BWF World Junior Championships: Tough results for Australia in Group E, while New Zealand qualify for 17-24 playoffs

Pictured: Jack Yu and Kaitlyn Ea, Australia. Photo credit: Badminton Photo On day two of the BWF World Junior Mixed Team Championships, New Zealand completed their group stage matches, while Australia continue to work their way through Group E. Chinese Taipei were quick to set the tone as they opened with a 21-15 21-4 win…

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Australia’s Anthony Joe working with top players and coaches at the European Centre of Excellence

Australian men’s singles specialist., Anthony Joe, is currently training with other international athletes in Denmark at the European Centre of Excellence. As part of the Badminton Oceania Player Development programme, the aspiring shuttler is attending the intensive training camp for the first time. The first camp consists of four weeks throughout July and August, before…

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Team Tonga break the mold as three pairs make the Quarter-Finals – Samoa 2019 Pacific Game

Team Tonga are thriving in the Pacific badminton scene as their national federation grows stronger and their coaches become more competent. The Pacific Sports Partnership (PSP) also plays a significant role in Tonga’s development, helping to turn the BWF Shuttle Time initiative into a reality for many youngsters across the country, while supporting talented players…

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New Zealand’s Sally Fu learns the challenges of independence in Osaka

As the badminton calendar heats up, several players from across the region are travelling around the world to compete. This week, New Zealand’s Sally Fu and Australia’s Daniel Fan are competing in the Osaka International Challenge 2019. Supported by the Badminton Oceania Player Development scholarship, New Zealand shuttler Sally Fu used her funding to gain…

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Tonga bring their Shuttle Time legacy to the YONEX North Harbour International 2019

The recent VICTOR Oceania Championships 2019 in Melbourne showcased the inspiring legacy from the Pacific Islands, with players from Tonga, the Cook Islands and Samoa who were introduced to badminton through the BWF Shuttle Time initiative which launched back in 2012. Many players in their junior teams took to the sport and went on to represent…

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From BWF Shuttle Time in the remote Pacific Islands to the international badminton stage

Compared to the other regions in the world, Oceania faces unique challenges due to the remoteness, distance between countries/continents and difficulty in accessing resources which creates several barriers to participation and challenges to our aspiring players. Many of the Pacific Islands face such challenges, which many other countries would take for granted, on a daily…

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