On our road to Tokyo 2020 we have started to identify players who can represent our country. For them it will be necessary to travel abroad to different tournaments including the World Championships 2019 in Basel (Switzerland).

Therefore we would like to know, who of you is ready to play at least three international tournaments. Please send your details (full names, name of sponsor(s) and amount of guaranteed money) per email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Deadline for your submission is Friday, 30/11/2018.

Besides the sportive qualification, funding is essential to cover the costs for travel and accommodation. Since UBA is very limited in finances, players are encouraged to look for sponsors.

In preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games BWF is developing a new Para Fan Site. Aiming to raise awareness of the sport and its players, both BWF and the IPC are hoping to gain information on the Para-athletes themselves through sending out a player information form.

The form (linked here) provides you with all the data fields BWF (and the IPC) are looking to collect. As well as this, the image below is an example of how BWF is aiming for the Para athletes information to be presented on the new Para Fan Site.

The second edition of the National Para-Badminton Championships will take place at Lugogo Indoor Stadium from 3rd to 5th of December 2018.

Entries are welcome from all players before the entry deadline on Sunday, 18th of November, 1pm.

In a meeting of coaches, sponsors, representatives of players and the chairman para-badminton as well as the CEO UBA on Sunday, 28/10/2018, the following roadmap for players to qualify for the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo was resolved upon:

After a successful week of hosting the 2nd Uganda Para-Badminton International the Uganda Badminton Association is again in full gear to host the 1st African Para-Badminton Championships. Matches will start on Tuesday, 1st of May, 2018, at Lugogo Indoor Stadium, Kampala.

Details like players, seedings, draws etc can be found using this link.

Pictures of the Medal Awarding Ceremony.

After a successful classification of new players the 2nd Uganda Para-Badminton International Championships have started at Lugogo Indoor Stadium. With a total number of 174 entries from 13 countries it attracted almost 100 players more than the maiden tournament last year.

Photos Copyright (c) ActionPhotography Alan Spink
Elizabeth Mwesigwa (UGA) celebrating her Gold Medal in Women's Doubles SL3 - SU5 and her Bronze Medal in WS SL3
 
The chairman of the Athletes' Commission showing his set of medals: Gold in Men's Singles WH1, Gold in Men's Doubles WH1 - WH 2 and Bronze in Mixed Doubles WH1 - WH2

After 216 matches in 19 events the tournament came to an end with the medal awarding ceremony. Guests of honour were Paul Kurzo, Vice President Badminton World Federation in charge of para-badminton, Lady Precious Berty Achumba, the Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Special Duty Vulnerable People, Abia State, Nigeria, Mohamad Maina, Vice President Badminton Nigeria and Hadji Shaban Muziransa Nkutu, Chairman Uganda Badminton Association.

All details like players, draws, matches, schedule etc. can be found here.

Agitos, the development arm of the International Paralympic Committee, has chosen Uganda to host the first ever project in Africa to identify new players and improve their skills.

   
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