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BADMINTON England has joined forces with the greatest football league in the world as it continues to deliver its ambitions to increase participation.
Premier League football clubs have offered thousands of young people the chance to get involved in Olympic sports, such as Badminton.
The football clubs of the Premier League (2008-9 season) linked up with local badminton clubs to help attract young people in their area to take up badminton.
Working with the sports governing bodies, the Youth Sport Trust, Sport England and the Premier League clubs aim to get young people, aged between 11 and 16, to join local sport clubs in the four Olympic sports of Badminton, Judo, Table Tennis & Volleyball. Each Premier League club has appointed a project co-coordinator who will manage the scheme locally and work with badminton clubs and school sport departments to maximize opportunities for young people.
BADMINTON England Chief Executive, Adrian Christy said: “We are delighted to be involved with this unique and exciting project. We all know how big a part football plays in the lives of young people and this is a wonderful opportunity for us to work creatively to ensure more young people get exposed to our sport through their school and for them to join badminton clubs the length and breadth of the country."
This project began in January 2009 and after two successful years, has been extended until August 2013. Click here to see the project outcomes.
For more information on this new and exciting project, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01908 268400