Wheelchair athlete, Richard Perot, has been chosen to serve a second successive term as Chair of the BWF Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission.
The Frenchman has Raúl Anguiano of Guatemala as his Deputy Chair while Daniel Chan (Hong Kong), Anand Kumar (India) and Bello Rafiu Oyebanji (Nigeria) are the other three players on the new five-member panel. The Commission’s four-year term came into effect on Saturday 25 November on the sidelines of the BWF Para-Badminton World Championships 2017 in Ulsan, Korea.
There was no need for voting as there were only five nominations and therefore all nominees automatically became Commission members. They selected Perot to remain as Chair at their first meeting.
The Commission’s role is to:
• Liaise with players, organise players meetings at tournaments and canvas their views and opinions on rules and regulations, development and direction of para-badminton;
• Represent the views of para-badminton athletes at BWF Para-Badminton Commission meetings
• Report back to the players on outcomes of meetings and representations made at the BWF Para-Badminton Commission meetings.
Two representatives from the BWF Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission will sit on the BWF Para-Badminton Commission. The latter is distinct from the BWF Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission.
The BWF Para-Badminton Commission provides expert advice to the BWF on the training, development and competition needs of those participating and competing in para-badminton.
Chair of the BWF Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission, Richard Perot (seated), and Commission members (standing from left) Daniel Chan, Anand Kumar and Raúl Anguiano.