One year has passed since the announcement of the inclusion of para-badminton into the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The announcement which took place on the 7th of October 2014 in Berlin, Germany brought pure joy to the badminton family as it was one of Badminton World Federation´s goal to succeed in the bid and be part of the most prestigious multi-sport event in para-sports.
To honor this fantastic milestone, a video is produced by Badminton Europe to celebrate the one year mark. Aligned with the integration of para-badminton at the international level, Badminton Europe has integrated para-badminton in all its aspect in the organization at the continental level since September 2014.
Para-badminton tournaments and activities are increasing all around Europe as para-badminton is getting more and more exposure. In addition to that coaches and players also started to increase their focus and workload. They all have one dream; to compete and win in the first ever Paralympic Games where para-badminton is making its debut.
Enjoy the video!
´European Para-Badminton Towards Tokyo 2020´
1st Para-Badminton Education Course
Badminton Nederland is the host of the 1st BEC Para-Badminton Education Course. This course is made possible with the para-badminton grant from the Badminton World Federation and subsidy from Badminton Europe.
The course will take place in Veenendaal, located central of Netherlands from 11-13 December 2015 and is co-organized by Badminton Duovereniging Veenendaal. About 40 para-badminton coaches and administrators are expected to take part in this course.
For more information about this course, visit the BEC para-badminton page
4th Para-Badminton Commission Meeting
The Para-Badminton Commission meets at least two times a year to discuss on strategic plans, European para-badminton status and relevant subjects to help improve the level of para-badminton in Europe. The first para-badminton commission meeting after the inclusion of para-badminton into the Paralympic Games was held in Copenhagen, Denmark in January 2015.
Since then, various discussions such as Member Associations integration level, development of para-badminton in Europe, etc were discussed during these meetings. The first three commission meetings took place in Copenhagen (Jan), Paris (Apr) and Stoke Mandeville (Sep) this year. The next commission meeting will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark from 15-16 January 2016.
The current commission consists of Joao Matos, Chair (POR), Carmen Martinez Villanueva (ESP), Derek Batchelor (ENG), Hendrik Boosman (NED), Richard Perot (FRA) and Torsten Berg (DEN).
To visit the BEC para-badminton page, click here
For enquiries about para-badminton in Europe, contact Tania Teoh at email@example.com