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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Australian parliamentarians visit Inclusive GymBad – PNG

On Tuesday 6 December 2022, six Australian parliamentarians visited Port Moresby to engage with and experience projects supported by the Australian Government. The contingent included an eclectic mix of influential leaders who represent a diverse portfolio of advocacy topics across sports, human rights, health and working with people with disabilities, including: Senator the Hon Sue…

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Northern Marianas legacy transpires with first BWF international tournaments sanctioned in 2023

Pictured: Janelle Pangilinan and Jenine Savellano, Northern Marianas, competing at the 2022 Pacific Mini Games. Photo Credit: Michael Jornal Badminton Oceania and Northern Marianas Badminton Association (NMBA) are delighted to announce the addition of two new International Challenge tournaments to the BWF Calendar in 2023, taking place back-to-back in June.   Tournament Category Date Location…

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Oceania Tour 2022 winners announced

The Oceania Tour is an initiative linked to our player development programme which encourages players from Oceania to participate in international tournaments across the region, earn world ranking points and compete for prize money which will be used to support future international training and competition opportunities. The Oceania Tour 2022 awards $1,500 NZD for singles winners…

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Olympic champions (Lee/Wang), Loh Kean Yew and Japan’s women’s doubles pairs knocked out – Quarterfinals #ABO22

Pictured: Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin (Chinese Taipei). Photo Credit: Badminton Photo, Erika Sawauchi The mixed doubles opened proceedings at the SATHIO GROUP Australian Badminton Open 2022 with three heated matches warming up the crowds. Noticeably, court three was attracting considerable attention as the new Indonesian pair Ferdinansyah/Widjaja caused the first upset of the quarterfinals…

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Retired BWF Umpire, Richard Bramley (NZL) presented with commemorative plaque from Badminton Oceania

Pictured (left to right): Loke Poh Wong and Geraldine Brown (Australia, BOC Executive Board Members), Richard Bramley (New Zealand, retired BWF Umpre), Peter Cocker (Australian, Badminton Oceania Technical Official Committee Chairperson), Julie Carrel and Lynne Nixey (Badminton Oceania staff) Richard Bramley (New Zealand) was presented with a commemorative plaque from Badminton Oceania to acknowledge his…

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TakeCare PSS Interscholastic Badminton League: SIS wins second consecutive title

Northern Marianas Badminton Media Update. Written by James Sablan Jr. SAIPAN International School bagged its second consecutive badminton title after winning three of five matches against Agape Christian School in the middle school division championship of the TakeCare Interscholastic Badminton League at the TSL Sports Complex on Saturday. It was a championship like no other as…

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