Ramdhani to continue as Badminton Association president


The Guyana Badminton Association on Thursday (December 10) held its Biennial General Meeting at the Guyana Olympic Association headquarters at Liliendaal, electing its executive management committee for the year 2021 to 2022.

Long-serving president of the Association Gokarn Ramdhani will continue at the helm, with Ayanna Watson his Vice-president.

Emelia Ramdhani and Dr. Shivanne Persaud will serve in the roles of Secretary and Assistant Secretary respectively, while Darrell Carpenay will take up the duties of Treasurer, with Marlon Chung the Assistant Treasurer.

The Committee Members are Ryan Chang and Ernesto Choo-A-Fat.

The heads of several Sub-Committees have also been named.

The Emergency Committee (Disciplinary)- Dr. Anna Perrreira

The Selection Committee (Players/Teams)- Chet Bowlen

The Fixtures Committee (Matches and Competitions)- Dr. Easa Sanichara

Fund Raising Committee- Christine Kumar

National Captain- Akili Haynes

International Captain- Narayan Ramdhani

Meanwhile, the Guyana Badminton Association will on December 17 serve off one if its programme- the new outdoor game AirBadminton.

That event will be held at the National Park from 16:00h to 18:00h.

What is AirBadminton?

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and HSBC jointly launched a new outdoor game, AirBadminton, and a new outdoor shuttlecock, the AirShuttle, at a global launch ceremony outside the Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China.

AirBadminton is an ambitious new development project in partnership with HSBC, BWF’s Global Development Partner, designed to create opportunities for people of all ages and ability to play badminton on hard, grass and sand surfaces in parks, gardens, streets, playgrounds and beaches around the world.

The project has been five years in the making, starting with a vision to develop a new outdoor shuttlecock with increased durability, stability and wind resistance to allow people to have a more positive experience of badminton outdoors.

“This is a momentous occasion for badminton. Strategically, AirBadminton will allow to fulfil our overall objective of putting a badminton racket in the hands of as many people as possible.

“Given that most people’s first experience with badminton comes in an outdoor environment, we are now making it easier for everyone to access the sport through a new outdoor game and new shuttlecock, the AirShuttle.

“In the future, we see AirBadminton as an exciting, new, energetic version of the sport. Overall, the aim is to inspire more people to play more badminton in more places.”

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