Festival of Badminton on Show in Porirua
Badminton New Zealand will showcase a new event in 2019, bringing the national secondary and tertiary championships together in a festival event held at the Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua. The event will also include coaching and development clinics, providing students and education providers with the opportunity to further grow their badminton abilities.
The combined championships will take place in Porirua from 2 to 5 September 2019, with an estimated 400 players competing in over 1200 matches. The tertiary championship will take place on 4-5 September.
The announcement of this event follows closely on from the recent MOU between the New Zealand Secondary School Sports Council (NZSSSC) and University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand (UTSNZ), which seeks to enable and deliver opportunities to retain school leavers in sport and create sustainable sporting pathways between secondary schools and tertiary institutions.
Read the full news story, complete with comment from all three collaborators, on the Badminton NZ website.
Note: photo courtesy of Badminton New Zealand.
Posted: Wed 21 Nov 2018