Category Archive: Badminton

Badminton News

Feb 04

The Agenda: Badminton puts funding case and England seek netball upset

Women’s FA Cup reaches third round with Doncaster hosting Watford, Johanna Konta plays Fed Cup and England cross Severn to play Wales in Six Nations

Monday is a big day for the sport of badminton. Badminton England will put forward its case at a UK Sport appeal hearing into what it called the “staggering and incomprehensible” decision to strip the sport of its funding for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic cycle. Marcus Ellis, who won bronze with Chris Langridge at Rio 2016 to secure Britain’s first men’s doubles medal in badminton, said the funding cut would give young players “no chance at all” of making a career in the sport.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/feb/04/the-agenda-badminton-funding-england-australia-netball

Dec 16

Sport England boosts weightlifting, badminton, archery and wheelchair rugby

• Additional investment for four sports that lost Tokyo 2020 Olympic funding
• It comes as part of £88m package for grassroots sport

Sport England is planning to soften the blow for four sports that had their elite funding axed last week by providing additional investment to help them bring young talent through.

Related: UK Sport funding axe ‘catastrophic’ for badminton, says chief executive

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/dec/16/sport-england-weightlifting-badminton-archery-wheelechair-rugby-tokyo-2020-olympic-funding