Project of The Month

Reigniting Badminton Development in Samoa

To reignite interest in the sport, Samoa Badminton Federation identified the need to restart Shuttle Time in Samoa and looked to upskill local people in Samoa to deliver and develop the workforce infrastructure for Shuttle Time.

Shuttle Time training in Albania

Badminton Europe conducted a BEC Shuttle Time Trainers/Tutors course in March to enable member countries to educate trainers and tutors. The course was held from 1 to 3 March 2024 in Korçë, Albania, and received positive feedback from all the participants.

Growing Badminton in Tunisia

Teachers being key to the implementation of any school-focussed programme, Tunisia Badminton Federation held a two-day Shuttle Time course for 61 teachers, aiming to increase the number of Shuttle Time teachers throughout the country.

‘Badminton Saved My Life’

One episode illustrates the far-reaching impact of the project ‘Badminton for Everyone’, launched by Badminton Federation of Colombia in 2012 as part of its Shuttle Time implementation. A girl student, who earlier had suicidal tendencies, approached Shuttle Time Teacher Juan Esteban Vejarano with the words: “Badminton saved my life.”

Maun second Botswanan city to host Shuttle Time

The Botswana Badminton Association (BBA) rolled out only its second ever Shuttle Time Teachers Course – titled “Capacity Building for Primary School Teachers” – in the town of Maun over two days starting 20 August, following the success of the Francistown event in June last year.

Barbados relaunches Shuttle Time

The COVID-19 pandemic heavily impacted badminton activities in the Caribbean countries. This year, the Barbados Badminton Association (BBA) restarted the Shuttle Time Schools Programme – its first since the Shuttle Time Teachers Course in 2015 – to mark its return to the sport.

Shuttle Time for Bulgarian PE teachers

To make badminton popular among children in its country, the Bulgarian Badminton Federation (BBF) invited 32 Physical Education teachers to attend a course on 2-3 July at the Lycée Français Victor Hugo School in the capital city of Sofia.

Primary Badminton Kicks Up a Racket

With the goal of getting badminton into primary schools in the deprived areas of Wales, Badminton Wales has been running a series of Shuttle Time sessions in the northern part of the country from last September.

Slovakia uses Shuttle Time to promote badminton to the deaf

Slovak Badminton Federation has implemented Shuttle Time since 2013 with more than 78 Shuttle Time Teacher Courses delivered and 1,314 teachers trained. Due to the programme’s versatility and flexibility, Slovak Badminton Federation runs the “Shuttle Time Deaf Project” aimed at training teachers to educate children with hearing disability.

Breaking down barriers in Bangladesh

Pre-Shuttle Time Schools Programme, with no indoor facilities and proper equipment at majority of Bangladeshi schools, organising badminton activities was a challenge. But since Shuttle Time was introduced, the schools have found the right tool to overcome the challenge.

Shuttle Time Lands in Italian Schools

The Italian Badminton Federation (FIBa) has delivered more than 200 Shuttle Time Courses since 2013 with 4,374 Shuttle Time Teachers, 75 Shuttle Time Tutors and five Shuttle Time Trainers certified to-date.

New Year, New Beginning for Shuttle Time Syria

On 17-18 May, Syria Arab Badminton Association (SABA) delivered ‘Shuttle Time Festival’ in the city of Damascus to motivate teachers and youth to be active not only physically, but also mentally during the pandemic. The festival is a combination of Shuttle Time Teachers Course and Shuttle Time Mini Competition for children under the age of […]

Australian Lockdowns Non-Issue for Shuttle Time

During the downtime of 2020, Badminton Australia was able to grow its Shuttle Time participation despite lockdowns and inconsistent schooling throughout the year. With the aim of continuing to engage as many participants as possible to keep children fit, happy and healthy during a time when they had limited access to regular physical activities, Badminton […]

Shuttle Time Meets AirBadminton

The year 2020 has been challenging as the COVID-19 pandemic affected different aspects of life. However, it did not stop Ivory Coast Badminton Federation (FIBAD) from restarting the Shuttle Time programme in 2021. Led by Shuttle Time National Coordinator Kouame Koffi Stephane, a Refresher course was delivered to the existing Shuttle Time Teacher workforce on […]

