13th May 2020 marks one year since the global launch of the outdoor game, AirBadminton, and new outdoor shuttlecock, the AirShuttle, in Guangzhou, China. It was a milestone moment for the BWF and its Global Development Partner, HSBC.
A study on the jump smash by researchers at Loughborough University as part of a project funded by the BWF Research Grants Programme throws light on some vital aspects of this important shot.
The growing stature of badminton in the African continent was underlined by the announcement of Badminton South Africa’s partnership with Special Olympics South Africa last month.
The BWF has recently benefited further from its relationship with the Agitos Foundation, the charitable arm of the International Paralympic Committee.
Seven Para badminton players from Oceania reaping the benefits from the BWF Female Participation Grant
Seven female Para badminton players from Oceania are reaping the benefits of the BWF Female Participation Grant, all of which competed in the recent VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships 2020 in Ballarat.
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 AirBadminton global rollout envisioned by the BWF and its Global Development Partner, HSBC, will take its next critical step when the first batch of AirShuttles becomes available for public purchase in March.
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and HSBC jointly launched the AirBadminton Community Project at the Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China on the 11th December 2019.
In October of this year, the Event Management Level 2 pilot course was launched, in conjunction with the YONEX French Open in Paris. Part of BWF’s membership capacity-building efforts, the course represents a key component in the Event Management pathway for Member Association personnel.
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.