Badminton Scotland ran a series of Shuttle Time Big Hit Festivals to create a legacy from the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 by encouraging thousands of children in Scotland to take up the sport of badminton.
They ran a Big Hit Festivals on each day of the event during the TOTAL BWF World Championships. The Festivals were held in the velodrome at the Emirates Arena and gave pupils two hours of badminton tuition, followed by the chance to spectate and watch the World's best players in action.
Big Hit Glasgow
The inaugural Big Hit Festival was staged at the Emirates Arena on Monday 6 June to coincide with the launch of tickets sales to the general public.
Scotland and Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon was also unveiled as the first official World Championships Ambassador and along with Robert Blair, Rebekka Findlay, Caitlin Pringle and 16 Sports Leaders from Hillhead High School, Craig put more than 200 children from St. Rose of Lima Primary through their paces on the badminton courts.
A gallery of pictures from the event can be found here
We will be running a series of Big Hit Festivals throughout Scotland in the approach to the World Championships. Further details will be announced in due course
BWF Shuttle Time
‘Shuttle Time’ is BWF’s Schools Badminton Programme which aims to help teachers and coaches develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to deliver safe and fun badminton sessions. The BWF has been working with Continental Confederations and Members to implement Shuttle Time BWF’s Schools Badminton Programme worldwide since 2012.
For more information about BWF’s Shuttle Time Programme click here
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