Melbourne-based Louisa Ma on the importance of maintaining human connection and mental health

Pictured: Louisa Ma, Australia. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo Australia’s aspiring Olympian, Louisa Ma, spent the latter half of 2019 travelling around the world, collecting qualification points for the Road to Tokyo 2020; breaking into the world’s top 100 for the first time in November 2019. However, the 25-year-old spent more than half of 2020 in…

14 Member Associations from Oceania benefit from BWF Membership Grant Programme – ‘Bringing Badminton Back’

BWF MEDIA RELEASE | BADMINTON OCEANIA In October 2019, the BWF Council approved a new Membership Grants Programme for the period 2020-2024. The BWF Membership Grant Programme provides opportunities for Member Associations to access tailored support, to assist them in developing badminton in their country. Due to COVID-19, and current restrictions on international travel and…

Oliver Leydon-Davis: Self-reflection and control crucial for mental health

Photo credit: Badminton Photo New Zealand’s aspiring Olympian, Oliver Leydon-Davis was aiming for qualification at the Tokyo 2020 Games in the men’s doubles with Abhinav Manota and mixed doubles with Anona Pak. The year started out strong after winning the men’s doubles with Manota at the VICTOR Oceania Championships 2020 and climbing to his highest…

Olympic Day Inspiration: Tongoboo Beero aiming to become Kiribati’s first BWF Level 1 Coach

Pictured: Kiribati Badminton Federation’s Shuttle Time Co-Ordinator, Tongoboo Beero. Olympic Day commemorates the day that the International Olympic Committee was founded in 1894. The annual event is a celebration of sport, health, and ‘being the best you can be’, inviting everyone around the globe to be active and celebrate the Olympic values of Excellence, Respect…