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Help make Badminton available to all!

Make Badminton Available to All!

Here is an exciting opportunity to express your views on how to make Badminton more available to blind and partially sighted individuals!

Badminton England Needs You

 Original article in a BBS Newsletter

As part of its Diversity and Inclusion campaign, Badminton England is undertaking a study aimed at understanding the barriers to play and improving the accessibility of the sport.

British Blind Sport is working closely with Badminton England to explore the possibilities within the sport and ensure that visually impaired people have the opportunity to participate. To do this, we need to understand your experiences, challenges and needs.

The survey will allow Badminton England to gain further insight into how they can make meaningful changes to support under-represented groups in their sport.

Everyone is welcome to complete the Diversity & Inclusion survey and share their experiences. All responses will remain confidential.

• To access the survey click: http://bit.ly/BadmintonEnglandSurvey
• Click here to find out more about the Badminton England Diversity & Inclusion Hub: http://bit.ly/BadmintonEnglandConsultation

 

Badminton England Diversity & Inclusion Consultation

Badminton England – Inclusion for all video  Below

“At Badminton England we strongly believe that everyone should be able to access and enjoy our sport regardless of their gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, background or circumstances.

We are committed to embedding inclusive practice across badminton and passionate that we are stronger together when trying to achieve this aim.

Covid-19 has undoubtedly affected us all with the latest Government announcements and restrictions meaning we cannot currently get on court to play. Recently published Sport England research however, found that disabled people, people with long-term health conditions and people from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups have been disproportionately impacted.

So, we believe now is the time to come together as a sport – through learning, understanding and practice – to demonstrate our desire to be a sport for all. We commit to improving our understanding of experiences and removing barriers to play, because we know that we are a community that is stronger together.”

How To Get Involved

They have also launched the Badminton England Inclusion Hub, a large resource to help clubs and sessions be more inclusive. Finally, Badminton England encourages you to share your successes and stories with the #StrongerTogether hashtag on Social Media.

• Click here to find out more about the Badminton England Diversity & Inclusion Hub: http://bit.ly/BadmintonEnglandConsultation

 

 

DSC Summer Festival 26 July

DSC Summer Festival 26 July 10 am – 2:30 pm
Venue:
Westway Sports & Fitness Centre 1 Crowthorne Road London W10 6RP
Time:
10.00 am - 2.30 pm
Phone:
0207 021 0973
Date:
26th July 2019
Cost:
£3


DSC Summer Festival 2019 multi-sports event!

Disability Sports Coach Summer Festival is a  Multi-Sports event for all disabled people featuring over 20 inclusive sports, special guests, performances and more

Summer Festival 2019 – Below A Video message from Paralympian Kate Grey

Participants are free to enjoy over 20 different sports at their own pace, and with traditional and Paralympic/ adapted sports on offer you won’t be short of choice! Sports include Football, Cricket, Tennis, Boccia, Badminton and more!

We will also be joined by special guests throughout the day to encourage, support and take those all-important selfies with.

More exciting information will be released on our website, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram over the coming months so keep yourself updated.

Event Details

Date: Fri, July 26, 2019  Time:  10:00 AM – 2:30 PM BST Add to Calendar

Venue: Westway Sports & Fitness Centre 1 Crowthorne Road London W10 6RP

For more information, please call Lauren Mawdsley

Price: £3
RegisterClick here to register

Contact:  on 0207 021 0973 or email laurenm@disabilitysportscoach.co.uk

Event Page link: Disability Sports Coach Festival 2019

We have 22 sports on offer, take a look who will be providing each on the day:

Traditional Sports

  1. Football – TBC
  2. Cycling – Bikeworks
  3. Cricket – TBC
  4. Baseball – Baseball Softball UK
  5. Tennis – Westway Tennis & Lawn Tennis Association
  6. Netball – England Netball
  7. Badminton – Black Arrows Badminton Club
  8. Golf – The Golf Trust
  9. Archery – Disability Sports Coach
  10. Table Tennis – Disability Sports Coach

Paralympic & Adapted Sports

  1. Wheelchair Rugby – Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby
  2. Boccia – Disability Sports Coach
  3. Polybat – Disability Sports Coach
  4. Indoor Rowing – London Youth Rowing
  5. Sitting Volleyball – Disability Sports Coach

Thrill-seeking Activities

  1. Skateboarding – Skates & Ladders
  2. Thai Boxing – Thai Boxing Fighters Academy
  3. Switch – SwitchSports
  4. Virtual reality – University of Lincoln

Light Exercise

  1. Dance – ParaDance UK
  2. Fitness – Westway sports and Fitness
  3. Yoga (until 12noon only) – Westway Sports & Fitness

We challenge you to take part in all 22 sports!

