BWF and Special Olympics International publish Global Development Strategy

BWF PRESS RELEASE Badminton World Federation (BWF) in collaboration with Special Olympics International (SOI) has published their Global Development Strategy to grow badminton and provide meaningful opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to be involved in all aspects of badminton. This follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in 2019 between the two organisations.…

Melbourne-based Louisa Ma on the importance of maintaining human connection and mental health

Pictured: Louisa Ma, Australia. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo Australia’s aspiring Olympian, Louisa Ma, spent the latter half of 2019 travelling around the world, collecting qualification points for the Road to Tokyo 2020; breaking into the world’s top 100 for the first time in November 2019. However, the 25-year-old spent more than half of 2020 in…

14 Member Associations from Oceania benefit from BWF Membership Grant Programme – ‘Bringing Badminton Back’

BWF MEDIA RELEASE | BADMINTON OCEANIA In October 2019, the BWF Council approved a new Membership Grants Programme for the period 2020-2024. The BWF Membership Grant Programme provides opportunities for Member Associations to access tailored support, to assist them in developing badminton in their country. Due to COVID-19, and current restrictions on international travel and…

Notice of Special General Meeting

Notice is hereby given of a Special General Meeting of Badminton Oceania to be held via email response. Following the Executive Board Meeting held Thursday 15th October, amendments to the Badminton Oceania Constitution were accepted. Attached is a summary of the constitution changes along with an explanation of the rationale behind the changes. Proposed changes…

Humans of Shuttle Time: Sandra Low – Guam

Pictured: Sandra Low, Guam National Badminton Federation (left) and Nadia Bleaken, Badminton Oceania (right) Inspired by her surroundings, Sandra Low continues to be amazed by the power and influence of badminton on people’s lives. The President of Guam National Badminton Federation is also the Shuttle Time National Coordinator and as a result, features in this…

Oliver Leydon-Davis: Self-reflection and control crucial for mental health

Photo credit: Badminton Photo New Zealand’s aspiring Olympian, Oliver Leydon-Davis was aiming for qualification at the Tokyo 2020 Games in the men’s doubles with Abhinav Manota and mixed doubles with Anona Pak. The year started out strong after winning the men’s doubles with Manota at the VICTOR Oceania Championships 2020 and climbing to his highest…

BWF partner with WAoS to offer sports industry scholarships to dual career athletes and member association staff

Badminton World Federation has today announced a scholarship programme that will provide dual career athletes, who have chosen a joint educational and elite sporting life, and talent already employed within the badminton family, greater opportunities to learn new skills that can help them improve their career opportunities and in turn the communities around them. The…