Badminton England Funding

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  1. Cheung

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    True. Perhaps they are just happy enough to get an England trial and then that's it.

    I know one guy who goes on about having a junior England trial as his claim to fame. Yes, talented but not motivated to follow up on it.

    It is not easy to move house closer to a training centre with the right coaches.
     
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    culturally speaking badminton is not looked upon as a career path in england.
     
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    I hope so too, except is there any management accountability in BE? If it were run as a normal business, serious questions would be asked concerning coaching, player management, tournament results and badminton's public profile. Sweeping changes would be made where necessary. Complaints are rife over losing funding, but how is it that in the recent past, when what was then the BA of E, world class players were being turned out with little or no money coming in?

    Is the BE coaching environment today effective enough at bringing on genuine talent, nurturing, successfully managing and holding onto it? When I was doing my sport psychology degree years back I knew one or two England internationals and was quite surprised to hear of petty squabbles, walk-outs, tantrums and egos causing disruption. Even in 2012 we had the Blair-Robertson-Wood issue, so it seems things haven't moved on much.

    Is anyone at BE heading up a media department? Why is the National Badminton League in the UK virtually a secret? This is purportedly 'national badminton' yet we can't even watch it online (unless waiting months for it to appear on YouTube). It's like a closed-door club instead of it being celebrated and widely publicised for everyone to see, and it's not as if it isn't sponsored. As for badminton on national TV, it's just a rarity.

    My conclusions are that BE, like its predecessor BA of E, isn't effectively run from the top down even if folk there are aiming to do their best. Perhaps their best ain't good enough! Here's an old article but which likely still has some relevance today: Badminton England infested by bungling blazerati brigade”
    http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport...gland_infested_by_bungling_blazerati_brigade/
     
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    sadly the majority of badminton federations, including those of the major teams, are like england: unorganized, fiscally mismanaged, misdirected by an unqualified ignorant selfish board of directors and run by people who do not genuinely love or care about the sport of badminton (only their own agenda). same thing for when bwf used to be called ibf (int'l badminton federation). the name change was a house cleaning. thankfully bwf is cleaning it up its act. it'll take a long time but it's headed in the right direction.

    basically the sport of badminton, behind the scenes worldwide, is a cluster****. yet, the finished product at its highest level is, in a word... WOW!
     
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    I agree^^ :)
     
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    #67 samkool, Apr 4, 2017
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    How ironic that the country to create badminton is also the one to fall like this
     
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    also that we should be good, yet we're just not.
     
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    fluff piece. filled w/ cliches and lacked details.

    granted, i don't expect them to layout the plans in detail to the show. however, their track record of knowing how to run a federation in a fiscally responsible and 'give a ****' manner is sophomoric and embarrassing. supporting them is akin to shredding money.

    a changing of the guard and complete house cleaning is their only hope.
     
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    http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/backbadminton

    They are launching donation pages which seem so unprofessional, no actual roadmap/exact details as to what your money will be going to. Where does the sum £20,000 come from? I don't think they even know.
     
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    This is a bit tragic really.
    A bit surprising...
     
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    Sad news indeed.
    Aren't there any badminton fans in England that can support them?
    Any well to do businessman?
     
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    Have to agree it is very general.
     
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    Maybe but what is the return on investment?

    Would you yourself support BAM, SBA or other National Associations?
     
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    Dear Sir, I will, definitely if I have the means.
    Out of the love for the sport. No need ROI and it will be anonymous.
     
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    That is really good of you.

    As an individual, I wouldn't. I would prefer to provide individual player sponsorship.
     
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    Good of you too. But you have to identify the talent.
     
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    At least I would have a better idea of where the money is going.
     

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