In March, the Organisation of Sports Federations of Oceania (OSFO) had awarded the Badminton Oceania President, Geraldine Brown, with the OSFO Merit Award to acknowledge her outstanding contributions to badminton in the region.
Badminton Oceania took the opportunity to present the award at the Annual General Meeting last week in Nanning, China, while the TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup 2019 was taking place.
The award was presented by Stuart Borrie, from the Badminton World Federation (BWF), in front of our Executive Board and representatives from some of Oceania’s member countries.
Badminton Oceania is one of 27 sporting members of OSFO, the umbrella body for sport in the region which predominately serves as an advocacy group promoting sport development.
- Geraldine Brown was identified to receive the OSFO Merit Award due to the following services:
- Been on the Board of BOC since 2005. Deputy President in 2010 and 2011 and has been President since 2012
- BWF Vice President – Oceania since 2013
- Chair of the BWF Gender Equity Commission
- President Badminton Australia 2008 – 2019
- Vice President Australian Commonwealth Games Association 2015 – 2018
- Australia Badminton Team Manager – Athens Olympic Games, Manchester Commonwealth Games
- Qualified Badminton Coach and Umpire
- Represented Australia as a player
- Awarded Premier Honour Role for Women
- Awarded Australian Sports Medal