Humans of Shuttle Time: Shavneel Prasad, 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. This month, they caught up with Shavneel Prasad (Shuttle Time Tutor in Fiji) to discuss how badminton helped him to develop personal and professional skills, an opportunity which he is delighted to share his…

Pipped to the post, Sri Lanka defeat Australia 3-2

Australia suffered a frustrating loss on day one of the Mixed Team event at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Their opening Group A match against Sri Lanka came down to the wire, ending with a narrow 3-2 defeat. Commonwealth Games debutant Lin Ying Xiang opened the campaign with a powerful smash return to his opponent’s…

Reigning champion, Grant Manzoney, thrilled by Para badminton’s growth

Pictured: Grant Manzoney, Australia. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo, Craig Burgess Australia’s Grant Manzoney was part of Para badminton’s history-making Paralympic Games debut in Tokyo last year. He is also the two-time reigning WH2 men’s singles and men’s doubles Continental Champion, with every intention of defending his titlew in next week’s VICTOR Oceania Championships 2022. The…

Bree’s professional and sporting career is always evolving

Pictured: Bree Wright, Australia. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo, James Varghese Para badminton is Bree Wright’s (née Mellberg) latest addition to a string of sporting accolades. As a junior, she excelled in gymnastics and diving, having represented Australia at the FINA World Junior Diving Championships in 2008. She retired two years later and in 2013, was…