Oceania represented at the BWF continental confederation assessors workshop

Pictured: David Turner and Kelly Hoare, Australian Umpires. Photo credit: Badminton Photo Earlier this month, two of Oceania’s Umpire Assessors joined like-minded individuals from across the globe to attend the BWF Umpire Assessors Workshop. The workshop was aimed at allowing all continents to maintain consistency when assessing – no matter where in the world they…

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Recently retired BWF Umpire, Susan Taylor, awarded President of Oceania Women Award (POWA)

The President of Oceania Women Award (POWA) honours the first Badminton Oceania President—Heather Robson. The trophy is awarded bi-annually and gives recognition to any person who has contributed significantly to the promotion, development and advancement of badminton for women throughout Oceania. Previous winners include Val Nesbitt (2013), Judith Cousins (2015) and Nynette Sass (2017). During…

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Meet Cherish and Joel Reti – the first umpires from Samoa to officiate at the VICTOR Oceania Championships 2020

Pictured: Cherish Reti, Samoa. Photo credit: Ballarat Badminton In January 2019, Badminton Oceania joined forces with Samoa Badminton Federation to run their first national technical official development course. With the excitement of the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games mounting at the time, Samoa seized the opportunity to train up their local workforce to support the Pacific…

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Oceania’s Technical Officials appointed with Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games positions

Photo credit: Badminton Photo Six of Oceania’s Technical Officials have been appointed with positions at next year’s prestigious Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Lynne Nixey – New Zealand – Deputy Referee Kelly Hoare – Australia – Umpire Trish Gubb – New Zealand – Umpire Shevaun Moody – Australia – Line…

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