The Jamaica Badminton Association launches their Shuttle Time Programme

by / Monday, 07 July 2014 / Published in JBA News

The Jamaica Badminton Association (JBA) had a successful launch of their Shuttle Time Programme today in the Banquet Hall at the Office of the Prime Minister. Some of the people who were in attendance were The Honourable Natalie Neita Headley (Minister with responsibility for Sports), Mr. Mike Fennel (President of the Jamaica Olympic Association), Mr. Rudolph Barnes (Asst. National Co-ordinator at INSPORTS), Mr. Denzil Wilks (General Manager of Sports Development Foundation) and Ms. Corrine Clarke (Association Services Officer of the Sports Development Foundation). Present were also JBA council members Robert Richards, David Thomas, Joseph Clarke, Frances Berry, Gregory Wong, Mark Reid and Nicole Case.

Nine (9) schools had the pleasure of receiving their kits today from The Honourable Natalie Neita Headley. These schools included Green Park Primary & Junior High, Duckenfield Primary, Drews Avenue Primary, Alpha Primary School, Jessie Ripoll Primary, Hayes Primary & Junior High, Allman Town Primary, Half Way Tree Primary and Buff Bay Primary.

“Shuttle Time” is the Badminton World Federation’s (BWF’s) Schools Badminton Programme. This innovative training programme aims to help teachers and coaches develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to plan and deliver safe and fun badminton lessons to children and youth. The BWF is working with its Continental Confederations and Members to implement Shuttle Time BWF’s Schools Badminton programme worldwide from 2012.

View the full Facebook album of the launch

The Jamaica Badminton Association would like to thank the government of Jamaica, through the Minister with responsibility for sports, The Honourable Natalie Neita Headley, the funding organization directly in charge of sports, the Sports Development Foundation, the Jamaica Olympic Association, INSPORTS, the media and all others who play a vital role in the development of Shuttle Time and the sport of badminton in Jamaica.

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