In 2012 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.
Shuttle Time is currently being implemented in 101 countries in partnership with BWF’s Continental Confederations and Member Associations.
Badminton Wales are fully committed to engaging with the BWF Shuttle Time initiative having piloted the ten week course at Sport Wales National Centre Cardiff. Badminton Wales are now aiming to roll out the initiative nationwide. Our short term aim is to make Shuttle Time available to children throughout Wales, we are ensuring all coaches and teachers are fully qualified to deliver the Teacher and Tutor courses by working under the guidance of Badminton Europe and the BWF.