Badminton Smash Day is coming to Mallacoota

Badminton Victoria

Badminton Victoria and Mallacoota Youth & Sports Club are hosting the Badminton Smash Day at Main Hall, Mallacoota on Saturday 5th of June from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The Badminton Smash Day is a mini-festival where families, friends and communities try the sport and other fun activities. Entry for the Badminton Smash Day is free for children and will cost a gold coin per adult.

Andrew Roberts, a local and member of the badminton club, the Mallacoota Youth & Sports Club, is keen to present the sport and their club to their local community on the day.

“Badminton has been a part of Mallacoota for over 20 years where the emphasis always been on having fun and on enjoying each other’s company. Within the Mallacoota Youth & Sports Club, we have a small but passionate group of players currently and are looking to kickstart interest in badminton for newer players – old and young alike – after severe interruptions to our play in recent times caused by the bushfire and COVID-19. We look forward to the upcoming event with Badminton Victoria which we believe will help attract many new players to badminton in Mallacoota.”

Executive General Manager of Badminton Victoria, Tjitte “TJ” Weistra is also looking forward to hosting participants with fellow Badminton Victoria staff and players.

“Badminton Victoria is delighted to partner with the Mallacoota Youth and Sports Club to deliver an exciting community event which will not only showcase the best of what badminton has to offer as a sport to people from all ages, abilities, and backgrounds but also the fantastic health and social benefits that our sport provides.”

Recent studies reported by the Badminton World Federation shows that benefits of playing badminton include maintaining and strengthening the condition of the heart, extend longevity through social connectedness, and reducing stress and anxiety.

There are also modified versions of badminton called para badminton, which is adapted into 6 sport classes for players living with physical disability or limited mobility. Para badminton is also set to debut at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, joining badminton which as been an Olympic Sport since 1992. An outdoor adaption called AirBadminton debuted in 2019, which attendees can try playing on grass at the Badminton Smash Day.

For more information about attending the Badminton Smash Day with Mallacoota Youth & Club and Badminton Victoria, go to https://www.revolutionise.com.au/badmintonvic/events/100778/ or RSVP on the Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/1AQ83Ehhd

Mallacoota Youth & Sports Club Member Andrew Roberts: 

“Badminton has been a part of Mallacoota for over 20 years where the emphasis always been on having fun and on enjoying each other’s company. Within the Mallacoota Youth & Sports Club, we have a small but passionate group of players currently and are looking to kickstart interest in badminton for newer players – old and young alike – after severe interruptions to our play in recent times caused by the bushfire and COVID-19. We look forward to the upcoming event with Badminton Victoria which we believe will help attract many new players to badminton in Mallacoota.”

Quote attributable to Badminton Victoria Executive General Manager Tjitte “TJ” Weistra

“Badminton Victoria is delighted to partner with the Mallacoota Youth and Sports Club to deliver an exciting community event which will not only showcase the best of what badminton has to offer as a sport to people from all ages, abilities, and backgrounds but also the fantastic health and social benefits that our sport provides.”

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