Melbourne-based Louisa Ma on the importance of maintaining human connection and mental health

Pictured: Louisa Ma, Australia. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo Australia’s aspiring Olympian, Louisa Ma, spent the latter half of 2019 travelling around the world, collecting qualification points for the Road to Tokyo 2020; breaking into the world’s top 100 for the first time in November 2019. However, the 25-year-old spent more than half of 2020 in…

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14 Member Associations from Oceania benefit from BWF Membership Grant Programme – ‘Bringing Badminton Back’

BWF MEDIA RELEASE | BADMINTON OCEANIA In October 2019, the BWF Council approved a new Membership Grants Programme for the period 2020-2024. The BWF Membership Grant Programme provides opportunities for Member Associations to access tailored support, to assist them in developing badminton in their country. Due to COVID-19, and current restrictions on international travel and…

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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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Pacific Mini Games postponed – new dates announced 17-25 June 2022

Pictured: Northern Marianas players at the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games CNMI2022 PACIFIC MINI GAMES PRESS RELEASE Following the hugely successful badminton event at the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games, badminton is one of six sports included in the Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games – which is part of our player development programme. Originally set to take…

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COVID-19 Protocols for DANISA Denmark Open 2020

BWF PRESS RELEASE The much-awaited DANISA Denmark Open 2020 begins tomorrow. It marks the return of competitive badminton after seven months. Badminton World Federation (BWF) and Badminton Denmark have published two key documents outlining relevant health and safety protocols in place during tournament week. COVID-19 Guidelines for DANISA Denmark Open Team Information on COVID-19 Protocols…

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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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