At Badminton England we strongly believe that everyone should be able to access and enjoy our sport regardless of their gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, background or circumstances. We are committed to embedding inclusive practice across badminton and passionate that we are stronger together when trying to achieve this aim.
Covid-19 has undoubtedly affected us all with the latest Government announcements and restrictions meaning we cannot currently get on court to play. Recently published Sport England research however, found that disabled people, people with long-term health conditions and people from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups have been disproportionately impacted.
So, we believe now is the time to come together as a sport – through learning, understanding and practice - to demonstrate our desire to be a sport for all. We commit to improving our understanding of experiences and removing barriers to play, because we know that we are a community that is stronger together.
We welcome and encourage the badminton community to get involved to join our commitment on this journey. Complete our Diversity & Inclusion survey to share your experiences of badminton, the barriers you face and how we can improve our services and policy to improve this. We have also launched the Badminton England Inclusion Hub, a large resource for you to use to improve your knowledge and delivery, which covers several areas of inclusion and diversity. Finally, we encourage you to share your successes and stories with us using the hashtag #StrongerTogether.