TakeCare Badminton Interscholastic League 2023 kicks off in Northern Marianas

Pictured: Caleb Cui (right) and Aaron Zheng. Photo Credit: Leigh Gases Saipan International School will start its title defense in the TakeCare Badminton Interscholastic League against Kagman High School, as the 2022-2023 season of the Northern Marianas Badminton Association-sanctioned competition kicks off at the end of January in the Gilbert C. Ada Gymnasium. SIS won…

Inaugural Pacific Under 15 Invitation Team Challenge launching in February 2023

Badminton Oceania is delighted to announce a brand-new initiative for 2023, which will bring together the most aspiring Under 15 players from targeted Pacific Island Member Associations. The Pacific U15 Invitation Team Competition 2023 is linked to the Player Development programme and targets six countries to compete in a Mixed Team competition, including: Cook Islands,…

BWF – World Academy of Sport ‘National Administrators Programme’ completed in Auckland

From Friday 8 – Monday 12 December 2022, 17 participants from 8 member associations joined Badminton Oceania staff in Auckland to take part in the National Administrators’ Programme – delivered by Nadia Bleaken (Badminton Oceania Development Manager) and John Shearer (BWF Head of Continental Development), in partnership with the World Academy of Sport (WAoS). Held…

Northern Marianas legacy transpires with first BWF international tournaments sanctioned in 2023

Pictured: Janelle Pangilinan and Jenine Savellano, Northern Marianas, competing at the 2022 Pacific Mini Games. Photo Credit: Michael Jornal Badminton Oceania and Northern Marianas Badminton Association (NMBA) are delighted to announce the addition of two new International Challenge tournaments to the BWF Calendar in 2023, taking place back-to-back in June.   Tournament Category Date Location…

TakeCare PSS Interscholastic Badminton League: SIS wins second consecutive title

Northern Marianas Badminton Media Update. Written by James Sablan Jr. SAIPAN International School bagged its second consecutive badminton title after winning three of five matches against Agape Christian School in the middle school division championship of the TakeCare Interscholastic Badminton League at the TSL Sports Complex on Saturday. It was a championship like no other as…

Humans of Shuttle Time: Shavneel Prasad, Fiji

The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. This month, they caught up with Shavneel Prasad (Shuttle Time Tutor in Fiji) to discuss how badminton helped him to develop personal and professional skills, an opportunity which he is delighted to share his…

Technical Officials legacy at the Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games 2022

The Northern Marianas 2022 Pacific Mini Games provided the perfect opportunity to kickstart new pathways for aspiring technical officials. Across the week, seven experienced technical officials travelled to the remote island to officiate (referee, umpire and line judge) and to not only perform their official duties, but assist with the upskilling and assessments of local…