The Oceania Tour returns in 2020, following a successful launch last year. The initiative is linked to the Badminton Oceania Player Development programme which is supported by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

The aim of the Oceania Tour 2020 is to both encourage players in the region to support Oceania events and to provide the highest performing players with some additional support to enable them to attend international events or training camps with the long term aim of representing their country at high level events like the BWF World Championships and Olympic Games.

“The introduction of the Oceania Tour 2019 is a great way to link our events in the region with our player development programme; being able to provide some additional support and opportunities to those players who consistently perform and are aiming to represent their country at the highest level.  We recognise that for players wanting to qualify for the top events there is a significant financial investment required; this initiative enables us to assist in a small way with these costs with the aim being to see more players from our region qualifying for these top events”.

– Secretary General of Badminton Oceania, Julie Carrel.