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 Competition

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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Meet Team Australia Under-19s about to compete at Trans-Tasman Challenge 2022

Over the first weekend of October, the top under-19 players from Australia and New Zealand will compete in the Trans-Tasman Challenge 2022. The new initiative is part of Badminton Oceania’s player development programme (Tier 1) and will see the players compete in three test matches on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October 2022. Australia will be fielding a…

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Dorna Longbut: Landed and ready for badminton competition

Growing up and living in Papua New Guinea, Dorna Longbut discovered badminton a few months ago, ahead of her debut at the VICTOR Oceana Para Badminton Championships 2022. “Back in the country, badminton is not a really popular sport apart from Rugby league,” Dorna shares after her practice session yesterday. Before her badminton journey, Dorna…

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Oceania Tour 2022 – Update

Earlier this year, Badminton Oceania announced the return of the Oceania Tour 2022. The initiative is linked to the Badminton Oceania Player Development programme (supported by the Badminton World Federation) and aims to encourage players to support Oceania events by offering the opportunity to win prize money to support future training or competition costs. Originally,…

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Save the date: North Harbour to host the VICTOR Oceania Championships 2023, 10-19 February

The VICTOR Oceania Championships 2023 will return to the Harcourts Cooper & Co North Harbour Badminton Centre from Friday 10 – Sunday 19 February 2023. North Harbour hosted the combined (Open and Junior, Individual and Mixed Team) Continental Championships eight years ago and the Mixed Team competition in 2016. The association was supposed to host…

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