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members

What is covered?

  • As an affiliated member or compete member of Badminton England, you receive public liability cover up to GBP10,000,000. 
  • The insurance aims to cover the cost of defending a claim that has been made against you if you are held responsible for causing injury to another person or have damaged a third party’s property. Cover also includes member to member claims.
  • If you are a ‘compete’* member, in addition to the public liability cover, you also receive personal accident benefits.

*Compete members are players that play in sanctioned tournaments and competitions and upgrade to compete membership

FAQs

Q
What insurance do I receive as part of my affiliation?
A

As part of your membership with Badminton England you automatically receive the benefit of the association's combined liability.

The following covers are in place :

  • Public & Products liability  GBP10,000,000 any one event (any on period for products/ pollution) 
  • Professional indemnity  GBP10,000,000 any one event
  • If you are a ‘compete’ member you also receive personal accident benefits and cover for your sports equipment (up to GBP525).

Q
I'm participating in a club competition overseas. Does the insurance cover my activities and travel to and from the venue?
A

Yes, the public liability and personal accident cover (if you are a complete member) is provided worldwide, as long as the activity is one that is recognised by Badminton England.

However, you will need to take out additional travel insurance.


Q
Is damage to my own property covered?
A
Yes, if you are a ‘compete’ member you receive cover for your sports equipment for up to GBP525, subject to a GBP50 Excess, if you wish to make a claim for damage to your own equipment please call Bluefin Sport on 0345 872 5060.
Q
Am I covered for club activity at another venue/club?
A
Yes, the insurance cover is in place if you were to take part in recognised club activities away from your home club premises.
Q
Do I have liability/personal accident cover when I'm taking part in non-badminton or club organised events?
A
No, the insurance policies are in operative for events organised and recognised by Badminton England or your club.
Q
Does my membership insurance negate the need for travel insurance?
A
No. It is vital that you arrange your own travel insurance whenever you are going abroad. This will provide cover for your medical expenses if you are injured or taken ill, as well as covering lost and delayed baggage and cancellation costs.
Q
If I am injured whilst taking part in a badminton activity what should I do?
A
If you are injured and believe fault lies with the third party, we recommend you seek advice on how to pursue a claim against the said person responsible for causing your injury. The cover via Badminton England does not provide legal expenses cover for you to pursue a personal injury claim against a third party.

You may however be entitled to benefits within the personal accident policy if you are a ‘compete member’. Please contact Bluefin Sport on 0345 872 5060 if you wish to make a personal accident claim.
Q
If an accident occurs as a resutl of a breach of a club rule, is my insurance cover still valid?
A
This would be taken on a case by case basis as it depends on which rule has been breached and the circumstances. If you need to discuss an incident that may give rise to a claim please contact Bluefin Sport on 0345 872 5060.
Q
Does my insurance cover training activities?
A
Yes, the insurance cover you receive will cover you whilst you are training for badminton activities.