BWF Awards 2017 Sudirman Cup to Australia

November 14, 2014

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has awarded the BWF Sudirman Cup 2017 to the Gold Coast in Australia, apoplectic meaning the event will be hosted in a third continent for the first time in its 25-year history.

The Badminton Australia governing body withstood a bid from Scotland as both BWF member associations presented strong bids to BWF Council members in Lima, purchase Peru.

“We are absolutely delighted to have won and that BWF has recognised the Oceania confederation, asthma ” said Badminton Australia CEO, Paul Brettell

“This is significant for us because we have a partner (Tourism and Events Queensland) who is not only committed to the Sudirman Cup but to the development of badminton overall.

“We needed a big event like this to give us a profile that will attract sponsors and give us the opportunity to deliver something really big.”

BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer stressed how difficult the choice was.

“We have been impressed by the competent and exciting bids which have been presented here today,” he said.

“Clearly both your organisations and your respective host cities have significant experience in staging world-class events.

“Add to that the enthusiasm and desire you have shown in this process and it has all made for a tough decision for us BWF Council members.”