Disability

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. 

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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.

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. 

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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.

Badminton England have developed Disability CPD Workshop to upskill Coaches to deliver disability activity within their own environmentsOur improved coach development programme is supplemented by the ongoing development of grass roots festivals, appropriate competition, and a performance pathway

Moving forward, exciting plans include the introduction of a new inclusive festival format to support clubs to engage disabled players, with the intention of hosting several 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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Discover more within your local area by searching for inclusive and disability specific clubs and sessions, and disability coaches via our activity finder

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

Get in contact with your local Relationship Manager

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Access our Disability resource within our Inclusion Hub on Hive Learning

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Are you a coach and interested in delivering inclusively or delivering disability specific activity?

Learn more about our Disability CPD Workshop

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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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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