Particular Olympics applications and badminton Member Associations are working onerous in shut collaboration getting ready athletes to shine on the world stage on the Special Olympics World Games badminton competitors in Berlin this June.
Particular Olympics and Badminton World Federation launched the World Video games Coaching Pledge in 2021, with Special Olympics UAE main the cost after they signed an settlement with the UAE Badminton Federation pledging to work collectively to organize athletes forward of the Video games. The World Video games Coaching Pledge encourages Particular Olympics applications and badminton Member Associations to take the pledge to finest put together and prepare athletes competing on the World Video games, as they have a good time, share, and showcase the achievements of athletes whereas recognizing each other as valued companions within the growth of badminton for individuals with mental disabilities.
Because the signing of the settlement, many Particular Olympics applications and badminton Member Associations have taken the pledge to work collectively to coach and put together extra athletes to compete in any respect ranges. The work they’re doing brings consideration to those athletes to advertise the Video games because the athletes have a good time representing their nations in badminton alongside different nations.
The main focus of the connection constructed between Particular Olympics (SO) Paraguay and the Paraguayan Badminton Federation has allowed SO Paraguay to make use of the Federation’s elite badminton services together with a paid coach from the federation whose focus is the crew’s preparation main as much as Berlin 2023. The federation has additionally helped with buying prestigious uniforms for the SO Paraguayan badminton crew in addition to serving to to offer instructors who will assist with the continuation of coaching extra SO badminton coaches.
Particular Olympics Norway and the Norwegian Badminton Federation are additionally working onerous getting ready for the Video games. They’d a pre-camp for his or her delegation which included coaching and exhibiting off their new clothes for the Video games.
Hans Jakob (left) and Stian (proper) exhibiting off their new badminton uniforms.
Hans Jakob & Stian warming up at coaching camp amongst different members.
Different Males’s Unified Doubles attended Norway’s coaching camp in assist of preparation and to take pleasure in badminton competitors.
“Each Hans Jakob and Stian are trying ahead to the SOWSG23. Not solely to be part of the event, but additionally the entire occasion in complete. They’re excited to start out with observe and the event and wish to play at their finest throughout the week of competitors.”
Andre Høidebraaten, Norway’s Badminton Coach
Particular Olympics Ukraine and Ukrainian Badminton Federation (UBF) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in April 2021 previous to the launch of the World Video games Coaching Pledge program. As a part of this settlement, they deliberate coaching alternatives for SO World Video games athletes from Ukraine taking part in badminton for March and April of 2023. The UBF additionally supplied badminton tools to SO Ukraine and shares the thrill of the preparation and participation of SO Ukraine groups with their media community.
All Particular Olympics applications and badminton Member Associations who’ve taken the pledge will obtain a brand-new set of kit, the Shuttle Time college package, courtesy of the BWF.
The Particular Olympics World Video games 2023 Berlin will kick-off on Sunday 17 June on the Opening Ceremony. 70 nations and over 200 athletes and Unified companions are taking part in badminton, from all 7 Particular Olympics areas. Badminton competitors is ready to happen starting on Monday 18 June and conclude with its finals on Saturday 24 June.
Particular Olympics Belgium and Royal Belgian Badminton Federation had been the most recent to signal the pledge.
Particular Olympics Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Badminton PNG took the pledge to assist two gamers from PNG competing on the SOWG Berlin 2023 and to proceed to develop badminton for gamers with mental disabilities.
Particular Olympics Thailand and the Badminton Affiliation of Thailand signed the World Video games Coaching Pledge as a part of the Badminton World Federation’s AGM in Could 2022.