Set up a new club - Steps 1 & 2

Step 1: Are there any existing clubs in your local area?

It is important that you research before hand; this will allow you to see whether there are any existing clubs in your town or neighbourhood. Some places you can start include:

  • Local library and other information centres who are likely to maintain directories of local clubs

  • Local newspapers, to see if there are any reports from established clubs

  • Your Badminton Regional Officers, who help and support badminton clubs and activities

  • By clicking onto http://www.playbadminton.co.uk/ you will be able to see which clubs at either senior, junior or university/college are located in your area

      

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Step 2: Is there a demand for a new club?

You will probably know individuals who share your interest in forming a new club. Therefore, now is the time to build a list of potential members. Do not worry about asking for subscriptions or playing commitments as of yet; you will firstly want to put together a potential membership list of people who wish to be involved in a new club.

There are many ways of doing this:

  • Organise an open meeting and publicise through local papers, sport centres and    other outlets

  • Publish your ideas in local papers

  • Produce leaflets to distribute in shops, community centres and primary and secondary schools

Importantly, you will also need to consider the availability of facilities. Are there suitable facilities nearby and available at a reasonable cost?

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