Humans of Shuttle Time: Saintly Alesi Molotii, Tuvalu

Pictured: Saintly Alesi Molotii The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. This month, they caught up with Saintly Alesi Molotii (Shuttle Time National Coordinator of Tuvalu) to discuss her experiences with coaching, helping the community through badminton and its impact. I…

Oliver Leydon-Davis and Anona Pak aim for top podium finish as Commonwealth Games qualification looms

Pictured: Oliver Leydon-Davis and Anona Pak, New Zealand. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo Badminton Oceania has caught up with Badminton New Zealand’s top Mixed Doubles pair, Oliver Leydon-Davis and Anona Pak, who head into this year’s Championships as top seeds. Oliver Leydon-Davis is the reigning men’s doubles champion, but will be focusing solely on the mixed…

Ryan Tong on preparations for Oceania Championships ‘Gameplan is everything’

Pictured: Ryan Tong (New Zealand). Photo credit: Badminton Photo The recent Thomas Cup Finals team announcement by Badminton New Zealand confirmed the selection of Ryan Tong – one of the reigning Oceania Junior Men’s Doubles Champion. Tong was victorious during the VICTOR Oceania Junior Championships 2019 alongside Jack Wang. The pair overcame Australia’s Ricky Tang…

Focusing on ‘new perspectives’ as Wendy Chen aims for seventh Oceania title

Pictured: Wendy Chen (Australia). Photo credit: Badminton Photo With the pandemic-related restrictions starting to ease across the Oceanic region, Badminton Oceania caught up with Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen (reigning six-time Women’s Singles Oceania champion and two-time Australian Olympian) to find out on her recent happenings and preparation for upcoming events. Could she extend her history-breaking record…

Kinivanagi Karo (Papua New Guinea) crowned Serve-ing Pacific March 2022 Winner

Congratulations to Badminton Oceania’s fourth Serve-ing Pacific winner, Kinivanagi Karo, from Papua New Guinea. He was nominated for excelling in INCLUSIVENESS – one of the five organizational values which Badminton Oceania embeds across all programme areas. Serve-ing Pacific is Badminton Oceania’s volunteer recognition scheme, acknowledging the hard work and commitment of volunteers across Oceania as…

Guam and Northern Marianas collaborate with Invitational Tournament and Exhibition match

Pictured: U17 Men’s Doubles winners Jin Chung and Chen Yang with Sandra Low (right) Photo credit: Guam National Badminton Federation  From 11-13 February 2022, teams from Guam and Northern Marianas (Team NMI) reunited for the first time since before the global pandemic began, to compete in the 2022 Guam Badminton Invitational Tournament. The invitational event…