Shuttle Time Promotes Inclusion in Badminton

September 13, 2021

In 2012, BWF launched Shuttle Time to the world – a schools badminton programme supporting the principle that children should lead a healthy and active life in and out of school – with the goal of making badminton one of the world’s most popular and accessible school sports.

Up to today, a total of 142 countries across five Continental Confederations have successfully implemented the programme, with the new addition of Burundi, Senegal, Azerbaijan and USA. (map)

Since 2012, we have trained and certified 57,806 teachers globally – male (57 per cent) and female (43 per cent) – a six per cent increase from 2020.

In line with BWF’s Vision – “Giving every child a chance to play for life” and in collaboration with international organisations such as the International Paralympic Committee and Special Olympics, BWF continues to work towards ensuring the resources and programmes developed are accessible and inclusive.

In the beginning of 2021, we started the process of updating the existing Shuttle Time resources by incorporating the inclusivity element. This is to ensure that Shuttle Time activities provide participation opportunities to children and adults of all abilities, including those with physical and intellectual impairments.

On top of that, two new resources have been produced to provide a better guidance for teachers in delivering Shuttle Time activities in an inclusive manner.

  • Inclusivity Guide for Teachers
  • Inclusivity Guide for Tutors & Trainers

The updated materials are now available for free in English, French, Spanish, German and Portuguese on the BWF Shuttle Time website.

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More languages will be made available soon!