On 18 August 2016, Team GB badminton stars Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge created history when they became the first British Men’s Doubles partnership to win an Olympic medal.
Just 113 days later, the hopes of everyone connected with British Badminton were shattered when UK Sport decided to remove every penny of funding from the GB Badminton Programme for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, despite us not just achieving our medal target, but exceeding it.
We cannot let this decision derail the extraordinary progress our World Class Programme has made in recent years.
Why invest in English badminton?
We are appealing to everyone who loves sport, who loves badminton and who wants to play a part in future British sporting success, to invest in our elite programme - not just for Tokyo but also the exciting moments along the way.
This includes the World Championships in Glasgow (2017); the Commonwealth Games 2018; the World Championships in 2018 and 2019; the YONEX All England Open Championships being staged every year through to Tokyo; plus many more key events.
By making a one-off donation you can directly contribute to the support of our senior elite players to train, travel and compete on the world stage.
How will your donation be put to good use by Badminton England?
By making a one-off donation, you will be making a vital contribution to our aim to bring medals home from future major events through to Tokyo in 2020.
You will directly contribute to:
- training costs of England’s World Class Programme players
- sports science and sports medicine programme for each player
- tournament costs for each player to earn their world ranking points
- giving players every possible chance of qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
And when our players stand proudly on the podium, just as Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge did in Rio last summer, as Chris and Gabby Adcock have done in the past two World Superseries finals and a number of British players did at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014, you can say “I played my part”.