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Meet the man on a mission to make Tongans mad about badminton

A moment of fate completely changed Lauti Na’anuimotu’s sporting career and with it, the history of badminton in the Pacific.more

Cook Island Teachers Create a Racket Learning Badminton

Usually teachers are trying to keep the noise down, but that was not the case during Shuttle Time Teacher training in the Cook Islands recently. Fourteen Teachers from seven different schools around Rarotonga enjoyed the first day of their holidays participating in the Badminton World Federation Schools Badminton Programme.more

Two Medals for Tahiti's Remi Rossi

Remi Rossi representing French Polynesia (Tahiti) collected two silver medals; one in the Men's Singles, the other in the Men's Doubles with partner and a key driver in Tahiti Badminton; Leo Cucuel at the 2016 Oceania Championships played in Papeete, Tahiti.more

Oceania Championships 2016 in Review

The Oceania Championships followed the Tahiti Phone International Challenge in Papeete; playing 26-28 April

Four countries were represented: Australia, New Caledonia, New Zealand and French Polynesia (Tahiti).more

Tahiti Phone International Challenge in Review

The Tahiti Phone International tournament concluded Sunday evening after a week of challenging conditions with play being suspended for several hours on three separate occasions due to the weather conditions.

Badminton Oceania and Tahiti Badminton would like to thank all players and coaches for their understanding and manner in which you worked with us to enable the event to be completedmore

Tahiti Phone International Challenge 2016

The Tahiti Phone International Challenge 2016 is being played 21-24 April in Papeete.
One of the last events of the Olympic qualifying period it the tournament has attracted a large number of countries and a good quality field as players look to secure their spot for Riomore

Dr Judith Cousins Receives POWA Trophy

Dr Judith Cousins from Australia has been awarded the Oceania POWA (President Oceania Women Award)trophy for 2016

The Presidents Oceania Womens Award (POWA) honours the first Badminton Oceania President – Heather Robson and is awarded bi-annually to a person within the Oceania region who has who has contributed to the development and promotion of women’s (girls)badminton in a voluntary capacitymore

REVIEW - First day of Oceania Men’s and Women’s Team Championships, excitement within 5-0 results

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – The first day of Oceania Men’s and Women’s Team Championships at the X-TRM North Harbour Centre in Auckland was sometimes closer than the scoreboard suggests.more

NEWS - Australia edge New Zealand for Mixed Team gold

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Australia has won gold at the Oceania Mixed Team Championships after a 3-2 victory over New Zealand at the X-TRM North Harbour Centre in Auckland today.more

NEWS - Tahiti create history with bronze medal victory

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Tahiti have won bronze at the Oceania Mixed Team Championships in Auckland, New Zealand, today after a shock 5-0 win over New Caledonia at the X-TRM North Harbour Centre today.more

REVIEW - New Zealand, Australia wins set up gold medal clash

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Wins for Australia and New Zealand set up an all Trans-Tasman gold medal showdown in the Oceania Mixed Team Championships at the X-TRM North Harbour Centre in Auckland today.more

AUDIO - Australia eye New Zealand showdown - Bundgard

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Australia coach Lasse Bundgard says his team is ready for what tomorrow's Oceania Mixed Team Championship brings but admits his player's have New Zealand on their minds.more

AUDIO - First things first for Kiwis - Jensen

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - New Zealand coach Peter Jensen says his team is looking forward to facing Australia at tomorrow's Oceania Mixed Team Championship but is first focused on Tahiti.more

FULL REVIEW: Australia, New Zealand dominate Stage 2

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Australia and New Zealand stamped their authority on the Oceania Mixed Team Championships Stage 2 at the X-TRM North Harbour Centre in Auckland, after wins over Tahiti and New Caledonia today.more

REVIEW - New Caledonia, Tahiti advance to Stage 2

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Tahiti and New Caledonia have advanced to Stage 2 of the Oceania Mixed Team Championships at X-TRM North Harbour Centre in Auckland, New Zealand, after wins over Guam and Tonga today.more

FULL REVIEW: New Caledonia go top on day of firsts

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - New Caledonia sit top of the Oceania Mixed Team Championships after wins over Guam and arch-rivals Tahiti at the X-TRM North Harbour Centre in Auckland, New Zealand today.more

REVIEW - Tahiti, New Caledonia first up winners

Tahiti and New Caledonia were winners following their opening matches at the Oceania Mixed Team Championships at X-TRM North Harbour Centre in Auckland, New Zealand.more

Enthusiasm for Papua New Guinea Badminton says Oceania

Badminton is ready to blossom in Papua New Guinea according to Badminton Oceania Development Manager, Nadia Bleaken.more

PREVIEW: Oceania Mixed Team Championships

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - The Badminton Oceania, Oceania Mixed Team Championships begins at X-TRM North Harbour Centre in Auckland, New Zealand, on Tuesday 16 February, 2016, and features teams from six countries.more

Voices of the Athletes takes centrestage

Badminton Oceania completed the Pacific Players Development Camp with the Oceania National Olympic Committee's (ONOC) Voices of the Athletes programme in Northcote today.more

