SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Badminton Oceania is excited to expand the sport of badminton for persons with a disability across the region, and will be working with key partners to provide a framework which both support and encourages persons with an intellectual disability to participate. Alongside participation, there will be exciting opportunities for those involved in coaching to further develop their knowledge and skills.

In 2018, a Memorandum of Understanding between Badminton Oceania, Badminton Asia and Special Olympics Asia Pacific was signed in Bangkok, Thailand, during the BWF Annual General Meeting. This provided the opportunity to enhance mutual interest and agree upon a framework for long-term, strategic cooperative support based on common values with all parties recognising and understanding the power of sport and the positive impact sport can have on the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. Read more here.

Additionally, another Memorandum of Understanding was signed in 2019 between the BWF and Special Olympics International, with the two organisations later publishling the Global Development Strategy in November 2020. Read more here.

For more information, contact ian@badmintonoceania.org

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