Childhood is a crucial period for the development of our physical, mental and social capabilities. Physical activity plays a crucial role in this development and therefore it is important that we assess our children’s current activity levels, understand the benefits of additional activity and then act on these findings. Badminton provides an opportunity for your child to get out, get active and develop physically, mentally and socially.
Badminton can help your child meet the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day
Badminton is a great out of school activity to help with health and wellbeing
Badminton is great for developing your child’s fine motor skills – like holding a pencil.
Badminton gives your child confidence, helps them make friends and develop patience
Badminton supports your child’s growth
Playing Badminton in combination with a healthy diet can help with weight management. Studies show that children who participate in Badminton are more likely to enter adulthood within a healthy weight range.
Badminton can help with bone density and decrease the risk of osteoporosis later in life.
Badminton improves balance and coordination. Children who regularly participate in Badminton, can decrease their risk of injury due to a loss of balance by up to 64%
Studies show that participation in Badminton can lead to a 91% improvement in children’s attention, focus and memory recall.
A child’s problem solving and resilience can be improved by participating in Badminton as they are exposed to the unpredictability of competition.
91% of Children who increased their activity participation over a 6 week period were shown to improve their ability to moderate their emotions.
By playing Badminton with others, children can learn to work as a team and develop their leadership skills.
Badminton can improve a child’s ability to follow rules and understand positions of authority through relationships with umpires, coaches and officials.
Research shows that 93% of children who participate in regular physical activity such as Badminton show an improvement in confidence and self-esteem after only 6 weeks.
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Crown Group is a highly successful property development group, with a reputation for building globally leading luxury and hotel apartments. The Crown Group has been a supporter of the Australian Badminton Open.
Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA) is a member-based organisation that administers, controls and coordinates the participation of program sports at the Commonwealth Games every four year. Badminton Australia is extremely proud of its work with CGA and is keen to continue such a great relationship with the staff at CGA into the future.
The Badminton World Federation is the global body responsible for the development of badminton, with a vision to give every child the chance to play badminton, the BWF are key to the success of badminton at any level. Badminton Australia is a member of the BWF. Having supported the development of international tournaments in Australia and the development of athletes to the highest level, BA is very grateful to have the support of the BWF.
Badminton Oceania is the representative for the Badminton World Federation in the Oceania region. They are responsible for the development and progress of badminton within the Oceania region. Badminton Oceania are a great supporter of Badminton Australia and work closely with BA on a regular basis.
The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) is a non-government, not-for-profit focused on developing youth and sport. The AOC is responsible for the funding, supporting, selection and sending of Australia athletes to the Olympics every four years. The AOC provides significant support to the Australian Badminton Falcons and the Badminton Australia Performance Pathway. Badminton Australia is very thankful and is perpetually excited for Australian badminton players to represent their country Olympic Games.
The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) is the second arm of the Australian Sports Commission, the focus of the AIS is at all aspects of high-performance sport and as a result Badminton’s High-Performance teams work with the leading minds at the AIS. Badminton Australia has been working with the AIS for many years and with a continued focus on high performance excellence, both home and abroad, is excited to continue to work with the AIS long into the future.
Li-Ning is a global leader in sports apparel, with a focus on badminton, Badminton Australia is proud to be partnered with an organisation with such a rich and successful history in sport and for it to support the Australian Badminton Falcons. Li-Ning has supported Olympic medal athletes across the world and continues to push badminton apparel forward.
Sport Australia is an arm of the Australian Sports Commission that is responsible for the broader sport sector. Included in their responsibilities are participation, governance and supporting activities that link to the sport industries growth and sustainability long term. Badminton Australia works closely with Sport Australia in areas of participation, governance and other sport related activities.
YONEX has been a supporter of the sport of badminton globally since 1957 when they produced their first badminton racquets. As the business has expanded so too has their equipment and apparel offerings. YONEX has supported badminton in Australia at all levels for a number of years and badminton Australia is very excited to continue its relationship with an organisation that has been involved in the sport for so long.