 

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

  • No minimum age requirement·

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

  • Blue badge parking is available. Parking for non- blue badge holders is available- up to 5 hours is £3.50
  •  Closest tube station is Latimer Road and is less than 5 mins walk

This event is proudly sponsored by LMAX Exchange: www.lmax.com and Royal Borough Kensington and Chelsea.

David Mercer, CEO of LMAX Exchange said: “Based in West London, LMAX Exchange has built a successful, high growth technology company that has become a leading innovator in global capital markets. We are committed and pleased to support all sports and youth development in the local community where we work. And it is our privilege to support Disability Sports Coach’s Summer Festival 2019 and their objective of getting disabled people physically active, by creating sporting and physical activity opportunities, ensuring a positive impact on their lives.”

 

DSC Summer Festival 26 July

DSC Summer Festival 26 July 10 am – 2:30 pm

DSC Summer Festival 2019 multi-sports event!

Disability Sports Coach Summer Festival is a  Multi-Sports event for all disabled people featuring over 20 inclusive sports, special guests, performances and more

Summer Festival 2019 – Below A Video message from Paralympian Kate Grey

Participants are free to enjoy over 20 different sports at their own pace, and with traditional and Paralympic/ adapted sports on offer you won’t be short of choice! Sports include Football, Cricket, Tennis, Boccia, Badminton and more!

We will also be joined by special guests throughout the day to encourage, support and take those all-important selfies with.

More exciting information will be released on our website, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram over the coming months so keep yourself updated.

Event Details

Date: Fri, July 26, 2019  Time:  10:00 AM – 2:30 PM BST Add to Calendar

Venue: Westway Sports & Fitness Centre 1 Crowthorne Road London W10 6RP

For more information, please call Lauren Mawdsley

Cost: £2.72 – £3.79

Contact:  on 0207 021 0973 or email  laurenm@disabilitysportscoach.co.uk

Event Page link:  Disability Sports Coach Festival 2019

Whether you like playing as part of a team or as an individual there is an activity for you! All of our sports partners are amazing at adapting their sport to suit the needs of all disabilities so give them all a go and take advantage of their expertise.

We have 22 sports on offer, take a look who will be providing each on the day:

Traditional Sports

  1. Football – TBC
  2. Cycling – Bikeworks
  3. Cricket – TBC
  4. Baseball – Baseball Softball UK
  5. Tennis – Westway Tennis & Lawn Tennis Association
  6. Netball – England Netball
  7. Badminton – Black Arrows Badminton Club
  8. Golf – The Golf Trust
  9. Archery – Disability Sports Coach
  10. Table Tennis – Disability Sports Coach

Paralympic & Adapted Sports

  1. Wheelchair Rugby – Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby
  2. Boccia – Disability Sports Coach
  3. Polybat – Disability Sports Coach
  4. Indoor Rowing – London Youth Rowing
  5. Sitting Volleyball – Disability Sports Coach

Thrill-seeking Activities

  1. Skateboarding – Skates & Ladders
  2. Thai Boxing – Thai Boxing Fighters Academy
  3. Switch – SwitchSports
  4. Virtual reality – University of Lincoln

Light Exercise

  1. Dance – ParaDance UK
  2. Fitness – Westway sports and Fitness
  3. Yoga (until 12noon only) – Westway Sports & Fitness

We challenge you to take part in all 22 sports!

Key details & register your place online!

Date: Friday 26th July 2019
Time: 10am – 2.30pm
Venue: Westway Sport & Fitness Centre, 1 Crowthorne Road, Kensington, London, W10 6RP
Price: £3
RegisterClick here to register

If you are an organisation and want to bring a group, please contact Lauren before the event, on the below contact details (group discounts apply).

For more information please call Lauren on 0207 021 0973 or email laurenm@disabilitysportscoach.co.uk.

 

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

  • No minimum age requirement·

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

  • Blue badge parking is available. Parking for non- blue badge holders is available- up to 5 hours is £3.50
  •  Closest tube station is Latimer Road and is less than 5 mins walk

This event is proudly sponsored by LMAX Exchange: www.lmax.com and Royal Borough Kensington and Chelsea.

David Mercer, CEO of LMAX Exchange said: “Based in West London, LMAX Exchange has built a successful, high growth technology company that has become a leading innovator in global capital markets. We are committed and pleased to support all sports and youth development in the local community where we work. And it is our privilege to support Disability Sports Coach’s Summer Festival 2019 and their objective of getting disabled people physically active, by creating sporting and physical activity opportunities, ensuring a positive impact on their lives.”