Pacific Mini Games postponed – new dates announced 17-25 June 2022

Pictured: Northern Marianas players at the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games CNMI2022 PACIFIC MINI GAMES PRESS RELEASE Following the hugely successful badminton event at the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games, badminton is one of six sports included in the Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games – which is part of our player development programme. Originally set to take…

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A thank you to all the teachers who make badminton happen

Every year on 5th October, World Teacher’s Day is celebrated across the world to highlight the unique role that adults play in children’s lives. For Badminton Oceania, there are over 2500 Shuttle Time teachers and plenty more coaches who bring badminton into the lives of thousands more across the continent. Whether it is for grass…

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Cook Islands launch mid-week ladies sessions to cope with demand for badminton

Pictured: Liana Eggleton (left) and Lovelyn Gatchalien (right). Photo Credit: Cook Island News Cook Islands Badminton Federation continue to disrupt their nation’s sporting landscape with innovative ideas to improve badminton’s popularity across the country. Last month, their plans to adapt to the ‘new normal’ were celebrated as they managed to capitalise on the sports non-contact…

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Top players from Tahiti turn up for school holiday Shuttle Time activities

During the school holidays took place in early August, members of Tahiti’s national squad turned up to support the nation’s return to court, maximising the opportunity to get rackets into the hands of the next generation. Tahiti’s Louis Beaubois, Yohan Lemaire, Esther Tau and Melissa Mi You were among the assistants who delivered the sessions…

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Oversized shuttlecocks and Pacific Games champion assist Shuttle Time in Papua New Guinea

Badminton Papua New Guinea (PNG) continues to celebrate a successful partnership with Gymnastics as part of the Pacific Sports Partnership, a programme which is funded by the Australian Government. The self-proclaimed ‘GymBad’ partnership allows the sports to join forces and share resources to make more participants active through Shuttle Time and gymnastics activities, while having…

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Schools in Northern Marianas cast their eyes on AirBadminton

Text by Roselyn Monroyo, Northern Marianas Badminton Public School System Student Support Services Athletic Program director Nick Gross is considering adding AirBadminton to their roster of sports events for students. Launched last year by Badminton World Federation and HSBC, AirBadminton is played outdoors with modified rules and has been gaining popularity across the globe because…

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