Events - 2024

BWF CSR Project - Shuttle Time Teacher Course

Date: 2nd March 2024 Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm

Venue: C106i, C105G East Campus

Speaker:      -Erica Khoo (BWF Development Manager)

                       -Tracy Tan (BWF Development Officer)

                       -Leong Kye Yeet (BWF Development Officer)

The Department of Sport Science co-organized a course with the help of BWF on 2nd March 2024. Thirteen participants from different backgrounds - local teachers, caregivers, administrators, coaches & volunteers - attended the course. We had two participants who were TARUMT’s Bachelor of Science in Sport and Exercise Science and Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Performance Analysis students. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) as the world governing body for the sport of badminton. Working closely with its five Continental Confederations for badminton and 198 Member Associations, the BWF promotes, presents, develops, and regulates the sport worldwide.

 

The objectives of this talk were to:

 

1.  Ensure that the project is sustainable working together with local workforce.

2.      Build relationships between local organisations and institutions to support the project.

3.      Prepare participants to be ready for the coaching clinics associated with this CSR project.

 

Participants gathered in C106i for some course briefing and also introduce them to the concepts behind the shuttle time course. Participants covered the theoretical components of the Shuttle Time programme, covered badminton techniques, tactics and physical elements of the sport. After that, participants moved to our Indoor Track (C105G) and practiced the delivery of badminton lessons and coaching points taught in the earlier session.

 

This project is also aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals proposed by the United Nations. By participating in this course, we are able to promote Goal 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages) and Goal 4 (Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all). By completing this course, participants are going to promote healthy living and conducting coaching clinics with the help of BWF within the underprivileged community. Besides that, the education and knowledge gained from this course will help them to self-improve and help with their delivery of future practices.