With young players devoting most of their time to training and playing, competing in the ‘real world’ beyond the badminton court poses a challenge, particularly after their playing career. To ease their path, BWF has initiated projects that help them pursue educational and alternate career goals even during their competitive career.
On 21 October, Special Olympics coaches, volunteers, teachers and badminton experts gathered in San Antonio, Texas to kick off three days of Shuttle Time activities. Designed to support the teaching of enjoyable, safe and inclusive badminton, participants took part in one of two workshops – Shuttle Time Tutor and Shuttle Time Teacher.
Athletes are the beating heart of the Paralympic Movement and it is for that reason that during the HULIC DAIHATSU Para Badminton World Championships 2022, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) lead a series of development workshops throughout the week, collaborating with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on the Proud Paralympian Programme to help Paralympians on their sporting journey.
The aim of the Olympic Solidarity Programme is to organise assistance via the relevant International Federation to National Olympic Committees (NOCs) in the greatest need of it.
BWF’s development drive in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is continuing to move at a brisk pace with the execution of various initiatives over the last few months.
With the global community steadily transitioning out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BWF’s Para Badminton development activities were ramped up in Quarter 3.
The AirBadminton test events continued in September with a stop in Utrecht, Netherlands, to delight crowds and athletes.
In recognition of the key role of the tutor workforce in the global success of the BWF Coach Education Programme, BWF kicked off a series of Tutor Refresher & Upskilling workshops in Lima, Peru in October.
Programme leads are responsible for the implementation of face-to-face courses within the Event Management and National Administrators’ pathways as part of BWF’s initiatives to help build the capacity of its members.