Shuttle Time El Salvador Goes Virtual

El Salvador is one of the Pan American countries that started the delivery of Shuttle Time Schools Programme back in 2014. The teachers and children who experienced Shuttle Time activities for the first time had a positive impression of the programme as they are simple, fun and inclusive. Since then, the El Salvador Badminton Federation […]

Shuttle Time Cup 3.0 going strong in Switzerland

The Shuttle Time Cup was launched in 2018 by Swiss Badminton with the goal of introducing badminton to as many children aged between 8 to 11 years old as possible. Teachers in schools were encouraged to deliver badminton lessons using the BWF Shuttle Time resources. They then delivered a series of tournaments throughout a seven-month […]

Shuttle Time Draws Other Sport’s Coaches in Uzbekistan

Shuttle Time Uzbekistan, launched in 2015, has contributed massively to badminton’s development in the country. In the last five years, more than 35 BWF Shuttle Time Teacher Courses have been delivered and over 1,600 certified BWF Shuttle Time Teachers trained in different regions and cities of Uzbekistan. In November and December, more than 90 coaches […]

Shuttle Time Fiji making it happen where it matters

The lack of facilities hindered the Fiji Badminton Association’s efforts to develop the sport in the country until the introduction of AirBadminton by BWF early this year. It gave FBA the perfect opportunity to explore potential partners who had existing outdoor facilities and also to take badminton outdoors to a country renowned for its beautiful […]

Shuttle Time Seminars Tour Around Lebanon

Western Asian nation Lebanon, spearheaded by the Lebanon Badminton Federation (LBF), had since 2014 delivered more than 20 BWF Shuttle Time Schools Programme courses. To date, more than 540 certified BWF Shuttle Time Teachers have been trained. The initiative includes introducing badminton to refugee children from neigbouring Syria displaced in the Bekka region of Lebanon […]

Shuttle Time, AirBadminton Flying High in South Africa

Badminton South Africa is on a roll delivering more grassroot activities to promote badminton as a safe sport during the COVID-19 pandemic. From September 2020, Badminton South Africa has been working with its local partner Eyethu Badminton Development to run a series of activities for two months for the rural communities of Duduza. The purpose […]

Shuttle Time Makes Paraguayans Creative

Paraguay Badminton Federation started 2020 with great plans to grow badminton in the country using the BWF Shuttle Time Schools Programme. Promoting the sport at grassroots level involved organising more Shuttle Time courses and encouraging children to participate in various fun badminton games. In February, the federation enrolled 60 students into a local sports school […]

Shuttle Time Growing Bigger & Better in Italy

BWF’s Shuttle Time Schools Programme had put down its roots in Italy since 2013 and the Italian Badminton Federation (FIBa) has no plans on slowing down. FIBa had been working with the Ministry of Education, University & Research (MIUR) and also the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) to create a bigger impact of the sport […]

Shuttle Time Bounces Back After COVID19 Takes Over

The Pacific Islands are a unique group of countries and islands. They are tucked away in the western- and eastern-most parts of the world, with some countries crossing the international date line. The Cook Islands is one of the last countries in the world to see out the day but they are also one of […]

Inclusive Sport Badminton Zooming in on Arab Region

Building on the success of the Special Olympics World Games the UAE hosted in 2019, a virtual seminar – to promote and develop badminton as an inclusive sport – was organised in collaboration by Shuttle Time Dubai and UAE Special Olympics on 18 May 2020 through the Zoom application. Intended to educate coaches working with […]

Shuttle Time and AirBadminton leave Togo wanting more

The Togo Badminton Federation (FETOBAD) recently implemented the BWF Shuttle Time activities while promoting AirBadminton in Bassar, in the northern region of the country. The aim of the project is to promote a positive image of badminton through the BWF Shuttle Time Schools Programme and AirBadminton to make the sport accessible to everyone in the […]

‘Friend Vico’ keeps Colombian kids engaged and excited

Colombia’s own creative spin on the BWF Shuttle Time Schools Programme gave birth in 2018 to “Vico Mi Amigo El Volante” – Spanish for “Vico, my friend the shuttle”. Created by Colombian Badminton Federation and led by certified BWF Shuttle Time Trainer Oscar Vera and BWF Shuttle Time Teacher Mauricio Cercado, the project’s interesting concept […]

