Tahiti named host of 2027 Pacific Games

Inside The Games Media Update Tahiti will host the Pacific Games for the third time having been awarded the 2027 event at the Pacific Games Council (PGC) General Assembly today. Tahiti and Vanuatu were bidding to stage the 18th edition of the continental event. The PGC’s 22 members voted in favour of Tahiti’s candidacy. French…

Humans of Shuttle Time: Kumon Tarawa, Fiji

The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. Kumon Tarawa doubles up on his involvement in Badminton, serving as Badminton Oceania’s Regional Development Officer and the Shuttle Time National Coordinator for Fiji. Reflecting upon his experiences, the community spirit and the opportunities…

BWF announces revamped tournament calendar for 2022

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has successfully completed a review process to publish the revamped BWF Tournament Calendar for 2022, which will culminate with the season-ending HSBC BWF World Tour Finals in Guangzhou, China. The calendar is based on the principle of cluster tournaments primarily throughout Asia as well as traditional European tournament stops where…

Putting her career first: Gronya all set for long European stint

Pictured: Gronya Somerville (Australia). Photo credit: Erika Sawauchi, Badminton Photo Last month, Gronya decided to put her badminton career first and leave ‘the most locked down city in the world’ – her hometown, Melbourne. Europe was calling, with opportunities to live, travel, train and compete in cities and countries which are currently celebrating more freedoms.…

POTM: Inclusive #GymBad stamping out barriers with Shuttle Time in Papua New Guinea

Inclusive GymBad is Shuttle Time’s Project of the Month (POTM) for October 2021 Badminton Oceania (BOC) and Badminton Papua New Guinea (BPNG) have been collaborating to deliver the Inclusive GymBad programme, together with Oceania Gymnastics Union, Papua New Guinea Gymnastics Federation and Motivation Australia. Inclusive GymBad aims to remove or reduce the barriers experienced by…