Para Badminton High Performance Update

Since our last newsletter, we have had five players attend FOX’s Indonesia Para Badminton International (Grade 2 Level 3), congratulations to Grant Manzoney and Martyn Ford for reach the semi finals and coming home with some bronze medals in their doubles and singles events. View match results here.

Within Australia many athletes participated in the VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships (Continental Championship) and Western Australia Para Badminton International (Grade 2 Level 2). It was wonderful to see some newly classified athlete taking part, plus a huge shout out to Badminton Oceania and Badminton Western Australia for hosting these events in Mandurah, WA!

Coming up we have the HULIC DAIHATSU Japan Para Badminton International (NOV – Japan), World Abilitysport Games (DEC – Thailand) and the Dubai Para Badminton International (DEC – UAE). Our National Falcons and other international players also took part in a Performance Camp in September, hosted by Performance Pathway Partner, National Badminton Centre (NBC) and NSW Badminton. The camp was facilitated by National Head Para Coach, Ian Bridge with special guest, Stephen Hadlow from Paralympics Australia.

Badminton Australia, Australian Institute Sport and Paralympics Australia have been working collaboratively on the creation of Para Badminton Selection Policy and Athlete Categorisation Framework which will be finalised and published in the coming weeks prior to selection and categorisation announcements in early December.

Find out more about Para Badminton here