Ukraine Embraces Shuttle Time

The Badminton Association of Ukraine is reaping the rewards of its October 2019 initiative to implement the BWF Shuttle Time Schools Programme. Just five months later, the country has delivered fourteen Teacher Courses, two Tutor Courses and one Trainer Course. The result was more than 270 certified teachers in various cities like Kyiv, Dnipro, Kherson, […]

Shuttle Time Begins in Malaysia

The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) believes the best foundation for sports development starts within the school system. As such, they have begun their roll out of the BWF Shuttle Time Schools Programme across the country. Shuttle Time offers school teachers access to free resources, training and equipment to support the teaching of enjoyable, safe […]

Badminton Takes Off In The Pilar City

A Shuttle Time demonstration was held in Pilar city, located 358km from Paraguay’s capital of Asuncion, in early August. A group of certified BWF Shuttle Time teachers – Brahian Molinas, Ariel Benítez and Carlos González – presented badminton and shared the benefits of the sport to a big audience at the Regional Education Center of […]

Reaching Out in Swiss Schools

It’s Shuttle Time Cup is a series of tournaments initiated by Swiss Badminton specifically for schools, providing children between 8 to 11 years old the opportunity to learn about and compete in badminton. It’s Shuttle Time Cup seeks to promote badminton at school level and motivate teachers into delivering badminton lessons in schools. The project […]

Benin Celebrates First Shuttle Time Day

The BWF Shuttle Time Schools programme is now being implemented in 137 countries around the world. One of the more recent Shuttle Time country, Benin, celebrated its first National Shuttle Time Day in Countou last month. The objective was to promote Shuttle Time and AirBadminton to different parts of the city. More than 200 children […]

Para Badminton and BWF Shuttle Time Making Waves in Fiji

As Para badminton builds towards its debut at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, ensuring the grassroots development of the sport is essential. Earlier this year, Fiji hosted a Paralympic showcase in Nadi to coincide with the Oceania National Olympic Committee’s (ONOC) Annual General Meeting. During the event, Ateca Mataitoga was highlighted as a prospect for […]

Shuttle Time Kiribati Pumped Up!

Kiribati, officially the Republic of Kiribati, is an island nation in the central Pacific Ocean. It is the only island nation that exists in four different hemispheres. The total population is just over 100,000 with 90% living in South Tarawa, which is the main business area. Betio is a little town on South Tarawa. Young […]

Shuttle Time in Morocco

For the first time in four years, the Federation Royale Marocaine de Badminton initiated the BWF Shuttle Time school programme in April 2019. The aim of the initiation, which was last held in Morocco in 2015, was to create awareness and encourage grassroots development of badminton through Shuttle Time resources, targetting local coaches and physical […]

El Salvador Shuttle Time Festival

A Shuttle Time Festival was held last month in the Alvarez municipal court of San Miguel, El Salvador. The festival was coordinated by the Ministry of Education (MINED) and the Salvadoran Federation of Badminton (FESALBAD). The Shuttle Time Festival was a fruit of all the hard work from FESALBAD and local support staff. During the […]

Mongolia Shuttle Time Festival

The Shuttle Time Badminton Festival held in Dornod province has gathered more than twenty local governmental agencies with its aim to promote badminton as one of the public sport for health in the country. The three-days festival in 16th, 17th and 23rd February 2019 have successfully delivered by Mr Munkhbataa Choiblasan, certified BWF Shuttle Time […]

Shuttle Time Wales Passport Book

In last September, Shuttle Time Wales and Badminton Wales introduced the new Shuttle Time Wales Passport Book.  The Passport Book is designed to track the progress of children that participated in the Shuttle Time activities.  In addition, the passport also allows Badminton Wales to analyse and check the quality of Shuttle Time being delivered by […]

Throwback on the BWF-UN Badminton For All Project

In 2017/2018, BWF-UN Badminton For All Project had undertaken the work to support the nine African countries such as Benin, Ethiopia, Togo, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe to develop badminton activities in the countries through the Shuttle Time Programme. More than 45 tutor and 1,111 teachers trained alongside with more than 60,584 […]

Shuttle Time Triple Ripple in Fiji

Badminton being a little sport in Fiji and competing against rugby, netball and volleyball, the sport has minimal to zero awareness around the 300 plus islands around the country. In this project, Fiji Badminton aimed to use BWF Shuttle Time Schools Programme as a tool to establish a better working relationship with the Fiji National […]

