New Caledonia’s Joel Nicole and Yann Hnaissilin awarded with ministerial medal for their services with badminton

Two administrators involved in New Caledonia’s badminton scene have been awarded with a ministerial award. The Medal of Youth, Sports and Associative commitment is a French civilian award which honours people who have distinguished themselves through commitment and service to sport, associations, youth movements and similar socio-educational activities. There are three grades of awards: holders…

Candidates for BWF Council elections announced

BWF Council Elections will be held at the 82nd BWF Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 22 May 2021. Candidates were revealed today in a communication to the BWF Membership. There is just one nominee each for three positions on the Executive Board: BWF President – Poul-Erik Høyer (Denmark); BWF Deputy President – KhunyingPatama Leeswadtrakul (Thailand);…

Solomon Islands utilise BWF Membership Grant to run first ever Easter tournament

The Solomon Islands National Badminton Federation have successfully completed their first ever Easter badminton tournament, with 23 players competing over the long weekend in April. A large percentage of participating individuals came from the Solomon Islands National University physical education students, along with players from surrounding districts, including Central Honiara (the capital) and White River.…

YONEX-SUNRISE India Open 2021 Postponement

Tournament organisers Badminton Association of India (BAI) have postponed the YONEX-SUNRISE India Open – a Super 500 tournament on the HSBC BWF World Tour – scheduled for 11-16 May 2021. The decision was made in consultation and collaboration with local health authorities in Delhi and the Badminton World Federation. All attempts were made by organisers to…

BOC Coaching and Development Manager, Robbie Thackham, among first to complete BWF Coach Education Level 3 Course

Pictured: Robbie Thackham (bottom right) joins fellow coached for virtual graduation Badminton Oceania’s Coaching and Development Manager, Robbie Thackham, was among the group of graduates who recently completed the pilot of the Coach Education Level 3 Course. He joined other coaches from Europe and Asia to attend the BWF’s first “virtual graduation” activities, recognising the…

‘I am Badminton’ campaign a global success

The expansion of Badminton World Federation’s ‘i am badminton’ integrity campaign has gone from strength to strength during the COVID-19 pandemic with 31 new regional and national ambassadors onboarded across nine languages. This follows the unveiling of a new batch of global ambassadors last April. The emphasis has been on raising awareness through digital activations…

Humans of Shuttle Time: Merlie Tolentino – Northern Marianas

Pictured: Merlie Tolentino (centred) – 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. Merlie Tolentino, Shuttle Time National Coordinator for Northern Marianas Badminton Association, recounts how badminton has impacted her life on and off the court. Growing-Up Years I…

Cherish Reti imparts her umpiring wisdom on International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

Every year on April 6, the United Nations and International Olympic Committee celebrate International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. The day acknowledges sports ability to act as a vehicle for change in promoting development and peace. In 2021, it comes as no surprise that the theme is #OnlyTogether which focuses largely around the…