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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Inclusive GymBad leader, Nellie Leva, set for Expo 2020 in Dubai

Sportswomen from Team Up programs across the Pacific will showcase the positive impact of sport during a week of activities at Expo 2020 Dubai. Team Up is the Australian Government’s sport for development program in the Asia-Pacific, comprising more than 30 partnerships across the Asia-Pacific that are working towards three outcomes: Attract and retain women,…

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VICTOR Oceania Championships 2022 – Open Individuals only – all set for Melbourne, 28 April – 1 May

Earlier this year, it was announced that most of the events in the VICTOR Oceania Championships (set to be hosted by North Harbour in New Zealand) were cancelled, including the Open Men’s and Women’s Team, Junior Mixed Team and Junior Individual tournaments, due to New Zealand’s COVID-19 related border restrictions. However, the Open Individual tournament…

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Guam and Northern Marianas collaborate with Invitational Tournament and Exhibition match

Pictured: U17 Men’s Doubles winners Jin Chung and Chen Yang with Sandra Low (right) Photo credit: Guam National Badminton Federation  From 11-13 February 2022, teams from Guam and Northern Marianas (Team NMI) reunited for the first time since before the global pandemic began, to compete in the 2022 Guam Badminton Invitational Tournament. The invitational event…

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Duke Trench-Thiedeman nominated for position on the Para Badminton Athletes’ Commission 2022-2025

Pictured: Duke Trench-Thiedeman, competing at the BWF Para Badminton World Championships 2019. Photo credit: Badminton Photo Duke Trench-Thiedeman is Badminton Oceania’s Para Badminton Players Advisor, advocating for the development of Para badminton across the continent. The Australian wheelchair player is a popular figure among Oceania’s Para badminton scene, having competed in the last (and only)…

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Four international tournaments return to Oceania’s calendar in last quarter of 2022 – Bendigo, Sydney, Manawatu, and North Harbour

Pictured: Oliver Leydon-Davis and Anona Pak, New Zealand, competing at the Sydney International 2019. Photo credit: Luis Veniegra Photography Badminton Oceania (BOC) is delighted to bring international badminton back to the continent in the last quarter of 2022, following two years of frustrating tournament cancellations due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the associated tight…

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