Skip to Content

Criteria and Templates

Premier Club Criteria

The Premier Club goal includes fulfilling the following criteria:

1) Club Management:  Constitution (Template 1) and APPENDIX 1 (All policies and codes of conducts)

The club must have an ‘open/non-discriminatory’ constitution, which should include:

  • Equity policy
  • Safeguarding & Protecting Young People policy
  • Code of conducts for players, coaches, volunteers, officials and parents
  • Code of conduct for young people
  • Identified committee with clear role descriptions 

2) Affiliation: 

The club must be affiliated to Badminton England and thereby will have the appropriate Public Liability Insurance in place.

3) Coaches:

All responsible coaches must be suitably qualified, registered and insured.

4) Risk and Safety:  Risk Assessment form (Template 2)

The club must have systems in place to ensure that safe venues and equipment are used for all coaching, competition and club sessions/activities run at its ‘home’ venue(s)

5) Welfare: Welfare Officer role description (Template 3)

The club must have a nominated Welfare Officer with clear roles and responsibilities (as defined by Badminton England’s Safeguarding and Protecting Young People policy) and DBS cleared and checked by Badminton England within the last 3 years. 

Badminton England recommend that the Welfare Officer is independent of the coaching team or is no longer actively coaching. 

6) Safeguarding:

Two committee members, one of whom must be the Welfare Officer, and a coach, must have attended a recognised basic awareness child protection training course within the last three years.

Acceptable courses are UK Coaching Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop (SPC1 & 2) or a safeguarding course delivered directly by your Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB). LSCB courses will usually last between 4 and 6 hours duration.

Safeguarding and Protecting Children online refresher course is now acceptable providing you have attended the workshop above within the past three years.  Once another three years has passed a direct delivered workshop must again be attended.  Please click here for further information.

7) First Aid:  Access to First Aid statement (Template 4)

The club must ensure that access is provided to first aid at all coaching, competition and club sessions, and must provide a statement on its first aid provision.

8) Emergency Guidelines:  Guidelines for dealing with an incident/accident Template 5)) and Incident/Accident report form (Template 6)

The club must have emergency procedures for dealing with serious injuries/accidents, including ensuring contact through telephone/radio is available to call the emergency services.

9) Attendance Register and Membership Forms: Attendance Register( Template 7) and Junior Membership form (Template 8)


Contact details of parents/carers and emergency/alternative contacts must be recorded and be ‘reasonably accessible’ to the relevant coach/session organiser.

The club must also take reasonable steps to obtain information on any medical conditions of its children and young people. Such information should (on a ‘need to know’ basis) be made available to club coaching personnel and others working with those young people.