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 to coincide with the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace and aimed at providing the children a fun experience of badminton.
“April 6 is the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace and this is an activity that we thought we’d tie in as a contribution from badminton,” he said.
“Badminton provides a really simple introduction to sport, and because it can be played everywhere, indoors and outdoors, we see it as a great way to create fun activities for all children.”
During the day, the children were taught fundamental components of badminton and showcased their skills in a series of matches.