Badminton to be piloted in schools

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Badminton to be piloted in schools

PRESS RELEASE – The Pan American Badminton Confederation represented by Mr. Audley Astwood met with  Minister with responsibility for Youth Development and Sports, Hon. Shawn Edward to discuss  Saint Lucia’s thrust towards playing Badminton as a competitive sport, regionally and internationally.

The Minister welcomed the introduction of badminton into schools and expressed his ministry’s support for the pilot programme, while President of the Saint Lucia National Badminton Association, Myrtle Alexander explained that although not as popular as other sports, Badminton has been played for decades in Saint Lucia, mainly as a leisure activity.

Astwood, a certified coach and former president of the Caribbean Regional Badminton Confederation will pilot a programme for five days, using Shuttle Time, an innovative self-study training programme to Physical Education teachers in five schools on the island and also participate in demonstrations with the student-athletes.

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  1. Very good idea! I'm definitely for sports in schools. We have great talent amongst our youth. I just wish that one day Table Tennis will get a national training center. For years St.Lucia has been performing in the sport with the limited resources.

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