Humans of Shuttle Time: Laurel Vagi – Papua New Guinea

The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. Laurel Vagi, Shuttle Time National Coordinator for Papua New Guinea (PNG), was drawn to the sport through her enthusiasm for sports such as rugby and tennis. She took a liking to badminton after becoming…

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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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Calling all young athletes and aspiring administrators – WAoS Scholarship Programme

The BWF in partnership with the World Academy of Sport (WAoS) have combined to offer yet another unique educational pathway opportunity for badminton athletes and aspiring administrators within the community. Member Associations and National Para Badminton Organisations are invited to submit applications for the following programmes for 2021: Bachelor of International Sport Management Degree (Application…

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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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Badminton Oceania is delighted to welcome Wallis and Futuna as an associate member

Wallis and Futuna will become the seventeenth member of Badminton Oceania, alongside: Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia (associate member), New Zealand, Northern Marianas (associate member), Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tonga and Tuvalu. Like New Caledonia and Northern Marianas, Wallis and Futuna is an associate member, simply…

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A pinnacle appointment – Justin Zuo to retire as an umpire after Tokyo 2020

Pictured: Justin Zuo, New Zealand, umpiring at the Singapore Open 2017. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo “I am so glad that this Paralympic Games will be my retirement appointment. It’s not only a memorable event for me, but also an honorable recognition from Badminton Oceania” Reflective and grateful words from the Oceania Certificated Umpire, Justin Zuo,…

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BWF’S BADMINTON4U APP IS COMING SOON

BWF MEDIA UPDATE The Badminton World Federation can today reveal its first-ever mobile app Badminton4U will be hitting app stores soon. Offering fans a unique and ground-breaking destination to get closer to the badminton content they know and love, the exciting Badminton4U app is free to download and includes access to real-time match centre data…

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Women’s contingent end on a high as Team Australia bow out of Tokyo 2020

Pictured (left to right): Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen, Simon Leung/Gronya Somerville, Setyana Mapasa/Gronya Somerville. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo The Australian Olympic team managed to end their campaign on a high this week as both the women’s singles and doubles players/pairs won their final group stage matches. It was a tense four days of group stage action…

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