World Badminton Academy Deadline Also Set; AGM Date Changed
by Mike Grossman

October 3, 1996 (New Shuttlenws) - The International Badminton Federation has set October 19 as the deadline for the submission of official entries to their World Junior Championships.

The tournament is scheduled to be held from November 19 to November 24 in Silkeborg, Denmark.

Official entries must be submitted by the national badminton associations to the badminton federation offices in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire in the United Kingdom.

The federation has also set November 30, 1996 as the deadline for the submission of applications for the 1997 World Badminton Academy. They are asking national associations from developing and emerging countries in the sport to apply for places at the two-week intensive training camp for their high-potential young players aged 16 to 23.

National associations from these countries are also invited to send in applications for their potential national coaches.

The World Badminton Academy is an annual training activity of the badminton federation intended to assist in the development of the sport in the less-successful badminton countries. Coaches from the top badminton nations conduct the training activities.

The 1997 World Badminton Academy will be held at two sites in the August-September timeframe. One site will be the Shanghai Badminton Institute in China where players and future national coaches from the Asia-Pacific area will train. A second site for European and Pan-American players and coaches is still to be selected.

In another badminton-related development, the federation has announced a change of date for their 1997 annual general meeting. This meeting will now be held on Sunday, May 25 in Glasgow, Scotland instead of Friday, May 23.

The change had to be made because the original date conflicted with an important International Olympic Committee meeting.

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