Badminton England, based here in Milton Keynes, is set to receive a £1.3 million grant. The planned funding for England Netball, Basketball England and Badminton England is designed to cover essential costs as well to ensure the survival of these organisations, whilst income is limited due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The YONEX All England is one of the biggest and most prestigious badminton tournaments in the world and because of being required to stage the Championships behind closed doors, and the impact that no fans in the Arena has had on our commercial revenues, we faced the prospect of the Championships being cancelled for the first time since the war.
Chief Executive Adrian Christy said: “Because of the Sport Winter Survival Package, and the incredible support and understanding of colleagues at the DCMS and Sport England throughout this extraordinary time, we can proceed with our plans to stage this world leading event under strict covid precautions whilst at the same time begin to plan for the restart and rebuilding of community badminton.”
Milton Keynes boasts some exciting talents in the world of Badminton. Most recently, Sean Vendy and Ben Lane reached the World Tour Finals which has seen them jump to the top 20 rankings in the world.