Celebrating International Women's Day
March 8, 2021
Exploring Girls’ Participation in Competitive Badminton
Over the past 100 years, Badminton Canada has seen incredible success by numerous female Canadian athletes. In recognition of International Women’s Day, Badminton Canada would like to release the research findings of the study carried out in collaboration with the University of Toronto, Exploring Girls’ Participation in Competitive Badminton, to ensure we have another 100 years of female success in our sport.
The purpose of the study was to look at participation and drop-out rates of adolescents between the ages of 13-18, to find out what influences contribute to the high drop-out rate of adolescent girls and the underrepresentation of females in coaching and leadership roles in badminton.
Based on these findings, developing actionable strategies including more women coaches, role models, and offering more mid-level performance opportunities might lead to a better environment and greater retention of girls in badminton.
For more information on the results of the research study, please follow the link below:
Badminton Canada is committed to inclusive sport and creating opportunities for everyone to enjoy the game.