BWF Membership Grant assists Team Tahiti with expertise of French coach, Clement Gillot

In November 2020, the BWF announced the BWF Membership Grants Programme – a process which provides opportunities for Member Associations to access tailored support, to assist them in developing badminton in their country. The programme launched half a year after the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the world and was an incredibly useful tool in…

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Sandra Low (Guam) crowned January 2022 winner of Serve-ing Pacific

Pictured: Sandra Low (left) and Badminton Oceania’s Nadia Bleaken (right) Congratulations to Badminton Oceania’s second Serve-ing Pacific winner, Sandra Low, from Guam. She was nominated for excelling in LEADERSHIP – 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…

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VICTOR Oceania Championships 2022 update – Individuals postponed; Juniors and Team events cancelled

Due to the ongoing uncertainties and complications surrounding the global COVID-19 pandemic, Badminton Oceania, in consultation with hosts Badminton North Harbour and the Badminton World Federation, are disappointed to announce that the VICTOR Oceania Championships 2022 (Individual events) have been postponed, while the Junior Individual and Mixed Team Championships, along with the Men’s and Women’s…

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Study: ‘The Melbourne Project’ highlights key findings to influence Para badminton growth

November 2018 was the start of a new era for Para badminton in Oceania. The inaugural Australia Para Badminton International and VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships in Geelong paved the way for the formation of development camps, enhanced coaching, communication and greater opportunities for Para badminton players across the region. So much so, that by…

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Northern Marianas National Championships – Open and U19 round up

Pictured: Taka Borja (left) and Sophia Quintos (right), Under-19 singles champions in their respective divisions Open National Championships Round Up Joseph Torres and Janelle Pangilinan emerged victorious in their respective singles divisions of the 2021 CNMI Badminton National Championships that concluded on Saturday 11 December at the TSL Sports Complex. In the men’s singles, Torres…

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Going the extra mile: Callum Dunk taking Shuttle Time into rural South Australia

Pictured: Callum Dunk teaching Shuttle Time in Port Lincoln Four years ago, badminton was a foreign sport to Callum Dunk. Nowadays, he is a qualified BWF Level 1 coach, Shuttle Time Teacher and works as the Development Officer and Schools Coordinator for South Australia Badminton Association. Callum’s enthusiasm and experience in grassroots participations spans a…

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Tinomana Naea (Cook Islands) crowned first winner of Serve-ing Pacific – Badminton Oceania’s new volunteer recognition programme

Pictured: Tinomana Naea (back row in red) with Shuttle Time students Congratulations to the first Serve-ing Pacific winner, Tinomana Naea, from Cook Islands. He was nominated for excelling with ‘Inclusiveness’ – one of five organizational values which Badminton Oceania embeds across all programme areas. Tinomana is a committee member and Shuttle Time Tutor for Badminton…

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Badminton Oceania presents Serve-ing Pacific – new volunteer recognition programme

To celebrate the annual ‘International Volunteer Day’ (December 5), Badminton Oceania is delighted to announce a new initiative which highlights the hard work undertaken by volunteers across the Pacific. In the sports sector, volunteers are particularly key to the success of programmes and event activations, spanning across grass roots to elite level performance. Badminton Oceania’s…

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Humans of Shuttle Time: Kumon Tarawa, Fiji

The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. Kumon Tarawa doubles up on his involvement in Badminton, serving as Badminton Oceania’s Regional Development Officer and the Shuttle Time National Coordinator for Fiji. Reflecting upon his experiences, the community spirit and the opportunities…

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Putting her career first: Gronya all set for long European stint

Pictured: Gronya Somerville (Australia). Photo credit: Erika Sawauchi, Badminton Photo Last month, Gronya decided to put her badminton career first and leave ‘the most locked down city in the world’ – her hometown, Melbourne. Europe was calling, with opportunities to live, travel, train and compete in cities and countries which are currently celebrating more freedoms.…

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