From 2013-2020, Badminton Oceania was supported by the Australian Aid funded Pacific Sport Partnerships (PSP) to build the capacity of Badminton Federations in the Pacific to conduct quality sport for development programmes. The programme was funded by the Australian Government.
Badminton Australia and Badminton Oceania were successfully funded to build the capacity of badminton federations in Tonga and Papua New Guinea to conduct quality sport for development programmes, with a goal to develop healthier and more inclusive communities through sport. The objectives of these programmes were to:
- Increase levels of regular participation of Pacific Islanders, including people with disability, in quality sport activities.
- Improve health-related behaviours of Pacific Islanders which impact on NCD risk factors, focusing on increasing levels of physical activity.
- Improve attitudes towards and increased inclusion of people with disability in Pacific communities
PSP CASE STUDIES
Award-winning journalist and sports commentator, Aaron Kearney, ventured into Tonga to bring participant’s stories to life through fantastic news articles and pictures. Click on one of the articles below to see how the Pacific Sports Partnership brought joy to the islands through badminton:
- From pilot to performance: Tonga celebrating ninth year of Shuttle Time
- Meet the man on a mission to make Tongans mad about badminton
- Balloons and badminton smashing stigma in Fiji
- The good, the badminton and the unity
- Pioneering peti blossoming with badminton
- Tongans sporting success shining home and away
- Shuttlecock sceptic now making a badminton racket
- PSP report October 2018 data
These fantastic stories from Papua New Guinea inspired the international badminton community too: