Technical Officials legacy at the Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games 2022

The Northern Marianas 2022 Pacific Mini Games provided the perfect opportunity to kickstart new pathways for aspiring technical officials. Across the week, seven experienced technical officials travelled to the remote island to officiate (referee, umpire and line judge) and to not only perform their official duties, but assist with the upskilling and assessments of local…

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Humans of Shuttle Time: Sam Paterson, New Zealand

Pictured: Sam Paterson, Community Manager and National Shuttle Time Co Ordinator – 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. Sam Paterson, Badminton New Zealand’s Community Manager, talks about his journey into badminton and experiences of enhancing badminton opportunities for communities…

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Save the date: North Harbour to host the VICTOR Oceania Championships 2023, 10-19 February

The VICTOR Oceania Championships 2023 will return to the Harcourts Cooper & Co North Harbour Badminton Centre from Friday 10 – Sunday 19 February 2023. North Harbour hosted the combined (Open and Junior, Individual and Mixed Team) Continental Championships eight years ago and the Mixed Team competition in 2016. The association was supposed to host…

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Wallis and Futuna and Northern Marianas raise the roof; New Caledonia and Tahiti dominate on day two

Pictured: Leonard Manuel, Northern Marianas. Photo Credit: Michael Jornal Morning Session The home team (Northern Marianas) celebrated their first win this morning, with an empathic 5-0 victory over the Solomon Islands. In the men’s singles, Jeffery Kalia (Solomon Islands) showed glimpses of hope to take one match for the team, but Leonard Manuel proved too…

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