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Ian Bridge appointed as Australia’s National Para-Badminton Coach

Written by  Monday, 10 April 2017 14:32



Ian Bridge holds a Level 1A Badminton Australia coaching accreditation and a Level 2 Badminton England coaching certificate. He is currently undertaking a BWF (Badminton World Federation) Level 1 coach education course as well as the AIS (Australian Institute of Sport) Performance Coach Program.


Ian works with Badminton Western Australia as a project officer for their inclusive badminton programs. He has introduced and co-ordinated programs in partnership with other sporting organisations, disability organisations and service providers. During his time, Ian has developed sound level of knowledge, experience and understanding of issues and challenges affecting para-badminton players, their support network and other stakeholders. 


Amongst other things, he has been a police inspector in the UK, and at present working as an outdoor instructor with the WA Department of Sport and Recreation and also involved as a supervisor for a residential college. Ian’s interests lie in sport and the development of individuals, across all age ranges, to widen participation and enjoyment. His hobbies outside of badminton include cricket, swimming, cycling, canoeing and keeping healthy. 


We look forward to Ian’s continued contribution to the national para-badminton community. The duties that Ian will assume include:




For any questions about Para-Badminton programs in Australia, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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