Gronya’s take on commentating

Pictured: Gronya Somerville commentating. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo, Mikael Ropars After catching up with Gronya last month about her plans post-Tokyo, the Australian Olympian is currently abroad in Europe for a long stint of training and competition, meeting the likes of her Danish childhood hero, Peter Gade. Amongst training sessions with the German and French…

Wheelchair division added to Oceania Masters in Paradise 2022 programme

Badminton Oceania, in partnership with Badminton Cook Islands, is delighted to announce that an additional wheelchair division will be added to the Oceania Masters in Paradise 2022 programme – taking place from 26-31 May 2022. Since the inaugural Australia Para Badminton International 2018, Oceania’s Para badminton community has expanded with a greater presence of development…

Jeff and Henry paving the way to creating the world’s best podcast – The Badminton Podcast

Ex-Australian national and state players, Jeff Tho and Henry Wong are two years into their quest to create the world’s best badminton podcast. Their stories capture a wide range of topics in badminton, from dealing with injuries and expert advice from physiotherapists, the operations of a Continental Confederation and top tips from able-bodied and Para…

Tahiti named host of 2027 Pacific Games

Inside The Games Media Update Tahiti will host the Pacific Games for the third time having been awarded the 2027 event at the Pacific Games Council (PGC) General Assembly today. Tahiti and Vanuatu were bidding to stage the 18th edition of the continental event. The PGC’s 22 members voted in favour of Tahiti’s candidacy. French…

Putting her career first: Gronya all set for long European stint

Pictured: Gronya Somerville (Australia). Photo credit: Erika Sawauchi, Badminton Photo Last month, Gronya decided to put her badminton career first and leave ‘the most locked down city in the world’ – her hometown, Melbourne. Europe was calling, with opportunities to live, travel, train and compete in cities and countries which are currently celebrating more freedoms.…

Latest BWF tournament updates – October 2021

BWF MEDIA UPDATE Further to September’s announcement detailing updates to the BWF Tournament Calendar 2021, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) can confirm that the Singapore Junior International Series 2021 and Vietnam International Series 2021 is now cancelled. In addition, the Indonesia International Challenge 2021 has been postponed. These cancellations and postponement of events have been…