Pacific Games Gold medallists, Remi Rossi and Dgeniva Matauli, named as regional ambassadors for ‘i am badminton’ integrity campaign

Badminton Oceania, with the support of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) are pleased to announce Remi Rossi (Tahiti) and Dgeniva Matauli (New Caledonia) as the regional ambassadors for the ‘i am badminton’ integrity awareness campaign. Gold medallists in the men’s and women’s singles disciplines at the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games, Remi and Dgeniva are familiar…

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Australian Para Badminton Player, Duke Trench-Thiedeman, appointed to Badminton Oceania Athletes’ Commission

Pictured: Duke Trench-Thiedeman, Australia. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo Australia’s Duke Trench-Thiedeman has expressed his excitement on becoming the Para badminton representative on the Badminton Oceania’s Athletes’ Commission, helping to shape the future of Oceania’s events and initiatives for Para badminton players. Duke has competed in all Victorian, Australian and Oceania Championships since 2016, represented Australia…

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Humans of Shuttle Time: Brian Karo – Papua New Guinea

Pictured: Brian Karo, Papua New Guinea. Photo Credit: Vele Karo The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. Brian Karo, Shuttle Time National Coordinator of Papua New Guiena, recounts his badminton journey, since discovering it in the second grade: I was born and…

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BWF Membership Grant ensures Fiji under-19 Development Camp success

Fiji Badminton staged their third initiative from their BWF membership grant this month as a group of under-19 players benefitted from a development camp. The initiative was split between Suva (central division) and Lautoka (western division) – two key bases for regular Shuttle Time delivery in Fiji over the last few years; a popular progressive…

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Humans of Shuttle Time: Thomas Mereana-Ngauru – Cook Islands

Pictured: Thomas Mereana-Ngauru (left) distributing Shuttle Time equipment across the Cook Islands The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. Thomas Mereana-Ngauru, President and Shuttle Time National Coordinator for Badminton Cook Islands, first found badminton in New Zealand at his school during…

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BWF and Special Olympics International publish Global Development Strategy

BWF PRESS RELEASE Badminton World Federation (BWF) in collaboration with Special Olympics International (SOI) has published their Global Development Strategy to grow badminton and provide meaningful opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to be involved in all aspects of badminton. This follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in 2019 between the two organisations.…

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Melbourne-based Louisa Ma on the importance of maintaining human connection and mental health

Pictured: Louisa Ma, Australia. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo Australia’s aspiring Olympian, Louisa Ma, spent the latter half of 2019 travelling around the world, collecting qualification points for the Road to Tokyo 2020; breaking into the world’s top 100 for the first time in November 2019. However, the 25-year-old spent more than half of 2020 in…

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14 Member Associations from Oceania benefit from BWF Membership Grant Programme – ‘Bringing Badminton Back’

BWF MEDIA RELEASE | BADMINTON OCEANIA In October 2019, the BWF Council approved a new Membership Grants Programme for the period 2020-2024. The BWF Membership Grant Programme provides opportunities for Member Associations to access tailored support, to assist them in developing badminton in their country. Due to COVID-19, and current restrictions on international travel and…

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Notice of Special General Meeting

Notice is hereby given of a Special General Meeting of Badminton Oceania to be held via email response. Following the Executive Board Meeting held Thursday 15th October, amendments to the Badminton Oceania Constitution were accepted. Attached is a summary of the constitution changes along with an explanation of the rationale behind the changes. Proposed changes…

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Oliver Leydon-Davis: Self-reflection and control crucial for mental health

Photo credit: Badminton Photo New Zealand’s aspiring Olympian, Oliver Leydon-Davis was aiming for qualification at the Tokyo 2020 Games in the men’s doubles with Abhinav Manota and mixed doubles with Anona Pak. The year started out strong after winning the men’s doubles with Manota at the VICTOR Oceania Championships 2020 and climbing to his highest…

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