Do not let the speckle on the map deceive you, Nauru is fuelled by enthusiasm as the Shuttle Time Schools Badminton Programme is about to take the tiny island nation by storm. Located North East of Australia and in extreme close proximity to the equator, Nauru is home to roughly 10,000 people and has only […]
The Shuttle Time Schools Programme has grown by leaps and bounds since its launch eight years ago in 2012. BWF’s flagship programme, initiated to lay the foundation for badminton to reach more corners of the globe through youth participation, has now touched another milestone. Last week, the programme surpassed 50,000 trained teachers worldwide – 56% male […]
Haiti is one of 135 countries in which BWF’s Shuttle Time School Programme was implemented since its launch seven years ago. Having suffered a setback with a devastating earthquake in 2010, which severely damaged its infrastructure and economy, Haiti has attempted to bounce back. Like many organisations that have used sport to help in recovery, […]
Last week, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) delivered a training course to educate Syrian refugees as badminton teachers using the BWF Shuttle Time programme. The initiative is part of BWF’s commitment to further humanitarian, peace and development-supporting activities in the Middle East, combining with the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation and World Taekwondo to deliver fun activities […]
The Pacific Games 2019 – Oceania’s regional multisport Games – were held in Samoa in July. Eight countries took part in the badminton competition, including two that made their first-time appearance: Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and Solomon Islands. Interestingly, Tonga performed well with a young team whose members have all come through the Shuttle Time […]
Badminton is now officially recognised as a sport under Special Olympics Guam’s (SOG) programme. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed to this effect between SOG and Guam National Badminton Federation (GNBF) on 24 August 2019. Both parties agreed to make badminton a sport for children – those with and without intellectual disability (ID).
BWF’s novel relay scoring method was successfully used at the second edition of the Schools Spanish Championship, which was the culmination of the Badminton+ Shuttle Time programme conducted by Badminton Spain. The final stage was a four-day competition in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, which saw 80 children from 16 schools take part. Antonio […]
For the first time in two years Sri Lanka Badminton Association (SLBA) conducted a BWF Shuttle Time school programme to introduce local teachers to the health benefits of badminton. The Shuttle Time Teacher course was conducted In February 2019 in six provinces: Northern, North Western, North Central, Central, Eastern and Uva. The participants who attended […]
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and HSBC jointly launched a new outdoor game, AirBadminton, and a new outdoor shuttlecock, the AirShuttle, at a global launch ceremony outside the Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China, in May 2019. AirBadminton is an ambitious new development project in partnership with HSBC, BWF’s Global Development Partner, designed to create opportunities […]
Beginning of April, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) hosted a charity coaching clinic with two homes for underprivileged children in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Six volunteer coaches along with BWF staff provided a simple introduction to the sport to 74 children from Rumah Hope and Rumah Ozanam homes through the BWF Shuttle Time programme. The initiative was held […]
Compared to the other regions in the world, Oceania faces unique challenges due to the remoteness, distance between countries and continents and difficulty in accessing resources. This creates several barriers to participation and challenges to aspiring players. However, opportunities such as the BWF Shuttle Time programme provides a solid platform and model for teachers and […]
BWF Shuttle Time has been proven to positively impact the health and well-being of school children, following a six-week study of two age groups (6-7 years and 10-11 years). Conducted in the UK last year, this evaluation focused on scientifically assessing if Shuttle Time enhances fundamental movement skills (FMS) in children. Results showed that Shuttle […]
