Athlete's Commission

Newly elected Commission Nov 2013 - with BWF President, IPC Athletes' Commission Chair & former BWF Athletes' Commission Chair.

Athlete’s Commission

Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission Elections

The BWF is calling for nominations for the Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission elections.  The deadline to submit nominations is Friday 20 October.

Elections will take place at the BWF Para-Badminton World Championships 2017 in Ulsan, Korea on Friday 24 November 2017. Eligible athletes are also able to vote by email from 20 to 23 November 2017 if they are not competing at the World Championships.

There are five (5) positions available. The members will serve a four (4) year term to 2021.

Please download above:

  • A letter from Richard Perot – Chair of the Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission which gives more information on the process and the rules governing the elections.
  • Nomination Form – deadline is Friday 20 October 2017.


Please contact Stuart Borrie if you have any questions on the elections –


Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission 2013 – 2017

A four person Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission was established during the Para-Badminton World Championships 2013 in Dortmund, Germany. The 235 players from 36 countries had an opportunity to elect their representatives for a four year term.

The Commission members are:

Para-Badminton Athletes' Commission 2013 - 2017

The role of the Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission is to:

  • liaise with players, organise players meetings at tournaments and canvas their views and opinions on rules and regulations,development and direction of para-badminton.
  • represent the views of para-badminton athletes at Para-Badminton Commission meetings through its representatives;
  • report back to the players on outcomes of meetings and representations made at the Para-Badminton Commission meetings.


Two representatives from the BWF Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission sit on the BWF Para-Badminton Commission, one being the Chair of the BWF Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission. The other is appointed by the BWF Council on the recommendation of the BWF Para-Badminton Commission to ensure diversity of representation – sport class (standing/wheelchair), gender (male/female) or regional representation.

The BWF Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission is distinct from the BWF Athletes’ Commission (linked here).

The BWF Para-Badminton Commission (linked here) provides expert advice to the BWF on the training, development and competition needs of those participating and competing in para-badminton.