Disability Badminton News

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14th April 2023

Badminton England are delighted to announce the launch of our new Disability Junior National Championships which will take place this summer.

The Championships will raise the profile of badminton amongst secondary age pupils with a physical disability.

Delivered with the support of the GB Para Badminton squad and coaches, this national competition structure will engage new disabled players to provide them with their first introduction to disability competition and ultimately increase disability participation. This is part of Badminton England’s Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy, which includes increasing disability provision.

The Disability Junior National Championships are being held at the highly accessible venue, the English Institute of Sport (EIS), Sheffield on Saturday 17th June 2023.

Badminton England have developed a network of Regional Disability Coaches, one within each region, across our eight regions (North West, North East, West Midlands, East Midlands, East, South Central, London & South East, and South West) to support the delivery of the national competition through coaching and managing each regional team of players. All players will be invited to attend two regional training days to meet their Regional Disability Coach and play badminton with other players across their region.

To express an interest in getting involved in these training and represent their region, players can complete their relevant regional form here Disability Junior National Championships | Badminton England.

Rich Morris, Head Coach of GB Para Badminton, said: “This is an idea we have to increase participation and bring the juniors of the Para badminton world together in a format where you can represent your region and go head-to-head against the rest of the country.”

For more information, please visit Disability Junior National Championships | Badminton England.

Please see attached for promotional posters. As a partner that has direct access to secondary age pupils with a physical disability, we would really appreciate your support in sharing these amongst your contacts and partners.

Any questions, please contact Leanne Brown, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Manager, on inclusion@badmintonengland.co.uk.

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