Badminton Clinics with the stars, an exciting championship on the cards with loads of fun, the six ‘IBL School Partners’ look forward to their students excelling! .

THE Indian Badminton League School Programme – ‘Shuttle Express’ will be held in three phases to scout talent and will be an intra-school competition from July 12-14, 2013, while the National Finals will be conducted in Mumbai and beamed LIVE on TV from August 28-31, 2013.

The championship will be held in partnership with six schools in the six respective cities as “IBL School Partners” – Genesis Global School, Expressway (Delhi NCR), Indus World School (Hyderabad), La Martiniere Boys (Lucknow), Jamnabai Narsee, Juhu Parle (Mumbai), Symbiosis Primary & Secondary School (Pune) and Jain International School (Bangalore).

Here is what the School Partners have to say about the IBL School Programme:

Speaking about the Shuttle Express, Gurbir Singh, Director (Sports & Estate) Genesis Global School & former Olympian & Arjuna Awardee, said, “It is indeed an honour for Genesis Global School to be selected as the School Partner for the IBL “Shuttle Express” schools badminton tournament for Delhi NCR. We, the students and faculty, are all very excited about this event and interacting with the ‘badminton queen’ Saina Nehwal. We will make this event memorable by providing the best facilities and with our collective enthusiasm.”

Speaking about the Indian Badminton School Programme, Carlyle McFarland, Principal La Martiniere College Lucknow, said, “La Martiniere College welcomes this initiative to promote badminton in North India. We welcome this opportunity for sports enthusiasts of Lucknow.”

Speaking about the Shuttle Express, S. Shankara Chary, Principal, Indus World School, Secunderabad, said, “Thank you for choosing Indus World School as the IBL School Partner for Hyderabad. Sport plays an important role in the development of mental strength and physical fitness of body. We at Indus help students realise the importance of values like discipline, self-confidence, responsibility by providing them all the required facilities and good coaches through which they can develop these qualities.”

He also assured the IBLSP full sport. “This comes as a grand opportunity for us to present a platform to all those young sportspersons to showcase their skills through the IBL School Programme. Hence, we assure you our full cooperation with regards to the conduct of this programme in the month of July 2013. Thanking you once again for choosing Indus World School.”

Speaking about the Shuttle Express, Leena Chaudhari, Principal, Symbiosis Secondary and Primary School, said “We love badminton and we are very Euphoric to become the IBL School Partner from Badminton’s Birthplace, Pune.”