VICTOR Oceania Championships 2022 update – Individuals postponed; Juniors and Team events cancelled

Due to the ongoing uncertainties and complications surrounding the global COVID-19 pandemic, Badminton Oceania, in consultation with hosts Badminton North Harbour and the Badminton World Federation, are disappointed to announce that the VICTOR Oceania Championships 2022 (Individual events) have been postponed, while the Junior Individual and Mixed Team Championships, along with the Men’s and Women’s…

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Study: ‘The Melbourne Project’ highlights key findings to influence Para badminton growth

November 2018 was the start of a new era for Para badminton in Oceania. The inaugural Australia Para Badminton International and VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships in Geelong paved the way for the formation of development camps, enhanced coaching, communication and greater opportunities for Para badminton players across the region. So much so, that by…

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Badminton Oceania presents Serve-ing Pacific – new volunteer recognition programme

To celebrate the annual ‘International Volunteer Day’ (December 5), Badminton Oceania is delighted to announce a new initiative which highlights the hard work undertaken by volunteers across the Pacific. In the sports sector, volunteers are particularly key to the success of programmes and event activations, spanning across grass roots to elite level performance. Badminton Oceania’s…

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Humans of Shuttle Time: Kumon Tarawa, Fiji

The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. Kumon Tarawa doubles up on his involvement in Badminton, serving as Badminton Oceania’s Regional Development Officer and the Shuttle Time National Coordinator for Fiji. Reflecting upon his experiences, the community spirit and the opportunities…

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Putting her career first: Gronya all set for long European stint

Pictured: Gronya Somerville (Australia). Photo credit: Erika Sawauchi, Badminton Photo Last month, Gronya decided to put her badminton career first and leave ‘the most locked down city in the world’ – her hometown, Melbourne. Europe was calling, with opportunities to live, travel, train and compete in cities and countries which are currently celebrating more freedoms.…

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POTM: Inclusive #GymBad stamping out barriers with Shuttle Time in Papua New Guinea

Inclusive GymBad is Shuttle Time’s Project of the Month (POTM) for October 2021 Badminton Oceania (BOC) and Badminton Papua New Guinea (BPNG) have been collaborating to deliver the Inclusive GymBad programme, together with Oceania Gymnastics Union, Papua New Guinea Gymnastics Federation and Motivation Australia. Inclusive GymBad aims to remove or reduce the barriers experienced by…

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