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Your invitation to join a Member and Fan Forum

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