Tone Community Badminton Network (TCBN)
TCBN is the second CBN in Somerset, after SSCBN facilitated by SSDC in Yeovil. The group consists of representatives from the County Sports Partnership, Somerset Badminton Association, local clubs, Tone Leisure, Somerset College and several schools.
An inaugural meeting of interested parties within the Taunton/ Wellington area took place on Thursday 1st December 2011, looking at ways to develop badminton in the area, and improve links between schools and clubs. This process was enabled with the help and support of Badminton England. Over the next year there were regular meetings to develop and begin to implement an action plan. Regular meetings have continued since then.
The hope for all CBNs is to provide greater support to clubs, schools and facility providers to develop more opportunities for people to play Badminton. It is also hoped that members can access additional resources to support the development and promotion of badminton on school sites and provide improved pathways for players of all ages between schools, clubs and leisure centres programmes in the area.
At the start the CBN has secured funding from the governing body for up to two years to help develop more badminton in the area. TCBN is self supporting with money available to develop badminton in the Taunton area. Anyone who has ideas of how to introduce further Badminton development actions in the Taunton area is welcome at the meeting - please contact Jane Knowles at SASP.
An example of previous meeting minutes can be found here - TDBP notes Sept 13.doc (47616)