Badminton Australia, in close consultation with the State and Territory Badminton organisations, has determined that for 2021 a National Individual Championships for Senior, U19, U17 and U15 will be held back to back, at one location, during the 2021 September school holiday period. This means that there will be no teams event in 2021 and only individual events will be conducted.
Badminton Australia is going through a process to determine the location for this combined National Individual Championships and an announcement on the location and dates is planned to occur within the next few weeks. The location of the event will be selected based on clear criteria including minimising the risk, to participation of any snap COVID-19 restrictions, venue suitability, proximity to a major airport, financial support provided by local/state governments and maximising participation.
The combined individual Championships will be used for the selection of athletes to the National Senior Program and National Junior Development Program. Athletes selected to these programs are eligible to represent the Australian national badminton team – the Australian Badminton Falcons. Players eligibility to compete in these Championships must be endorsed by their respective State and Territory.
Badminton Australia would like to thank the Badminton Community for their patience and support whilst we go through our planning for the 2021 National Championships.
Level 2 Sports House
375 Albert Rd, Albert Park VIC 3206