BWF Membership Grant ensures Fiji under-19 Development Camp success

Fiji Badminton staged their third initiative from their BWF membership grant this month as a group of under-19 players benefitted from a development camp. The initiative was split between Suva (central division) and Lautoka (western division) – two key bases for regular Shuttle Time delivery in Fiji over the last few years; a popular progressive…

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Melbourne-based Louisa Ma on the importance of maintaining human connection and mental health

Pictured: Louisa Ma, Australia. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo Australia’s aspiring Olympian, Louisa Ma, spent the latter half of 2019 travelling around the world, collecting qualification points for the Road to Tokyo 2020; breaking into the world’s top 100 for the first time in November 2019. However, the 25-year-old spent more than half of 2020 in…

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14 Member Associations from Oceania benefit from BWF Membership Grant Programme – ‘Bringing Badminton Back’

BWF MEDIA RELEASE | BADMINTON OCEANIA In October 2019, the BWF Council approved a new Membership Grants Programme for the period 2020-2024. The BWF Membership Grant Programme provides opportunities for Member Associations to access tailored support, to assist them in developing badminton in their country. Due to COVID-19, and current restrictions on international travel and…

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Oliver Leydon-Davis: Self-reflection and control crucial for mental health

Photo credit: Badminton Photo New Zealand’s aspiring Olympian, Oliver Leydon-Davis was aiming for qualification at the Tokyo 2020 Games in the men’s doubles with Abhinav Manota and mixed doubles with Anona Pak. The year started out strong after winning the men’s doubles with Manota at the VICTOR Oceania Championships 2020 and climbing to his highest…

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Pacific Mini Games postponed – new dates announced 17-25 June 2022

Pictured: Northern Marianas players at the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games CNMI2022 PACIFIC MINI GAMES PRESS RELEASE Following the hugely successful badminton event at the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games, badminton is one of six sports included in the Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games – which is part of our player development programme. Originally set to take…

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A thank you to all the teachers who make badminton happen

Every year on 5th October, World Teacher’s Day is celebrated across the world to highlight the unique role that adults play in children’s lives. For Badminton Oceania, there are over 2500 Shuttle Time teachers and plenty more coaches who bring badminton into the lives of thousands more across the continent. Whether it is for grass…

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Olympic Day Inspiration: Tongoboo Beero aiming to become Kiribati’s first BWF Level 1 Coach

Pictured: Kiribati Badminton Federation’s Shuttle Time Co-Ordinator, Tongoboo Beero. Olympic Day commemorates the day that the International Olympic Committee was founded in 1894. The annual event is a celebration of sport, health, and ‘being the best you can be’, inviting everyone around the globe to be active and celebrate the Olympic values of Excellence, Respect…

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Slowly but steady: Badminton creeps back onto Oceania’s scene

The non-contact element of badminton became the sport’s biggest strength in 2020. As Oceania’s member countries slowly return to life after the countries announce themselves COVID19 free, or gaining greater control of the virus, small gatherings and low contact sports like badminton have been allowed to take place once again. Cook Islands Badminton Association were…

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BARFOOT & THOMPSON BWF World Junior Championships 2020 rescheduled to January 2021

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) today announced the new dates for the BARFOOT & THOMPSON BWF World Junior Championships 2020, which were scheduled to be held in Auckland, New Zealand in September this year. The rescheduled dates for the world event are 11-24 January 2021. Only those athletes eligible for the originally scheduled championships will…

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