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Minister Templeman in a wheelchair with a group of Para badminton players on a badminton court

Front from left: Grant Manzoney (Paralympian), Minister, Nang Nguyen (WA Player), Lochan Cowper (Australian player).
Standing from left: Julie Carrel (CEO Badminton Ocenia), Caitlin Dransfield (Paralympian) and Mark Cunningham (Badminton WA President).

Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman announced the event would be held at the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre from Monday 2 October to Friday 6 October.

More than 200 of the world's best players from India, China, Malaysia, Canada, Denmark, Indonesia, and more will compete across 6 different classifications, including wheelchair, standing lower, standing upper and short stature.  

Para badminton is now recognised as a Paralympic sport, debuting at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

The Para Badminton International will form part of the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games qualification, where athletes gain points towards the Paralympic ranking list.

The event is being managed by the Badminton Association of WA, working closely with the local disability sector. The association delivers para badminton programs for people living with a disability to play on both a social and competitive basis.

In the past 2 years the State Government has provided more than $187,000 in funding to the association through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries' grant programs.

Para Badminton International


Page reviewed 27 February 2023