Sandra Low (Guam) crowned January 2022 winner of Serve-ing Pacific

Pictured: Sandra Low (left) and Badminton Oceania’s Nadia Bleaken (right) Congratulations to Badminton Oceania’s second Serve-ing Pacific winner, Sandra Low, from Guam. She was nominated for excelling in LEADERSHIP – one of the five organizational values which Badminton Oceania embeds across all programme areas. Serve-ing Pacific is Badminton Oceania’s volunteer recognition scheme, acknowledging the hard…

Details

Rachel Māia’s message to the Inclusive GymBad – “Use your loudest possible positive voice”

Is the word ‘inclusion’ fit for purpose? In a workshop delivered to Team Up’s Inclusive GymBad team in Papua New Guinea, guest speaker Rachel Māia argued that long term goal of inclusion is to remove that very word from our vocabulary. The inspirational New Zealand climber shared her story with a team of leaders from…

Details

Going the extra mile: Callum Dunk taking Shuttle Time into rural South Australia

Pictured: Callum Dunk teaching Shuttle Time in Port Lincoln Four years ago, badminton was a foreign sport to Callum Dunk. Nowadays, he is a qualified BWF Level 1 coach, Shuttle Time Teacher and works as the Development Officer and Schools Coordinator for South Australia Badminton Association. Callum’s enthusiasm and experience in grassroots participations spans a…

Details

Tinomana Naea (Cook Islands) crowned first winner of Serve-ing Pacific – Badminton Oceania’s new volunteer recognition programme

Pictured: Tinomana Naea (back row in red) with Shuttle Time students Congratulations to the first Serve-ing Pacific winner, Tinomana Naea, from Cook Islands. He was nominated for excelling with ‘Inclusiveness’ – one of five organizational values which Badminton Oceania embeds across all programme areas. Tinomana is a committee member and Shuttle Time Tutor for Badminton…

Details

Badminton Oceania presents Serve-ing Pacific – new volunteer recognition programme

To celebrate the annual ‘International Volunteer Day’ (December 5), Badminton Oceania is delighted to announce a new initiative which highlights the hard work undertaken by volunteers across the Pacific. In the sports sector, volunteers are particularly key to the success of programmes and event activations, spanning across grass roots to elite level performance. Badminton Oceania’s…

Details

Humans of Shuttle Time: Erin Walklate, Australia

Pictured: Erin Walklate (far left) leading a Shuttle Time programme in Melbourne Sport and Aquatics Centre Beijing 2008 Olympian, Erin Walklate from Australia, features in this month’s Humans of Shuttle Time series, presenting the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. Erin Walklate, Shuttle Time Tutor from Australia and former international…

Details

Humans of Shuttle Time: Kumon Tarawa, Fiji

The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. Kumon Tarawa doubles up on his involvement in Badminton, serving as Badminton Oceania’s Regional Development Officer and the Shuttle Time National Coordinator for Fiji. Reflecting upon his experiences, the community spirit and the opportunities…

Details

POTM: Inclusive #GymBad stamping out barriers with Shuttle Time in Papua New Guinea

Inclusive GymBad is Shuttle Time’s Project of the Month (POTM) for October 2021 Badminton Oceania (BOC) and Badminton Papua New Guinea (BPNG) have been collaborating to deliver the Inclusive GymBad programme, together with Oceania Gymnastics Union, Papua New Guinea Gymnastics Federation and Motivation Australia. Inclusive GymBad aims to remove or reduce the barriers experienced by…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details

Humans of Shuttle Time: Christy Villaflor – Northern Marianas

The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. Christy Villaflor, Shuttle Time National Coordinator for Northern Marianas Badminton Association, talks about her journey with badminton which started in the Philippines. After starting to play in a gym, she took her new passion…

Details

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…

Details

Humans of Shuttle Time: Leo Cucuel – Tahiti

Pictured: Leo Cucuel (front row, middle), Tahiti Badminton Federation The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. Leo Cucuel, Shuttle Time National Coordinator for Tahiti Badminton Federation, talks about his journey with badminton. He’s represented his country at previous Thomas Cup Finals,…

Details

Northern Marianas Badminton partner with summer sports camp to enhance a sporting legacy

Northern Marianas Badminton Association (NMBA) are relishing the opportunities to play badminton after they were allowed to return to the courts earlier this year. In June, they hosted the first tournament of 2021 (the TanHoldings Badminton Team Tournament) in an effort to raise awareness and increase excitement for the Northern Marianas 2022 Pacific Mini Games, …

Details