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…

Marinda Jones comes back stronger for international badminton competition

The VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships returns this week, with the largest number of entries ever received for the event. A growth in overall para badminton participation over the last few years plus returning competitors makeup the history-making occasion, including WH 1 competitor Marinda Jones from Napier New Zealand. “I’ve been over to Australia… when…

Oceania perspectives on International Women’s Day 2022 #BreakTheBias

International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8 March, with this year’s theme being #BreakTheBias. Badminton Oceania aims to combat stereotypes and dismantling such discrimination by upholding a commitment to Gender Equity across all programme areas, whether it is on or off the filed: Executive Board, Staff, Technical Officials, Coaches, Administrators, Shuttle Time Trainers, Tutors…

Kinivanagi Karo (Papua New Guinea) crowned Serve-ing Pacific March 2022 Winner

Congratulations to Badminton Oceania’s fourth Serve-ing Pacific winner, Kinivanagi Karo, from Papua New Guinea. He was nominated for excelling in INCLUSIVENESS – one of the five organizational values which Badminton Oceania embeds across all programme areas. Serve-ing Pacific is Badminton Oceania’s volunteer recognition scheme, acknowledging the hard work and commitment of volunteers across Oceania as…