Badminton Oceania (BOC) is the governing body of badminton in Oceania. It is one of five continental bodies under the flag of the Badminton World Federation (BWF).
Badminton Oceania was formed in 1987 with Heather Robson (NZL) appointed as President and Roy Ward (AUS) appointed as Secretary/Treasurer; with Australia and New Zealand the founder members. Today there are 16 member countries.
New Zealand was one of nine founder members of the International Badminton Federation (IBF), now called the Badminton World Federation (BWF), in 1934. Australia became the 11th member of the IBF in 1936.
Badminton Oceania’s office is located in Auckland, New Zealand. We currently have four full-time staff based in the Auckland office and five part-time staff based in Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
Oceania is a diverse Confederation of 22 National Olympic Committees covering many millions of square kilometres. Flight times from East to West are in excess of 18 hours from North to South nearly 10 hours. Our largest country; Australia, has 25 million population, our smallest , Norfolk Island, has 1,700 population. Oceania is one of the largest confederations by area but the smallest in terms of population.