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  • Development March Update

    01/04/2021 Development March Update

    March was a busy month for the Badminton Ireland Development Team with lots of events surrounding the topic of Women in Sport. Between International Women’s Day during Women in Sport Week, the launch of a new region for our Women in Sport Fun, Fitness and Footwork and our Women in Sport Webinar entitled ‘A Conversation with Gail Emms’.

    Sport Ireland announced that Women in Sport Week would take place from March 8th – 12th which included International Women’s Day. This International Women’s Day the theme was Choose to Challenge so this year Badminton Ireland challenged our clubs to profile influential females within their clubs and our sport. BI also took the time to profile their female staff members to show their appreciation for the work they do for this sport.

    On the Wednesday of Women in Sport Week Badminton Ireland and Galway Sports Partnership hosted the first of four sessions in our Women in Sport – Fun, Fitness & Footwork programme. The aim of this programme is to provide females with the chance to learn the basic movements of our sport and contains elements of strength and conditioning and footwork. The programme concluded last night the 31st of March and the participant feedback has been really positive.

    Last but not least, Badminton Ireland in conjunction with Munster Badminton hosted a Women In Sport Webinar – ‘A Conversation with Gail Emms’. Gail Emms is a Silver Medallist Olympian, a European and World Champion and she provided our membership base with some expert knowledge covering some topics such as resilience, dealing with setbacks in sport and tips for success in the sporting industry. In case you missed this webinar please feel free to watch it back on YouTube through the link below.

    ‘A Conversation with Gail Emms’.

    Badminton Ireland would not be able to do the things we do without our partners and we are very grateful for their contribution to our programmes and projects.

     

    Badminton Ireland Development Team

  • Badminton Ireland Disability Inclusion Policy

    03/03/2021 Badminton Ireland Disability Inclusion Policy

    Badminton Ireland are delighted to announce the launch of the organisations new Disability Inclusion Policy. The launch of the Badminton Ireland Disability Inclusion Policy is another step on the National Governing Bodies journey to making its practices more inclusive for people of all abilities.

    Moreover, the implementation of this policy will support the organisations development in the area of Disability Inclusion moving forward into the future. Additionally, it is anticipated that it will provide a platform with which to support an inclusive environment for all affiliate bodies and members of Badminton Ireland as we move into the future.

    Furthermore, this policy document is structured to align with the five key values of the Cara Sport Inclusion Disability Charter . Those five areas consist of; Openness, People, Activities, Facilities, and Promotion, and were put in place following consultations with people with disabilities who outlined what they regarded as the key considerations for sporting organisations to consider in making sport and physical activity opportunities more accessible.

    To date over 50 affiliated bodies of Badminton Ireland have demonstrated their commitment to developing their inclusive practices by signing-up to the Charter, with signatories consisting of Provincial Branches, County Associations, League Committees, and Clubs. We are encouraging organisations at all levels of our game to sign-up to the Cara Sport Inclusion Disability Charter by completing the form at the following link.

    To view the full version of the Badminton Ireland Disability Inclusion Policy, please refer to the following link: Badminton Ireland Disability Inclusion Policy

     

  • International Women's Day 2021

    22/02/2021 International Women's Day 2021

    International Women's Day 2021 takes place on Monday the 8th of March. Badminton Ireland would like all our clubs to get involved in promoting International Women's Day. This year we want you all to highlight someone from your club and promote their work for your club on International Women's Day. 

    Sport Ireland have announced that the 8th-12th of March is going to Women in Sport Week. The Women in Sport Policy pillar we are targetting here is Visibility. If your club would like to take part in this promoting and highlighting one of your club members, please use our template below.

    **For uploading to Social Media please save your template as a JPG

  • **NEW DATE** A Conversation with Gail Emms

    17/02/2021 **NEW DATE** A Conversation with Gail Emms

    Munster Badminton Association in conjunction with Badminton Ireland are delighted to be bringing you this Women in Sport webinar entitled, 'A Conversation with Gail Emms' on Thursday the 11th of March at 8pm.

