Oceania Umpires prepare to ‘Get Back In The Chair’ in online workship

Since the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the tournament calendar, the ability to attend tournaments has been limited for Oceania’s players and Technical Officials alike. Many programmes and initiatives have adopted a digital footprint over the last two years – the multiple projects delivered by Badminton Oceania are no exception. Badminton Oceania’s Technical Official Committee (BOTOC), supported…

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New Zealand Men’s Team named as they accept qualification to TotalEnergies BWF Thomas Cup Finals 2022

In February 2022, the VICTOR Oceania Men’s and Women’s Team Championships were meant to take place in North Harbour, New Zealand, alongside the Open Individual Championships, Junior Individual and Mixed Team tournament. While the (Open) Individual tournament was able to be postponed and has moved to Melbourne (Australia) between 28 April – 1 May, the…

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Quarantine-free travel for Australian players at Oceania Masters in Paradise 2022; early bird extension until 15 April

Oceania Masters in Paradise 2022 delighted to welcome Australian players following border re-opening and quarantine-free travel announcement. Following the New Zealand Government and Cook Islands Government announcements this week, Badminton Oceania is delighted to extend the invite to Australian players to compete in the Oceania Masters in Paradise 2022. Until now, only players from New…

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Oceania Tour will commence in 2022

The Oceania Tour was first launched in 2019 – an initiative which is linked to the Badminton Oceania Player Development programme which is supported by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). With an aim to encourage players to support Oceania events and provide the highest performing players with additional support to enable them to attend international…

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Membership Grant Creates More Opportunities

To date, 104 Member Associations have received their first sums of money under the BWF Membership Grants Programme activated in 2021. Around US$520,000 have been distributed so far, out of a long-term project investment pool planned for 2020-2024. The programme provides opportunities for Member Associations to access tailored support, to assist them in developing badminton in their…

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Oceania perspectives on International Women’s Day 2022 #BreakTheBias

International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8 March, with this year’s theme being #BreakTheBias. Badminton Oceania aims to combat stereotypes and dismantling such discrimination by upholding a commitment to Gender Equity across all programme areas, whether it is on or off the filed: Executive Board, Staff, Technical Officials, Coaches, Administrators, Shuttle Time Trainers, Tutors…

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Kinivanagi Karo (Papua New Guinea) crowned Serve-ing Pacific March 2022 Winner

Congratulations to Badminton Oceania’s fourth Serve-ing Pacific winner, Kinivanagi Karo, from Papua New Guinea. He was nominated for excelling in INCLUSIVENESS – one of the five organizational values which Badminton Oceania embeds across all programme areas. Serve-ing Pacific is Badminton Oceania’s volunteer recognition scheme, acknowledging the hard work and commitment of volunteers across Oceania as…

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