Ian Piencenaves upskilling players, coaches and Shuttle Time personnel in Guam and Northern Marianas

Badminton Asia Development Officer, Ian Gil Piencenaves, recently joined Northern Marianas Badminton Association (NMBA) to prepare their team for the upcoming Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games 2022, while conducting coaching workshops for members of their committee. The former player and BWF Level 2 badminton coach is collaborating with Badminton Oceania to assist with player development…

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Fiji’s Sristi Nadan: Competing to inspire the next generation

The VICTOR Oceania Championships 2022 will feature 97 players from four member associations: Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and Tahiti. The global COVID-19 pandemic has certainly created barriers for players to travel, meaning the draw is heavily dominated by Australian and New Zealand players. However, Sristi Nadan and Jared Chung will be representing Fiji with pride…

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Australia’s Women’s Team named for the TotalEnergies BWF Uber Cup Finals 2022

In February 2022, the VICTOR Oceania Men’s and Women’s Team Championships were meant to take place in North Harbour, New Zealand, alongside the Open Individual Championships, Junior Individual and Mixed Team tournament. While the (Open) Individual tournament was able to be postponed and has moved to Melbourne (Australia) between 28 April – 1 May, the team competitions were…

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New Zealand Men’s Team named as they accept qualification to TotalEnergies BWF Thomas Cup Finals 2022

In February 2022, the VICTOR Oceania Men’s and Women’s Team Championships were meant to take place in North Harbour, New Zealand, alongside the Open Individual Championships, Junior Individual and Mixed Team tournament. While the (Open) Individual tournament was able to be postponed and has moved to Melbourne (Australia) between 28 April – 1 May, the…

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Membership Grant Creates More Opportunities

To date, 104 Member Associations have received their first sums of money under the BWF Membership Grants Programme activated in 2021. Around US$520,000 have been distributed so far, out of a long-term project investment pool planned for 2020-2024. The programme provides opportunities for Member Associations to access tailored support, to assist them in developing badminton in their…

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Kinivanagi Karo (Papua New Guinea) crowned Serve-ing Pacific March 2022 Winner

Congratulations to Badminton Oceania’s fourth Serve-ing Pacific winner, Kinivanagi Karo, from Papua New Guinea. He was nominated for excelling in INCLUSIVENESS – one of the five organizational values which Badminton Oceania embeds across all programme areas. Serve-ing Pacific is Badminton Oceania’s volunteer recognition scheme, acknowledging the hard work and commitment of volunteers across Oceania as…

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Humans of Shuttle Time: Joseph Devenecia, Guam

Pictured: Joseph Devenecia (far right), Shuttle Time National Coordinator of Guam. The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. Joseph Devenecia, Shuttle Time National Coordinator of Guam, talks about his experiences with coaching and helping his community through badminton. Childhood Days I…

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AirBadminton introduced into a Pacific Island Resort

Over the last two years, Badminton has soared in popularity in the Cook Islands during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Cook Islands remain as one of the few countries in the world that have maintained their COVID-free status, which has allowed the non-contact sport to capitalise on their growth. With the quarantine-free travel bubble resuming…

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