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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Northern Marianas features junior competition in the TakeCare Badminton Open

TakeCare Insurance Company Inc. marked its inaugural sponsorship of a sports tournament with Northern Marianas Badminton Association (NMBA) – the ‘TakeCare Badminton Open 2021’. The 14 players who signed up for the junior division of NMBA’s third event of the season are products of NMBA’s junior development programme and recent summer camp. It’s the first…

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Humans of Shuttle Time: Laurel Vagi – Papua New Guinea

The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. Laurel Vagi, Shuttle Time National Coordinator for Papua New Guinea (PNG), was drawn to the sport through her enthusiasm for sports such as rugby and tennis. She took a liking to badminton after becoming…

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TotalEnergies extends title sponsorship of BWF Major Championships until 2025

TotalEnergies and the Badminton World Federation (BWF) have announced the renewal of their partnership for another five years until 2025. TotalEnergies will continue to be the title sponsorship partner of BWF Major Championships including the BWF World Championships, BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals, and BWF Sudirman Cup Finals. “TotalEnergies is delighted to extend our…

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BWF LAUNCHES NEW BADMINTON4U APP

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has launched a brand-new mobile app offering fans a unique content and user experience designed to bring you the viewer closer to the action. Available in English and Simplified Chinese, the Badminton4U app appeals to a global audience and showcases the best badminton content from around the world, all in…

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Calling all young athletes and aspiring administrators – WAoS Scholarship Programme

The BWF in partnership with the World Academy of Sport (WAoS) have combined to offer yet another unique educational pathway opportunity for badminton athletes and aspiring administrators within the community. Member Associations and National Para Badminton Organisations are invited to submit applications for the following programmes for 2021: Bachelor of International Sport Management Degree (Application…

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