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Joao Matos elected as new BWF Vice-President for Europe
Date: 4/26/2019 5:25 PM
Published by : Rasmus Bech(BEC)

Matos will for the period 2019-2023 be the BWF Vice-President for Europe.

At Annual Delegate’s Meeting in Kiev the Member Associations of Badminton Europe had to elect the new
BWF Vice-President for Europe, a position which became vacant when the now former Badminton Europe President and BWF-Vice President for Europe chose not to seek reelection for his positions.

The candidates to the position as BWF Vice-President were Richard Vaughan, Wales (Board Member of Badminton Europe), Robbert de Kock, Switzerland (Board Member of Badminton Europe) and Joao Matos, Portugal (Vice-President of Badminton Europe).

43 Member Associations attended the Annual Delegate’s Meeting and voted in favor of the Portuguese.

Joao Matos will be acting as the BWF Vice-President for Europe until 2023.

- It is an honour. I appreciate the possibility to serve the sport of badminton in this new function, Matos says.

- I will be a strong voice defending our MA’s and their opinions. I am looking very much forward to it.

- Badminton Europe is one of the leading confederations in badminton on ideas and projects to develop our sport and I will continue that work.
 
Matos will start his term as BWF Vice-President as of 24 May 2019.

Joao Matos
Date of Birth: 17.09.61

Languages: Fluent in English, French, Italian and Spanish,
Beginner level in German and Mandarin


Badminton Experience and Involvement

- EBU Council Member as Director for Public Relations (1997 – 2008)

- BEC Vice-President (2008- present)

- BEC Acting President from June 2013 to April 2014

- EBU Working Group Member in 1996, BE History Committee (2007 – present)

- President of the Portuguese Badminton Federation (1992 – 2012)

- Member of Council of Portuguese National Olympic Committee (COP) since 1997 to 2009 and
Treasurer from 2009 to 2013

- Member of European Olympic Committees Marketing and Communication Commission
from 2010 to 2014

- Creator of EBU official site www.eurobadminton.org in 1997

- Registered player no. 2980 from Federação Portuguesa de Badminton and active since 1978

- Level 3 men’s doubles champion in season 1980/81 and level 1 in season 1985/86

- Level A Senior men’s doubles champion in season 1998/99

- Level B Senior men’s doubles champion in seasons 2001/02, 2002/03 and 2003/04

- Level C Senior men’s doubles champion in season 2016/17


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