New Zealand’s Sally Fu learns the challenges of independence in Osaka

As the badminton calendar heats up, several players from across the region are travelling around the world to compete. This week, New Zealand’s Sally Fu and Australia’s Daniel Fan are competing in the Osaka International Challenge 2019. Supported by the Badminton Oceania Player Development scholarship, New Zealand shuttler Sally Fu used her funding to gain…

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Tonga bring their Shuttle Time legacy to the YONEX North Harbour International 2019

The recent VICTOR Oceania Championships 2019 in Melbourne showcased the inspiring legacy from the Pacific Islands, with players from Tonga, the Cook Islands and Samoa who were introduced to badminton through the BWF Shuttle Time initiative which launched back in 2012. Many players in their junior teams took to the sport and went on to represent…

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From BWF Shuttle Time in the remote Pacific Islands to the international badminton stage

Compared to the other regions in the world, Oceania faces unique challenges due to the remoteness, distance between countries/continents and difficulty in accessing resources which creates several barriers to participation and challenges to our aspiring players. Many of the Pacific Islands face such challenges, which many other countries would take for granted, on a daily…

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