Badminton World Federation (BWF) in collaboration with Special Olympics International (SOI) has published their Global Development Strategy to grow badminton and provide meaningful opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to be involved in all aspects of badminton.
Over 100 BWF Member Associations have received their first sums of money under the BWF Membership Grants Programme activated in 2020.
In October 2019, the BWF Council approved a new Membership Grants Programme for the period 2020-2024. The BWF Membership Grant Programme provides opportunities for Member Associations to access tailored support, to assist them in developing badminton in their country.
Sport Industry Scholarship Programme 2020 for Dual Career Athletes, Member Association Staff & Young Athletes
Badminton World Federation in partnership with the World Academy of Sport (WaoS) had launched two scholarship programmes that will provide dual career athletes, who have chosen a joint educational and elite sporting life, and talent already employed within the badminton family, greater opportunities to learn new skills.
Manashi Joshi is India’s current Para badminton world champion and BBC India’s Sportswoman of the year. She claimed the World Championships gold in Basel last year and is set on the road to the Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020 (postponed to 2021).
AirBadminton is our ambitious new development project designed to create opportunities for people of all ages and ability to play badminton on hard, grass and sand surfaces in parks, gardens, streets, playgrounds and beaches around the world.
In February 2020, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) published a public application process for research projects, which aim to improve the level and quantity of scientific material available to coaches and badminton practitioners, as well as to increase the players’ and coaches’ knowledge of performance and safety at international level.
AirBadminton debuted at the Guangzhou Sports Festival and National Fitness Day staged last weekend (8 August 2020).
AirBadminton made an appearance at the Beach Sports Week organised by Dubai Sports Council, at the famous Kite Beach in Jumeirah 3, Dubai end of July.