90 days to go until Geelong

Written by  Tuesday, 21 August 2018 15:34

The highly anticipated Australia Para-Badminton International (20-25 November 2018) and VICTOR Oceania Para-Badminton Championships (26-28 November 2018) will hit Victoria in 90 days. The Badminton World Federation recently issued the event prospectus and invitations for both events. Badminton Australia expects to welcome over 150 athletes, team officials, event administrators, and volunteers from all around the world. Some of the world’s best para-badminton athletes will converge in Geelong, including a contingent from the Japan, which will host para-badminton for the first time at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

 

City of Greater Geelong Mayor, Bruce Harwood, said “Geelong is proud to host another world class sporting event, this time the first Badminton World Federation sanctioned event in Oceania. This will be a fantastic tournament for the players ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and I urge all fans of badminton and sport alike to come along to the free events and see the action up close.”

 

The Australia Para-Badminton International and VICTOR Oceania Para-Badminton Championships will give a boost to the sport in Australia. Badminton Australia Chief Executive Officer Derek O’Leary said “We look forward to providing more opportunities for people with disability to access badminton at a grassroots and elite level. The events will showcase badminton as a safe, fun and inclusive sport that promotes social opportunities to play for life, whilst also offering competition experience for all players and technical officials”.

 

Important to the success of both events will be the financial support provided by the Victorian Government, through Sport and Recreation Victoria. Minister for Sport, John Eren said the Australian first event would showcase para-badminton in Victoria and give the sport a real boost. “It’s a great example of how the Andrews Government is making sport and recreation more accessible, welcoming and inclusive for people of all abilities,” he said.

 

Sports fans have the option to watch the events for free at the Leisuretime Centre whilst anyone wanting to volunteer at the events is encouraged to contact Badminton Australia.

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Badminton Australia

P: +61 3 9397 4722

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W: http://www.badminton.org.au

 

Badminton Oceania

P: +64 9 600 3097

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W: http://www.oceaniabadminton.org

 

 

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