(Photo: Portuguese Badminton Federation)
The RSL BEC Summer School returns to Portugal
Date: 1/6/2023 9:48 AM
Published by : Sara Gonzalez Martinez (BEC)
This year’s edition of the largest Development activity of Badminton Europe will be returning to Caldas da Rainha, Portugal, after almost 30 years.

Back in 1982, the first European Coaching School took place for the first time ever in Austria and it went on to become the largest and longest-running Development activity of Badminton Europe. Today, we know it as the RSL BEC Summer School. The 2023 edition will be held in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. 

“We are looking forward to welcoming players and coaches to Caldas da Rainha, Portugal for the RSL BEC Summer School 2023. Portugal has already been a strong partner and a good host for some of our Development activities and we are pleased that the Portuguese Badminton Federation is ready to take the next step by hosting the largest and most traditional Development activity of Badminton Europe. I’m sure that the U15 players in the training camp, the coaches attending the BWF Coach Education Level 2 Course, and BEC Staff will have a great time in Portugal during this event”, Development & High Performance Senior Manager at Badminton Europe, Jacob Oehlenschlaeger said.
This Portuguese city is a badminton hotspot — the official training centre for the Portuguese National Team is located there, several BEC Development activities have been hosted there in recent years, and the 1994 edition of the Summer School also took place in Caldas. The 2023 event will be delivered from 10 until 17 July 2023.

“We are thrilled to host the RSL BEC Summer School, almost 30 years after the first time it took place in Caldas da Rainha. This is a historical and important event as well as an extraordinary opportunity to have high-level coaches and excellent players from all over Europe, in Portugal”, Patricia Rosa, General Secretary of the Portuguese Badminton Federation stated.

“The Portuguese Badminton Federation looks forward to hosting RSL BEC Summer School 2023! We want to welcome and invite everyone to this international training opportunity to enjoy the facilities of our venue and the city of Caldas da Rainha. We expect that it will be a memorable experience for everyone involved”, Horácio Bento de Gouveia, Portuguese Badminton Federation, said.
The application phase for the U15 training camp and the BWF Coach Education Level 2 course will open this month, January 2023. The opening of the application phase will be announced on BEC’s social media channels. Be aware that applications will only be accepted if they are approved by our Members.

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