GBA fuses resources to push Air Badminton among young golfers


The Guyana Badminton Association (GBA) has teamed up with the Guyana Golf Association and NexGen Golf Academy to promote its Air Badminton programme among the country’s up and coming golfers.

Air Badminton is an ambitious new development project in partnership with HSBC, Badminton World Federation’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.

A team from the GBA, led by president Gokarn Ramdhani, and including national players Priyanna Ramdhani and Akili Haynes, with assistance from Matthew Klautky, recently visited the Golf Academy on Woolford Avenue, Georgetown, where they interacted with young golfers.

Officials of the Guyana Badminton Association, the Guyana Golf Association and NexGen Golf Academy

Priyanna and Akili, who have qualified for the first Pan American Youth Games in Cali, Colombia, in November, demonstrated the basics of the game of Badminton to the eager youths, all in the aim of promoting the sport through the Air Badminton initiative.

“The GBA is extremely happy Mr. Aleem Hussain, President of the Golf Academy, for allowing us to promote Air Badminton the 60 young athletes present and this will help with the spreading of interest in Badminton,” the GBA said.

“We have done a lot during the past months after the pandemic held us down for over a year and a half. Since December 2020, we launched Air Badminton at the National Park, the University of Guyana, St. Roses High School and the Shuttle Time Programme at the New Amsterdam Secondary School, Berbice High School, Mackenzie High School and the Christianburg Wismar Secondary School. We also had our national tournament last month.”

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