VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships 2023 – Day 1

Four countries are represented at the VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships this year; Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea.  Players in standing, wheelchair and short stature clasifications are in Mandurah, Perth to challenge for the title of Oceania Para Badminton Champion 2023. Australia have the largest contingent competing over the three day tournament. …

Para Badminton Contagious In Papua New Guinea

Badminton Oceania’s disability consultant Ian Bridge has just completed another visit to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea to deliver coaching sessions for PNG’s growing Para badminton team. Ian was impressed to see several new athletes join the regular Para athletes attending 3 x weekly Inclusive GymBad sessions.  Inclusive GymBad is part of Team Up –…

Behind the scenes with Danny Ten – Para badminton player and Inclusive GymBad leader

Meet Danny Ten, a Papua New Guinean national Para badminton athlete who is actively promoting disability inclusion through the sport of badminton. As a coach with Badminton Papua New Guinea (PNG), Danny helps to deliver the Inclusive GymBad program, supported by Team Up, which uses a modified version of badminton and gymnastics to help remove barriers…

Australian parliamentarians visit Inclusive GymBad – PNG

On Tuesday 6 December 2022, six Australian parliamentarians visited Port Moresby to engage with and experience projects supported by the Australian Government. The contingent included an eclectic mix of influential leaders who represent a diverse portfolio of advocacy topics across sports, human rights, health and working with people with disabilities, including: Senator the Hon Sue…

Four Para badminton representatives among finalists for 2022 Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards

Pictured: Ian Bridge coaching Bree Mellberg (Australia). Photo Credit: Badminton Photo, James Varghese The 2022 Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards (VDSR Awards) finalists have been announced. Para badminton is represented across two award categories, including Sportsperson of the Year (Community) and Administrator of the Year. Badminton Oceania’s Coaching and Development Officer, Ian Bridge, is…

Paris 2024: Paralympic qualification regulations released

BWF MEDIA UPDATE The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Badminton World Federation (BWF) have published the qualification regulations for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. Here’s the summary of the qualification timeline: Athlete Eligibility For singles, athletes must have participated in their relevant event at a minimum of three designated qualifying tournaments counting towards the Race…