Imperial Athletes Badges
Our Imperial Athletes Club Badge Accreditation scheme is a recognition and rewards programme for sports clubs demonstrating good practice.
Imperial Athletes badges are a great way to attract and retain members, as they support clubs to become stronger, better managed and provide more enjoyable sport and physical activity experiences.
What are they?
Clubs will receive an Imperial Athletes digital badge to use on their own club pages and social media accounts. Imperial Athletes badge achievements will also be showcased on our website, and recognised at the Imperial Athletes Sports Awards.
Imperial Badges Achievements 2022/2023
|The Dodgeball Club represents Imperial at the highest BUCS level in the country, both in the Men’s and Women’s categories. The club is also part of the Imperial Athletes Performance Programme, which required the team to engage in weekly strength and conditioning, sports psychology, nutrition, and physio sessions. Over the 2022/2023 season, Dodgeball continually demonstrated their dedication to upholding high performing attitudes, which was translated into multiple competition successes.
|Imperial Fencing have had a long history of high performance; with many years of producing highly-skilled fencers. The club competes in both team and individual competitions, with successes across the different fencing disciplines. Multiple fencing teams and Scholars are part of the Imperial Athletes Performance Programme, showing dedication to their sport.
|The club is open to new members of any ability, all year round. Offering students the opportunity to attend two free taster sessions before signing up to their society. Team Captains create engaging and structured sessions, allowing everyone to have fun whilst learning the sport too.
|The Dodgeball Club focus on being a beginner friendly club by hosting regular ‘Give it a Go’ sessions to ensure everyone has an opportunity to try the sport. Members of the club have completed their Level Two Dodgeball Coaching course to create tailored sessions for beginners to help them ease into the learning the game.
|The Kendo Club have a strong focus on beginners, with most of their members completely new to the sport. The club implement a structured beginner training programme to support members to progress and improve with many going on to compete in the British University Kendo Championships the following year. The club also implement an equipment sharing system as an affordable way to allow people to participate in Kendo.
|The beginner programme is supported by full time coaching staff and experienced club members to help encourage a welcoming beginner club atmosphere. The Boat Club created a beginner guidebook with helpful information on everything about rowing at Imperial to help beginners adjust to their new sport! To reduce financial barriers to participating, the club offer free taster sessions to beginner to allow them to try the sport before committing.
|The Fencing Club have developed a thriving and engaged beginner section. They run four taster sessions run across the academic year, dedicated to people who want to try out fencing for the first time. The club volunteers also host a novice course which allows anyone to join with no prior experience with the aim of joining the team in the coming year. The club have developed an equipment sharing scheme so new members don’t need to worry about purchasing expensive kit or equipment, making it even easier to join the sport as a beginner!
|Our Women’s Rugby Club pride themselves on being open and inclusive to all. At the start of the year, the club run multiple taster sessions free of charge reducing financial barriers for beginners. All sessions are delivered by a qualified and experienced coach, with many of the senior members of the club assisting and mentoring new members. The club has also implemented at discounted membership package for new beginner members, that would like to try out the club before fully committing.
|Imperial College Women’s Football Club have developed and grown the beginner section of their club considerably in the last three years. The club have introduced a dedicated coach for the beginner section of the club, which allows new people to the sport the opportunity to learn the basic skills, but also develop their tactical knowledge too. The club also offers the opportunities to join taster sessions which are fun, engaging and well organised.
|The Dodgeball Club were the first Imperial Athletes Club to be awarded the Female Participation Badge. Dodgeball have upskilled senior members of their club to become London British Dodgeball 'Girls Dodge Too' Ambassadors, to showcase and increase awareness of female players in the game. The club regularly host female-only sessions, to encourage participation in sport for women at Imperial. Also, Dodgeball have implemented additional training sessions for the performance women’s teams to help aid their development in league matches.