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Caroline Poole 

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the recent death of Caroline Poole after a recent illness. She will be missed by so many people who knew her.

She started Uphill Junior Club with Jim Halfpenny coaching a small number of children and as the numbers grew Caroline was joined by her husband John and together they made the club grow to be one of the largest in the South West area.

Caroline and John have introduced so many children to the game of badminton with so many of whom have gone on to not only play at senior club level but also to play in the junior and senior county teams.

In 1999 she was awarded Coach of the Year by Badminton England which was richly deserved.

John and her family would like all who knew her to join them in a celebration of her life on Friday 9th November 2018 at St John's Baptist Church, Lower Church Road, Weston -Super- Mare BS23 2AQ at 12.30pm and afterwards at Weston – super - Mare Golf Club.

Upcoming Events 

 

Avon Workforce Academy
The Avon Workforce Academy is recruiting its second cohort of workforcees. The programme is designed to bring committed coaches, officials and volunteers together to increase the number of Badminton opportunities locally and help towards retaining and increasing Badminton England members. The Workforce Academy will provide support, training, mentoring and CPD, in return for delivering more Badminton activity, creating an accessible and sustainable workforce across the county. Longer term, we hope the Academy will drive the recruitment of future workforce and become responsible for determining workforce education needs.

Apply to be a member here: https://goo.gl/tQhehn by Wednesday 21st November 2018.


AWA Poster 2018 intake

 

Racket Skills Course
Wednesday 23rd January 2019, Powells School, Gloucester Street, Cirencester, GL7 2DJ. Please, click to see the flyer to book onto the course.
The racket skills course is a free course aiming to show teachers and coaches the best and most effective way to introduce racket sports to beginners. It also deals with the huge problem for teachers of introducing and teaching a racket sport in a small hall to large numbers safely and successfully.
The course is extremely "hands on". About 50% of the course features slow-moving plusballs (www.plusballs.com) but other missiles are also used, such as fleece balls, reaction balls and drastically adapted slow shuttlecocks. Roger Stroud, who delivers the racket skills sessions is extremely experienced having delivered many similar courses in universities, colleges, leisure centres and schools all over the country and written a book on the subject 'Racket Skills for Beginners - Twenty Lesson Plans'.

 


Mental Health Awareness Courses
We are delighted to be able to inform you of Mental Health Awareness workshops being held across the West of England. The course was designed by Sport England and MIND specifically for those working in the sport and physical activity sector. Locally, due to the support of the Movember campaign and delivery of the Get Set to Go project in B&NES we have been able to arrange 3 subsidised workshops over the next few months.

If you are a resident or deliver sport/physical activity in the Bath and NE Somerset area, please book on to one of these courses.
If you are a resident or deliver sport/physical activity in S Glos, Bristol or N Somerset area, please book on to this course.


National Volunteer Conference - March 2019
Saturday 9th March 2019, ICC, Birmingham
Badminton England is pleased to confirm we will be hosting our very first National Volunteer Conference in Birmingham next year.
Website link here for more information about the day. More information and booking coming soon

UKCC L1 Hengrove 2019

West of England Masters Tournament - entries now open

Venue - Bath University

Age groups O35 to O70. Mens and Ladies Doubles on Saturday 17/11/18. Mixed Doubles on Sunday 18/11/18. Entries close 3/11/18

Support your local tournament - for details and to enter click HERE

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Badminton England Coaching As A Career Workshop 

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Are you looking to build up your coaching by identifying more opportunities to deliver?

This workshop will provide practical advice and guidance to support you when looking at how you could make a living out of coaching. Delivered by two coaches who have built a career in coaching, they will share their experiences and lessons learned to point you in the right direction and get you started. To book your place, you need to be a level 2 coach and be available for an afternoon of training. Spaces are limited so make sure you don’t miss out on this great free opportunity.

 

Book by Friday 14th September: https://badmintonengland.azolve.com/workbench/public/events?ref=6C768AE44A1704A70285F48385B53FD62ADB8EC2

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