A Paralympic debrief – Grant Manzoney and Caitlin Dransfield

Pictured: Grant Manzoney (left) and Caitlin Dransfield (right), Australia. Photo Credit: Craig Burgess, Badminton Photo Australia’s Para badminton debutants, Grant Manzoney and Caitlin Dransfield, shared their thoughts and favourite moments from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Additionally, the pair now hold the beacon for the future of Para badminton in Australia in Oceania. Listen to…

Caitlin Dransfield continues to push for change

Pictured: Caitlin Dransfield, Australia. Photo credit: Craig Burgess, Badminton Photo Caitlin Dransfield believes she is in a unique position to advance the cause of the disabled. Earlier this month, she represented Australia in women’s singles SL 4 discipline at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. However, her association with disability goes beyond just being a Para badminton…

Latest BWF tournament updates – September 2021

BWF MEDIA UPDATE Further to August’s announcement detailing updates to the BWF Tournament Calendar 2021, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) can confirm the Syed Modi India international 2021 is now cancelled. Tournament organisers Badminton Association of India (BAI) made the decision in consultation and collaboration with local government authorities and the BWF. The BWF regrets…

Badminton boosting internal culture with Air New Zealand

Badminton has soared in popularity in the Cook Islands over the last two years. Particularly as the non-contact sport identified opportunities to capitalise on the COVID-19 lockdowns and guidelines that restricted the country’s prevalent contact sports (rugby and soccer) in early 2020. Shuttle Time (a grassroots badminton initiative) and player development remain at the core…

Humans of Shuttle Time: Christy Villaflor – Northern Marianas

The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. Christy Villaflor, Shuttle Time National Coordinator for Northern Marianas Badminton Association, talks about her journey with badminton which started in the Philippines. After starting to play in a gym, she took her new passion…

Historic night in Tokyo as first-ever Para badminton gold medallists crowned at the Paralympic Games

Pictured (left to right): Dheva Anrimusthi, Cheah Lieh Hou and Suryo Nugroho. Photo Credit: Parabadmintonphoto/BWF Cheah Liek Hou of Malaysia has the distinction of being the first-ever Para badminton gold medallist at the Paralympic Games after a clinical performance in the men’s singles SU5 final against Indonesia’s Dheva Anrimusthi in Tokyo on Saturday. Cheah Liek…

The Need For Speed

Pictured (left to right): Ian Bridge, Grant Manzoney and Caitlin Dransfield. Photo credit: Paralympics Australia It’s the speed of the game that got Grant Manzoney and Caitlin Dransfield hooked. The raw pace of the world’s fastest racquet sport. And once they were hooked, their Paralympic dream began. This is the first time Para-Badminton will appear…

Oceania line judge, Karen Arnold, ‘privileged’ to be part of the Paralympic debut

Pictured: Karen Arnold, line judging at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Australian line judge, Karen Arnold, has arrived in Tokyo, ready to officiate in the Para badminton tournament which starts tomorrow. Despite having over a year and a half away from international competitions, Karen has been preparing for the sport’s biggest stage by reviewing…

Badminton Oceania is delighted to welcome Wallis and Futuna as an associate member

Wallis and Futuna will become the seventeenth member of Badminton Oceania, alongside: Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia (associate member), New Zealand, Northern Marianas (associate member), Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tonga and Tuvalu. Like New Caledonia and Northern Marianas, Wallis and Futuna is an associate member, simply…