Subscription and AGM 2023 | Anti-Doping – Prohibited List | Reminders

1.BWF Subscription 2023

Subscriptions for 2023 are due no later than midnight KL time on Tuesday 31 January 2022.

Please note that players cannot be entered into competitions after 31 January 2023 if the subscription is not paid by the deadline. Clause 26.6 of the BWF constitution states:

“A subscription shall be payable prior to a Member or its players taking part in competitive events as in Clause 26.1.

In no circumstances can a Member’s player(s) or a team continue to compete beyond the due date for payment of the subscription, nor can that Member stage a Federation sanctioned tournament”.

Subscription letters and invoices were sent to Members in November 2022. Please contact Chia Lee [email protected] if you have any questions.

2. AGM 2023 – Dates for your Diary

As per our announcement of 31 October 2022 (linked here), the BWF Annual General Meeting 2023 will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Saturday 27 May 2023 with the Members’ Forum being held on Friday 26 May 2023.

Key dates to remember towards the AGM 2023 are as follows:

  • Tuesday 31 January 2023 – Deadline for BWF subscriptions 2023
  • Friday 3 March 2023 – Deadline for proposals for the agenda (12 weeks out)
  • Friday 7 April 2023 – Notice of the AGM / agenda / annual report (7 weeks out)
  • Friday 21 April 2023 – Deadline for amendments to proposals (5 weeks out)
  • Friday 26 May 2022 – Members’ Forum 2023
  • Saturday 27 May 2023 – BWF AGM


The hotel and other arrangements will be announced in the first part of 2023. The AGM page of the BWF website will be updated regularly as plans are announced.

3. Anti-Doping: Prohibited List 2023

The WADA Prohibited List and Methods 2023 came into force on 1 January 2023.

Athletes are responsible for everything they eat, drink and take. The Prohibited List details the substances (and methods) which are banned for any athlete to use / ingest.

Please see the BWF website (linked here) for more information.  Please forward this information to your players, coaches and team managers. 

4. Career Opportunities / Office Closures January 2023

  • Career opportunities – please see the Careers page of the BWF website (linked here) for some job opportunities – currently Badminton Asia has positions advertised with a deadline of 31 January.
  • Office Closures – the BWF office will be closed on 23 and 24 January to observer Chinese New Year national holidays in Malaysia.