Ian Bridge wins Carbine Club Coach of the Year at the Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards

The Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards (VDSR Awards) are a celebration of the achievements of sportspeople with disability, the coaches, organisations, officials and volunteers who support them, and the inclusive sport and recreation sector across Victoria. Hosted by Disability Sport & Recreation, the VDSR Awards are an opportunity to discover notable champions and rising…

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Gronya’s take on commentating

Pictured: Gronya Somerville commentating. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo, Mikael Ropars After catching up with Gronya last month about her plans post-Tokyo, the Australian Olympian is currently abroad in Europe for a long stint of training and competition, meeting the likes of her Danish childhood hero, Peter Gade. Amongst training sessions with the German and French…

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Humans of Shuttle Time: Erin Walklate, Australia

Pictured: Erin Walklate (far left) leading a Shuttle Time programme in Melbourne Sport and Aquatics Centre Beijing 2008 Olympian, Erin Walklate from Australia, features in this month’s Humans of Shuttle Time series, presenting the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. Erin Walklate, Shuttle Time Tutor from Australia and former international…

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Wheelchair division added to Oceania Masters in Paradise 2022 programme

Badminton Oceania, in partnership with Badminton Cook Islands, is delighted to announce that an additional wheelchair division will be added to the Oceania Masters in Paradise 2022 programme – taking place from 26-31 May 2022. Since the inaugural Australia Para Badminton International 2018, Oceania’s Para badminton community has expanded with a greater presence of development…

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Jeff and Henry paving the way to creating the world’s best podcast – The Badminton Podcast

Ex-Australian national and state players, Jeff Tho and Henry Wong are two years into their quest to create the world’s best badminton podcast. Their stories capture a wide range of topics in badminton, from dealing with injuries and expert advice from physiotherapists, the operations of a Continental Confederation and top tips from able-bodied and Para…

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Humans of Shuttle Time: Kumon Tarawa, 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. Kumon Tarawa doubles up on his involvement in Badminton, serving as Badminton Oceania’s Regional Development Officer and the Shuttle Time National Coordinator for Fiji. Reflecting upon his experiences, the community spirit and the opportunities…

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BWF announces revamped tournament calendar for 2022

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has successfully completed a review process to publish the revamped BWF Tournament Calendar for 2022, which will culminate with the season-ending HSBC BWF World Tour Finals in Guangzhou, China. The calendar is based on the principle of cluster tournaments primarily throughout Asia as well as traditional European tournament stops where…

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Putting her career first: Gronya all set for long European stint

Pictured: Gronya Somerville (Australia). Photo credit: Erika Sawauchi, Badminton Photo Last month, Gronya decided to put her badminton career first and leave ‘the most locked down city in the world’ – her hometown, Melbourne. Europe was calling, with opportunities to live, travel, train and compete in cities and countries which are currently celebrating more freedoms.…

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Latest BWF tournament updates – October 2021

BWF MEDIA UPDATE Further to September’s announcement detailing updates to the BWF Tournament Calendar 2021, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) can confirm that the Singapore Junior International Series 2021 and Vietnam International Series 2021 is now cancelled. In addition, the Indonesia International Challenge 2021 has been postponed. These cancellations and postponement of events have been…

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POTM: Inclusive #GymBad stamping out barriers with Shuttle Time in Papua New Guinea

Inclusive GymBad is Shuttle Time’s Project of the Month (POTM) for October 2021 Badminton Oceania (BOC) and Badminton Papua New Guinea (BPNG) have been collaborating to deliver the Inclusive GymBad programme, together with Oceania Gymnastics Union, Papua New Guinea Gymnastics Federation and Motivation Australia. Inclusive GymBad aims to remove or reduce the barriers experienced by…

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