Badminton Oceania appoints Operations Assistant, Lachlan Greensill; Other staff changes at Badminton Oceania

Badminton Oceania welcomes Lachlan Greensill to the team as he undertakes the new role as Operations Assistant (full time). Lachlan is a recent graduate from Auckland University of Technology, majoring in Sports Management. Originally from Taranaki, he has grown up with a passion for racket sports, having spent plenty of time on a squash court…

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TakeCare Badminton Interscholastic League 2023 kicks off in Northern Marianas

Pictured: Caleb Cui (right) and Aaron Zheng. Photo Credit: Leigh Gases Saipan International School will start its title defense in the TakeCare Badminton Interscholastic League against Kagman High School, as the 2022-2023 season of the Northern Marianas Badminton Association-sanctioned competition kicks off at the end of January in the Gilbert C. Ada Gymnasium. SIS won…

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Badminton Oceania is recruiting – Communications and Marketing Manager (Full Time)

Badminton Oceania is one of five Continental Confederations working closely with the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to implement a wide range of development programmes and events in the Oceania Region in partnership with our 17 Member Countries. The Executive Board leads the organisation of 6 full-time and 1 part-time staff. This full-time Communications and Marketing…

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Humans of Shuttle Time: Joanne Christie, New Zealand

Pictured: Joanne Christie (center), Shuttle Time Tutor – Badminton New Zealand. The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. Joanne Christie, a Shuttle Time Tutor in New Zealand, talks about his journey into badminton and experiences of enhancing badminton opportunities for communities across…

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Behind the scenes with Danny Ten – Para badminton player and Inclusive GymBad leader

Meet Danny Ten, a Papua New Guinean national Para badminton athlete who is actively promoting disability inclusion through the sport of badminton. As a coach with Badminton Papua New Guinea (PNG), Danny helps to deliver the Inclusive GymBad program, supported by Team Up, which uses a modified version of badminton and gymnastics to help remove barriers…

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Inaugural Pacific Under 15 Invitation Team Challenge launching in February 2023

Badminton Oceania is delighted to announce a brand-new initiative for 2023, which will bring together the most aspiring Under 15 players from targeted Pacific Island Member Associations. The Pacific U15 Invitation Team Competition 2023 is linked to the Player Development programme and targets six countries to compete in a Mixed Team competition, including: Cook Islands,…

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BWF – World Academy of Sport ‘National Administrators Programme’ completed in Auckland

From Friday 8 – Monday 12 December 2022, 17 participants from 8 member associations joined Badminton Oceania staff in Auckland to take part in the National Administrators’ Programme – delivered by Nadia Bleaken (Badminton Oceania Development Manager) and John Shearer (BWF Head of Continental Development), in partnership with the World Academy of Sport (WAoS). Held…

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