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Coaching

Want to become a coach or looking to develop your coaching skills? At Badminton Wales we are strongly committed to supporting new and current coaches to become the best they can be. Find out more about our coaching pathway, courses and much more below. 

Coaches Register

Members of the Coaches Register are insured and licensed by Badminton Wales to carry out coaching activities within the parameters of the award they have gained. Acceptance onto the Coaches Register is subject to the satisfactory completion of a Disclosure & Barring Services (DBS) check.

Coaches are also expected to agree to and abide by the Badminton Wales Code of Ethics & Behaviours and Child Protection Policy. These documents together with further details about safeguarding children including DBS checks can be found in the Safeguarding & Child Protection section.

How to Join the Coaches Register

To join the coaches register please create an account on the new Badminton Wales membership system. Once you have an account you will be able to add a coaching membership and complete the online application process. For more information on how to access the membership system please go to the membership page here.

Safeguarding and Anti-Bullying

Badminton Wales is committed to ensuring that our clubs and coaches are trained in safeguarding and anti-bullying. To view our recommended safeguarding training plan, please click here.

DBS Checks (formally CRB Checks)

As part of our commitment to safeguarding in sport, Badminton Wales uses the Welsh Sports Association (WSA) DBS Checking Service for Sport & Leisure. The service is run through its trading arm Vibrant Nation, and provides bilingual, online DBS checks (Disclosure and Barring Service, formally CRB).

The WSA is the only provider of a fully bilingual system and service in Wales, and even offer a free DBS bilingual helpline should you have any questions. WSA offer a range of ID verification options, including the Post Office. The system also utilises the DBS Update Service, allowing Badminton Wales to fully enhance our safeguarding practices. 

The system is entirely web-based and can be accessed from any location, and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The system will also guide you through the process, ensuring that all correct information is provided thus reducing the likelihood of errors. Most applications are returned within 2 weeks, although many come back much quicker than this, some as quickly as 24 hours. 

All individuals working with/having regular unsupervised contact with children should undertake an enhanced disclosure DBS check. 

For more information on DBS checks, please contact the Welsh Sports Association via the e-mail address or Helpline service below: 

[email protected] Tel 029 2033 4995 

Alternatively, contact the Badminton Wales team here.

Coach Education

Badminton Wales works with the Badminton World Federation to provide coach education. We host a number of BWF L1 and BWF L2 courses throughout the year, in both North and South Wales. More information about the BWF Coach Education Programme can be found here.

To express your interest in the BWF Awards please contact [email protected]