Shuttle Time Badminton Training in Houston, Texas

In partnership with Special Olympics Texas and Special Olympics International, the BWF have hosted a three day Shuttle Time Course earlier November in Houston. Twenty-four coaches from Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Arizona attended the Shuttle Time Teachers course and sixteen trainers took part in the 2-day Shuttle Time Tutors course.  Attendees were impressed with the […]

Inter-School Badminton Championship (CIBAD-2018)

The Inter-School Badminton Championship of Haiti (CIBAD) gathered all the schools affiliated to the Federation Haitienne de Badminton (FEHBAD) since 2012. CIBAD is one of the most important juvenile competitions set up by the FEHBAD which gather more than 200 young players coming from different schools of Haiti every year. The objective of CIBAD is […]


Badminton+ also known as B+ is a badminton strategy in Spain to promote and grow badminton all around Spain using the BWF Shuttle Time Schools programme. The main objective of B+ is to promote healthy habits and lifestyles among the school population through a quality program by integrating badminton activities. The strategy emphasized three main […]

BWF Shuttle Time & Women in Badminton Summit

Last July, the Shuttle Time Teacher Course was part of the agenda in the 2nd Women in Badminton Summit 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  There were a total of thirteen (13) energetic and visionary women from twelve different member associations who excellently took part in the two-day course. The profile of attendees was vast; there […]

Shuttle Time Samoa: Opportunity for the Community in Savaia

July 2018 exactly marked one year since Samoa launched BWF Shuttle Time programme. BWF Shuttle Time had been an important role in Samoa badminton development and providing opportunities for teachers to learn about badminton and deliver it to the students in their regions. This had spread to Savaia, one of the village on the south-eastern […]

Launching Shuttle Time in Cyprus – The Early Stages

Throughout March till May 2018, Badminton Cyprus had delivered Shuttle Time courses to increase badminton awareness among Primary School Teachers and making badminton as one of the most popular sport in Cyprus Educational System. The first steps of a four-year implementation plan started with delivering three Shuttle Time Courses in Nicosia, Cyprus. More than 70 […]

BWF – UN Badminton For All Project

In the last 12-month period since April 2017, the BWF-UN Badminton For All Project had undertaken the work to support the nine African countries such as Benin, Ethiopia, Togo, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe with developing badminton activities in the countries through the Shuttle Time Programme. This included assisting in their project [...]

Shuttle Time Teacher Course in Cagayan De Oro, Philippines

Last February, one of our Shuttle Time Teacher course in Xavier University was attended by more than 40 teacher-participants mostly from Mindanao which is one of the three major islands in Philippines. During the first day course, participants were challenged to do tasks on understanding barriers affecting badminton in their areas. At the same time, […]

Badminton Growing Bigger In Argentina

During January 2018, a project called Municipal Colonies was carried out in the City of Buenos Aires promoted by the Argentina Federation of Badminton and the Secretary of Sports.  The project aimed to allow the Federations to develop workshops in the different neighbourhoods of the city. More than 5,400 children between 6 and 12 years […]

Shuttle Time Youth Leadership Award – Pilot Project in New Zealand

Last October to December, Badminton New Zealand piloted the Shuttle Time Youth Leadership Award in Waikato and Hawkes Bay. The Shuttle Time Youth Leadership Award objective is to develop school students aged between 15-18 years old the ability to work towards delivering badminton in school, club or association environments and transitioning from Foundation to Development […]

1st Shuttle Time Course in Serbia

The course was organized by the Badminton Association of Serbia in November 2017 within the newly opened National Badminton Center in Belgrade. Over 40 participants from 10 cities (PE teachers, teachers, badminton coaches, Badminton Association of Serbia and  Serbian National Team Staff). Course was presented by Mr Milan Barbir, National Coordinator and certified Shuttle Time […]

Shuttle Time for PNG

The sport of badminton was first introduced to a few Port Moresby schools and communities in 2016.  It is currently popular among the Asian community and nationals are only beginning to embrace this new sport.  With the Badminton World Federation’s Shuttle Time program, it is now gaining a lot of interest and popularity. A recent […]

Teachers have a ‘shuttle’ of a time in Cook Islands!

Teachers from primary schools around Rarotonga attended a ‘ShuttleTime’ school badminton Training course last Wednesday at the St Joseph Community Hall. Cook Islands Badminton Association (CIBA) Tutors John Taulu and Hebrew Tom took the teachers through the various lesson plans and videos filled with fun games and activities that the teachers can take back to […]

Shuttle Time in Jalisco, Mexico!

