Meet the Team
Date: 8/15/2017 12:28 PM
Published by : Tania Teoh
The 2017 BEC Para-Badminton Event will take place in Lisburn, Northern Ireland from 9-12 November 2017. Let´s meet the team members who are working on the planning of the event.

For this event, there will be four experienced presenters delivering the players´ training camp and the coach education course. Discussions between the presenters and Badminton Europe (BEC) about the training programmes and the coach education course´s content has already started in June.

Presenters chosen for this event

For the players´ training camp

• Kaity Hall (SCO)
- Scottish National Para-Badminton Coach since 2011 and current World Championships Development Officer at BADMINTONscotland
- BEC Presenter and BWF Para-Badminton Tutor
- Ex-Scottish National Junior Player

• Michael Mai (GER)
- Most successful Shuttle Time tutor in Germany, trained around 200 teachers as of August 2017
- 13 years of experience in para-badminton and German Para-Badminton Head Coach since 2015
- Completed B-Trainers (DBV) in 2005 and A-Trainer in 2013 at the Olympic Badminton Center in Mühlheim and Saarbrücken

For the coach education course

• Lyndon Williams (WAL)
- BEC Presenter, BWF Shuttle Time Expert and BWF Para-Badminton Commission Member
- More than 20 years of experience in developing para-badminton in Wales, Scotland and the United Kingdom
- Chairman of Scottish Disability and 4 Nations Disability Groups, Consultant to Federation of Disability Sports Wales focused in their policies and procedures relating to inclusion and disability

• John Shearer (SCO)
- Current BWF Development Manager and Shuttle Time Trainer, responsible for the BWF Shuttle Time programme currently implemented in 118 countries
- 4.5 years of experience as Development Officer at BADMINTONscotland
- Ex-Scottish National Junior Player and national para-badminton coach

´This is the first time we combine a player training camp together with a coach education course for para-badminton. Our aim is to provide the best training and learning condition for all the participants in Lisburn. It is also our goal to offer tools and exchange knowledge with the coaches attending so that they are equipped and able to continue developing para-badminton in their respective countries. As the deadline is getting closer, I urge all the interested parties to send in the applications before the deadlines to ensure a spot at this event. ´ explained Tania Teoh, Junior Manager at BEC who is the main contact person for this event.

Apart from the course content, logistical arrangement between BEC and Badminton Ireland has also begun and gaining its momentum. The team from Badminton Ireland consists of Michael Watt, David McGill, Greg Farrell, Conor Doherty and Craig McCourtney. BEC is in constant contact with Badminton Ireland to ensure that the facilities, transport services and accommodation in Lisburn are ready for the event.

´In terms of the logistical preparation, I am very confident that Badminton Ireland will do a great job. They have a strong and experienced team which also successfully delivered the 3rd Irish Para-Badminton International in Dublin recently in June.´ added Tania Teoh.

The deadlines for the applications

• For coaches, by Monday, 21st August 2017 before 12:00 CEST
• For players, by Wednesday, 20th September 2017 before 12:00 CET

For more information about the 2017 BEC Para-Badminton Event, click here.

To read the articles about this event, click on the links below:
´Mark Your Calendar´
´Together, We Will be Stronger´

To download the event promotion flyer, click here .

If you have other enquiries regarding this event, please contact Tania Teoh at

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