Here’s how your membership fee is used to benefit both you and badminton in Scotland.
The individual membership is for everyone in our badminton community. Our membership marks a milestone in the development and modernisation of our sport and will ultimately help us to connect with communities and improve the structure of Scotland’s Badminton clubs.
Through your membership, we aim to create a wider, more diverse offering for all members, as well as invest in club, player and pathway development, better resources and education.
The Badminton Scotland individual membership also caters for experienced players and those looking to take their game to the next level by participating in inter-club league matches and competitions. If you wish to enter and play in Badminton Scotland tournaments, you will be required to purchase an individual membership.
We want to ensure that everyone who plays badminton in Scotland can do so as safely as possible. Our individual membership players are covered with Public Liability Insurance and Travel Insurance.
Your membership fee helps support coach education, club development, performance programmes and resources for schools and education, such as Big Hit Festivals, Young Sports Leaders and Learn2Play which introduces badminton to new players, and to ensure that the sport in Scotland is sustainable now and in the future.
With clubs and communities at the heart of our updated 2023 / 27 strategy, the introduction of an individual membership is key to understanding the demographics of our membership and improving our engagement with you so that we can provide services and products that meet your requirements. This will mean that we can effectively support our clubs, improve competitions and our overall performance for the whole Badminton community across Scotland.
Your membership fee will support us in ensuring that badminton clubs are a safe space for all players. We want to make sure that all Badminton Scotland clubs who work with juniors/children have a child protection officer in place. Our team are always ready to help and support with member concerns.
Our elite and youth players are supported by high level coaches. This helps the best players in Scotland challenge for medals at European and World level, as well as at events like the Commonwealth Games.
Player membership makes elite players at all levels eligible to represent Scotland, and eligible for other programmes and initiatives.
Individual members will get early access and discounted tickets for events, like the Scottish Open.
We will send regular communications via e-newsletters, including community news and important updates.
A.There is a need for two main reasons:
A.The launch of Badminton Scotland’s individual membership marks a milestone in the development and modernisation of our sport, focusing on investment, growth and improving the structure of Scotland’s Badminton clubs and communities.
With community at the heart of our updated 2022 / 2027 strategy, the introduction of an individual membership is key and means we can begin to improve coaching, competitions, education and overall performance for not only players, but the badminton community as a whole.
In addition to the personal benefits the membership will be supporting the wider development of the sport in Scotland. It will allow us to provide additional support to the other Groups / Associations with their league competitions by promoting these so that we can create a co-ordinated and well-structured competition framework across the whole country.
We want to help local clubs and organisations promote what they are doing and make more people aware of the opportunities to get involved. As a small team of staff at Badminton Scotland, we can only do so much and we need to work closely with the clubs and local associations to add more value for their players.
A.As all Badminton Scotland memberships are managed online, simply follow this link to access the sign-up/login page of our online membership portal, JustGo. Here, you can register your details with us, gain access to the portal via your own personal member profile and purchase membership with us to become an official individual member of Badminton Scotland.
A.Your membership will begin the day you purchase it and lasts for the badminton season it is purchased in, normally from the 1st August of one year until the 31st July the following year.
For example: The 2023/2024 badminton season begins on 1st August 2023 & ends on 31st July 2024. Your membership should automatically renew (unless purchased for you by your club secretary) for the next season once the current one expires, however, should you choose to cancel/halt a membership subscription, you would need to manually renew your membership for the new season.
A.There are numerous benefits to becoming an individual member of Badminton Scotland, some of these include:
Individual member insurance (PLC) is extended to all Badminton activity even if it’s not part of the club’s activity.
A.The cost of membership is £10.00 for juniors (those under the age of 19) and £15.00 for adults (anyone aged 19 years or above).
A.For the season 2023/24, we are asking clubs to register and affiliate individual members to make the process easier and more streamlined for your club and members – It will also reinforce a strong relationship between your club, your members and Badminton Scotland.
When launching the membership last year, we took on the responsibility of signing up individual members but it was clear that this was not effective.
On an individual basis, it is on average £1 a month for an individual to join Badminton Scotland which is significantly cheaper than most other sports in Scotland and less than other Home Nations all of whom have been making these charges for many years now.
A. ‘Club+’ is a feature of the JustGo membership system which gives club secretaries greater admin access & makes managing club details, member information, club affiliation to Badminton Scotland, as well as other administrative tasks much easier.
Clubs are also able to easily analyse their members’ data via downloadable reports and have the ability to create their own fully branded website, using JustGo.
There is also a “Rewards” benefit, provided by a 3rd party. This benefit provides financial discounts and other offers from major retailers that will more than pay for the additional individual and club affiliations. By introducing this, clubs can generate their own income and reward their members with discounts.
Membership Management and Communications
Event & Course Management
Control of Online Finances