Support NZ's Para Badminton athletes to their first World Champs 🏸

$2,540 of $8,000 goal
Given by 29 generous donors in 10 weeks

New Zealand's Para Badminton athletes appreciate any contributions towards their first World Championships, in Tokyo, Japan in November.


Badminton New Zealand is set to have it's greatest representation of Para athletes competing at the BWF Para Badminton World Championships in Tokyo in November this year and we would appreciate your contribution to help our athletes!

Meet our Para athletes making their World Championships debut:

👋 Canterbury's Carrie Wilson will compete in the SL4 Women's Singles & SL3-SU5 Mixed Doubles at her first World Champs. Carrie won Oceania titles in 2020 & 2022. She competes on a full court in the SL4 category, following a prolapsed disc injury to her back, causing paralysis in her lower right leg. Carrie proudly trains and competes for Badminton Canterbury, and coaches regular para badminton youth and wheelchair development sessions.

👋 Wellington's Thomas Slade also makes his World Championships debut, in the SU5 Men's Singles, following his 2020 Oceania SU5 Men's Singles title. Thomas was born without a left hand and competes on a full court. He plays representative badminton for Wellington and frequently volunteers as either a event photographer or assisting with Para badminton Open Days.

Badminton New Zealand receives no performance funding with our para athletes having to entirely self-fund their international campaigns - around $5,000 NZD per person (flights, accommodation, event entry, visas). Our athletes work full-time, whilst balancing their training.

Your support is greatly appreciated and helps our Para athletes achieve a huge milestone in their badminton pathway.

Use of funds

All funds will be split between the team and support staff travelling to Tokyo, Japan for the BWF Para Badminton World Championships.

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Kia Ora from Tokyo!  2 November 2022

Our team has arrived safely in Tokyo, with the first day of competition kicking off yesterday. A win for Thomas against Kuwait yesterday, secured him a spot in the Round of 16.

Carrie keeps her campaign hopes alive, with a big singles match later today, up against France's Milena Surreau. Wish them luck!

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Goooooo Thomas!
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Good luck Thomas!
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This campaign started on 30 Aug 2022 and ended on 8 Nov 2022.