Students of Frederick Smith Secondary School were recently presented with 20 rackets, two nets and three tubes of shuttlecocks by the Barbados Badminton Association.
In an address at the Trents, St James school during the presentation ceremony, president of the association, Shari Hope, said the executive saw a need to assist in the development of the sport and there was no place better to start than in the schools.
“The badminton association initiated this objective by implementing the shuttle time programme in four schools and we are keen on expanding these numbers from early next year.”
Students were encouraged by former national player and National Sports Council coach Caroline Vaughan to play the sport that offered endless opportunities.
“Sports played a pivotal role in my life and by playing badminton it allowed me to see the world and to have the job I presently have as a badminton coach at the National Sports Council. I urge you to be focused in whatever you do and remember that playing a sport is life. No matter your age or gender you can play sports especially badminton,” Vaughan said.