Pictured: Thomas Mereana-Ngauru (left) distributing Shuttle Time equipment across the Cook Islands The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents…
In 2012, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) launched Shuttle Time to the world – a schools badminton programme supporting the principle that children should lead a healthy and active life, both in and out of school. BWF’s goal is to make badminton one of the world’s most popular and accessible school sports.
Shuttle Time offers school teachers access to free resources, training and equipment, which support the teaching of enjoyable, safe and inclusive badminton activities to children aged 5-15 years old. Shuttle Time lessons are designed to provide children with a positive image of badminton through many opportunities to have fun, engage with others and experience success. A number of resources to implement Shuttle Time activities are available below.
Since its launch in 2012 the Shuttle Time programme has expanded considerably. Shuttle Time is currently being implemented in over 130 countries in partnership with the BWF’s Continental Confederations and Member Associations.