“Future Female Leaders”
Date: 6/21/2013 10:45 AM
Published by : Manuel Røsler

The BEC Women In Badminton (WIB) Working Group is delighted to be able to announce that it is holding its first coaching conference on the 14th of July 2013 in Vejen, Denmark during the 2013 BEC Summer School. Young women in elite sport often face challenges unique to their gender that can prevent them fulfilling their potential. The aim of the conference is to consider the challenges women face within badminton and encourage discussion on potential solutions.

The conference is an invaluable opportunity for coaches who are interested in developing their abilities in coaching female athletes. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from two high profile coaches and understand their different approaches. There will also be a networking opportunity to interact with the speakers and coaches at a lunch directly after the conclusion of the conference.

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Steve Gunn
, head of Great Britain Rowing Team Start Programme. Steve has coached numerous Olympic Gold Medallists and currently leads a team of talent development coaches whose aim is to identify and develop rowers to win Olympic medals. The presentation is an opportunity to hear how other sports have approached identifying and nurturing young female athletes to be Olympic Champions.

Kirsten Larsen, former All England Ladies Singles Champion. Since retiring, Kirsten has devoted herself to encouraging young girls to fulfill their potential within Badminton. She has devised a unique approach to coaching young girls that aims to strengthen their mental abilities. The project has already been recognized by Badminton Europe as the 2012 WIB Project of the Year and the presentation is an opportunity to hear in more detail how to implement her ideas.

Important note:

The conference is open to both male and female coaches

How to book

Send the email with the full name of the participant to and

Deadline for entry is 1 July 2013 (12.00 CET).

We will take into consideration the bookings made by Member Association only. The travel and accommodation costs have to be covered by the participant or the respective Member Association.

The WIB group and Badminton Europe are looking forward to welcoming you to Vejen!

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