An even playing field: Newcomers not phased by international competition – VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships 2022

Day 1 of the VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships 2022 has proven to be one of the most exciting days in the history of the event, with new players competing against seasoned athletes across 5 classifications. Also on court today were two recipients of the Badminton World Federation Female Participation Grant 2022: Dorna LONGBUT (PNG) and…

Dorna Longbut: Landed and ready for badminton competition

Growing up and living in Papua New Guinea, Dorna Longbut discovered badminton a few months ago, ahead of her debut at the VICTOR Oceana Para Badminton Championships 2022. “Back in the country, badminton is not a really popular sport apart from Rugby league,” Dorna shares after her practice session yesterday. Before her badminton journey, Dorna…

Bree’s professional and sporting career is always evolving

Pictured: Bree Wright, Australia. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo, James Varghese Para badminton is Bree Wright’s (née Mellberg) latest addition to a string of sporting accolades. As a junior, she excelled in gymnastics and diving, having represented Australia at the FINA World Junior Diving Championships in 2008. She retired two years later and in 2013, was…

Oceania Tour 2022 – Update

Earlier this year, Badminton Oceania announced the return of the Oceania Tour 2022. The initiative is linked to the Badminton Oceania Player Development programme (supported by the Badminton World Federation) and aims to encourage players to support Oceania events by offering the opportunity to win prize money to support future training or competition costs. Originally,…