How we are funded

WSBA has to raise all the money needed to support its activities; there is no funding from Badminton England for this. We do this by:

  • Charging termly fees for training sessions to cover room hire and coaching costs
  • Charging fees for those playing in county matches (home matches only)
  • Charging entrance fees for Worcestershire Championship tournaments
  • Raising money for other activities (including the U13 and U15 Championship tournaments, and the national U17 Inter Counties Tournament) through our own fund-raising efforts
  • Asking for additional contributions from those taking part in the Inter County Tournament and our preparation / selection residential weekend at Lea Green.

Fund-raising
WSBA runs several Badminton England sanctioned Junior Circuit tournaments which raise quite a bit of money for WSBA on the back of some hard work by the committee and parent volunteers (contact tournament secretary for more details of how you can help with this).

In addition we undertake other fundraising activity throughout the year which double-up as social events – so bring your friends and family along.

Financial help
If you would like your son / daughter to participate in any of our activities, but the cost makes it difficult / impossible for them to get involved, please contact our treasurer, in confidence as we have a support fund which may be able to provide financial help to reduce the costs.

Sponsorship
Finally we are keen to explore other potential funding opportunities such as private sponsorship or charitable trust funds, so if anyone knows of any suitable avenues to explore, please let any committee member know.