MEET THE TEAM

JULIE CARREL

CEO / SECRETARY GENERAL

julie@badmintonoceania.org

Julie is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organisation to deliver the strategic plan outcomes. Additionally, she is currently over-seeing regional events and gender equity areas alongside fulfilling her role as a BWF Accredited Referee in numerous tournaments around the world.

NADIA BLEAKEN

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

nadia@badmintonoceania.org

Nadia is responsible for overseeing the delivery of BWF Shuttle Time, the Australian Government funded Pacific Sports Partnerships, growing the workforce and increasing participation. Additionally, Nadia looks after Membership and Capacity – growing our membership and their capacity through training, shared best practice, developing opportunities etc.

ROBBIE THACKHAM

COACHING AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

robbie@badmintonoceania.org

Robbie is responsible for overseeing the Badminton Oceania Player Development programmes and BWF Coach Education across the region. He also works with Ian, below, to implement Para-Badminton development and is a qualified BWF Coach Level 1 and Level 2 Tutor.

LYNNE NIXEY

ADMINISTRATION MANAGER (PT)

lynne@badmintonoceania.org

Administration Manager is there to provide back-up to everyone and ensure that when they are doing anything, they have the tools available to complete the task.  This can range from travel bookings to stationery purchases to equipment requirements.  In addition I look after the day-to-day accounts of the organisation and prepare the end-of-year accounts for audit.

TOM LEONARD

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

tom@badmintonoceania.org

Tom manages the communications elements of the organisation, including website, social media, press, e-newsletters and design. He works with member associations, hosts and stakeholders to create and implement communication plans for BWF grade 3 events in the region and oversees the live-streaming.

IAN BRIDGE

COACHING AND DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (PT)

ian@badmintonoceania.org

Ian assists with the coach education, player development and para badminton related projects. This includes delivering Para-badminton development programmes, BWF Level 1 Coach Courses, Player Development programmes and engaging with numerous member associations and key stakeholders.

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ALEX DENG

COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT

admin@badmintonoceania.org

Alex assists the Communication Manager and wider team with various administrative tasks, contributing towards the development of Badminton Oceania’s communications channels and our members communication capabilities. This includes research tasks, website development, social media monitoring and the creation of news stories among a continent which continues to celebrate the growth of badminton.

KUM ON TARAWA

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (PT) – FIJI

kumon@badmintonoceania.org

Kum On is responsible for coordinating and developing the BWF Shuttle Time programme within his region, while assisting with the governance structures and promotions of local activations. His work helps to build capacities in coaching, administration, officiating and managing events locally.

Laurel

LAUREL VAGI

ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT (PT) – PNG

png-admin@badmintonoceania.org

Working alongside Badminton Papua New Guinea, BOC’s Development Manager and Development Officer – PNG, Laurel will establish and implement administrative procedures and protocols to facilitate good governance and management practises relevant to numerous key programme areas such as Shuttle Time, Para badminton coach education and tournaments.