After the debut of Para badminton in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Game, BWF is looking to continue the growth of the sport and support the development of Para badminton globally.
BWF is pleased to open the application process for the BWF National Level 1 Classifier Workshop and Members Associations, National Paralympic Committees and National Para Badminton Associations are invited to submit applications for the programme in 2021.
National Level 1 Classifier Workshops
BWF National Classifier workshops involve a combination of theory and observation sessions and are designed to support National Badminton Associations who wish to deliver Para badminton activities and tournaments in their country.
These workshops are being held alongside the following tournaments in November in Uganda and Bahrain (see below). The workshops are delivered by experts and a free. However, participants need to fund their own travel, accommodation, visa etc. See the application form attached for more details.
Who can Attend ?
The National Level 1 Classifier Workshop is open to anyone with an interest in Para badminton and athlete classification. The course does not require a background in the field of medicine or physiotherapy, however to progress to the National Level 2 Classifier Workshop a medical or physiotherapy qualification is a prerequisite.
We therefore advise Member Associations and National Paralympic Committees to select representatives based on their long-term plans to develop a national classifier workforce. Please note that attending these workshops does not qualify a person to classify athletes at an international level. For more information on the BWF Para badminton classifier structure and pathway please click here.
Aims of the National Level 1 Workshop
The aims/objectives of the National Level 1 Workshop are:
- To introduce the theory of classification in Para badminton.
- To introduce the Minimal Impairment Criteria and show how these are applied in Player Evaluation.
- To observe Player Evaluation under supervision and identify the stages and the roles of the Classifier in the process.
To apply – click on the link for the application form and information.
Please complete the application form fully, in English and send to Erica Khoo [email protected] by the closing date specified for each workshop. Places are limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
Note that there will be no fee incurred for attending the workshop. However, participants are responsible in booking their own travel and accommodation to attend the workshop.
For more information, please contact John Shearer, BWF Senior Development Manager [email protected]