One of the things I love about being a photographer is the people I get to meet and this job was no different. This time it was the launch of the 2017 Sudirman Cup at Jupiters Casino and I had the pleasure of meeting people whose paths mine would never cross in day to day life. For those of you who don't know much about badminton, the Sudirman Cup is the world mixed team badminton championship which takes place every two years. There are five matches in every round: men and women's singles, men and women's doubles and mixed doubles. It was founded in 1989 by the Badminton World Federation and is a sport that is very strong particularly in Asian countries. And in 2017, the Sudirman Cup is going to be right on our doorstep. Where: Carrara Sport and Leisure Centre, Gold Coast, Queensland When: 21 – 28 May 2017 Price: Ticket packages start from $35. And if the enthusiasm of the 100 Ambassadors and their friends is anything to go by, it's going to be a fantastic event, well worth attending.