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Last Updated 31/5/15

The Community Game Team : Central Region

Area Covered:

Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Essex, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Warwickshire, Worcestershire.

Role Role Summary Postholder
Regional Manager
  • Lead regional team ensuring co-ordinated and strategic approach across region
  • Lead relationships at senior level with County Badminton Associations and significant regional partners (County Sports Partnerships, Local Authorities, Sport England etc)
  • Translating national strategy for regional and local delivery
Michael Nyarko

Mobile: 07725 074533

Relationship Manager (Cheshire, Shropshire & Staffordshire)
  • Community Badminton Networks
  • Badminton in Schools
  • Club Accreditation
Leanne Brown 


Badminton England

07802 549019


Workforce Officer
  • Recruitment, training facilitation and deployment of coaches, activators, co-ordinators and volunteers.
Chris Corke (see below)



Community Badminton Networks Take Shape

Our Regional Officers are bringing partners together to provide quality badminton opportunities for all. Working in hot spot areas across the patch they are creating Community Badminton Networks (CBN’s) to increase the number of people playing badminton. CBNs offer introductory activity and ongoing sessions for people of all ages and playing ability. We now have CBNs at improving level, which means that quality badminton sessions are available in leisure centres and other community settings. Once introduced to badminton all players are directed towards local clubs, “No Strings Badminton” sessions and competitive opportunities to keep as many of them playing regularly as possible. These networks are lead by local people who have a vested interest in developing badminton and keeping people fit and active.

Badminton in Schools

Whether you are interested in affiliating to BADMINTON England, Badminton Junior Education Courses, Bisi Badminton, Leadership Awards, Center Parcs National Schools Championships, or accrediting your school / college, you will find the latest information at the Schools/Colleges & Junior Clubs page on the BADMINTON England website.

Clubmark Information –

About Clubmark
Sport England recognises and values the commitment made by sports clubs to develop high quality, welcoming environments for young participants. The development of clubs that encourage young people to take-up sport, improve their talents, possibly play a leadership role and give them the option to initiate and maintain life-long participation in sport is an essential part of supporting the sporting infrastructure in England.

Clubmark was introduced in 2002 by Sport England to:

  • Ensure that accrediting partners apply core common criteria to ensure that consistent good practice and minimum operating standards are delivered through all club development and accreditation schemes.
  • To empower parent(s)/carer(s) when choosing a club for their children.
  • To ensure that Clubmark accredited clubs are recognised through a common approach to branding.
  • To provide a focus around which all organisations involved in sport can come together to support good practice in sports clubs working with children and young people.

Clubmark accreditation is awarded to clubs that comply with minimum operating standards in four areas:

  • The playing programme
  • Duty of care and safeguarding and protecting children and young people
  • Sports equity and ethics
  • Club management

Clubs working towards accreditation can receive support and advice from BADMINTON England and other partners such as county sports partnerships (Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent). Circumstances will vary between clubs and sports but the process of accreditation is the same. There is only one set of paperwork to complete and in general most clubs are well on the way to achieving accreditation without realising it.

The Process

  1. Click here to open up BADMINTON England’s Accreditation Page (Application form near the top of the page)
  2. Fill in the application form to register on the ‘Club Future’ programme
  3. BADMINTON England will notify you when your application has been received and then send you your resource pack and portfolio with all the information you will need to work towards accreditation
  4. Work closely with your club members, coaches and regional officer to achieve each of the required criteria
  5. Your completed file will then be assessed and your status will be granted. If there elements of the criteria checklist that need some more work on the file will be returned to you work on. Clubs have 12 months from application to achieve accreditation.