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YAE Legacy Fund supports new coaches in Birmingham

The YONEX All England Badminton Championships continues to have an incredible impact across the community game, thanks to the YAE Legacy Fund.

Across Birmingham, the Legacy Fund has enabled players from the city and the wider area to embark on coaching courses, helping to grow the domestic game.

Six women and three men were handed the opportunity to attend a fully-funded Level 1 Coach Course at the Billesley Tennis and Fitness Centre in May as a result of the fund.

The women involved in the course were already keen social players and now want to extend their passion for badminton by helping introduce it to new players, as well as growing opportunities for social players across the city.

The three men are all members of Masoomin Youth Sports Club, which was looking to upskill some of their members to deliver badminton sessions.

Elsewhere, eight Birmingham coaches were given either partial or full funding to complete their Level 2 Coaching Award as part of the Legacy Fund.

This training took place across April and May, also at the Billesley Tennis and Fitness Centre, and saw YONEX All England partner with Rackets Cubed in terms of delivery.

Rackets Cubed are a UK-based charity that deliver integrated STEM education and racket sports to young children, and have recently looked to add badminton to their schemes alongside tennis and squash.

Some of the coaches that benefited from the Legacy Fund to achieve their Level 2 qualification will work with Rackets Cubed, picking up valuable coaching experience as well as helping to transform the lives of young people across the UK.

And some of those who have now earned their Level 2 qualification now hope to open junior badminton clubs of their own, extending the legacy of the YONEX All England Badminton Championships further.


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