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Badminton Australia's Shuttle Smash Program to Foster Sports Development In Remote Communities

Updated: Jun 22, 2023

The National Indigenous Sports Foundation (NISF) with partner Confederation of Australian Sport (CAS) are proud to lend support to the Badminton Australia Shuttle Smash program currently being implemented in Ntaria, NT. Under the leadership of Tash Bennett, Ntaria RSAS and Sports Director from Wanta Aboriginal Corporation the program is aimed at providing the children in the area with an opportunity to experience and learn the sport of badminton through the Shuttle Smash program.

Shuttle Smash is a specially designed badminton program for children between the ages of 5-12. The initiative emphasizes the fact that the program can be delivered effectively by anyone, anywhere, and anytime. This has been demonstrated effectively in the small remote community of Ntaria, located 125km west of Alice Springs, where the locals have eagerly embraced the opportunity to learn and play badminton.

CAS recognizes the importance of such grassroots initiatives in promoting sports among young people and developing their skills. The Shuttle Smash program is an excellent example of how sports can be used as a tool for social development and community engagement. It is a program that has already proven its effectiveness in remote areas, and CAS looks forward to the continued success of the program in the future.

Watch this space for more NISF Shuttle Smash programs in the Northern Territory and elsewhere in the coming months. NISF remains committed to supporting initiatives that promote sports and engage young people in the community.

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