Nauru All Set to Shuttle Up

Do not let the speckle on the map deceive you, Nauru is fuelled by enthusiasm as the Shuttle Time Schools Badminton Programme is about to take the tiny island nation by storm. Located North East of Australia and in extreme close proximity to the equator, Nauru is home to roughly 10,000 people and has only 30km of…

IOC issues communique on Tokyo 2020

BWF MEDIA STATEMENT The International Olympic Committee (IOC), while continuing its consultations with stakeholders of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, has issued a communique on the principles established by the IOC Executive Board, together with their implementation in cooperation with all the stakeholders concerned. Badminton World Federation is fully supportive of all the positions stated in…

Oceania Masters in Paradise Postponed

In light of the developing COVID-19 outbreak and recent ‘Pandemic’ prescribed by the World Health Organisation, Badminton Oceania and Badminton Cook Islands have decided to postpone the international sporting event; Oceania Masters in Paradise – 21-26 June in Rarotonga, Cook Islands “Whilst this is a disappointing decision to make; it is not a difficult one…

Significant implications for Oceania Para players following cancellation of the Spanish Para Badminton International 2020

Pictured: Corrie Keith Robinson, New Zealand. Photo credit: Badminton Photo On Saturday, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) confirmed the cancellation of the Spanish Para Badminton International 2020. Four players from Australia and New Zealand had entered the event: Corrie Keith Robinson (NZL) Kim Duong (AUS) Celine Vinot (AUS) Hayden Bognar (AUS) Despite trying to ensure…

BWF media statement on COVID-19

BWF PRESS RELEASE BWF has published a series of Frequently Asked Questions related to COVID-19 and the different impacts this has on various groups within the badminton community. It includes implications for players and teams related to regulations, entries and withdrawals, rankings and financial reimbursement if a tournament is postponed or cancelled. COVID-19: Important Information…

Seven Para badminton players from Oceania reaping the benefits from the BWF Female Participation Grant

Pictured: Carrie Wilson, New Zealand. Photo Credit: Ballarat Badminton In 2020, over 70 applications were received from more than 30 countries worldwide as female athletes were encouraged to apply for financial support to attend and be Internationally Classified at a number of BWF sanctioned International tournaments in 2020. Seven female Para badminton players from Oceania…

The Oceania Tour returns in 2020

Pictured: Abhinav Manota, New Zealand Following a successful launch last year, the Oceania Tour returns in 2020. The initiative is linked to the Badminton Oceania Player Development programme, which is supported by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The aim of the Oceania Tour 2020 is to both encourage players in the region to support Oceania…

Recently retired BWF Umpire, Susan Taylor, awarded President of Oceania Women Award (POWA)

The President of Oceania Women Award (POWA) honours the first Badminton Oceania President—Heather Robson. The trophy is awarded bi-annually and gives recognition to any person who has contributed significantly to the promotion, development and advancement of badminton for women throughout Oceania. Previous winners include Val Nesbitt (2013), Judith Cousins (2015) and Nynette Sass (2017). During…