Our godmother Pi Hongyan (pictured opposite) - is an exceptional godmother. She has been present from the very beginning of the adventure and has always been incredibly involved alongside Solibad. She is informed of all the association's projects, takes part in all the important decisions, concerning the projects, but also the promotional operations.
And she spares no effort to always find ways to raise funds, even using his personal contacts.
Each country has one or more ambassadors, whose role is to promote
the work of the association in his country, to be our relay to the local media,
of its federation. As you can see, these players are among the most important players in the
world's best, most of them with multiple national champions but also several world
and Olympic champions and some of the best para badminton players. There are also
official ambassadors for renowned coaches and officials, referees and national
and international umpires.
Among the ambassadors below (named here in alphabetical order), many are
those who have been world champions, Olympic champions, French champions, able-bodied people
Our actual Solibad ambassadors : Pi Hongyan a dream godmother...
Alexander McGarrie (SCO) – Alex Zolobe (CVI) – Anders Antonsen (DEN) – Andres Lopez (MEX) – Anne Tran (FRA) – Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) – Audrey Fontaine (FRA) – Aurélie Bouttin (FRA-Tahiti) – Baptiste Azaîs-Davy (FRA) – Bartlomiej Mrôz (POL, Parabad) – Bastian Kersaudy (FRA) – Busanan Ongbamrungphan (THA) – Carolina Marin (SPA) – Chia Hsin Lee (TPE – Christinna Pedersen (DEN) – Claudia Lam (AUS) – Crystal Pan (USA) – Cynthia Cecilia González Saavedra (MEX) – David Toupé (FRA) Parabad – Debby Susanto (INA) – Ella Diehl (RUS) – Emmanuel Zolobe (CVI) – Emmanuelle Ott (FRA,Parabad) – Fabienne Deprez (GER) – Faustine Noël (FRA, Parabad) – Gaëtan Mittelheisser (FRA) – Greysia Polii (INA) – Gronya Somerville (AUS) – Guillaume Gailly (FRA, Parabad) - Guljannat Huseynli (AZE) – Hadia Hosny (EGY) – Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus (DEN) – Hendra Setiawan (INA) – Hongyan Pi (FRA) – Jérémie Gourves (FRA, Parabad) – Jesús Salvá Tunque (PER, Parabad) – Yeo Jia Min (SIN) – Jillie Cooper (SCO) – Jordan Corvée (FRA) – Joséphine Wu (CAN)- Juliana Giraldo Andrade (COL) – Julie H Thrane (DEN, Parabad) – Kamilla Rytter Juhl (DEN) – Kate Foo Kune (MAU) – Kaveh Mehrabi (IRI) – Kennevic Asuncion (PHI) – Kirsty Gilmour (SCO) – Krysten Coombs (ENG) Parabad – Léa Palermo (FRA) – Goh Liu Ying (MAS) – Lucas Mazur (FRA, Parabad) – Luis Enrique Peñalver Pereira (SPA) – Luka Wraber (AUT) – Marc Zwiebler (GER) – Marie Cesari (FRA) – Maria Ulitina (UKR) – Mark Lamsfuss (GER) – Mathieu Thomas (FRA, Parabad) – Michelle Li (CAN) – Natalia Perminova (RUS) – Nicco Tagle (NZL) – Nicky Yemin Aung (MYA) – Niels Christian Kaldau (DEN) – Nozomi Okuhara (JAP) – Osleni Gerrero Velasco (CUB) – Pal Withers (NOR) – Peter Gade (DEN) – Philipp Discher (GER) – Puttita Supajirakul (THA) – Qi XueFei (CHN) – Ramon Garrido (MEX) – Sabrina Jaquet (SUI) – Sapsiree Taerattanachai (THA) – Scott Evans (IRE) – Selena Piek (NED) – Setyana Mapasa (AUS) – Sita Rai Awaima (NEP) – Son Wan Ho (KOR) - Soniia Cheah (MAS) – Srikanth Kidambi (IND) - Sung Ji Hyun ( KOR) – Toby Leung (ENG) – Tai Tzu Ying (TPE) – Véronique Braud (FRA, Parabad) – Xena Arisa (BEN) – Yaëlle Hoyaux (FRA) – Chang Ya Lan (TPE) – Yassine El Mernissi (MAR) – Chang Yena (KOR) – Yvonne Li (GER) - Yuhan Tan (BEL) – Yuko Kawasaki (USA)
(in violet, the ambassadors who have decided to give 1% of their yearly prize money to Solibad
Our Umpire Ambassadors
Avraam Sachpatzidis (GRE) – Chen Chih-Shen (TPE) –
Freek Karel Mathieu Cox (NED) – Harriet Semugabi (UGA) –
Iris Metspalu (EST) – Kang SunYoung (KOR) – Kevin Banh (USA)
– Sara Shahosseini (AUT) – Susan Taylor (AUS)
Our coachs ambassadors
Adelilah Bellali (MAR) – Christophe Jeanjean (FRA) – Fabrice Vallet (FRA) –
Fernando Rivas Corral (SPA) –
Filipa Lamy (POR) – Hafid Karj (MAR) – Jonathan Linus (TJK) –
Marc-Alberto Haja Vonjinirina (MAD) – Rexy Mainaky (PHI)
Carolina Marin and her coach Fernando are both Solibad Ambassadors
Our former and honorary Ambassadors
They have been involved with Solibad as Ambassadors, but have retired from the sport but wished to keep their connection with our programs
Agnese Allegrini (ITA) – Adam Cwalina (POL) – Anu Niemienen (FIN) – Cheng Wen Hsing (TPE) – Chris Adcock (ENG) – Daniel Paiola (BRA) – Derek Wong Zi Liang (SIN) – Edwin Ekiring (UGA) – Emma Mason (SCO) – Jan O Jorgensen (DEN) – Jeanine Cicognini (SUI) – Judith Meulendijks (NED) – Jwala Gutta (IND) – Glenn Wharfe (AUS) – Karen Foo Kune (MAU) – Kennie Asuncion (PHI) – Koo Kien Keat (MAL) – Kunchala Voravichitchaikul (THA) – Lee Yong Dae (KOR) – Linda Zetchiri (BUL) – Maja Tvrdy (SLO) – Matthieu Lo Ying Ping (FRA) – Michelle Chan (NZ) – Michelle Edwards (RSA) – Nathan Robertson (ENG) – Nguyen Tien Minh (VIE) – Pascal Baron (FRA – Parabadminton) – Paula Lynn Obanana (USA) – Petr Koukal (CZE) – Phyllis Chan (CAN) – Rodrigo Pacheco (PER) – Saina Newhal (IND) – Severine Corvilain (BEL) – Shintaro Ikeda (JAP) – Songphon Anugritayawon (THA) – Taufik Hidayat (INA) – Telma Santos (POR) – Tony Gunawan (USA) – Vanessa Neo (SIN) – Yao Lei (SIN) – Yip Pui Yin (HKG)