Development

A successful para-badminton event
Date: 11/18/2018 11:02 AM
Published by : Aidan Jones (BEC)
After two days of an education course for over twenty para-badminton participants who have learnt a lot at the para-event in Vienna.

A variety of participants who want to be coaches and also those who want to be administrators.


Day one: An interesting introduction 

On Friday 16 November the course started for both sets of participants, the coaches side lead by Kaity Hall who is on the para-badminton coaching team for Scotland and Dina Abouzeid Sariñena.

Both sessions started with the participants getting to know each other and this really did have a positive impact on the rest of the course

The coaches spent a lot of time on the court and placing themselves in para player’s shoes and playing badminton in wheelchairs and practising different disabilities, from the six disability classifications.    

The administrators had a more of a sit-down session and watched presentations from a number of experts including Badminton Europe’s Development Senior Manager Jimmy Andersen and also the General Secretary of the Austrian Badminton Federation, Michael Dickert.

Day Two: Assess and summarise 

Day two of the course consisted of the administrative section summarising day one and then going more into detail about para-badminton whereas the coaches in the sports hall had a lot of group activities and their assessments with Kaity Hall and Dina Abouzeid Sariñena.

The end of the two days was brought to a close on Saturday afternoon with some fun and games in the sports hall before everyone headed out to the City Centre of Vienna to enjoy a closing meal together.
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