30 years of Yonex Sponsorship

It gives me great pleasure to welcome the players, coaches, officials, volunteers, partners and fans from the UK and around the world to one of the sport’s greatest and most prestigious Championships.

This year, we are extremely proud and privileged to host the 103rd All England Open Badminton Championships
and to also celebrate an amazing 30 years of Yonex’s generous sponsorship – one of the longest commercial
partnerships in the history of British sport.

I am therefore particularly delighted to welcome representatives of Yonex to the National Indoor Arena this year.

The past 12 months has seen our great country host one of the most, if not THE most, spectacular sporting events ever staged, anywhere in the world. Aside from some stunning performances by some incredible athletes, there were two highlights that will live long in my memory.

The first was the extraordinary enthusiasm demonstrated by the Gamesmakers, undoubtedly one of the Games’ success stories. While the country was rightly proud of the volunteers, I am equally proud of the volunteers here at the All England; many have supported this event for a number of years and we simply could not host the Championships
without them.

The second highlight was the incredible atmosphere generated at Wembley Arena by you, the fans, and if the past few years are anything to go by, the noise inside the NIA this year will be just as g ood. I hope you enjoy these fantastic Championships and thank you for your support.

Best wishes
Adrian Christy
Chief Executive, BADMINTON England

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