More than 1 million people play badminton regularly and the sport is one of the most participated in the country.
We host the oldest and most prestigious Championships in the world of badminton attracting fans from all over the world.
English badminton currently boasts European, Commonwealth, World and Olympic medallists.
We believe Badminton in England is in a healthy place. But we want to know what you think.
As we seek to further develop the sport – from grassroots to elite level - in this country, we want to do so with a better understanding of what you want from your sport.
Whether you are a player, coach, volunteer, official, parent of our younger players club member or a fan of badminton, we would love to see you at one of our Member and Fan Forums.
Launching in October 2017, the Forums aim to:
- Develop and maintain an open, honest and constructive dialogue between members / players / fans / volunteers and the leadership at Badminton England
- Develop a better understanding of issues in badminton that affect you, whether they be locally or nationally
- Provide an opportunity for Badminton England to better inform members / players / fans / volunteers
- Provide an opportunity for Badminton England to discuss new ideas and test our thinking
- To develop a meaningful, and regular, communication channel with you
What gets discussed is up to you!
When registering to attend one of the venues/dates below, you will be invited to submit questions to a member of the Board of Directors and Senior Management Team who will be hosting the Forum.
Please click here to secure your place at one of the Forum meetings below – we very much look forward to seeing you and hearing your views.
|Date||Time||Venue||Badminton England Hosts|
|2 Oct 2017||7pm - 9.30pm||University of Reading
| RG6 6UR
|Mike Robinson (Board Director) / Jon Austin (Director of Performance and Coaching|
|3 Oct 2017||7pm - 9.30pm||Brighton University, Falmer
| BN1 9PH
|Jim Mann (Board Director) / Jon Austin (Director of Performance and Coaching)|
|4 Oct 2017||7pm - 9.30pm||National Cycling Centre, Manchester
| M11 4DQ
|Derek Batchelor (Chairman) / Julia Strong (Director of Development and Competition)|
|5 Oct 2017||7pm - 9.30pm||Radisson Blu, Durham
| DH1 5TA
|Malcolm Smith (Board Director) / Julia Strong (Director of Development and Competition)|
|6 Oct 2017||7pm - 9.30pm||The Willison Centre, Elizabeth Woodville School | NN7 2LP||Mike Robinson (Board Director) / Adrian Christy (Chief Executive)|
|9 Oct 2017||7pm - 9.30pm||The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge
| CB1 1LY
|Jim Mann (Board Director) / Adrian Christy (Chief Executive)|
|10 Oct 2017||7pm - 9.30pm||Meeting Point House, Town Centre, Telford | TF3 4HS||Brian Hooper (Board Director) / Chris Conway (Finance Director)|
|11 Oct 2017||7pm - 9.30pm||David Ross Sports Village, University of Nottingham | NG27 2RD||Alison Odell (Board Director) / Chris Conway (Finance Director)|
|12 Oct 2017||7pm - 9.30pm||Sports Park, Exeter University
| EX4 4QN
|Eric Brown (Board Director) / Martin Cawte (Commercial Director)|
|13 Oct 2017||7pm - 9.30pm||GL1 Leisure Centre, Gloucester
| GL1 1DT
|Eric Brown (Board Director) / Martin Cawte|
Chris and Gabby Adcock start their European title defence on Day One of the 2018 European Championships - and its one of six matches with English interest.