Badminton Wales

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Welsh Badminton Cymru
Welsh Badminton Cymru logo.gif
Sport Badminton
Jurisdiction National
Abbreviation WBC
Founded 8 December 2003 (2003-12-08)
Headquarters Sport Wales National Centre
Location Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
President Rod Chambers
Chairman Robert Hall
Chief Exec Eddie O Neill
Replaced The Welsh Badminton Union
(founded) 1928
Official website
www.badminton.wales
Wales

Badminton Wales (formerly Welsh Badminton Cymru or WBC) is the national governing body for badminton in Wales. Formed in 1928 as The Welsh Badminton Union, in 1934 it was one of the founder members of the Badminton World Federation. WBC became a member of the European Badminton Union in 1968 (now Badminton Europe). Over 90 senior clubs are affiliated to Welsh Badminton Cymru, and its membership is nearly 4000.[1][2][3]

Wales competes in the European Championships, World Championships, Commonwealth Games and the Thomas and Uber Cup World Team Championships. WBC organises national and international competitions, including the Welsh National Badminton Championships and the Welsh International Badminton Championships, and manages the Wales representative squads internationally, at all levels.[2][3]

Welsh Badminton players Kelly Morgan and Richard Vaughan represented Great Britain at the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Olympics. Morgan also competed at the Atlanta 1996 Olympics.[4][5]

Welsh Badminton Cymru relocated to the Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff from Cardiff Bay in January 2010.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NGB websites:About us:Sport Wales-Chwaraeon Cymru". Sport Wales-Chwaraeon Cymru website. Sport Wales. 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Home Page". Welsh Badminton Cymru website. Welsh Badminton Cymru. 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  3. ^ a b "History". Welsh Badminton Cymru website. Welsh Badminton Cymru. 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  4. ^ "Richard Vaughan Biography and Olympic Results:Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". Sports-Reference.com website. Sports Reference LLC. 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-08. 
  5. ^ "Kelly Morgan Biography and Olympic Results:Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". Sports-Reference.com website. Sports Reference LLC. 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-08. 
  6. ^ "Legal Information". Welsh Badminton Cymru website. Welsh Badminton Cymru. 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  7. ^ "CEO_Update". Welsh Badminton Cymru website. Welsh Badminton Cymru. 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-08. 

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