Badminton Victoria (BV) is proud to launch our new Inclusion Policy and Strategy for People with Disability. We recognise the diverse range of communities who enjoy badminton throughout the state and aim to proactively welcome all people to our sporting community through these evolving governing and planning initiatives.
The new Inclusion Policy encourages greater representation in badminton across our community. It aims to increase participation, especially amongst groups that face additional barriers to play, with a focus on marginalised communities such as but not limited to:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People with disability
Culturally and linguistically diverse people
Strategy for People with Disability (PWD Strategy)
The PWD Strategy was developed in consultation with research conducted with Badminton Australia and Badminton Oceania to build a strong grassroots base for people of all abilities to enjoy badminton and support a pathway for para badminton at all skill levels. The PWD Strategy adopts a “fit for purpose” approach, addressing three major factors affecting the player experience:
Clubs and Associations
Education and Training
Badminton Victoria will continue to encourage fair and equal opportunities in every aspect of badminton – regardless of gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, race, nationality, ethnic background, or disability – who aspire to be a player, coach, administrator, technical official, volunteer or manager. We are looking forward to working with our member clubs, associations, venues, and stakeholders to deliver welcoming and accessible facilities and programmes for all our badminton participants.
The Inclusion Policy and PWD Strategy are now available on the Badminton Victoria website here.
For more information and opportunities to be involved, contact Badminton Victoria:
Participation and Inclusion Manager – Badminton Victoria
Phone: 03 9686 4777