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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Latest BWF tournament updates – October 2021

BWF MEDIA UPDATE Further to September’s announcement detailing updates to the BWF Tournament Calendar 2021, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) can confirm that the Singapore Junior International Series 2021 and Vietnam International Series 2021 is now cancelled. In addition, the Indonesia International Challenge 2021 has been postponed. These cancellations and postponement of events have been…

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Northern Marianas features junior competition in the TakeCare Badminton Open

TakeCare Insurance Company Inc. marked its inaugural sponsorship of a sports tournament with Northern Marianas Badminton Association (NMBA) – the ‘TakeCare Badminton Open 2021’. The 14 players who signed up for the junior division of NMBA’s third event of the season are products of NMBA’s junior development programme and recent summer camp. It’s the first…

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TotalEnergies extends title sponsorship of BWF Major Championships until 2025

TotalEnergies and the Badminton World Federation (BWF) have announced the renewal of their partnership for another five years until 2025. TotalEnergies will continue to be the title sponsorship partner of BWF Major Championships including the BWF World Championships, BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals, and BWF Sudirman Cup Finals. “TotalEnergies is delighted to extend our…

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BWF LAUNCHES NEW BADMINTON4U APP

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has launched a brand-new mobile app offering fans a unique content and user experience designed to bring you the viewer closer to the action. Available in English and Simplified Chinese, the Badminton4U app appeals to a global audience and showcases the best badminton content from around the world, all in…

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A Paralympic debrief – Grant Manzoney and Caitlin Dransfield

Pictured: Grant Manzoney (left) and Caitlin Dransfield (right), Australia. Photo Credit: Craig Burgess, Badminton Photo Australia’s Para badminton debutants, Grant Manzoney and Caitlin Dransfield, shared their thoughts and favourite moments from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Additionally, the pair now hold the beacon for the future of Para badminton in Australia in Oceania. Listen to…

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Caitlin Dransfield continues to push for change

Pictured: Caitlin Dransfield, Australia. Photo credit: Craig Burgess, Badminton Photo Caitlin Dransfield believes she is in a unique position to advance the cause of the disabled. Earlier this month, she represented Australia in women’s singles SL 4 discipline at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. However, her association with disability goes beyond just being a Para badminton…

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Latest BWF tournament updates – September 2021

BWF MEDIA UPDATE Further to August’s announcement detailing updates to the BWF Tournament Calendar 2021, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) can confirm the Syed Modi India international 2021 is now cancelled. Tournament organisers Badminton Association of India (BAI) made the decision in consultation and collaboration with local government authorities and the BWF. The BWF regrets…

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Badminton boosting internal culture with Air New Zealand

Badminton has soared in popularity in the Cook Islands over the last two years. Particularly as the non-contact sport identified opportunities to capitalise on the COVID-19 lockdowns and guidelines that restricted the country’s prevalent contact sports (rugby and soccer) in early 2020. Shuttle Time (a grassroots badminton initiative) and player development remain at the core…

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Historic night in Tokyo as first-ever Para badminton gold medallists crowned at the Paralympic Games

Pictured (left to right): Dheva Anrimusthi, Cheah Lieh Hou and Suryo Nugroho. Photo Credit: Parabadmintonphoto/BWF Cheah Liek Hou of Malaysia has the distinction of being the first-ever Para badminton gold medallist at the Paralympic Games after a clinical performance in the men’s singles SU5 final against Indonesia’s Dheva Anrimusthi in Tokyo on Saturday. Cheah Liek…

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