Gender Equity Grant encouraging girls in the Solomon Islands to pick up a racket with BWF Shuttle Time

Pictured: Roseanne Ulunga (back row, fourth in from the left) with BWF Shuttle Time Workshop attendees and participants The Solomon Islands is a nation formed of hundreds of islands in the Pacific, with Papua New Guinea as it’s closest neighbouring country. Currently, a small community of people play badminton across the country, with only three…

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Australia head into the VICTOR Oceania Men’s and Women’s Team Championships 2020 as first seeds

Pictured: Setyana Mapasa (left) and Gronya Somerville (right), Australia. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo From February 10-16 February, the VICTOR Oceania Championships will take over the Ken Kay Badminton Stadium in Ballarat, Australia. Combining the able-bodied and para badminton events in the same week, the able-bodied Championships will also see the Men’s and Women’s Team event…

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Australian Line Judge, Ravi Nandan, added to Technical Officials line up at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

The BWF Line Judge has worked at a number of events across the region, including the Australian Para-Badminton International Championships 2018, VICTOR Oceania Championships 2019, Samoa 2019 Pacific Games, Gold Coast 2017 Sudirman Cup and 2018 Commonwealth Games. This year, he branched out into the HSBC World Tour events, including at the the Macau Open…

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Agonising end for Abhinav Manota in marathon day of Men’s Singles – Scottish Open 2019

Pictured: Abhinav Manota, New Zealand. Photo Credit: Luis Veniegra Photography Players from Australia and New Zealand continue the tour of the United Kingdom, following last week’s AIG FZ Forza Irish Open 2019, the contingent are competing in this week’s Scottish Open 2019. The majority of Oceania’s players were competing in the Men’s Singles qualification rounds…

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Australia’s competing juniors knocked out on day four in Singapore, leaving Under 13 Shrey Dhand to fly the flag on day five’s quarterfinals

Pictured: Coach and players from Team Australia. Photo Credit: Badminton Australia On day four of the Singapore Youth International Series 2019, Australia’s competing players were knocked out in the third round of their respective disciplines and age groups. Both Timothy and Priska faced tough competition from Asian opponents, who secured a comfortable victory to progress…

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Two Australian Juniors survive day three at the Singapore Youth International Series 2019

Pictured: Shrey Dhand, Australia. Photo Credit: Badminton Australia As the competition reaches the midway point, two Australian Men’s Singles players survived another day in Singapore. Under 13 Men’s Singles player, Shrey Dhand, continued to defy his Asian opponents, defeating home player Ding Han Jin over three exhilarating games, ending 21-19 in the third game. Similarly,…

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Women’s Doubles Champions – Gronya Somerville and Setyana Mapasa win the YONEX – SUNRISE Nepal International Challenge 2019

Pictured: Setyana Mapasa (left) and Gronya Somerville (Australia). Photo Credit: @Gronyasomerville (Instagram) Australia’s National Champions and the reigning regional Champions, Gronya Somerville and Setyana Mapasa, celebrated a tremendous victory at the YONEX – SUNRISE Nepal International Challenge 2019. The first seeds did not succumb to the pressure, as the eased through the first round and…

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Convincing wins for Australia’s players in Nepal, while the Danes oust the Kiwis in Ireland

Pictured: Simon Leung and Mitchell Wheller, Australia. Photo Credit: Luis Veniegra Photography Simon Leung celebrated double success on day two of the YONEX-SUNRISE Nepal International Challenge. Looking to build his World Ranking in both the Men’s and Mixed Doubles competition, Leung paired up with Mitchell Wheller and Gronya Somerville to conjour two highly convincing wins…

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Three Oceania players remain in contention at the Hulic Daihatsu Japan Para-Badminton International 2019

Pictured: Corrie Robinson, New Zealand. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo Australia’s Caitlin Dransfield tasted more victory on day two at the Hulic Daihatsu Japan Para-Badminton International 2019. The SL4 player opened with a convincing win over her Ukranian opponent, with one more match remaining against the first seed in group A before the knockout stages commence.…

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