Young People Leadership & Volunteering

National Youth Voice Forum

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.

  • Young people 14-21 who want to make a difference. 
  • Someone comfortable working in a team whilst also being confident in leading and influencing others. 
  • Someone who wants to use their experiences to help young people be heard. 
  • A person who loves a challenge and working with others to overcome them. 
  • ​Raise the profile of young people in badminton. 
  • Represent young people from your region, capturing their feedback and opinions and ensuring their voice is heard 
  • Support Badminton England to make our sport one that is attractive and accessible to young people. 
  • Being part of the Forum for a minimum of one year – opportunity for up to three.  
  • Getting involved in two or three meetings a year – these will be a mixture of online and in person. 
  • Being proactive in getting the views of young people in your region. 
  • A great opportunity to contribute to the future of badminton. 
  • A whole load of opportunities to develop your skills and experiences. 
  • A chance to work with and learn from other young people from across the country. 
  • Free clothing! Making sure our Forum Members look the part and feel part of a collective. 
  • A chance to be part of the World’s most prestigious Badminton tournament – the Yonex All England. 

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.

Videos must be submitted by Wednesday 9th March via our recruitment portal

*If you are under the age of 18 you will need permission from your parent/guardian to apply. 

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Young Leaders Academy

Young Leaders 2019

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.’’

Applications are now closed for the Young Leaders Academy 21/22.

Please check back later in the year for details of our Young Leaders Academy 22/23

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