Thank you for being an affiliated club with Badminton Australia. Below is a series of resources that we have compiled to help support your club.
Sporting Schools is a national program designed to help schools increase children’s participation in sport and help connect them with community sport opportunities. Schools apply directly to the Australian government for funding, which they can then use towards designated programs for approved sports. You can find further information on the program here. If you would like to be involved in Sporting Schools, please contact your local state/territory association about becoming a preferred Coaching Provider
Shuttle Smash is Badminton Australia’s entry-level program into the sport of badminton, specifically designed for new players aged 5-12 who are interested in getting involved in the sport. You can learn more about Shuttle Smash here (link to Shuttle Smash webpage once complete) and apply to become a Shuttle Smash Program Provider here.
The Australia Sports Commission, formerly Sport Australia, has a wealth of resources for all aspects of sport, including funding opportunities, policy templates, and athlete development. You can access a list of these resources through the Australian Sports Commission website here by clicking on the Sports Organisations option in the main menu (top right) or footer navigation menu.
Sport Australia has also developed Game Plan as a replacement to the previous Sport Australia Club Health Check, to provide sporting clubs of all sizes with insights into their current capability and the tools and resources for ongoing development. Game Plan replaces
Game Plan has been developed to provide clubs with a central repository for resources, records and documentation, allowing organisational continuity over time and the ability to maximise club resources and adapt quickly to change. It is designed to:
You can register for Game Plan here.
Sport Integrity Australia has a range of online education courses for players, coaches, parents, and administrators.
Sport Australia currently offers online learning modules for coaches, officials, and directors. Further modules are currently in development.
Badminton Australia and each of the State & Territory Badminton organisations are committed to the safety, wellbeing and empowerment of all children accessing badminton programs and services, including indigenous children, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and children and adults with a disability.
As part of that commitment Badminton Australia ensure the safety standards that support child protection are the most up to date, accurate and appropriate standards that are underpinned by the Badminton Australia Child Safe Policy. The policy is outlined in our member protection policy which you can view by clicking here.
You can also access a number of Child Safe resources and reference materials on the Badminton Australia Child Safe Resources webpage here.
Working with Children Check (WWCC)
As part of our commitment to Child Safety, Badminton Australia requires all staff and registered coaches to hold a current WWCC or equivalent. It is also recommended that clubs ensure their staff and volunteers hold the appropriate check if the club caters to players under the age of 18.
This check varies depending on location. Please see below for the appropriate check for your state or territory.
National – National Police Check
Australian Capital Territory – Working With Vulnerable People Check
Northern Territory – Ochre Card
New South Wales – Working With Children Check
Queensland – Blue Card
Western Australia – Working With Children Check
Club affiliations are managed through the state or territory badminton organisation, and the process may vary based on location. If you have any affiliation or state-specific queries, we recommend contacting your relevant state/territory organisation directly.
Crown Group is a highly successful property development group, with a reputation for building globally leading luxury and hotel apartments. The Crown Group has been a supporter of the Australian Badminton Open.
Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA) is a member-based organisation that administers, controls and coordinates the participation of program sports at the Commonwealth Games every four year. Badminton Australia is extremely proud of its work with CGA and is keen to continue such a great relationship with the staff at CGA into the future.
The Badminton World Federation is the global body responsible for the development of badminton, with a vision to give every child the chance to play badminton, the BWF are key to the success of badminton at any level. Badminton Australia is a member of the BWF. Having supported the development of international tournaments in Australia and the development of athletes to the highest level, BA is very grateful to have the support of the BWF.
Badminton Oceania is the representative for the Badminton World Federation in the Oceania region. They are responsible for the development and progress of badminton within the Oceania region. Badminton Oceania are a great supporter of Badminton Australia and work closely with BA on a regular basis.
The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) is a non-government, not-for-profit focused on developing youth and sport. The AOC is responsible for the funding, supporting, selection and sending of Australia athletes to the Olympics every four years. The AOC provides significant support to the Australian Badminton Falcons and the Badminton Australia Performance Pathway. Badminton Australia is very thankful and is perpetually excited for Australian badminton players to represent their country Olympic Games.
The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) is the second arm of the Australian Sports Commission, the focus of the AIS is at all aspects of high-performance sport and as a result Badminton’s High-Performance teams work with the leading minds at the AIS. Badminton Australia has been working with the AIS for many years and with a continued focus on high performance excellence, both home and abroad, is excited to continue to work with the AIS long into the future.
Li-Ning is a global leader in sports apparel, with a focus on badminton, Badminton Australia is proud to be partnered with an organisation with such a rich and successful history in sport and for it to support the Australian Badminton Falcons. Li-Ning has supported Olympic medal athletes across the world and continues to push badminton apparel forward.
Sport Australia is an arm of the Australian Sports Commission that is responsible for the broader sport sector. Included in their responsibilities are participation, governance and supporting activities that link to the sport industries growth and sustainability long term. Badminton Australia works closely with Sport Australia in areas of participation, governance and other sport related activities.
YONEX has been a supporter of the sport of badminton globally since 1957 when they produced their first badminton racquets. As the business has expanded so too has their equipment and apparel offerings. YONEX has supported badminton in Australia at all levels for a number of years and badminton Australia is very excited to continue its relationship with an organisation that has been involved in the sport for so long.