Humans of Shuttle Time: Brian Karo – Papua New Guinea

Pictured: Brian Karo, Papua New Guinea. Photo Credit: Vele Karo The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. Brian Karo, Shuttle Time National Coordinator of Papua New Guiena, recounts his badminton journey, since discovering it in the second grade: I was born and…

BWF announces Para badminton tournament calendar for 2021

Pictured: Grant Manzoney, Australia. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has announced the Para Badminton Tournament Calendar for 2021. The Spanish Para Badminton International to be staged in May 2021 will serve as the last qualification tournament for the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Week Dates Tournament City 13 29 Mar–4 Apr 3rd Fazza–Dubai…

Draw for the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals

Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen, winner of the first two men’s singles events of the Asian Leg in Bangkok, Thailand, has his task cut out if he hopes to achieve his third title in three weeks at the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals. The top seed is in a difficult Group A with Chou Tien Chen (Chinese…

BWF Membership Grant ensures Fiji under-19 Development Camp success

Fiji Badminton staged their third initiative from their BWF membership grant this month as a group of under-19 players benefitted from a development camp. The initiative was split between Suva (central division) and Lautoka (western division) – two key bases for regular Shuttle Time delivery in Fiji over the last few years; a popular progressive…