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.|