Badminton Oceania appoints new Administration Officer, Raga Vali, in Papua New Guinea

Badminton Oceania (BOC) is delighted to welcome Raga Vali to the team as she undertakes the role as BOC Administration Officer – PNG. The part-time role (2.5 days) aims to strengthen the position of badminton in Papua New Guinea’s sporting landscape, which continues to grow in popularity. Working alongside BOC’s Development Manager, BOC’s recently appointed…

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Sponsorship and lockdown gifts aspiring Paralympian, Céline Vinot, with time and motivation to adjust to the SL4 game

In the last five months, Celine Vinot has only been able to access a badminton court once – a tough blow to one of Australia’s Paralympic candidates. The Melbourne-based player lives and trains in one of Australia’s worst hit hotspots during the COVID-19 pandemic, as the state of Victoria continues to endure a strict lockdown.…

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Cook Islands launch mid-week ladies sessions to cope with demand for badminton

Pictured: Liana Eggleton (left) and Lovelyn Gatchalien (right). Photo Credit: Cook Island News Cook Islands Badminton Federation continue to disrupt their nation’s sporting landscape with innovative ideas to improve badminton’s popularity across the country. Last month, their plans to adapt to the ‘new normal’ were celebrated as they managed to capitalise on the sports non-contact…

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BWF Tournament Calendar announcement: New Zealand Open Cancelled; TOTAL BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals to go ahead

BWF MEDIA RELEASE | BADMINTON OCEANIA The Badminton World Federation (BWF) will implement an adjusted tournament calendar for the HSBC BWF World Tour in 2020. Given the ongoing COVID-19 situation, our main concern is to ensure the health and safety of all personnel participating in planned international tournaments. We are confident in creating a safe…

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Cook Islands serves badminton across the generations and prepares for National Island Games

Cook Islands badminton have long had to compete with the nation’s most popular contact sports such as netball, soccer, and rugby. However, when COVID-19 bought a temporary stop to contact sports, badminton became even more attractive as Shuttle Time sessions became oversubscribed. With parents. Quickly adapting to the new ‘ways of working’, the Cook Islands…

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Top players from Tahiti turn up for school holiday Shuttle Time activities

During the school holidays took place in early August, members of Tahiti’s national squad turned up to support the nation’s return to court, maximising the opportunity to get rackets into the hands of the next generation. Tahiti’s Louis Beaubois, Yohan Lemaire, Esther Tau and Melissa Mi You were among the assistants who delivered the sessions…

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International Youth Day: Junior players Lata and Mele enriching lives in Tongan communities

Pictured: Lata ‘Isitolo (left) and Mele Ingird (right) competing at the VICTOR Oceania Championships 2020 On Wednesday 12 August 2020, the United Nations are celebrating International Youth Day: International Youth Day gives an opportunity to celebrate and mainstream young peoples’ voices, actions and initiatives, as well as their meaningful, universal and equitable engagement The theme…

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