     

    Gail Emms took Silver along with her partner Nathan Robertson at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Gail has also won Gold at the 2004 European Championships in Geneva and the 2006 World Championships in Madrid.

     

    Just some of the topics that Gail will discuss are:

    - Resilience

    - Getting over setbacks

    - Tips for success

     

    To register for this event please click the Eventbrite Link below

    To submit a question for Gail in advance of the webinar please click the Microsoft Forms Link below

  • Women in Sport - Club Leadership Training & Support Programme

    11/01/2021 Women in Sport - Club Leadership Training & Support Programme

    Badminton Ireland are delighted to announce that we are re-launching our Women in Sport Club Leadership Training & Support Programme. The aim of this programme is to encourage clubs to identify future female committee members in their club. The nominated future committee member will take part in a mentoring programme with their present club committee members and will have the chance to start their journey on the coaching ladder.

     

    Each nominated future committee member will have the chance to start their journey on the coaching ladder. Along with starting their coaching careers, future committee members will also have the chance to upskill in areas like Sports First Aid, Safeguarding, Disability Inclusion Training, etc.

     

    **With the whole country in a state of Level 5 restrictions, Badminton Ireland are preparing to bring most elements of this programme online if required.

     

    Please see programme documentation below:

    - Programme Description

    - Expression of Interest Form

     

    If your club has any questions regarding the programme please do not hesitate to email Development Officer Sarah O'Donoghue on development@badmintonireland.com

Latest News

Badminton Ireland Disability Inclusion Policy

Badminton Ireland are delighted to announce the launch of the organisations new Disability Inclusion Policy. The launch of the Badminton Ireland Disability Inclusion Policy is another step on the National Governing Bodies journey to making its practices more inclusive for people of all abilities.

Moreover, the implementation of this policy will support the organisations development in the area of Disability Inclusion moving forward into the future. Additionally, it is anticipated that it will provide a platform with which to support an inclusive environment for all affiliate bodies and members of Badminton Ireland as we move into the future.

Furthermore, this policy document is structured to align with the five key values of the Cara Sport Inclusion Disability Charter . Those five areas consist of; Openness, People, Activities, Facilities, and Promotion, and were put in place following consultations with people with disabilities who outlined what they regarded as the key considerations for sporting organisations to consider in making sport and physical activity opportunities more accessible.

To date over 50 affiliated bodies of Badminton Ireland have demonstrated their commitment to developing their inclusive practices by signing-up to the Charter, with signatories consisting of Provincial Branches, County Associations, League Committees, and Clubs. We are encouraging organisations at all levels of our game to sign-up to the Cara Sport Inclusion Disability Charter by completing the form at the following link.

To view the full version of the Badminton Ireland Disability Inclusion Policy, please refer to the following link: Badminton Ireland Disability Inclusion Policy

 

International Women's Day 2021

International Women's Day 2021 takes place on Monday the 8th of March. Badminton Ireland would like all our clubs to get involved in promoting International Women's Day. This year we want you all to highlight someone from your club and promote their work for your club on International Women's Day. 

Sport Ireland have announced that the 8th-12th of March is going to Women in Sport Week. The Women in Sport Policy pillar we are targetting here is Visibility. If your club would like to take part in this promoting and highlighting one of your club members, please use our template below.

**For uploading to Social Media please save your template as a JPG

**NEW DATE** A Conversation with Gail Emms

Munster Badminton Association in conjunction with Badminton Ireland are delighted to be bringing you this Women in Sport webinar entitled, 'A Conversation with Gail Emms' on Thursday the 11th of March at 8pm.

 

Gail Emms took Silver along with her partner Nathan Robertson at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Gail has also won Gold at the 2004 European Championships in Geneva and the 2006 World Championships in Madrid.

 

Just some of the topics that Gail will discuss are:

- Resilience

- Getting over setbacks

- Tips for success

 

To register for this event please click the Eventbrite Link below

To submit a question for Gail in advance of the webinar please click the Microsoft Forms Link below

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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, being an inclusive sport that anybody can play and facilitating opportunities to play in all levels of educational facilities across the country.

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