The Badminton World Federation (BWF) in partnership with the World Academy of Sport (WAoS) have combined to offer yet another unique education pathway opportunity for badminton athletes and aspiring administrators within the community. One fully funded scholarship and four 25% scholarships are available for the Bachelor of International Sport Management degree offered by WAoS and Federation University.
On 19 June 2021, Special Olympics UAE and the Arab Badminton Federation signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a strategic partnership to develop badminton across Special Olympic competitions.
At the recent Pan Am Individual Championships 2021, Badminton Pan Am Confederation, in collaboration with National Badminton Federation of Guatemala, introduced AirBadminton to the region via an official launch.
BWF constantly strives to create opportunities for badminton players from across the globe to fulfil their potential and compete at the highest level, particularly where access to resources may be limited.
Paniz Yousefi, a BWF badminton coach from Sweden, was appointed one of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Young Leaders earlier this year. To her credit, the 25-year-old has been spearheading ‘Parallel Play’, a coaching programme aimed at teaching badminton to children and young adults with disabilities.
Growing up in a compound in Jordan, Hadeel Alomari, now a BWF coach, was surrounded by counties besieged by crises and wars, and that accommodated refugees from Palestine, Iraq and Syria.
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) in partnership with the World Academy of Sport (WAoS) have opened a new cycle of scholarships for WAoS’ and the University of London’s Postgraduate Certificate in International Sports Management.
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.