Overcoming record-size tumour; Iakopo dedicates time and passion to growth of badminton in Tuvalu

Tuvalu Badminton Association’s President, Iakopo Molotii, discovered badminton in 2005 when he joined some of the islands expatriates to play badminton socially. He took a liking to the sport and quickly built up the foundations of Tuvalu Badminton, affirming their membership with Badminton Oceania in 2006, and attending the 2007 Pacific Games as both a…

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BWF and WAoS announce second intake after successful first batch of sport industry scholarship holders

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) in partnership with the World Academy of Sport (WAoS) have opened a new cycle of scholarships for WAoS’ and the University of London’s Postgraduate Certificate in International Sports Management. The programme provides unique opportunities for dual-career athletes who have chosen to pursue their education without giving up their elite sporting…

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Students showcase their talent at the sixth Annual College Tournament – Cook Islands

Secondary schools students from around Rarotonga came together to battle it out in the sixth Annual College Badminton Tournament on Friday 10 June at the National Sports Arena. The excellent initiative developed by Badminton Cook Islands enjoyed its sixth year in 2021, making a prominent revival following last year’s cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Northern Marianas gather excitement for Pacific Mini Games as they host free team tournament

The Northern Marianas Badminton Association (NMBA) hosted its first competition of the 2021 season last weekend, at the TSL Sports Complex. More than 50 players signed up to compete in the TanHoldings Badminton Team Tournament, which involed mixed teams comepting across all five disciplines. In an effort to attract new talent and celebrate the freedom to…

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New Caledonia’s Joel Nicole and Yann Hnaissilin awarded with ministerial medal for their services with badminton

Two administrators involved in New Caledonia’s badminton scene have been awarded with a ministerial award. The Medal of Youth, Sports and Associative commitment is a French civilian award which honours people who have distinguished themselves through commitment and service to sport, associations, youth movements and similar socio-educational activities. There are three grades of awards: holders…

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Solomon Islands utilise BWF Membership Grant to run first ever Easter tournament

The Solomon Islands National Badminton Federation have successfully completed their first ever Easter badminton tournament, with 23 players competing over the long weekend in April. A large percentage of participating individuals came from the Solomon Islands National University physical education students, along with players from surrounding districts, including Central Honiara (the capital) and White River.…

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YONEX-SUNRISE India Open 2021 Postponement

Tournament organisers Badminton Association of India (BAI) have postponed the YONEX-SUNRISE India Open – a Super 500 tournament on the HSBC BWF World Tour – scheduled for 11-16 May 2021. The decision was made in consultation and collaboration with local health authorities in Delhi and the Badminton World Federation. All attempts were made by organisers to…

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Cherish Reti imparts her umpiring wisdom on International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

Every year on April 6, the United Nations and International Olympic Committee celebrate International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. The day acknowledges sports ability to act as a vehicle for change in promoting development and peace. In 2021, it comes as no surprise that the theme is #OnlyTogether which focuses largely around the…

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Australia claim their qualification spot for the TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup 2021

Pictured: Australia winning the VICTOR Oceania Mixed Team Championships 2019 The VICTOR Oceania Championships 2021 was originally scheduled to take place in February 2021. However, the tournament was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The winning team from the Open Mixed Team Championships would have qualified for the TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup 2021, which rescheduled…

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Northern Marianas #ChooseToChallenge with the highest % of female Board Representatives

Pictured (left to right): Janelle Pangilinan, Shirley Kim, Merlie Tolentino and Cristy Villaflor – Norther Marianas Badminton Assoication Today (Monday 8 March 2021) is International Women’s Day, with this year’s theme being #ChooseToChallenge. The movement aims to bring awareness to our individual thoughts, actions and ability to choose, challenge and call out gender bias and…

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Pacific Games Champion and future Paralympian #ChooseToChallenge with Inclusive GymBad on International Women’s Day – PNG

Pictured (left to right): Linda Pulsan, Inclusive GymBad session, Nelly Leva Every year on March 8, the United Nations celebrates International Women’s Day. This year, the theme is #ChooseToChallenge – which aims to bring awareness to our individual thoughts, actions and ability to choose, challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all…

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Kiribati students upskill in Fiji, before returning home to deliver Shuttle Time

Badminton Oceania’s regional development officer, Kumon Tarawa, recently delivered Shuttle Time teacher training with 18 i-Kiribati students who are currently studying at The University of the South Pacific (USP), in Fiji, who were looking for ways to engage with both their student and local Kiribati communities in Fiji, before preparing to take their new skills…

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Pacific Games Gold medallists, Remi Rossi and Dgeniva Matauli, named as regional ambassadors for ‘i am badminton’ integrity campaign

Badminton Oceania, with the support of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) are pleased to announce Remi Rossi (Tahiti) and Dgeniva Matauli (New Caledonia) as the regional ambassadors for the ‘i am badminton’ integrity awareness campaign. Gold medallists in the men’s and women’s singles disciplines at the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games, Remi and Dgeniva are familiar…

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