Saturday 13 August 2022
Jess and Kerensa Shaw, 15 year old twins from Liskeard Inclusive Badminton Club, have joined the new Forum, set up to represent the views and thoughts of young people, to raise their profile in badminton, and to make badminton more attractive, accessible and inclusive to all young people.The Forum will guide the work of Badminton England in making the voice of young people heard.
What have you been up to so far?
We usually do a video call a month, focusing on different areas like what makes a good coach or safeguarding. These can be led by members if they want. We've done an in person meet-up once and got to meet some of the England squad!!!
What do you want to get out of it/why did you apply?
Obviously promote the sport considering how little its covered in school and online. My friend thought it was played outside! Before Liam Sillifant (Cornwall Coach) came to our school I had no idea it existed. The numbers of players in Cornwall keep going down especially after Covid. We also got a free hoodie and met some players. I thought it would be good for me too - developing personal skills.