Badminton Australia (BA) wishes to acknowledge and thank the following for their support throughout the year:
SPORTAUS provides funding for two key areas of our sport: 1) High Performance (HP) and 2) Sport Participation. The HP Programme includes support for the administration and management of programmes, the HP training environment (including coaching, equipment and sports science/sports medicine services) and the competition environment and supporting athlete travel to international competitions and the identification and development of new talent. Sport Participation Programme supports the development of coaching systems, court official programmes as well as drive increased participation in the sport and membership growth. Allocations of this funding also allow BA to work with States/Regions to implement initiatives such as Para-Badminton, Sporting Schools and Shuttle Time to further develop capability and capacity of clubs and other providers of the sport.
COMMONWEALTH GAMES AUSTRALIA (CGA)
The CGA provides funding for two key areas – Junior Development and High Performance. The Junior Development funding provides valuable international tournament experience annually for the members of the Commonwealth Games Australia Junior Squad. For 2016/2017 funding was provided for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (AOC)
The AOC funds the Australian Badminton Team to each Olympic Games, the last being 2016 in Rio.
AUSTRALIAN PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE (APC)
The APC provides funding to support the development of BA’s para-badminton pathways and systems that provide an opportunity for top Australian athletes with disabilities to participate and compete at events, in their quest to qualify for the Paralympic Games.
BADMINTON WORLD FEDERATION (BWF)
The BWF is the world governing body for the sport of badminton and is the sanctioning body for all international events hosted by Badminton Australia.
Badminton Oceania is the representative body for badminton in the Oceania Region and is a firm supporter of badminton in Australia. It is one of five continental confederations linking to and supported by the BWF.
Li-Ning Sunlight Sports is the equipment sponsor for the National Team and elite players (seniors and juniors) within the national squad.
Yonex is the equipment sponsor for the major events held in Australia including the Australian Badminton Open and provides equipment at grassroots level.
Crown Group, a Sydney based property group, is the Title Sponsor for Australian Badminton Open.