Oceania Juniors To Experience International Badminton Through Development Opportunity

With the VICTOR Oceania Championships 2024 fast approaching, Badminton Oceania is again taking the opportunity to incorporate a youth development programme for the Pacific countries into this seven-day, two-tournament event, providing the youngsters with insights into the world of international badminton. The VICTOR Oceania Championships 2024 is a festival of badminton, showcasing an individual tournament,…

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Development Manager, Nadia Bleaken Says Farewell To 13 Years At Badminton Oceania

It is the end of an era for Badminton Oceania as Nadia moves on from her role as Development Manager as she has relocated to live in Hobart, Australia.  During her time with Badminton Oceania, Nadia has seen and been a part of significant changes within the organisation.   From initially moving the office from Wellington…

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Thailand Training Camp to Tournament Time

With support from the Badminton World Federation and Badminton Oceania, four players from Badminton Australia and four from Badminton New Zealand have recently attended a 10-day training camp at the Banthongyord Badminton School in Thailand. The training consisted of twice daily sessions alongside a number of international players including current men’s singles World Champion Kunlavut…

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TakeCare Badminton Interscholastic League 2023 kicks off in Northern Marianas

Pictured: Caleb Cui (right) and Aaron Zheng. Photo Credit: Leigh Gases Saipan International School will start its title defense in the TakeCare Badminton Interscholastic League against Kagman High School, as the 2022-2023 season of the Northern Marianas Badminton Association-sanctioned competition kicks off at the end of January in the Gilbert C. Ada Gymnasium. SIS won…

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Northern Marianas legacy transpires with first BWF international tournaments sanctioned in 2023

Pictured: Janelle Pangilinan and Jenine Savellano, Northern Marianas, competing at the 2022 Pacific Mini Games. Photo Credit: Michael Jornal Badminton Oceania and Northern Marianas Badminton Association (NMBA) are delighted to announce the addition of two new International Challenge tournaments to the BWF Calendar in 2023, taking place back-to-back in June.   Tournament Category Date Location…

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Oceania Tour 2022 winners announced

The Oceania Tour is an initiative linked to our player development programme which encourages players from Oceania to participate in international tournaments across the region, earn world ranking points and compete for prize money which will be used to support future international training and competition opportunities. The Oceania Tour 2022 awards $1,500 NZD for singles winners…

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Northern Marianas name national junior Team for Pacific U15 Junior Team Challenge

From left, Shaina Angelo Malonzo, Ruth Charmaine Bautista, Lina Tsukagoshi, Evan Seguritan, Justin Gragasin, and Jude Mallari show the letter from the Northern Marianas Badminton Association confirming their selection to the NMI Junior National Badminton Team. The Northern Marianas Badminton Association has selected six students to form the NMI Junior National Badminton Team that will…

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Player Development programmes boosting confidence on the world stage

Raphael Deloy is one of New Zealand’s youngest representatives at this week’s YONEX Sydney International 2022. He was also among the youngest to compete and train at the Trans-Tasman Challenge 2022 last weekend, which was an initiative linked to Badminton Oceania’s Player Development programme. This morning, the 15-year-old had his first taste of international action…

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Trans-Tasman Challenge 2022: Australia take an early lead after first test match

The Trans-Tasman Challenge 2022 got underway this morning, becoming the first taste of international action since 2019 for more than half of the under-19 players from Australia and New Zealand. Competing at BadmintonWorx Yennora, the first test match started at 9.30 local time (AEST) and opened with a tense men’s doubles match. Men’s Doubles Australia’s…

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