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At the grass roots level there is a tremendous interest in the sport of badminton. Participation rates are high and it can rightly claim to be Britain’s most popular racket sport.

At elite level a small band of around 90 players (junior and senior) have trained within the World Class programmes since the start of the millenium. In that period of time there have been numerous successes.

Despite this BADMINTON England is neither complacent nor satisfied but want to raise standards so we are able to compete against the best in the world in all events.

How BADMINTON England Performance Centres can help to achieve this

BADMINTON England Performance Centres are integral to achieving the aim of improving the standard of players so more pressure is exerted on the top elite band.

They can do this by:

  • Enthuse young people to enjoy sport and active recreation to build a healthy and active lifestyle
  • Allow young people to optimise their talents and personal ability
  • Identify and support the development of the most talented young people
  • Implementing the right player pathway to support player development

And by involving the right coaches who:

  • Set the highest standards of professionalism
  • Are committed to all aspects of the coaching process (plan, do, review and evaluate)
  • Support players as they move along the player pathway

Bradford Kobras Performance Centre

The club provides opportunities for young people to receive coaching and competition in the local leagues and tournaments. 

All coaching is led by qualified coaches who are members of BADMINTON England’s Coaches Register and have been CRB checked by BADMINTON England for their suitability for working with young people.

The club has been accredited with Sport England’s Clubmark, which is awarded to clubs by BADMINTON England when the club is able to demonstrate that it meets BADMINTON England’s criteria as to playing programme; safeguarding and protecting children; knowing your club and its community and club management.  The Clubmark is an acknowledgement that we take these issues seriously and that we are striving to provide a high quality and welcoming environment for young participants in badminton. Further information about how Bradford Kobras Performance Centre runs please read our constitution/rules and personnel chart.

We are always looking for new badminton talent. If you think you have got what it takes to be a badminton star get in touch for details

For information on our senior teams please also get in touch

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