The BWF Membership Grant has allowed KBF to purchase equipment and deliver the activities, which have injected new enthusiasm for badminton in the country.
These activities help keep the sport popular at community clubs among people of all ages and abilities, with new members – including whole families – indulging in AirBadminton matches.
Kiribati Shuttle Time National Coordinator Toaki Arinoko Taburuea, who has been visiting communities and schools to assist with lessons on umpiring and rules of play, said: “Parents are happy their children can learn this game, and that equipment is provided.
“It’s also great to see the young and old play, it brings the community together.
“With the Youth Leadership workshop, young adults are encouraging their communities to pick up a racket. We have more requests for equipment and training sessions now.”