Oliver and Anona named in the New Zealand Team for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Pictured: Oliver Leydon-Davis and Anona Pak (New Zealand) competing at the VICTOR Oceania Championships 2022 (finishing as runners up) Badminton athletes Oliver Leydon-Davis and Anona Pak have been named to the New Zealand Team for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The duo are New Zealand’s number one mixed doubles pairing, having been competing together domestically…

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Membership Grant injects enthusiasm into Kiribati

Between September and December 2021, the Kiribati Badminton Federation (KBF) made good use of the BWF Membership Grant to expand the reach of the sport. Its team of dedicated volunteers delivered these Shuttle Time and AirBadminton activities successfully: Three Shuttle Time Teacher Courses saw 48 primary and secondary school teachers educated. Shuttle Time Youth Leadership workshop saw 20 students/youths trained. Nineteen schools were engaged…

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Ian Piencenaves upskilling players, coaches and Shuttle Time personnel in Guam and Northern Marianas

Badminton Asia Development Officer, Ian Gil Piencenaves, recently joined Northern Marianas Badminton Association (NMBA) to prepare their team for the upcoming Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games 2022, while conducting coaching workshops for members of their committee. The former player and BWF Level 2 badminton coach is collaborating with Badminton Oceania to assist with player development…

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Humans of Shuttle Time: Saintly Alesi Molotii, Tuvalu

Pictured: Saintly Alesi Molotii The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. This month, they caught up with Saintly Alesi Molotii (Shuttle Time National Coordinator of Tuvalu) to discuss her experiences with coaching, helping the community through badminton and its impact. I…

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Australia receive prestigious BWF award

Pictured: Badminton Australia CEO, Jamie Parsons, with Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul (BWF) and Poul-Erik Hoyer (BWF). Photo Credit: Erika Sawauchi Australia received the Badminton World Federation (BWF) award for excellence for Promotion of Badminton at the 2022 BWF Annual General Meeting held in Bangkok Thailand last night. The awards are designed to showcase excellence and promote…

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Badminton in a position of strength

Pictured: BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer and BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund The Badminton World Federation (BWF) conducted its 83rd BWF Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday evening 7 May 2022. It was a historic first hybrid AGM with 132 Member Associations attending either in person in Bangkok, Thailand or tuning in virtually. The Membership voted…

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Olympic qualification regulations for Paris 2024

BWF MEDIA ALERT The Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) qualification regulations for Paris 2024 have been approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Race to Paris Olympic Qualification Period begins in 12 months’ time on 1 May 2023. Qualification will run until 28 April 2024 with the Race to Paris ranking lists as of 30…

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