Important Information

Code of Conduct for Parents/Carers


As a parent/carer of a badminton player we hope that you gain lots of enjoyment from supporting your child as they play. We would like you to support us by reading through and agreeing to the following.


As a parent/carer please:

  • Focus on your child’s efforts and enjoyment rather than winning or losing
  • Provide positive verbal feedback in both training and matches
  • Encourage your child to participate within the rules and regulations of the game
  • Applaud good performances and effort from all individuals and teams
  • Congratulate all participants on their performance regardless of the game’s outcome
  • Leave the coach to communicate with players on court
  • Respect the decisions of officials and teach children to do the same
  • Respect umpires, officials, coaches, players and spectators
  • Inform the team coach or manager of any injury, health or welfare issue that you feel is appropriate for them to know
  • Ensure that your child/children arrive and are collected promptly for training and competitions
  • Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours
  • Treat everyone equally regardless of age, ability, gender, race, religion, ethnic origin, social status or sexual orientation. Everyone has the right to be protected from abuse
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person involved in badminton
  • Report any concerns you may have in relation to a young person, follow reporting procedures laid down by BADMINTON England
  • Challenge and/or report discriminatory or bullying behaviour
  • Help your child to understand and abide by the Code of Conduct for Junior Players

Please do NOT

  • Force your child/children to participate in badminton
  • Ridicule or shout at your child or other players for making a mistake or losing a game
  • Question publicly the referee, coach, official or players’ decisions within a game, match or training situation
  • Enter the court of play
  • Use foul, sexist or racist language or gestures at any time
  • Condone behaviour that contravenes the codes of conduct/prohibited practice
  • Give young people alcohol or cigarettes when they are under the care of the Region/County or Club

Breaches of the code of conduct will be dealt with according to the BADMINTON England
Disciplinary Procedures.

Code of Conduct for Junior Players

  • I will have fun, act in a safe manner and encourage those around me to do the same
  • I will always respect those around me including team-mates, opponents, coaches and officials
  • I will be honest and play fairly in everything I do and never deliberately cheat or be dishonest
  • I will accept officials’ decisions without question or complaint
  • I will arrive for training and competition on time and will inform someone if I am unable to attend or will be late
  • I will listen carefully when spoken to and act as directed where appropriate
  • I will use the correct equipment for the sport and will look after it to the best of my ability
  • I will never upset those around me or keep quiet if someone else is being upset
  • I will congratulate all participants on their performance regardless of the game’s outcome
  • I will give my opponents a hand if they need it and accept apologies from them when they are offered
  • I will always do my best and give 100% effort in whatever I do
  • As a young person taking part in sporting activities I recognise that I am an ambassador for my sport and others taking part in sport
  • We are committed to your enjoyment when you are playing badminton. If anything or anyone worries or upsets you then you should tell someone about it so that they can help you.

To find out more people who can help go to www.badmintonengland.co.uk/keepingkidssafe

Created by M Riordan