BWF Membership Grant ensures Fiji under-19 Development Camp success

Fiji Badminton staged their third initiative from their BWF membership grant this month as a group of under-19 players benefitted from a development camp. The initiative was split between Suva (central division) and Lautoka (western division) – two key bases for regular Shuttle Time delivery in Fiji over the last few years; a popular progressive…

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Humans of Shuttle Time: Thomas Mereana-Ngauru – Cook Islands

Pictured: Thomas Mereana-Ngauru (left) distributing Shuttle Time equipment across the Cook Islands The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. Thomas Mereana-Ngauru, President and Shuttle Time National Coordinator for Badminton Cook Islands, first found badminton in New Zealand at his school during…

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Kento Momota tests positive for COVID-19; Team Japan withdraw from Asian leg of HSBC BWF World Tour

BWF MEDIA RELEASE Badminton World Federation (BWF) and Badminton Association of Thailand (BAT) can confirm that Japan’s men’s singles world No.1 Kento Momota has tested positive for COVID-19 after undergoing a mandatory PCR test at Narita Airport in Tokyo en route to Bangkok, Thailand earlier today. Nippon Badminton Association (NBA) has subsequently withdrawn all its…

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AirShuttle 2.0 now in production

A new, more durable AirShuttle with increased visibility will soon be on the market. BWF has been working with its manufacturing partners to further enhance the durability of the AirShuttle. This process has led to a recent breakthrough which has allowed us to not only dramatically improve the durability but also to introduce a neon…

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Badminton Oceania publish History Document

Badminton Oceania is excited to share the eagerly awaited History Document. Building on a year of research and previous documentation which highlights the moments from the last century which have shaped the organisation into what it is today. Formed on 21 May 1987, Badminton Oceania has celebrated extraordinary growth. From the original founding members (Roy…

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Notice of Special General Meeting

Notice is hereby given of a Special General Meeting of Badminton Oceania to be held via email response. Following the Executive Board Meeting held Thursday 15th October, amendments to the Badminton Oceania Constitution were accepted. Attached is a summary of the constitution changes along with an explanation of the rationale behind the changes. Proposed changes…

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Oliver Leydon-Davis: Self-reflection and control crucial for mental health

Photo credit: Badminton Photo New Zealand’s aspiring Olympian, Oliver Leydon-Davis was aiming for qualification at the Tokyo 2020 Games in the men’s doubles with Abhinav Manota and mixed doubles with Anona Pak. The year started out strong after winning the men’s doubles with Manota at the VICTOR Oceania Championships 2020 and climbing to his highest…

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BWF partner with WAoS to offer sports industry scholarships to dual career athletes and member association staff

Badminton World Federation has today announced a scholarship programme that will provide dual career athletes, who have chosen a joint educational and elite sporting life, and talent already employed within the badminton family, greater opportunities to learn new skills that can help them improve their career opportunities and in turn the communities around them. The…

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BWF confirms cancellation of World Junior Championships; VICTOR Oceania Championships 2021 postponed

BWF MEDIA RELEASE | BADMINTON OCEANIA UPDATE BARFOOT & THOMPSON BWF World Junior Championships 2020 BWF and the organisers of the BARFOOT & THOMPSON BWF World Junior Championships 2020 confirm today that the Championships, which was rescheduled for January 2021, have been cancelled. The ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and uncertainty around this, left BWF and Badminton…

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