Badminton Australia

Performance Pathway Partners

As part of the new Badminton High Performance system for Australia the Performance Pathway Partners (PPP’s) is a an innovative concept that aims to create sustainable high performance programs in clubs, associations, schools, associations and facilities to develop athletes from the foundational level right through to the elite level of the sport.

The PPP’s sees Badminton Australia staff working with selected clubs, schools and associations to support the development of athletes (and their coaches) with potential of competing on the world stage. The program aims to support athletes in their daily training environment with athlete development plans and ongoing professional development for PPP coaches. 

Badminton Australia will provide a range of support, recognition and incentives for those clubs selected including:

  • Recognition as an official BA Performance Pathway Partner
  • Promotion on BA website and social media
  • Development and education opportunities for club coaching personnel
  • Program visits to DTE (Daily Training Environment) from BA staff to assist the club develop and educate athletes and coaches
  • Coach Invitation to selected BA lead state and national camps
  • Banner promoting the club’s involvement in the national programs

This program will be piloted throughout 2021, with the six clubs around Australia selected as part of the first intake. Expressions of interest for additional clubs for 2022 will be available for submission in the second half of 2021.

For more information on the new High Performance System for Australia please click here

Pathway Partners in 2021

An-Yu Badminton is based in Perth, and is run by Zheng Yuli previously a decorated international badminton player

Maribyrnong Sports Academy is part of Maribyrnong Seconday College based in Melbourne. The academy supports student-athletes to to maximise their potential athletically and academically

NBC Badminton Academy is focused on developing the next generation of talented badminton players for Australia. NBC has three badminton facilities in Sydney

Nick Kidd Badminton is based in Perth with dual-nation international representative Nicholas Kidd at the helm of the Nick Kidd Badminton Academy

Established in 1847 St Peter’s College in Adelaide has a rich history of sport success and a long term commitment to badminton.

Sunnybank Hills Badminton Club is located in Queensland and is a not for profit club operating on the south side of Brisbane