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Guam and Northern Marianas collaborate with Invitational Tournament and Exhibition match

Pictured: U17 Men’s Doubles winners Jin Chung and Chen Yang with Sandra Low (right) Photo credit: Guam National Badminton Federation  From 11-13 February 2022, teams from Guam and Northern Marianas (Team NMI) reunited for the first time since before the global pandemic began, to compete in the 2022 Guam Badminton Invitational Tournament. The invitational event…

Duke Trench-Thiedeman nominated for position on the Para Badminton Athletes’ Commission 2022-2025

Pictured: Duke Trench-Thiedeman, competing at the BWF Para Badminton World Championships 2019. Photo credit: Badminton Photo Duke Trench-Thiedeman is Badminton Oceania’s Para Badminton Players Advisor, advocating for the development of Para badminton across the continent. The Australian wheelchair player is a popular figure among Oceania’s Para badminton scene, having competed in the last (and only)…

Four international tournaments return to Oceania’s calendar in last quarter of 2022 – Bendigo, Sydney, Manawatu, and North Harbour

Pictured: Oliver Leydon-Davis and Anona Pak, New Zealand, competing at the Sydney International 2019. Photo credit: Luis Veniegra Photography Badminton Oceania (BOC) is delighted to bring international badminton back to the continent in the last quarter of 2022, following two years of frustrating tournament cancellations due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the associated tight…

Humans of Shuttle Time: Joseph Devenecia, Guam

Pictured: Joseph Devenecia (far right), Shuttle Time National Coordinator of Guam. The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. Joseph Devenecia, Shuttle Time National Coordinator of Guam, talks about his experiences with coaching and helping his community through badminton. Childhood Days I…

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…