David Toupe

4 Nations Para-Badminton International


BWF is committed to developing Para badminton towards Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and beyond.

Training, education and development programmes provide opportunities for players, coaches, classifiers – and other technical officials, tournament organisers and administrators in Para badminton.

Our goal is to plan and support the delivery of structured Para badminton development programmes, projects and activities which:

  • develop individual potential
  • builds systems, structures and pathways from beginner level to the Paralympic Games.


Para badminton Development Plan

The BWF Strategic Plan 2016 – 2020 guides the directions of  all areas of the work of the BWF including Para badminton.

Key Results Area 4 – Para badminton, provides the details including the strategic priorities, long term objectives and KPIs to measure the programme.

The BWF works in close partnership with the five Continental Confederations for badminton – Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and Pan Am – to help fund, plan and deliver Para badminton development projects and activities regionally.

Developing athletes is an important focus as we look towards Tokyo 2020 – both at grass roots participation level in Para badminton and elite Para badminton athlete development. This also includes identifying talented athletes and developing these athletes towards Paralympic Games qualification. Athlete pathways are central to this.

Contact John Shearer, Para badminton Development Manager – [email protected]


Focuses for Development

 Integration To continue to integrate Para badminton into the badminton structures and systems at the world, continental and national levels.
 Participation To increase the player base globally.
 Performance To increase the quality of elite play to ensure world class performances across all Sport Classes.
 Competitions To have a strong competition structure with international events being hosted regularly in each region.
 Technical To have a comprehensive rules system and well qualified technical officials to implement the rules governing classification and competitions
 Values of Sport, Ethics and Fair Play To implement values- based education programmes and an ‘intelligent’ anti-doping testing programme – both in and out of competition.
 Promotion To raise the visibility of Para badminton internally and externally and to promote badminton as part of a sport for all, a sport for everyone.


John Shearer – [email protected]