Ian Piencenaves upskilling players, coaches and Shuttle Time personnel in Guam and Northern Marianas

Badminton Asia Development Officer, Ian Gil Piencenaves, recently joined Northern Marianas Badminton Association (NMBA) to prepare their team for the upcoming Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games 2022, while conducting coaching workshops for members of their committee. The former player and BWF Level 2 badminton coach is collaborating with Badminton Oceania to assist with player development…

AirBadminton introduced into a Pacific Island Resort

Over the last two years, Badminton has soared in popularity in the Cook Islands during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Cook Islands remain as one of the few countries in the world that have maintained their COVID-free status, which has allowed the non-contact sport to capitalise on their growth. With the quarantine-free travel bubble resuming…

BWF Level 1 coaching course smashes Gender Equity targets in Melbourne

Coaching is the most challenging area when it comes to gender equity in badminton. However, a recent BWF Level 1 Coaching Course in Melbourne smashed the targets for female representation. While the International Olympic Committee and Badminton World Federation strive for 30% female representation across programme areas, Badminton Oceania is also committed to strengthening gender…

BOC Coaching and Development Manager, Robbie Thackham, among first to complete BWF Coach Education Level 3 Course

Pictured: Robbie Thackham (bottom right) joins fellow coached for virtual graduation Badminton Oceania’s Coaching and Development Manager, Robbie Thackham, was among the group of graduates who recently completed the pilot of the Coach Education Level 3 Course. He joined other coaches from Europe and Asia to attend the BWF’s first “virtual graduation” activities, recognising the…