Nine female Para badminton players are reaping the benefits of the BWF Female Participation Grant, all of which participated in the Spanish Para Badminton International 2021, the final para qualifying event before Tokyo 2020 Paralympics in Cartagena, Spain last month.
Activated in 2020, the BWF Membership Grants Programme aimed at stimulating a return of badminton activities, has seen over 130 Member Associations benefit. With ‘Back to Badminton’ the underlying theme, these are some of the national activities delivered in the first quarter of 2021.
Special Olympics International (SOI) has appointed Maggie Brennan in the new role of Manager of Sport Development as part of the joint Global Development Strategy by BWF and SOI to grow badminton and provide meaningful opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities worldwide.
Dedicated towards making Para badminton an integral part of badminton’s overall growth, BWF continues to undertake exercises to reflect its commitment to the sport.
A series of development activities to further develop and promote badminton in the country were held from 11–23 March 2021 by the Tunisia Badminton Federation with support from BCA Development Officer Ahmad Reda and BWF Dubai Badminton Development Manager Jaffer Ebrahim.
Since its global launch in Guangzhou, China in May 2019, AirBadminton has grown steadily and been widely welcomed around the world.
The BWF Development & Sport for All Committee has budgeted US$ 95,000 for the BWF Sport Science Research Grant 2021/2022 and the application process is OPEN!
The BWF is happy to announce the launch of two of our popular online courses in French and Spanish! The National Administrators’ course and the Event Management course are now available in two new languages, with the aim of reaching even more of our Members.
The BWF has recently held its first “virtual graduation” activities, recognising the accomplishments of our pioneer groups on the groundbreaking Coach Education Level 3 course. The first two pilots were run in Asia and Europe, with candidates exploring high-level topics in coaching, followed by a long-term course project, under the supervision of the course tutors.