Badminton Oceania is deeply saddened to advise that our Life Member, former President and founder of Badminton Oceania, Heather Robson, passed away Thursday 10 October 2019; age 91. Heather was pivotal in the creation and development of Badminton Oceania, celebrating tremendous success in her own playing career, including 19 New Zealand National titles and an…
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Heather first played tennis at 10 years of age at the West End Club, Auckland, where her parents were foundation members and did not start badminton until she was 20 when she joined the Eden Club and became ‘hooked’ on the game.
Few leading figures in world badminton can have led a busier life than Hector Roy Ward (named Hector after his father but known to all as Roy).