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Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities

Written by  Saturday, 26 May 2012 15:09



The “Participation Outcomes ---CALD Communities “is about engagement with the CALD community in a variety of diverse ways. Partnership with State and Regional Badminton Associations, State Departments and appropriate CALD community organizations will be the focus of the 4 year Strategy. The challenge is to engage communities such as China, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Korea, Singapore and Vietnam communities more effectively to aid their integration, build registered numbers of badminton players.

The generous support from the Australian Sports Commission in this area provides Badminton Australia with a development opportunity that the sport has been striving to achieve.

Program Overview

The “Participation Outcomes ---CALD Communities “, through a range of varied programs, will be the focus of BA development activities over the next four years. In the development model, BA, States, Stakeholders play different but complementary roles in the areas of schools programs, coach education, technical and volunteer initiatives and this will be the ongoing theme under the CALD banner. Development is about a systemic approach to growth and progress. The two dimensions to development activities---- more and better--- will be the key themes. More players, coaches, technical officials, events and community links. Better quality in all areas with clearly defined pathways.

All programs entered into will be needs based, planned, co-coordinated and structured and will result in:

  • Better knowledge
  • Improved skills / competencies
  • Better understanding and more tolerance
  • Positive attitudes
  • Enhanced quality
  • Greater efficiency
  • Improved pathways
  • Continuous improvement

All of this will lead to:

The programs here will offer benefits including:

National CALD Newsletter

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