"Specificity vital for improvement" - Nadmimin

New Caledonia's Fabien Nadmimin can't wait for the action to start with the Oceania Mixed Team Championship poised to begin at X-TRM North Harbour Centre in Auckland, New Zealand, on Tuesday.more

Excellence for Life - Sarah Cowley

Former Kiwi Olympian Sarah Cowley had the room in thrall as she delivered the Excellence in Sport programme at Northcote today.more

"Our motivation is high" - Naaniumoto

Tonga's Lauti Naaniumoto can't wait for next week's Oceania Mixed Team Championships and Men's and Women's Team Championships.more

Rivalries set aside for now - Cucuel

Tahitian Badminton's Leo Cucuel says on court rivalries have been set aside at the Pacific Islands Players Camp.more

Hard work and belief the way forward for Oceania - Jensen

New Zealand coach Peter Jensen ran his expert eye over Badminton Oceania's Pacific Player Development Camp as it entered its second day on Sunday.more

"Oceania needs to work together" - Geraldine Brown

Badminton Oceania President Geraldine Brown took time to give her views on the Keeping One Step Ahead workshop, the Pacific Islands Player Camp, Women in Badminton and her hopes for the future of the game in the Oceania region.more

Excitement builds for Guam's Kremper

Guam Badminton player Michelle Kremper is excited to be involved with the Badminton Oceania-hosted Pacific Island Player Camp on Auckland's North Shore.more

AUDIO - Marianne Loh on Keeping One Step Ahead

Keeping One Step Ahead facilitator Marianne Loh shares her experience of the opening morning of the Badminton Oceania workshop in Auckland, New Zealand, held 13-14 February, 2016more

Keeping One Step Ahead creates opportunities

Julie Carrel believes the training of Badminton Oceania's administrators at Federation level is crucial to the future of the sport in the Pacific.more

Workshop, Pacific Island Player Camp start busy week

Badminton Oceania opened its Pacific Island Player Camp and the Keeping One Step Ahead management course at Badminton North Harbour today.more

Guam Features on Badminton Unlimited

This week's edition of Badminton Unlimited (108) features Guam National Badminton Federation, including their recent development visit by coach Ian Piencenaves and strides they are making with the BWF Shuttle Time Schools Badminton Program.more

Tahiti involved in New Zealand Junior Performance Camp

Last week four players and one coach from Tahiti took part in Badminton New Zealand's Junior High Performance Camp.more

Tahiti Event Details Released

Tahiti is hosting two tournaments back to back in April; The Tahiti Phone International Challenge is 21-24 April followed by the Oceania Individual Championships 26-28 Aprilmore

Oceania Team Championships - Draws Released

The draws for the Oceania Mixed, Men's and Women's Team Championships being played 16 - 20 February at North Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand have been releasedmore

Keeping One Step Ahead - Team Manager Workshop

Badminton Oceania is running a weekend workshop - 'Keeping One Step Ahead" - aimed at equipping both current and potential team managers, at all levels: national and international competitions. Register at

This workshop is open to any person from any Oceania country. Travel subsidies are available, accommodation and meals are providedmore

BWF Launches Shuttle Time Facebook Page

The Badminton World Federation's vision is to make badminton one of the world's most popular school sports.

Shuttle Time is a global programme and is delivered by many countries within Oceania to school and community groupsmore

Seasons Greetings

Seasons greetings to all from Oceania Badminton.

The Oceania Office will be closed from 4pm on Friday 18th December 2015 to Tuesday 05th January 2016.

We look forward to seeing you all in 2016.more

Oceania Represented at World Junior Championships

Oceania is represented by two countries; Australia and New Zealand at the BWF World Junior Championships being played in Lima, Peru

The Championships consist of a team event followed by individual eventsmore

Oceania Players take two titles in Sydney

Players from Australia won the Mixed Doubles at the Sydney International held recently.more

Three Internationals in two weeks completed

Three internationals have been completed in Oceania in the last two weeks. Starting with the Australian Junior International, followed by the Auckland International and finishing with the Maribyrnong International - it has been a busy fortnight for all concerned. There is still one to be completed, the Sydney International commences this week.more

Don Stockins Awarded Order of Merit

Don Stockins, from Australia, has been awarded an Order of Merit at the Commonwealth Games Federation General Assembly function held in Auckland on September 3rd, for services to Commonwealth sport and work on the Commonwealth Games Federation Sports Committeemore

Four Oceania Tournaments in September

Four international tournaments are being played in the Oceania Region in September: the Victor Australian Junior International, the Auckland International, the Victor Maribyrnong International and the Sydney Internationalmore

BWF Women in Badminton Award

Val Nesbitt from Victoria, Australia was awarded the "Women In Badminton Award" from the BWF at the gala dinner held in conjunction with the Badminton World Federation’s Annual General Meeting in Dongguan, China back in May, however has only just been presented with the award back home in Australiamore

