Poland has been chosen to host four prominent European badminton championships over the next five years, reinforcing its status as a growing force in the sport, according to Badminton Europe, the continental governing body.
The Badminton Europe Council announced today that Lubin in the south-west of the country will stage the European Junior Championships in 2015, the European Under-17 Championships in 2016, the European Mixed Team Championships in 2017 and the European Club Championships in 2018.
The governing body said that the events were reward for the Polish Badminton Association having "turned into reliable and professional organisers of international badminton events in the past few years."
Lubin hosted the European Men’s and Women’s Team Championships in 2010 and has been the venue for the Polish International since 2012. Badminton's long-running Polish Open is played in the capital Warsaw.
Brian Agerbak, the general secretary of Badminton Europe, said: “After seeing a great organisation of the Polish International the last two seasons we are convinced that the organisers in Lubin can engage into a perfect co-operation with us towards these four important events. We definitely look forward to working with them and to make these events successful.”