“I’ve come a long way since the last continental championships”, Celine Vinot is raring to go – VICTOR Oceania Championships 2020

For the first time, the VICTOR Oceania Championships will combine the able-bodied and the Para badminton Championships in the same venue, in the same week. Last year, we saw the benefits from Oceania’s players who attended the TOTAL BWF World Para Badminton Championships in Basel, Switzerland. Australia’s Luke Missen was delighted to see the likes…

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New courts, new country, new beginnings: Players from Papua New Guinea venture abroad to compete in their first VICTOR Oceania Championships

With the growing popularity of badminton in Papua New Guinea, yet only half marked badminton courts available to the aspiring players, the talent of Papua New Guinea’s Para badminton players could not go unnoticed as Badminton Oceania’s Coaching and Development Officer, Ian Bridge, and Regional Development Officer, Kini Karo, stepped in to lead a Para…

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BWF begins adoption of synthetic feather shuttlecock for long-term sustainability

Text credit: Badminton World Federation (BWF). Photo credit: Badminton Photo Badminton World Federation (BWF) has approved the use of synthetic feather shuttlecocks at BWF International sanctioned tournaments of all levels from 2021. Following this decision, BWF has made it possible for shuttlecock manufacturers to seek approval under the BWF Equipment Approval scheme for versions of…

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Badminton Australia Confirms New CEO

Pictured: Jamie Parsons. Photo and media release provided by Badminton Australia. Badminton Australia is delighted to announce the appointment of Jamie Parsons as its new Chief Executive Officer, commencing on Thursday 6 February 2020. Parsons comes to Badminton Australia with a diverse range of senior leadership experience across the Australian and international sporting landscape. Parsons…

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Identified at BWF Shuttle Time sessions, the next wave of Tonga’s Junior Players undertake a two-month intense training camp in China

Fifteen players, aged between 12-15 years old are currently taking part in a two-month intense training programme in the Hunan Province, China – organised by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Tonga as part of a project partnership with China International Sports Co.Ltd, All fifteen players were originally identified at various BWF Shuttle Time sessions…

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BWF Shuttle Time helps schools to extend sports curriculum in Aitutaki, Cook Islands

The Cook Islands are one of the many countries in the Pacific that are formed of multiple islands – another challenge faced by our Member Associations when promoting BWF Shuttle Time among their communities. Cook Islands Badminton recently extended their reach to Aitutaki, known locally as ‘a little paradise’, which is home to approximately 1800…

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HSBC BWF AirBadminton Community Project Unveiled

BWF PRESS RELEASE The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and HSBC jointly launched the AirBadminton Community Project at the Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China, earlier today. Following the successful launch of AirBadminton in Guangzhou in May, the BWF together with its Global Development Partner, HSBC, announced they are delivering a number of permanent AirBadminton courts on…

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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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Australia head into the VICTOR Oceania Men’s and Women’s Team Championships 2020 as first seeds

Pictured: Setyana Mapasa (left) and Gronya Somerville (right), Australia. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo From February 10-16 February, the VICTOR Oceania Championships will take over the Ken Kay Badminton Stadium in Ballarat, Australia. Combining the able-bodied and para badminton events in the same week, the able-bodied Championships will also see the Men’s and Women’s Team event…

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