Badminton PNG and Special Olympics PNG sign Memorandum of Understanding

On Tuesday 28 June, Badminton Papua New Guinea signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Special Olympics Papua New Guinea as both parties aim to enhance the opportunities in badminton among players with intellectual disabilities. Our Coaching and Development Officer, Ian Bridge, recently joined the team from Badminton Papua New Guinea to assist with the…

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Technical Officials legacy at the Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games 2022

The Northern Marianas 2022 Pacific Mini Games provided the perfect opportunity to kickstart new pathways for aspiring technical officials. Across the week, seven experienced technical officials travelled to the remote island to officiate (referee, umpire and line judge) and to not only perform their official duties, but assist with the upskilling and assessments of local…

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Wallis and Futuna immersing themselves into the world of badminton opportunities

Pictured: Caroline Brial leading Shuttle Time sessions in Wallis and Futuna Badminton Oceania’s newest member association, Wallis and Futuna, will make their international debut next week at the Northern Marianas Pacific Games 2022. The association is diving into the deep end, immersing themselves in all the opportunities available to enhance badminton’s exposure in country. They…

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Kia Orana Values embedded into the player experience at the Oceania Masters in Paradise 2022

The Cook Islands pride themselves on the ‘Kia Orana values’, representing the essence of their people and islands, encompassing everything from the welcoming and generous hospitality to the kind and friendly attributes. Aspiring residents would even have to attend a workshop on the Kia Orana Values. The recent Oceania Masters in Paradise 2022 aimed to…

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Membership Grant injects enthusiasm into Kiribati

Between September and December 2021, the Kiribati Badminton Federation (KBF) made good use of the BWF Membership Grant to expand the reach of the sport. Its team of dedicated volunteers delivered these Shuttle Time and AirBadminton activities successfully: Three Shuttle Time Teacher Courses saw 48 primary and secondary school teachers educated. Shuttle Time Youth Leadership workshop saw 20 students/youths trained. Nineteen schools were engaged…

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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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