Badminton Scotland’s vision is to become the biggest participation sport in Scotland, which will be achieved through the lens of our five values: Respect, Transparent, Inspiring, Inclusive, and Innovative.

Our four Equality, Diversity and Inclusion aims within this strategy are to:

  • Increase diversity of active coaches, with a particular focus on female performance coaches;
  • Ensure diversity across Badminton Scotland Governance structures;
  • Encourage greater participation in Badminton Scotland competitions from a wider demographic;
  • Support the development of new clubs in SIMD areas.

Badminton Scotland aims to provide access and opportunities for all members of the community to participate, and enjoy, badminton activities. The Board of Directors, Groups and Committees, employees, volunteers, and members can be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected, and in particular, that they are able to enjoy badminton in an environment without the threat of intimidation, victimisation, harassment, or abuse.

Our Equality, Diversity and Belonging Policy sets out our commitment and ambitions for badminton in Scotland. We will work with stakeholders, member clubs, and individuals to help realise our ambitions for a truly inclusive environment in our sport.

Please also refer to the sportscotland ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: Toolbox’ which has some very handy resources and information specific to the different protected characteristics.

For any inquiries, please contact Badminton Scotland Inclusion Officer, Carolina O’Neill de Sousa e Sa, at

Equality Advisory Group

The Equality Advisory Group (EAG) helps to shape, influence, support and guide the development and delivery of an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy and action plan within Badminton Scotland. The Group serves as a consultative, influential and guidance body, and it includes representatives of diverse groups and organisations.

Discrimination Reporting

Have you been involved in or witnessed an incident which you feel Badminton Scotland should be aware of? Have you witnessed racism, homophobia, any other instance of discrimination, or a breach of the Code of Conduct that we need to investigate?

To tell us about an incident, whether you are reporting it yourself or as a witness to something that has happened, please use the button below.

Useful links and resources

LGBTIQ+ | Equality, Diversity & Inclusion | Badminton Scotland


Find our LGBTIQ+ resources here.

Diverse Ethnic Communities | Equality, Diversity & Inclusion | Badminton Scotland

Diverse Ethnic Communities

Find our Diverse Ethnic Communities resources here.

Mental Health & Wellbeing | Equality, Diversity & Inclusion | Badminton Scotland

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Find our Mental Health & Wellbeing resources here.

Women & Girls | Equality, Diversity & Inclusion | Badminton Scotland

Women And Girls

Find our Women And Girls resources here.

Disability | Equality, Diversity & Inclusion | Badminton Scotland


Find our Disability resources here.