Great news!! The BWF Development Newsletter will go live in March 2019!! We know that many of you are eager to know about the latest badminton news and BWF development activities. We are very excited to invite you to join our monthly BWF Development Newsletters to get updated on the world’s fastest racket sport! To […]
In partnership with AGITOS Foundation and the Para-Badminton Association of India, the BWF recently hosted a three-day Para Badminton Technical Workshop in Bangalore, India from 08 – 12 December 2018. Participants from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Spain attended the activity, which included a Disability Coaching workshop and National Classifier workshop. BWF experts Mohamad Zuno […]
It has been a fantastic year full of great development activities- Thank you for all your hard work and awesome teamwork👏 We look forward for more amazing projects and to continue the great collaboration from all of you! Warmest wishes fro a happy holiday season and a wonderful new year from the […]
Using the Youth Olympic Games as a catalyst, the BWF implemented a very ambitious youth engagement programme by organising a number of badminton activities before and during the Games in Buenos Aires. In collaboration with the Argentinean Badminton Federation, and the Pan Am Badminton Confederation, pre-games development activities were delivered in local schools. School pupils […]
In September, BWF Shuttle Time School project had been launched in Asmara and Maekel, Eritrea. A 3-days Shuttle Time Tutor course and a 2-days Shuttle Time Teacher course had been delivered by Annirao Dajee, the Development Manager from Badminton Confederation of Africa had attracted a total more than 35 participants to join the courses. The […]
The BWFs online Shuttle Time module provides an opportunity for participants to cover theoretical aspects of the Shuttle Time programme, in a fun and interactive way. Once the online module has been completed, participants will be eligible to attend a reduced face-to-face course, which covers the practical elements of Shuttle Time. The BWF’s online Shuttle […]
Partnership between Special Olympic Asia Pacific, Badminton Oceania Confederation and Badminton Asia
On 17th May 2018, a Memorandum of Understanding between Badminton Oceania Confederation, Badminton Asia and Special Olympics Asia Pacific was signed in Bangkok, Thailand. “This partnership provides an opportunity for all parties to promote badminton as a healthy sport for all. We look forward to working with our friends at Special Olympics Asia Pacific to […]
In July 2017, the Badminton World Federation hosted a Shuttle Time Coaches’ Workshop in Arizona for Special Olympics Arizona (SOAZ) and the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) to launch Unified Badminton in Arizona high schools as the USA pilot Unified Badminton program. The Workshop provided training and resources to several high school Unified Sports coaches on […]
Last March 2018, Badminton Asia had organized an Administration and Event Course in conjunction with the Leaders Meeting (Development). In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This is a Pilot Project and a point of entry for the higher-level courses that runs at the Continental Confederation level. More than 25 participants from 17 countries attended the course and […]
Last February 24-26, Badminton Association of Western Australia hosted the 2018 Australian Para Badminton Championships and Training Camp at Kingsway Indoor Stadium, Perth. During the championship, more than 20 players participated in the eight-event category which included WH1/2 Men’s Singles, WH1/2 Men’s Doubles, WH1/2 Women’s Singles, SL3/4 Women’s Singles, SL3/4 Women’s Singles, SL3/4 & SH6 […]
Last January, authorities of the National Federations of Bolivia and Venezuela received a successful Shuttle Time training at the offices of the Badminton Pan American Confederation to assist in promoting the development of our sport in their countries. The Development Area of Pan Am Badminton was in charge of imparting all the necessary tools to […]
Last November, the Czech Badminton Federation hosted the 2017 European U17 Championships in Prague. More than 290 players from all over Europe took part of the Team and Individual competitions – where spectators witnessed exciting games of the future stars of the sport. The Czech Badminton Federation took this opportunity to implement a Shuttle Time […]
It has been a year full of great development activities – we couldn’t have done it without the support of you all. We look forward to keep working to continue growing our sport. BWF Development Team wishes you all fantastic festive season and a superbly happy!
