Air Badminton program kicks off at St. Rose’s – Guyana Times
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Following its official launch two weeks ago, the Guyana Badminton Association’s “Air Badminton – The New Outdoor Game” Program has reached out to its first school. The GBA donated several rackets, shuttles, and nets to St. Rose High School, Georgetown, to help run this program. “I am pleased that St Rose’s Sports Co-ordinator, Mr Alque Stanley has joined in helping us promote the Air Badminton and also helping St Rose High School students become interested in badminton,” GBA President Gokarn Ramdhani said in a statement on Monday. “We will continue to be with them through the process of getting the players to a better level and introducing the Air Badminton to a higher level.” Ramdhani also expressed the intention to get more schools to participate in the new version of the sport and in doing so, adhering to COVID-19 guidelines. St Rose Sports Coordinator Stanley expressed his gratitude to the GBA, describing the gift as a light in the dark, in preparation for the PE aspect of the Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Education (CSEC) exams.
“On behalf of St Rose High School and the students, we would like to thank you for your generous donation, which came in a timely manner,” said Stanley. He added, “Because the COVID-19 has restricted us to playing indoors, Air Badminton has become like a light in the dark. And it also helps some CSEC students writing exams this year, so they can continue playing badminton. ” The gift was placed in the school compound, after which students were instructed on how to play the sport. The project was initially launched in the National Park, Georgetown on December 29. The GBA President shared at that event, “We are very pleased to have started this project especially during this pandemic situation which caused our sport to be postponed since April 2020. The new outdoor game was implemented from the World Badminton Federation and is a great way to keep the players active and motivated until we can resume our normal training. “
“Air Badminton – The New Outdoor Game” is here: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and HSBC launched the new outdoor game, Air Badminton, and a new outdoor shuttle, the Shuttle Air, at a global launch ceremony outside Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China. Air Badminton is an ambitious new development project in partnership with HSBC, BWF’s Global Development Partner, designed to create opportunities for people of all ages and ability to play badminton on hard surfaces, grass and sand in parks, gardens, streets , playgrounds and beaches all around. the world. The project has been five years since its creation, starting with a vision to develop a new shuttle with increased durability, stability and wind resistance to allow people to experience a more positive outdoor badminton. BWF president and 1996 Atlanta Olympics men’s singles gold medal winner, Poul-Erik Høyer, officiated at the launch and said Air Badminton provides a pathway for increased global participation in the sport, opening doors for a new form, extremely attractive from competitive badminton. “This is an important occasion for badminton. Strategically, Air Badminton will allow our overall objective of putting the badminton racket into the hands of as many people as possible, ”he said. “Given that most people’s first experience with badminton comes in an outdoor environment, we are now making it easier for everyone to access the sport through a new outdoor game and a new shuttle, the Shuttle Air. “In the future, we see Air Badminton as an exciting, new, energetic version of the sport. Overall, the aim is to inspire more people to play more badminton in more places. ”