Meet the winners from the YONEX Waikato International 2019

Players from around the world congregated in Hamilton, New Zealand, this week for the Badminton World Federation (BWF) International Series event – the YONEX Waikato International 2019. With a handful of players celebrating back-to-back finals, following on from last week’s YONEX North Harbour International in Auckland, Vietnamese men’s singles star and the young Chinese men’s…

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Simon Leung and Gronya Somerville fly the flag for Oceania! Semi-final results #YONEXWKO19

The finalists have been decided at the YONEX Waikato International 2019. A thrilling evening of badminton went down in the Eastlink Badminton Centre, Hamilton, as players competed in the semi-finals at the BWF International Series event. Mixed doubles Australia’s mixed doubles champions from the recent VICTOR Oceania Individual Championships were in a repeat of last…

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Tonga bring their Shuttle Time legacy to the YONEX North Harbour International 2019

The recent VICTOR Oceania Championships 2019 in Melbourne showcased the inspiring legacy from the Pacific Islands, with players from Tonga, the Cook Islands and Samoa who were introduced to badminton through the BWF Shuttle Time initiative which launched back in 2012. Many players in their junior teams took to the sport and went on to represent…

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From BWF Shuttle Time in the remote Pacific Islands to the international badminton stage

Compared to the other regions in the world, Oceania faces unique challenges due to the remoteness, distance between countries/continents and difficulty in accessing resources which creates several barriers to participation and challenges to our aspiring players. Many of the Pacific Islands face such challenges, which many other countries would take for granted, on a daily…

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