Are you passionate about making a difference? Is representing young people and raising their profile something that gets your attention? Want to play your part in making badminton more inclusive to all young people? Then we want to hear from you!
We are all about creating positive experiences for all and that includes young people! We are setting up our first ever National Youth Voice Forum to ensure the voice of young people is heard.
The forum will guide the work we do, ensuring our sport is an inclusive and welcoming place for all young people.
To apply please complete a video application answering the following questions:
What makes you stand out from the crowd and perfect for this role?
What excites you about the role and makes you want to apply?
What difference would you like to make?
Videos should be no longer than 5 minutes, ensuring that the picture is clear and your voice is audible. If for any reason you are unable to create and send a video, please let us know and we can arrange an alternative application.
The aim of the Academy is to equip Young Leaders with essential skills and knowledge to support delivery in their clubs and community by attending a two day residential. Our Leaders share learning and become more actively involved in leading and coaching delivery. They are also encouraged to raise the profile of Badminton using the skills they have developed, to engage their peers, influence others and seek further opportunities to volunteer.
The main benefit, according to our Young Leaders, was the opportunities that followed their Academy attendance to put their skills into action. This included; volunteering, coaching (school and club), career enhancement prospects through adding experience to CV’s, and utilising their new found confidence and social skills.
Here’s what our previous Leaders have said about their favourite parts of the Academy:
“Opportunities which have become available from this Academy, e.g. helping people at school with GCSE badminton, and gaining experience by going into schools and coaching badminton.”
“More opportunities e.g. umpire for nationals and other volunteering opportunities.”
“Helps to develop confidence later down the line, as well as developing social networks.”
A few examples of how the leaders have helped in the community, and what they’ve learnt:
“I assist 7-11 year olds at local club – add on from what coaches have said and ensure they are in a focused environment. I deliver one-on-one sessions with GCSE students to assist them further because of the skills learnt within being a Badminton Young Leader.”
“From the academy, I now use games at my local club when coaching; this enabled me to develop techniques of explaining things to assist them further.’’