Start a club


Starting a brand new club from scratch can be a daunting prospect! This section provides a number of resources to support those who are considering or in the process of starting their own new club.

Case Studies

These following case studies highlight examples of good practice at club level which can provide inspiration to those aspiring to set up their own club. Each club explain how they started, the challenges they faced and how they have managed to find success. These examples can be a good template to follow for those aspiring to start their own club.



The following links highlight a variety of sources of funding that your committee can apply for on behalf of the club. Accessing funding for sport is an excellent way to support your club and implement a variety of ideas that previously may have been out of reach. Affiliated badminton clubs to BADMINTONscotland can get in contact for bespoke advice during the process of your application.

For additional grant schemes, follow this useful link for the National Lottery which provides a search engine for compatible programmes local to your clubs area. Alternatively, contact your local Sports Development Council Department for advice on accessible opportunities.

Applying for funding for the first time can often be a confusing and timeous process, with many questions being raised about how to sell your clubs idea effectively. BADMINTONscotland offers some simple advice below including how to start your funding application, and what you will need to submit a successful bid.


Help for Committees

The following documents can be used as terms of reference that can help develop club foundations, including example role descriptions, club constitution and codes of conduct.


Club resources

Our club resources page also has links to some useful tools and posters that can be used during club sessions.



If you are interested in the benefits of becoming a BADMINTONscotland affiliated club click here.


Club development 

BADMINTONscotland's Development Team work with a number of partners across Scotland to develop the extensive community of badminton clubs through providing support and opportunities for players to get involved in social and competitive club participation structures.

As one of the highest participation sports in the United Kingdom, badminton offers a variety of physical, mental and social benefits for individuals seeking the enjoyment of playing the fastest racket sport in the world. Club badminton is an excellent way to engage with other players and this section aims to provide support by offering general advice ranging from how to run a club to applying for funding through external grant schemes.

Above you will find links to useful resources and advice on staring a new club. If you have any questions regarding any of the information featured in the Club Development section please contact a member of our Development Team on 0141 445 1218 or get in touch via the methods on our Contact Us page quoting "Club Development".

Get involved

There are lots of ways to get involved in badminton, from coaching to volunteering.

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Competitions & events

Find what events, tournaments and competitions are happening in Scotland.

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Find out more about teaching and coaching Badminton in Scotland.

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