Boost for Badminton Against Myopia Project: Research shows positive impact of badminton on the visual organ

TEXT BY LLOYD GREEN, BADMINTON WORLD FEDERATION On Sunday, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and the National Badminton Federation of Russia (NBFR) revealed the results of its Badminton Against Myopia Project during a presentation at the BWF World Junior Championships in Kazan, Russia. The Badminton Against Myopia Project began in 2013 with the aim of…

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Badminton Oceania mourns the loss of Founder and Life Member, Heather Robson

Badminton Oceania is deeply saddened to advise that our Life Member, former President and founder of Badminton Oceania, Heather Robson, passed away Thursday 10 October 2019; age 91. Heather was pivotal in the creation and development of Badminton Oceania, celebrating tremendous success in her own playing career, including 19 New Zealand National titles and an…

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Top seeds from Australia and England stumble at the first hurdle in the Perth International 2019

Pictured: Georgina Bland, England / Photo credit @jbmedia_perth The Men’s and Women’s Singles draw at the Perth International 2019 opened the BWF Future Series event at Kingsway Indoor Stadium this morning. Australia’s national Champion, Jacob Schueler, managed to recover from his shaky start to survive the first round scare, while being gifted with a walkover…

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Queen’s Birthday honours – Badminton Oceania President, Geraldine Brown, awarded with an Order of Australia Medal

Photo Credit: Badminton Photo On Monday 10 June 2019, the Australian Governor-General announced the list of recipients for a variety of awards as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2019. The Badminton Oceania President, Geraldine Brown, was amongst the list and has been awarded with an Order of Australia Medal for her services to badminton.…

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AirBadminton – The New Outdoor Game is here!

Press Release: Badminton World Federation The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and HSBC jointly launched a new outdoor game, AirBadminton, and a new outdoor shuttlecock, the AirShuttle, at a global launch ceremony outside the Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China, on Monday 13 May 2019. AirBadminton is an ambitious new development project in partnership with HSBC, BWF’s…

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New Zealand’s Sally Fu learns the challenges of independence in Osaka

As the badminton calendar heats up, several players from across the region are travelling around the world to compete. This week, New Zealand’s Sally Fu and Australia’s Daniel Fan are competing in the Osaka International Challenge 2019. Supported by the Badminton Oceania Player Development scholarship, New Zealand shuttler Sally Fu used her funding to gain…

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