Badminton has been included within the catalog of sports disciplines of the Mexican Physical Education National Program since 2014 and the Shuttle Time Program has been implemented as the basic methodology in the teaching of national school badminton since 2013 where teachers from the various states of the Mexican Republic are being trained under this […]

Impact of the Shuttle Time Big Hit Festivals

Attendees at the Shuttle Time Big Hit primary festivals and secondary/community engagement activities Our development team organised a very ambitious programme for primary and secondary pupils, young leaders, community groups and teachers that engaged with a total of 5065 children and young people; and 92 teachers under the umbrella of the Shuttle Time Big Hit.  […]

Cuba: Mega Event Shuttle Time

For four straight years, the ‘Mega Event Shuttle Time’ has been held in Cuba, an activity that brings together children from schools linked to the project, which serves to contrast the lessons learned in the sessions given by the Physical Education teachers. This event is contemplated as a methodological indication referred to by the National […]

Surinamese and Badminton

Badminton is first of all a ludic sport, easy and accessible at any age. It allows the child or the adolescent to practice an intensive sport while preserving his joints thanks to the lightness and the handiness of the equipment, to improve his psychomotor capacities by the originality of the trajectory of the shuttlecock and […]

Balloons and Badminton: Smashing Stigma in Fiji

Horror stories of children with disabilities living in shame are gradually being replaced with stories of success in Fiji, and badminton, albeit a barely-recognisable version of the superfast sport, is playing an important part in this life-giving transition. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Shuttle Time with Special Olympics Brunei Darussalam (SOBD)

“It was impressive that; badminton competition was run successfully with the support by Brunei National Badminton Association and Special Education Unit of Ministry of Education. Hope these supports can be continue in the future for further development programme.” – Md Zuno Kartono bin Hj Ali, Shuttle Time Coordinator for Brunei Darussalam

Badminton for All Project in Africa

The first phase of the ‘Badminton for All’ project between BWF and United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP), involving tutors from nine African countries, was completed successfully in late February. Thanks to this BWF-UNOSDP partnership, which highlights sport’s role as a low-cost, high-impact tool in humanitarian, developmental and peacebuilding efforts, Tutor […]

Badminton Shines on International Women’s Day

Over 100 women and girls gathered at the National Stadium in Dhaka on March 8 for a special celebration for International Women's Day hosted by the Bangladesh Badminton Federation. The Australian Government is proudly supporting the Shuttle Time Bangladesh under the Asia Sports Partnership small grant fund and for International Women's Day Teachers Training Course [...]

Italy: A Massive Increase in Kids Participation

Background The BWF Shuttle Time Schools Badminton Programme provides the national federations with a system, a set of tools and models to implement school badminton nationally. It also offers teachers around the world access to badminton teaching resources in 17 languages and the opportunity to undertake face-to-face training to develop the skills and knowledge to […]

Romania: Preserving health by increasing physical activity level

Among the factors acting as burden to health, physical inactivity ranks fourth as a risk for all-cause mortal and sixth the risk factor for loss disability in adjusted life years. Unhealthy diets and physical inactivity are key risk factors for the major noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Based on that fact, in […]

Shuttle Time Sweden

Badminton Sweden is our most recent Member Association to implement Shuttle Time in Europe. September 3rd a Shuttle Time teacher course was hosted in Stockholm with 48 participants. Welcome to the Shuttle Time Family, Sweden!

Cook Islands: Every child has a right to play

In a message for 2014 International Children’s Day, United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon said, “the one thing all children have in common is their rights. Every child has the right to survive and thrive, to be educated, to be free from violence and abuse, to participate and to be heard.”

Tonga: A Tool for Health and Well-being

The Shuttle Time programme in Tonga has been closely monitored by TNBA, BO and Pacific Sports Partnerships staff. Findings conclude that badminton has had a positive impact on physical activity levels and health of children in Tonga.

Nepal: Sports for Health, Sports for Nation

Shuttle Time Nepal promotes social inclusion through participation in badminton for women, girls and people with disabilities. We use sport and play to build resilience in children, promote peace-building and support ongoing efforts in basic education, sport education, disaster recovery and risk reduction.