the whole series


  • Rules of the quiz can be found here
  • Timeline and more information of the quiz can be found here


Resilience Fund Club Grant Scheme

Badminton Ireland are delighted to announce a Resilience Fund Club Grant Scheme which all Badminton Ireland affiliated clubs can apply for to assist them with the financial impact that the Co-Vid 19 pandemic has had on their club activities.


This Grant Scheme is available as a result of the announcement from Government that up to €15 million would be made available to support clubs nationwide. Moreover, Sport Ireland recently confirmed that Badminton Ireland would be allocated funds to deliver and administer a Resilience Fund Club Grant Scheme through the National Governing Body. We thank both the Government and Sport Ireland for their support during this challenging time for our sport.


Applications are to be submitted by all clubs via the following Microsoft Forms link:  Badminton Ireland Resilience Fund Club Grant Scheme Application Form 


Any supporting documentation to submit alongside your application should be sent to Lauren Au at


Deadline for submissions is on Friday December 18th at 5pm.


Furthermore, a webinar is scheduled for next Wednesday, November 25th at 7pm on Zoom. This webinar will bring interested parties through the application process. Registration for the webinar is via the following link;

Please go to our (webpage) for further information and resources.

*Please be aware that the Resilience Funding Grant Scheme through Sport Ireland is only available to affiliated clubs in ROI.

If you have any query, please don't hesitate to contact Fiach Andrews at or Lauren Au at




Condolences to Murphy Family

Badminton Ireland are saddened to hear of the passing of Thomas Murphy, brother of Leinster Branch Chair David Murphy. We would like to express condolences to all family and friends at this time.

A private mass will be taking place, but there is an online service you can join starting from 10am this Saturday. Details of this can be found in the link below.

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