BWF Para-Badminton World Championships 2015


BWF is committed to developing para-badminton towards Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and beyond.

Training, education and development programmes provide opportunities for players, coaches, classifiers - and other technical officials, tournament organisers and administrators in para-badminton.

Our goal is to plan and support the delivery of structured para-badminton development programmes, projects and activities which:

  • Develop individual potential
  • Builds systems, structures and pathways from beginner level to the Paralympic Games.

Para-Badminton Development Plan 2015 - 2020

This development plan guides the work of the BWF in planning and implementing development projects and programmes.

Developing athletes is an important focus - both grass roots participation in para-badminton and elite para-badminton athletes. This also includes identifying talented athletes and developing these athletes towards Paralympic Games qualification. Athlete pathways are central to this.

Focuses for Development

  • Integration
    To continue to integrate para-badminton into the badminton structures and systems at the world, continental and national levels.
  • Participation
    To increase the player base globally.
  • Performance
    To increase the quality of elite play to ensure world class performances across all Sport Classes.
  • Competitions
    To have a strong competition structure with international events being hosted regularly in each region.
  • Technical
    To have a comprehensive rules system and well qualified technical officials to implement the rules governing classification and competitions
  • Values of Sport
    Ethics and Fair Play
    To implement values- based education programmes and an ‘intelligent’ anti-doping testing programme – both in and out of competition.
  • Promotion
    To raise the visibility of para-badminton internally and externally and to promote badminton as part of a sport for all, a sport for everyone.