World-class para badminton events announced ahead of Paris 2024

March 28, 2023

Badminton England and Badminton Scotland are pleased to confirm that the 4 Nations Para Badminton International has been included in the inaugural BWF Para Badminton World Tour.

A key event within the qualification period for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, the host nations of the UK have come together to build capacity and legacy to benefit the sport for years to come.

2022 saw Badminton Ireland host the first leg in Dublin and with a successful funding bid from the sport from the UK for the following two years (2023-2024), Sheffield and Glasgow will host the Grade 2 events on the Parabadminton World Tour. of the BWF.

This year’s event will take place at the world-class accessible venue – The English Institute of Sport (EIS) in Sheffield, home of our GB Parabadminton team, from 2-6 August 2023.

The ticketed event is part of a broader sports portfolio for Sheffield, which seeks to enhance the sporting legacy, increase capacity and raise the profile of the sport in the city.

Badminton Scotland will host the 2024 event at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, which will be equally important on the run to Paris, as vital world ranking points will be offered to support seeding positions, as well as player analysis. .

Sue Storey, Chief Executive of Badminton England, said: “We are delighted to host this all-star parabadminton event this summer. It is an honor to be able to promote how inclusive the sport of badminton is and how amazing and inspiring our own for athletes are.

“The positive partnership between the UK’s home nations and our host cities, and our commitment to UK Sport and the BWF on their first parabadminton world tour, is something we should all be very proud of.

“I can’t wait to welcome the world’s best to Sheffield and hope to see many of you there cheering on our athletes as we prepare for Paris 2024!”

Keith Russell, Chief Executive of Badminton Scotland, said: “Organizing this event in 2024 is a key part of our strategy. It will help us increase the visibility of parabadminton in Scotland and give us more opportunities to further develop the sport.

“It has been fantastic to work with UK Sport to be able to give our athletes the opportunity to compete on home soil twice in the build up to the 2024 Paralympic Games and we hope it will help their preparation as they go forward. gold in Paris 2024.

“It has also given us the opportunity to collaborate more closely with our colleagues in Badminton England, Badminton Ireland and Badminton Wales, which can only be a positive as we continue to collectively develop the sport of badminton in the 4 Nations.”

Esther Britten, UK Sport’s major events director, said: “With funding from the National Lottery, we have carefully created a schedule of major events that will help GB athletes qualify and prepare for the Paralympic Games. As we continue the journey towards Paris 2024, I am delighted that we will be able to provide athletes with two opportunities to compete on their home soil.”

Gary Clifton, Sheffield City Council Major Events Manager, said: “Sheffield is the home of the GB Parabadminton team so we are delighted that next year’s event will be at the EIS, a fantastic and accessible venue used by so many.

“Sheffield is known for hosting some of the best sporting events in the UK. We are proud to have inclusive venues, where inspiring and dedicated athletes can train and compete in our city, which is home to some of the best skydiving facilities in the world. The event will be great and worth seeing.”


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