Gender Equity Grant encouraging girls in the Solomon Islands to pick up a racket with BWF Shuttle Time

Pictured: Roseanne Ulunga (back row, fourth in from the left) with BWF Shuttle Time Workshop attendees and participants The Solomon Islands is a nation formed of hundreds of islands in the Pacific, with Papua New Guinea as it’s closest neighbouring country. Currently, a small community of people play badminton across the country, with only three…

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Team Tonga break the mold as three pairs make the Quarter-Finals – Samoa 2019 Pacific Game

Team Tonga are thriving in the Pacific badminton scene as their national federation grows stronger and their coaches become more competent. The Pacific Sports Partnership (PSP) also plays a significant role in Tonga’s development, helping to turn the BWF Shuttle Time initiative into a reality for many youngsters across the country, while supporting talented players…

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Youth Pastor, Televine Masefau: Using badminton to restore faith in her community’s next generation

Youth Pastor, Televine Masefau, of Samoa’s L.M.S. Pasefika Church is using badminton to restore faith in her community’s next generation. With the resources provided by BWF Shuttle Time, Televine is promoting health and wellbeing and helping children as young as five years find a new lease of life. Every week, she organises a schedule of…

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Tonga bring their Shuttle Time legacy to the YONEX North Harbour International 2019

The recent VICTOR Oceania Championships 2019 in Melbourne showcased the inspiring legacy from the Pacific Islands, with players from Tonga, the Cook Islands and Samoa who were introduced to badminton through the BWF Shuttle Time initiative which launched back in 2012. Many players in their junior teams took to the sport and went on to represent…

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From BWF Shuttle Time in the remote Pacific Islands to the international badminton stage

Compared to the other regions in the world, Oceania faces unique challenges due to the remoteness, distance between countries/continents and difficulty in accessing resources which creates several barriers to participation and challenges to our aspiring players. Many of the Pacific Islands face such challenges, which many other countries would take for granted, on a daily…

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