Posted on 31st October 2022
Badminton Scotland are delighted to announce that Glasgow Badminton Academy (formerly Glasgow Chinese Badminton Club) have become the third club in Scotland to achieve the Gold Award as part of the Badminton Scotland Shuttlemark Club Accreditation Scheme.
GBA was one of the eight Pathway Clubs nominated as part of the programme when it launched back in 2018.
GBA are a competitive badminton club for juniors between the ages of 7 – 18. Their mission recognises the positive impact that badminton as a sport which celebrates diversity and inclusion and can have on bringing people and communities together. Their aim is to encourage players to work hard and enjoy themselves whilst creating long lasting bonds within the club.
Gillian McGuire, Glasgow Sport, NGB/Sport Specific Development Officer:
‘‘As a partner club to Glasgow Sport, this a well-earned achievement for the club who provide a safe, accessible, inclusive and vibrant environment for young players of all levels to uptake, participate and develop in badminton. The clubs strong volunteer workforce are committed to continuously growing playing and competitive opportunities for their members through increased venue access and their ambition to enhance their legal status to achieve their long term vision of operating their own venue to allow the club and sport to flourish and grow within the city. We look forward to supporting the club on their continued journey.’’
The aim of Shuttlemark is to help support clubs reflect on current practice and use the programme to further identify areas that may require improvement or need to be addressed. Further to this, our aim is to ensure that junior badminton clubs in particular are safe and welcoming environments for people in the community to participate in badminton.
Well done Glasgow Badminton Academy and keep up the good work!