Development

National Development Officer - Angela Stevens

The remit of the Badminton Wales National Development Officer is to work closely with Local Authorities providing a strategic programme aimed at increasing the quantity and quality of players through a strong workforce of Coaches, Badminton Leaders, Teachers and Volunteers together with a network of Clubs and appropriate Competition.

Within our 5 year Development Plan we aim to provide support for:

Developing Schools

Badminton Wales' have introduced a new schools programme the BWF Shuttle TIme initiative.  The Shuttle Time program has been created and endorsed by the World Governing Body for Badminton, Badminton World Federation (BWF).

Badminton Wales are now fully certified to deliver Shuttle Time to schools and coaches through our trained Tutors.

Badminton Wales are offering all Primary and Secondary schools in Wales the opportunity to be Shuttle Time trained by undergoing a course at no cost to your school delivered by Badminton Wales. The Shuttle Time program is an online lead program with over 90 video clips of all the exercises and over 20 weeks of session plans. The course will guide teachers and provide them with the knowledge to deliver the Shuttle Time sessions.

The Shuttle Time program will provide a fun and exciting experience whilst providing a challenging environment for children of all ages and ability.

In addition to the Shuttle Time initiative we also provide sports specific leadership opportunities for older pupils via the  Leadership Award in Badminton and a competitive element with Shuttle Time Tournaments .

Developing Clubs

Badminton Wales is fully committed to developing existing Clubs and creating, where required, new Clubs. We can provide continued support and advice on funding, Coach Education, Club Solutions and local school links.  We are also committed to establishing Junior Leagues in order to offer the junior club players regular competitive opportunities.

Developing People

Badminton Wales offers a series of Training Courses catering for all ages and abilities ensuring opportunities for greater numbers of skilled volunteers, coaches, officials and participants.

Leadership Award in Badminton

Shuttle Time Teacher course

Young Officials Award

UKCC Level 1 & 2