Badminton Australia has a new High Performance system to develop the athlete and para athlete stars of tomorrow.
The High-Performance Pathway (HPP) provides the framework for athletes and coaches to develop the skills and knowledge to represent Australia at an international level including BWF World Tour Events, Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games.
The HPP connects athletes and coaches from the Foundational level of the sport through to the Podium. The HPP is an athlete centred coach led system that aims to build a sustainable high-performance system that enables athletes to succeed on the world stage.
Critical to the success of the HPP, and a unique aspect to Badminton’s new HPP, is the new Performance Pathway Partners program (PPP) that will be piloted in 2021. The PPP sees Badminton Australia team up with key clubs, schools and associations to support the development of athletes (and their coaches) with potential for competing on the world stage. In supporting athletes Daily Training Environment, working with key BA High Performance staff on athlete development plans and ongoing professional development for PPP coaches, the PPP will contribute to the progress and improvement of badminton on the world stage.
Directing and supporting the implementation of the HPP and PPP programs are a number of key staff. All reporting through to the CEO. These staff are responsible for high-performance plans & tasks including building Individual Performance Plans (IPP), liaising with PPP coaches, working with the AIS and other Institutes of sport across the country, coaching, professional development and much more.
Funding for High Performance for badminton comes from the Australian Institute of Sport. For 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 all funding is focused received is “Performance Pathway Funding” with a focus on AIS Categorised Emerging and Developing athletes for the 2028 and 2032 Olympic years.
For the Badminton Australia policy and criteria on AIS athlete categorisation please click here.
To find out more about the individual steps of the HPP click below.
The Badminton Australia national programs for Junior, Open and Para consist of players who have been identified as having the level and/or potential to achieve the objectives set out by Badminton Australia as part of the High-Performance Strategic Plan. Junior, Open and Para squads receive support from Badminton Australia, Sport Australia, the Australian Institute of Sport, Paralympics Australia and Commonwealth Games Australia. Training camps, specialised coaching, physical performance development, sports science and financial support are provided. You can find further detail on each of the sections below
To follow how our High-Performance Athletes international rankings click here to see where they are on the Badminton World Federation International Circuit!
Athletes are selected for Australian teams for athletes part of the National, Senior, Para and Development Programs. For more information click on the green boxes above.
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.