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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A thank you to all the teachers who make badminton happen

Every year on 5th October, World Teacher’s Day is celebrated across the world to highlight the unique role that adults play in children’s lives. For Badminton Oceania, there are over 2500 Shuttle Time teachers and plenty more coaches who bring badminton into the lives of thousands more across the continent. Whether it is for grass…

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BWF holds virtual press conference on resumption of circuit

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) today held a virtual press conference on confirmation of the Asian leg of the badminton tournament calendar. BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer, BWF Deputy President Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul and BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund answered a range of questions during BWF’s first such virtual interaction with world media. BWF’s enthusiasm in…

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Cook Islands serves badminton across the generations and prepares for National Island Games

Cook Islands badminton have long had to compete with the nation’s most popular contact sports such as netball, soccer, and rugby. However, when COVID-19 bought a temporary stop to contact sports, badminton became even more attractive as Shuttle Time sessions became oversubscribed. With parents. Quickly adapting to the new ‘ways of working’, the Cook Islands…

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Top players from Tahiti turn up for school holiday Shuttle Time activities

During the school holidays took place in early August, members of Tahiti’s national squad turned up to support the nation’s return to court, maximising the opportunity to get rackets into the hands of the next generation. Tahiti’s Louis Beaubois, Yohan Lemaire, Esther Tau and Melissa Mi You were among the assistants who delivered the sessions…

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International Youth Day: Junior players Lata and Mele enriching lives in Tongan communities

Pictured: Lata ‘Isitolo (left) and Mele Ingird (right) competing at the VICTOR Oceania Championships 2020 On Wednesday 12 August 2020, the United Nations are celebrating International Youth Day: International Youth Day gives an opportunity to celebrate and mainstream young peoples’ voices, actions and initiatives, as well as their meaningful, universal and equitable engagement The theme…

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