Tipsport Arena in Prague can seat 8,000 spectators. (Photo:
Prague to host ‘World Juniors’ in 2019
Date: 11/17/2017 12:30 PM
Published by : BWF & Badminton Europe
BWF World Junior Championships 2019 will take place in the capital of the Czech Republic – Prague – after Council members accepted a bid from the Czech Badminton Federation to host the two-week tournament which encompasses a mixed-team championship and an individual event.

The Czech Badminton Federation is keen to provide a high-calibre tournament when the BWF World Junior Championships unfolds at the 8,000-seat Tipsport Arena.

BWF Council members are gathered at their year-end meeting in Jamaica, where two European bidders were rewarded with BWF events. Besides Czech Republic, Katowice in Poland was announced as host of the World Senior Championships in 2019. 

On a related note, the BWF Council has delayed its decision on the host city for the BWF Para-Badminton World Championships 2019, pending further discussions.

Congratulative words from the President
- I would like to congratulate both successful member associations on their winning presentations. It is particularly pleasing to see our Major Events attracting interest from cities and countries to which we have not traditionally gone, said BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer.

- It is another positive sign that badminton is developing well and extending its global reach. Based on the technical, logistical and social elements of the bids we have accepted, we look forward to some high-quality events in Katowice and Prague which all players should enjoy.

Returning to Europe
BWF Junior Championships was successfully hosted in Europe back in 2016, where the Spanish Badminton Federation hosted the event in the city of Bilbao. And Badminton Europe is delighted to experience that the event will return to the continent.

“We are very proud and happy. We want to give a great presentation of badminton to our country and a great presentation of our city and country to the foreign players and fans who come there,” said Czech Badminton Federation Vice-President, Jan Mikulka, adding that city officials have already given their blessing to this initiative.

The Czech Federation will have great experience with hosting major junior events as they will host Badminton Europe’s own U17 championships from 21-29 November 2017. 

Learn more about all of Badminton Europe’s European Championships here.
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