Badminton Ireland is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of its members. Badminton can be played by all levels of physical ability, enhancing social opportunities, and improving overall health.
Para-Badminton provides players of different disabilities and backgrounds an opportunity to interact under a common purpose. It is a growing sport with more and more participants taking up the game either socially or competitively. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) recently annnounced that Para-Badminton will make it's Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020.
There are a total of 6 classes recognised by the BWF:
2nd Irish Para-Badminton International
The tournament invitation and relevant forms for the event can be downloaded from BWF website. Please meet all the deadlines stated. Any entries that are submitted after the entry deadline or from an organization that is NOT recognized by the BWF will not be accepted by the Technical Delegate.
Entry deadline - Tuesday 26 April 2016
Entry fees payment by – Friday 27 May 2016
Accommodation request - Friday 27 May 2016
Flight Details submission - Friday 27 May 2016
Visa Request submission - Friday 27 May 2016
Para Badminton in the Media
Click here for Paralympic Movement at a glance - Feb-Mar 2016
Click here for Paralympic Movement at a glance - Jan Feb 2016
Click here to read the final para-badminton article of 2015 from Badminton Europe
Paralympic Movement at a glance - August 2015
Please click here to view the July 2015 edition of 'The Paralympian'
Please click here to download the BWF magazine 'Shuttleworld' which includes coverage of the Para Irish Open
Please click here to download the BWF magazine "Shuttleworld" from October 2015
Paralympic Movement at a glance - September 2015
Please click here to see the Paralympic Movement at a Glance from October 2015
Click here to see the European Para Badminton Towards Tokyo 2020 video
click here to read about the video and other upcoming Par-Badminton events