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Finding Disability Activity

Badminton England are actively encouraging our clubs to become more inclusive within their club structure and delivery environments; therefore, creating more opportunities for disabled people to get involved. 

If you are looking to take up badminton then please get in touch via this online form.

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To celebrate the success of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Badminton England, in partnership with local clubs and coaches, are hosting a series of disability Para Badminton Festivals.

The festivals provide an opportunity for all disabled people to get involved and try a new sport? Or if you have experienced badminton previously, it’s time to get back on court!

Delivered by experienced Disability Badminton Coaches, the Para Badminton Festivals can be enjoyed by all and promises to be a fun-filled day of skill-based activities and on-court games.

In partnership with Wimbledon Racquets & Fitness Club, Anders Disability Badminton Charity and Latchmere Leisure Centre we are delivering this Para Badminton festival.

Sunday 12th September 2021

11:30am – 3.30pm

Latchmere Leisure Centre, Burns Rd, London SW11 5AD

To attend please book your place here.

This festival is aimed at those with Intellectual disabilities.

Wednesday 15th September 2021

1.30pm – 3.30pm

Wycombe Badminton Centre, Crest Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1UA

To attend please book your place here.

This festival is an opportunity for anyone with a disability to come and try badminton.

Sunday 19th September 2021

12.30pm – 3.30pm

Trumpington Sports Centre, Lime Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 9HB

To attend please book your place here.

This festival is open to all disabilities and will have Paralympic players Jack Shepherd and Krysten Coombs in attendance

Sunday 19th September

10am – 2pm

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheaf Street, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield, S1 2BP

To attend please book your place here.

Come and try an inclusive sport festival, with fully qualified coaches with all equipment provided.

Sunday 19th September

1pm – 5pm

Queen Alexandra College, Birmingham, B17 9TG

For more information contact Andy Craddock: 07855391871 or email: birminghamwcb@outlook.com

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The growth of badminton for disabled people is paramount for Badminton England. Para-Badminton has its debut showcase in Tokyo at the 2020 Paralympic Games (now 2021), and England have a number of world class Para Badminton players competing across several classifications for the chance to medal on the Paralympic stage. 

Nationally, there are pockets of excellent development work ongoing within existing inclusive or disability specific clubs and sessions. Our Disability Action Plan sets out to build on this current provision with a focus on increasing the number of disabled people playing badminton. Our vision is to further develop disability provision through creating capacity and building demand on a region by region basis and embedding inclusive practice throughout the sport to support the growth of badminton for disabled people.

To present badminton as an inclusive sport for all, we’re supporting our existing club structure to develop strong, sustainable environments that cater effectively for disabled players. We would also like to identify new opportunities to introduce inclusive badminton provision in to, such as local disability groups that would like to include badminton to their existing activity portfolio.

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Festivals and Competitions

We are pleased to introduce a new Para Badminton Festival format to support clubs and coaches to engage disabled players, with the intention of encouraging them to deliver festivals post Paralympic Games.

Once a playing base is established, the development of a competition structure and performance pathway will ready the next generation of potential Paralympians. Find out more information about our Inclusive Festival and the 4 Nations Para-Badminton Tournament.

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Inclusion Hub

Our newly developed Inclusion Hub is a network of resources designed to support clubs and coaches to deliver in a more inclusive manner.

This includes those delivering inclusive and disability specific badminton sessions, and covers topics ranging from policy and ethos to accessibility, of both the club structure and facility.

This also signposts you towards National Disability Sport Organisations for further impairment specific support and information.

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Disability CPD Workshop

Badminton England have developed a Disability CPD Workshop to upskill Coaches to deliver disability activity within their own environments.

Our improved coach development progamme is supplemented by the ongoing development of grass roots festivals, appropriate competition and a performance pathway.

Find a course near you!

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Becoming an Inclusive Club

Interested in becoming an inclusive club or setting up a new disability specific session?

Get in contact with your local Relationship Manager.

Discover more within your local area by searching for inclusive / disability specific Clubs and Sessions, and Disability Coaches via our Activity Finder 

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Playing badminton in one of our partner venues

With over 22,000 courts across England, we work with a wide range of national and local providers to offer more chances for everyone to play badminton in their area. Whether it’s organised court time for children or adults, hiring a court to play against friends or compete in local tournaments, you can find out how to get involved through our partner links below.

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