Player Development programmes boosting confidence on the world stage

Raphael Deloy is one of New Zealand’s youngest representatives at this week’s YONEX Sydney International 2022. He was also among the youngest to compete and train at the Trans-Tasman Challenge 2022 last weekend, which was an initiative linked to Badminton Oceania’s Player Development programme. This morning, the 15-year-old had his first taste of international action…

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Trans-Tasman Challenge 2022: Australia dominate to secure victory of inaugural test match series

The Trans-Tasman Challenge 2022 brings together the top under-19s from Australia and New Zealand in a brand-new initiative linked to Tier 1 of Badminton Oceania’s Player Development programme. Following their 4-1 victory in this morning’s first test match, Australia walked into the second with confidence at BadmintonWorx Yennora, opening with the men’s singles. Men’s Singles…

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Trans-Tasman Challenge 2022: Australia take an early lead after first test match

The Trans-Tasman Challenge 2022 got underway this morning, becoming the first taste of international action since 2019 for more than half of the under-19 players from Australia and New Zealand. Competing at BadmintonWorx Yennora, the first test match started at 9.30 local time (AEST) and opened with a tense men’s doubles match. Men’s Doubles Australia’s…

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Meet Team Australia Under-19s about to compete at Trans-Tasman Challenge 2022

Over the first weekend of October, the top under-19 players from Australia and New Zealand will compete in the Trans-Tasman Challenge 2022. The new initiative is part of Badminton Oceania’s player development programme (Tier 1) and will see the players compete in three test matches on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October 2022. Australia will be fielding a…

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Two Pacific representatives among five from Oceania in BWF Line Judge 2023-2026 rotation

Pictured: Christy P. Villaflor (Northern Marianas, left) and Taurea Mara (Tahiti, right) Congratulations to the following BWF Line Judges for being appointed to the 2023-2026 rotation: Ravi Nandan (AUS) Karen Arnold (AUS) Christy P. Villaflor (MNP) Taurea Mara (TAH) Lok Yun Loi (AUS) From the list above, Ravi and Karen have been renewed for a…

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Pasifika Festival will bring badminton to Auckland’s Pasifika communities

This weekend, Badminton Oceania is partnering up with Counties Manukau Badminton Association and CLM Community Sport to deliver a Pasifika Festival. The fun-filled day aims to bring badminton to the forefront for Pasifika communities in Auckland and facilitate connections to the national body of their respective countries – our member associations. From 12 midday –…

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Paris 2024: Paralympic qualification regulations released

BWF MEDIA UPDATE The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Badminton World Federation (BWF) have published the qualification regulations for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. Here’s the summary of the qualification timeline: Athlete Eligibility For singles, athletes must have participated in their relevant event at a minimum of three designated qualifying tournaments counting towards the Race…

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