Saturday, 20 Jul 2024

BWF News

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has made an exciting announcement today regarding the formation of the BWF Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission. This commission was elected by the players who competed at the BWF Para-Badminton World Championships in Dortmund, Germany. With the increasing popularity of the para side of the sport, the BWF recognized the need to give players a platform to express their views and have their voices heard.

The BWF Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission consists of four members, including Richard Perot (FRA) as the Chair, Antony Forster (ENG), Martin Rooke (ENG), and Yau Tiam Ann (MAS). The establishment of this commission marks an important step for the BWF, especially as they prepare their bid for (Para)-Badminton to be included in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

The role of the BWF Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission is to engage with the athletes, facilitate meetings, gather their input, and relay it to the BWF Para-Badminton Commission. This ensures that player perspectives are taken into consideration in the decision-making process. Additionally, two representatives from the BWF Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission will sit on the BWF Para-Badminton Commission, including the Chair of the Athletes’ Commission.

Today, the Commission had its inaugural meeting in Dortmund, during which Richard Perot was chosen as the Chair. His appointment also grants him a position on the BWF Para-Badminton Commission. This collaboration between the two commissions allows for expert advice to be provided to the BWF regarding the training, development, and competition needs of para-badminton athletes.

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The BWF Para-Badminton World Championships, which have been taking place in Dortmund, will conclude tomorrow. The championships have not only showcased the talents of athletes but also provided an opportunity for collaboration between the BWF and representatives from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), including Todd Nicholson, IPC Athletes Commission Chair, Jürgen Padberg, IPC Paralympic Games Sport & NPC Services Senior Manager, and Julia Rauw, IPC Classification Manager. These visits have been mutually beneficial, allowing the BWF to highlight the sport of para-badminton and the training and education initiatives in place.

In summary, the establishment of the BWF Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission is a significant development for both the BWF and the para-badminton community. It ensures that player perspectives are taken into account, providing a platform for their voices to be heard. The collaboration between the BWF Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission and the BWF Para-Badminton Commission allows for expert input on the development of the sport. With the BWF’s bid for (Para)-Badminton to be included in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, this is indeed an exciting time for para-badminton.

FAQs

Q: Why was the BWF Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission formed?
A: The BWF Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission was formed to give players in the para-badminton community a platform to express their views and have their voices heard.

Q: Who are the members of the BWF Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission?
A: The four members of the BWF Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission are Richard Perot (FRA) as the Chair, Antony Forster (ENG), Martin Rooke (ENG), and Yau Tiam Ann (MAS).

Q: What is the role of the BWF Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission?
A: The role of the BWF Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission is to engage with athletes, facilitate meetings, gather their input, and relay it to the BWF Para-Badminton Commission.

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Summary

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has established the BWF Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission, which allows players in the para-badminton community to express their views and be heard. The commission consists of Richard Perot (FRA) as Chair, Antony Forster (ENG), Martin Rooke (ENG), and Yau Tiam Ann (MAS). This development is in line with the BWF’s bid to include (Para)-Badminton in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The Commission’s role includes gathering athlete input and relaying it to the BWF Para-Badminton Commission. Notably, the BWF Para-Badminton Commission benefits from the expertise of the Athletes’ Commission. The BWF has also facilitated collaboration between representatives of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the BWF Para-Badminton World Championships, providing an opportunity to showcase the sport and related training and education initiatives. As the championships conclude, this is an exciting time for the para-badminton community and the BWF. For more information, visit Carnegiecentre.com.