It’s exciting times for badminton as we continue the roll-out of the new outdoor game. With the AirShuttle nearing the final stages of pre-production, a host of AirBadminton activities have been taking place.
The BWF is pleased to provide information on three initiatives to support the development of Para badminton globally. Members Associations, National Paralympic Committees and National Para Badminton Associations are invited to submit applications for the following programmes in 2020.
The BWF, in partnership with Sports Association for Disabled of Thailand (SPADT) and Badminton Association of Thailand (BAT) hosted a BWF National Level 1 Classifier Workshop and an International Classifier Workshop in conjunction with the Thailand Para-Badminton International in Bangkok.
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) staged its biannual World Coaching Conference during the recent TOTAL BWF World Championships and TOTAL BWF Para-Badminton World Championships 2019 in Basel, Switzerland, on 22-23 August.
Sunsets Kuopio festival, the largest outdoor sport and entertainment event in Finland, hosted the first AirBadminton tournament last week. The event was conducted in collaboration with Badminton Finland and Savon Sulka Club.
Tonga’s MaryJane Esei Sifa was one of the six coaches and told Badminton Oceania she was on a mission to become Tonga’s first female BWF Level 1 qualified coach during the Pacific Development Squad training camp in New Zealand last month.
To gain a better understanding of the experiences of female candidates in our Coach Education programme, BWF recently conducted a survey of participants on Coach and Tutor courses. Questions were aimed at learning about their motivation for attending a course, their experiences on the course and their professional situations after the course.
BWF provides the opportunity for research institutions and individuals to apply for research grants to assist in the funding of applied sports science research in badminton.
BWF AGITOS Para badminton Technical Workshop Project recent held in Kampala, Uganda has benefited greatly to the Para badminton players from African regions.
BWF has recently completed the first set of resources for training technical officials, consisting of a Line Judges’ Manual, an Umpires’ Manual (Level 1) and a Referees’ Manual (Level 1), as well as accompanying educational videos.