GENDER EQUITY

Badminton Oceania actively supports participation of women and men in badminton at all levels of the sport – on and off the ‘field of play’.

Badminton Oceania is committed to strengthening gender equity across everything that we do with the aim of achieving a minimum representation of 40% of the under-represented gender by 2024.

Badminton Oceania is proud to have a strong balance between female and male participants across all areas: Executive Board, Staff, Technical Officials, Coaches, Administrators, Shuttle Time Trainers, Tutors and Teachers, Players and Volunteers. Data is collected from the most recent Annual Report.

Board Members

Male

Female

Male

Female

Staff Members

Male

Female

Shuttle Time workforce

Male

Female

Shuttle Time participants

Male

Female

BWF qualified coaches

Male

Female

Pacific/National Technical Officials

Male

Female

BWF Technical Officials from Oceania

The BWF Women in Badminton Award recognises an individual (woman or man) or organisation that has made a significant contribution towards the involvement of women or girls in badminton. Listed below are representatives from Oceania who have received the award:

Val Nesbitt

Val Nesbit (AUS)

2014

Judith Brown

Judith Cousins (AUS)

2018

The 2020 Gender Equity projects were awarded for the following projects:

The 2019 Gender Equity Scholarships were awarded for the following projects:

  • Mele Seini Sifa (Tonga) Coach Development – support to undertake and complete BWF Level 1 Coaching Course
  • Papua New Guinea Female Para badminton player and coach development – support to attend Oceania Development Camp and in-country training
  • Tahiti Badminton Girls project – aim to increase the number of girls regularly playing and into structured training programmes
  • Solomon Islands Gender Equity project (SIGEP) – contracted project lead for in-country visits, identifying barriers, undertaking Shuttle Time training and implementing programmes.

The 2018 Gender Equity Scholarships were awarded for the following projects:

  • Para-badminton classifier training
  • Referee training and attendance at national events
  • Observation of a para-badminton event with a view to developing a national para-badminton plan
  • Coach development
  • Shuttle Time tutor training
  • In-country Board member leadership training

The President of Oceania Women’s Award (POWA) is awarded biannually to recognise outstanding contribution to promote women in badminton. Previous winners include:

Winners of POWA

2013 Winner

Val Nesbitt (AUS)

Judith Cousins

2015 Winner

Judith Cousins (AUS)

Nynette Sass

2017 Winner

Nynette Sass (SAM)

Susan Taylor POWA2

2019 Winner

Susan Taylor (AUS)

The ONOC Equity Commission (ECO), previously known as WASO, was formed to build the capacity of women in sport throughout the region to create new opportunities and improved results for the benefit of women and sport.

Find out what the organisation has been up to by clicking on their recent newsletters:

WASO News April 2016.pdf  May 2016

WASO News June 2017.pdf   June 2017

WASO News December 2017.pdf   December 2017

WASO News June 2018.pdf   June 2018

WASO News July 2018.pdf   July 2018

WASO News July 2018.pdf   April 2019

WASO News July 2018.pdf   September 2019

WASO News July 2018.pdf   December 2019

WASO News November 2020.pdf   November 2020

For more information on Gender Equity, please contact julie@badmintonoceania.org

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