Oceania Shuttle Time News

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…

Dorna Longbut: Landed and ready for badminton competition

Growing up and living in Papua New Guinea, Dorna Longbut discovered badminton a few months ago, ahead of her debut at the VICTOR Oceana Para Badminton Championships 2022. “Back in the country, badminton is not a really popular sport apart from Rugby league,” Dorna shares after her practice session yesterday. Before her badminton journey, Dorna…

Humans of Shuttle Time: Sam Paterson, New Zealand

Pictured: Sam Paterson, Community Manager and National Shuttle Time Co Ordinator – Badminton New Zealand. The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. Sam Paterson, Badminton New Zealand’s Community Manager, talks about his journey into badminton and experiences of enhancing badminton opportunities for communities…

Humans of Shuttle Time: Hebrew Tom, Cook Islands

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 Hebrew Tom (Shuttle Time National Coordinator of Cook Islands) to discuss how badminton helped him to find new a new meaning in life, alongside his experiences with coaching,…

Membership Grant injects enthusiasm into Kiribati

Between September and December 2021, the Kiribati Badminton Federation (KBF) made good use of the BWF Membership Grant to expand the reach of the sport. Its team of dedicated volunteers delivered these Shuttle Time and AirBadminton activities successfully: Three Shuttle Time Teacher Courses saw 48 primary and secondary school teachers educated. Shuttle Time Youth Leadership workshop saw 20 students/youths trained. Nineteen schools were engaged…

Ian Piencenaves upskilling players, coaches and Shuttle Time personnel in Guam and Northern Marianas

Badminton Asia Development Officer, Ian Gil Piencenaves, recently joined Northern Marianas Badminton Association (NMBA) to prepare their team for the upcoming Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games 2022, while conducting coaching workshops for members of their committee. The former player and BWF Level 2 badminton coach is collaborating with Badminton Oceania to assist with player development…