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.
Badminton is one of the most popular sports in the world with more than 300 million active players worldwide (Nielsen Sports, 2019), and is played by both males and females equally across a range of ages and skill levels.
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and Special Olympics International (SOI) signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to increase the growth, quality and frequency of badminton participation around the world.
The Badminton World Federation will again be raising its #WhiteCard in solidarity with Peace and Sport’s annual observance of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.
Para badminton is one of the 22 sports that will form part of the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games sports programme.