In the city of Paramaribo a school visit was made to primary school O.S.Devisbuiten, where Shuttle Time has been introduced after the Pilot Course held earlier this year. The BWF Shuttle Time programme was officially launched in Suriname in October 2017 (beginning of the school year), nevertheless, the schools have already witness encouraging results among […]
BWF Named “Federation of the Year’ by Peace and Sport Badminton World Federation won the ‘Federation of the Year’ honours at the prestigious Peace and Sport Awards in Monaco on Thursday 7 December. The Awards, instituted by Peace and Sport, an international organisation that works on using sporting initiatives to promote peace, recognise accomplishments […]
Tashkent (Uzbekistan) – the Uzbekistan Badminton Federation hosted the Republican Cup of Uzbekistan (second most important competition). The tournament gathered more than 100 players from all 12 regions of Uzbekistan – which showed the positive growth of the sport in the country. Women’s Singles and Women’s Doubles gold medals went to player from the capital, Tashkent. Men’s Singles, […]
Most (Czech Republic) – Martina Krocova prepared a training experience for kindergarten children during the first ever summer training camp held in the local badminton training center Super Stars in the town of Most. This first training experience within the Badminton Academy for AMA School was the first real sporting experience for many of these […]
Lukáš Kroc Badminton Academy is the first and still the only badminton academy set up in the Czech Republic, which combines badminton and education. This sophisticated system which combines badminton and education starts from kindergarten level (AMA School) and goes right up to university level (VŠFS Most). Kids start in this system from the young […]
From 16th June to 21st June 2017, Clermont-Ferrand, a French city of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, hosted one of the European Schools Championship Badminton 2017 organised by International School Sport Federation and the French School Sport Federation. The event was also supported by the Badminton World Federation, the French Badminton Federation, and also more specifically by the Badminton Europe which produced […]
Thank You to Everyone Who Entered! Last month, we launched a short survey calling for feedback and suggestion to improve our website, Facebook and Shuttle Time App. Our ultimate goal is to decide what types of features are built next, so we can better meet your need. We had nearly 250 feedback entries in the first […]
We’re extremely pleased to announce there are now 12,000 teachers using the Shuttle Time App to teach badminton to kids in their schools! The mobile App has grown in popularity with teachers in all of the world within a year since its launched and we have received fantastic feedback from both teachers and individual […]
It’s been now almost a year since we launched our Shuttle Time app, website and facebook. In order to improve the quality content for each, we are conducting a little survey to learn more about your experience with the app, website and our Shuttle Time facebook. Click here to access the survey in English! Click […]
The BWF is pleased to offer Shuttle Time Photography Grants for Member Associations, which are intended to support the promotion of Shuttle Time globally. Member Associations involved in the project will be asked to: Hire a photographer for documentation purpose for Shuttle Time programme Send us minimum 10 good quality photos of the programme along […]
We will be running a series of Shuttle Time Big Hit Festivals to create a legacy from the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 by encouraging thousands of children in Scotland to take up the sport of badminton. Big Hit Glasgow The inaugural Big Hit Festival was staged at the Emirates Arena on Monday 6 June […]
Every sport has its own specific nature, which can provide a unique solution to the diverse needs of particular communities. This is certainly the case for badminton, whose educational values and benefits we intend to use to benefit vulnerable populations in Colombia and East Timor. This partnership with the BWF will allow us to be even more targeted and appropriate in operations we run in these two countries that have long suffered and deserve support in their efforts towards peace.
The 16th edition of SHUTTLE WORLD – BWF’s quarterly e-news magazine – is now available on the BWF website. Edition 16 – October 2016 – January 2017 Gold Coast 2017 – TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup / BWF AGM BWF Research Projects Towards Tokyo 2020 / Para-Badminton Player Awards 2016 Gala Night in Dubai – Badminton Player Awards 2016 […]
The 15th edition of SHUTTLE WORLD – BWF’s quarterly e-news magazine – is now available on the BWF website. Articles includes: Infront Sports & Media Partnership announced – 2018 – 2025 A.E Embraces Para-Badminton 3rd Indonesian Para-Badminton Championships Coaches Conferences in Bilbao (Nov 2016), Dubai (Dec 2016) and Glasgow (Aug 2017) Riveting Record-Setting Rio – Olympic Games Report […]
The BWF recognizes the fine balance, and importance of Member Associations being part of a global BWF project, while also having the ability to self-promote, and give Shuttle Time its own national identity.
The Badminton World Federation is answering global demand for greater access to its grassroots programme with the launch of a Shuttle Time website and Shuttle Time app.
Badminton World Federation has received a TAFISA Sustainability Award for its development programme, Shuttle Time.
The BWF is pleased to announce our Shuttle Time’s Social Media Channels. Please continue to Follow, Like and Share our stories on Facebook and Twitter #BWFShuttleTime
We are pleased to announce that the BWF Shuttle Time Video Clips are now available in Spanish and French on BadmintonWorld.tv
Shuttle Time – the Badminton World Federation’s schools development programme – has blown out 100 candles in Panama!
Badminton Australia is pleased to announce it has successfully commenced a program to promote Badminton in Nepal – Shuttle Time Nepal.
Badminton World Federation and the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) recently signed a Letter of Intent to collaborate – using BWF’s Shuttle Time programme – on grassroots development.