Youth Pastor, Televine Masefau: Using badminton to restore faith in her community’s next generation

Youth Pastor, Televine Masefau, of Samoa’s L.M.S. Pasefika Church is using badminton to restore faith in her community’s next generation. With the resources provided by BWF Shuttle Time, Televine is promoting health and wellbeing and helping children as young as five years find a new lease of life. Every week, she organises a schedule of…

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Top seeds dominate assert their dominance while tournament debutantes make their mark: Day one highlights – Samoa 2019 Pacific Games

Photo credit Games News Service – Therese Rivers Fiji, Tahiti and New Caledonia opened with a dominant performance on day one of the Mixed Team event. Check out all the highlights from day one at the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games badminton Mixed Team event. MORNING SESSION Tahiti and Fiji celebrated with a whitewash victory while…

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Wendy Chen prepares in Bangalore’s Sporting Excellence Centre as Oceania players get ready for the 2019 YONEX Canada Open.

Oceania’s reigning Women’s Singles champion has been preparing for an upcoming month of intense competition in India. Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen is looking to qualify for her second Olympics Games after competing in Rio 2016. The singles specialist is competing in the 2019 YONEX Canada Open and US Open over the next month and is balancing…

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Australia’s Caitlin Dransfield competes amongst the close-knit Para-Badminton community – Irish Para-Badminton Int’l ’19

Australia’s Caitlin Dransfield is currently competing in Ireland at the FZ Forza Irish Para-Badminton International 2019 as she aims to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games – the first time Para-Badminton will be played. The international Para-Badminton circuit comes with an added twist for Dransfield, as a smaller community of players on the elite…

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Samoa 2019 Pacific Games draws and seeds announced – Tahiti look to reprise their Oceania Championships defeat as first seeds

Seven teams will compete in the Mixed Team badminton event at the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games event from Monday 8 – Wednesday 10 July. Five months after the VICTOR Oceania Open Mixed Team Championships, where four out of these seven teams competed, the Pacific Islands unite for the prestigious quadrennial event. The teams have been…

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