Spokane, USA, to Host BWF World Junior Championships 2023

Spokane, USA, to Host BWF World Junior Championships 2023

Badminton World Federation (BWF) can confirm that the city of Spokane in Washington, USA, has been confirmed as the host city for the BWF World Junior Championships 2023.

This is the first time that the USA will host the BWF World Junior Championships, and will be held from 24 September to 8 October 2023.

As the second largest city in the State of Washington, Spokane presented several advantages for the hosting of the elite junior event, which will be in its 23rd edition.

“I’m delighted that Spokane will host the BWF World Junior Championships 2023,” said BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer.

“As an important economic, cultural and tourist centre, Spokane has several attractions, and I’m sure visiting teams will be thrilled with the opportunity to explore the city when they arrive for the championships.

“The USA has long been a priority market for BWF in terms of building up badminton’s profile.

“The hosting of the BWF World Junior Championships marks an important step in this direction, for it will expose local audiences to a very high standard of badminton, besides leaving a legacy that USA Badminton can build on.”

The BWF World Junior Championships has criss-crossed the globe since being instituted in 1992. Its 22 previous editions have been hosted in 21 different cities and by all five Continental Confederations.

Pan Am has previously hosted four editions – in 2004 (Richmond, Canada); 2010 (Guadalajara, Mexico); 2015 (Lima, Peru), and 2018 (Markham, Canada).