BEC Scholarship Recipients - Sweet 21
Date: 7/21/2017 2:29 PM
Published by : Tania Teoh
Badminton Europe (BEC) supported 21 ladies in the Women in Badminton scholarship programme this year. The scholarship recipients consist of passionate badminton sports administrators, umpires, coaches and players from 20 BEC Member Associations.

To view the full list of the 2017 BEC Women in Badminton Scholarship Recipients, click here .

The 2017 BEC Summer School in Podcetrtek, Slovenia which ended one week ago is the final activity of this year which our scholarship recipients attended.
The seven scholarship recipients who took part at the 2017 Summer School and completed the BWF Coach Education Level 2 were exposed to:

• coaching principles; how to coach (level 2 coaching techniques)
• planning and delivery of annual training and competition programmes
• interaction with BEC staff coaches and coaches from around Europe
• training national level players from around Europe

Eirini Tenta (GRE), Aisling Ryan (IRL), Oliwia Zimniewska (POL), Julia Diana Constantino (POR), Eva Miklic (SLO), Polackova (SVK) and Maria Jönsson (SWE) had full attendance in Podcetrtek and headed home with positive memories from the 2017 BEC Summer School.

(From L-R); Eirini Tenta (GRE), Aisling Ryan (IRL), Diana Constantino (POR), Eva Miklic (SLO), Oliwia Zimniewska (POL), Maria Jönsson (SWE) and Julia Polackova (SVK) at the 2017 BEC Summer School.

Eirini Henta (GRE)

´It has been a very intense but really beneficial week that gave us the opportunity to learn from expert staff coaches, share knowledge and experiences, develop our coaching skills in realistic situations and be more aware of our role and our methods as coaches. I mostly enjoyed the tactical lessons in the court because I had the opportunity to develop my skills and be creative´.

Diana Constantino (POR)

´For me, the part that I like most is the deliveries with players, because it is my job and I like what I do. I think that Summer School is a great experience and I advise all coaches and all players to live these moments´.

Júlia Poláčková (SVK)

´ At the Summer School, I learnt a lot of new exercises, which I will use in the trainings when I return to Slovakia. Also observing staff coaches and the way they coach and teach bring me new ideas. I think this (Women in Badminton Scholarship) is really useful as it enables me to participate here´.

Since April, scholarship recipients from various groups have experienced different activities organized by BEC and the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The Women in Badminton Commission of Badminton Europe (BEC) offers annual scholarships to all our Member Associations.

The objective of this initiative is to increase European female participation in various activities within badminton. Stay tuned for the 2018 Women in Badminton scholarship application process.

To read more about the Women in Badminton Scholarship, click here.

To view photos from the scholarship recipients, click here.

To read the previous article ´Quotes, quotes, quotes´ about other scholarship recipients, click here.

For more information about the scholarship application, please contact Tania Teoh at

Photos by Badminton Europe and BEC scholarship recipients.

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