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…

Meet Cherish and Joel Reti – the first umpires from Samoa to officiate at the VICTOR Oceania Championships 2020

Pictured: Cherish Reti, Samoa. Photo credit: Ballarat Badminton In January 2019, Badminton Oceania joined forces with Samoa Badminton Federation to run their first national technical official development course. With the excitement of the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games mounting at the time, Samoa seized the opportunity to train up their local workforce to support the Pacific…

Australia’s Missen and Manzoney defend their titles. Papua New Guinea take home a first silver. VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships 2020

Pictured: Grant Manzoney (Australia). Photo credit: Ballarat Badminton The final day of the VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships 2020 continued to inspire and amaze as the 34 athletes, across 10 disciplines, fought for their place on top of the podium. Australia’s second seed in the men’s singles WH1 classification, Richard John Davis, caused the first…

Australia women’s team defend title to defeat New Zealand. New Caledonia claim bronze – VICTOR Oceania Women’s Team Championships 2020

Pictured: Louisa Ma (Australia). Photo credit: Ballarat Badminton Team Australia double booked their TOTAL BWF Thomas and Uber 2020 Finals appearance as the women joined the men in defeating New Zealand during today’s women’s team final. Both finals panned out in a similar pattern, with a series of tense opening singles matches, before the doubles…

Australia defeat New Zealand to claim gold, Tahiti defeat Pacific rivals for bronze – VICTOR Oceania Men’s Team Championships 2020

Pictured: Jacob Schueler, Australia. Photo credit: Ballarat Badminton  Two rivalries ensured an electric atmosphere on finals day at the VICTOR Oceania Men’s and Women’s Team Championships 2020. The Trans-Tasman gold medal match between Australia and New Zealand took place on the courts parallel to one of the biggest Pacific rivalries – New Caledonia and Tahiti…

Papua New Guinea’s newcomer, David Joe Kaniku, one match away from gold. Day one highlights – VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships 2020

Pictured: David Joe Kaniku, Papua New Guinea. Photo credit: Ballarat Badminton For the first time in Oceania’s history, the able-bodied and Para badminton events have taken place in the same venue, in the same week. The last time the event took place was in 2018 at Geelong Badminton, with 23 players from 3 countries. In…