Oceania Features in BWF Shuttle World 10

The latest edition of the BWF Shuttle World publication features Oceania several times: Val Nesbit who won the BWF Women in Badminton Award, The Equipment Donation project at The Star Australian Open and Yonex's support of the Cook Islands plus a photo of some of our delegates from the Gala Dinner at the BWF AGM in Dongguan, Chinamore

Badminton Unlimited Features Oceania

Badminton Unlimited 2015 episode 60 features the 2015 X-TRM Oceania Championships & Pacific Player Development Programmore

X-TRM Oceania Championships 2015 – Day 4: Guda, Chen Emerge Champions

Australia swept the X-TRM Oceania Championships winning all five titles on Sunday, with Daniel Guda and Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen annexing the singles.more

Gold Coast Wins Sudirman Cup 2017

The Badminton World Federation has awarded the BWF Sudirman Cup 2017 to the Gold Coast in Australia – extending the event to a third continent for the first time in its 25-year history.more

Val Nesbitt wins top Womens Award

On Saturday 15th February Badminton Oceania’s Women in Badminton (WIB) working group hosted and organised a dinner and celebrated the inaugural winner of the Oceania Badminton POWA (President of Oceania Women’s Award) awardmore

Former World #1 Players Confirm Entry for NZ Open

The SKYCITY New Zealand Badminton Open has scored a coup with two former world number one ranked players and a former world number three all confirming entry for the April 15 – 19 tournament at the North Shore Events Centre.more

Australians win 4 titles at Junior International

Ballarat Badminton also hosted the Australian Junior International a few days after the Oceania Championships. The event attracted players from Tahiti, Tonga, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and local Australian players. Daniel Guda [pictured] won two of the titles on offer in the singles and doubles.more

LIVE STREAMING: Oceania Championships

Friday 14 and Saturday 15 join us for Live internet Streaming of Quarter Finals, Semi-Finals and Finals of the Oceania Championhips.

Record Number of Oceania Entries

A record number of countries and team entries have been received for the Kumpoo Oceania Mixed Team Championships to be held in Ballarat, Australia next February.more

Referee's Course

Badminton Australia and Badminton Oceania invite participants on a Referee's course 13 & 14 February 2014.more

World Juniors: Tough First Day for Aussies

Australia suffered two 5-0 losses at the hands of Singapore and China on the opening day of the World Junior Championships in Thailand yesterday. However there were several close matches in both of the contests.more

KUMPOO sponsor Oceania Championships

Badminton Oceania are pleased to announce KUMPOO as the principal sponsor of the 2014 Oceania Championships. KUMPOO founded in 2001 and the head office is based in Japan.more

27th AGM Notification

Notice is hereby given that the 27th Annual General Meeting of Badminton Oceania will be held in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia on Friday 14 February 2014 at 10.00am during the Oceania Championships.more

Badminton granted AusAid funding

Badminton Australia in partnership with Oceania Badminton was successful in being selected to receive AusAid funding to deliver Badminton (Shuttletime) to the Pacific region it was announced by the Australian Minister for Sport, Melissa Parke.more

Aussie Win Four Circuit Titles

Last weekend was the last tournament on the Oceania Circuit New Caledonia International, with valuable world ranking points up for grabs. Michael Fowke from New Zealand is the only player in the region to have played in all six circuit events and the only Kiwi to win a circuit title. He wins the men's singles title for 2013 ahead of compatriot Joe Wu by 1930 points.more

Officials represent Oceania at World Event

Five Badminton Oceania Officials attended the recent Badminton World Federation World Mixed Team Championships (Sudirman Cup) hosted by Badminton Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. From Left to Right: Greg Busch (NZ), Greg Vellacott (Aus), Lynne Nixey (NZ), Kelly Hoare (Aus) and Gail Davison (Aus)more

Sudirman Cup: Aussie comfortably beat Kazakhstan

Australia will face the Philippines for third place in Group 3 at the Sudirman Cup after a comfortable 5-0 victory over Kazakhstan secured second spot in Group 3A last night.more

Sudirman Cup: Aussie defeat Switzerland

After a loss on Tuesday against Vietnam, Australia fought back on Wednesday night to defeat the top seeded Switzerland in group 3A at the Sudirman Cup. Australia had the tie won at 3-1 before Switzerland won the last match for a final tie score of 3-2.more

Sudirman Cup: NZ beaten by Ukraine

The Kiwis finished third in their pool after they were beaten 5-0 by the Ukraine, who topped the group, in their final group match at the Sudirman Cup, world mixed teams event yesterday.more

Sudirman Cup: Australia aim high despite loss

Vietnam beat Australia 4-1 as Renuga Veeran born and raised in Kuala Lumpur and her doubles partner Jacqueline Guan (pictured) did not manage to claim a point for Australia in either her mixed or women’s doubles matches.more

Sudirman Cup: NZ beat Turkey and Sri Lanka

New Zealand have won their second successive tie at the Sudirman Cup world mixed team badminton championships in Malaysia after a 3-2 win over Turkey last night.more

Oceania increase to two on BWF Council

Geraldine Brown and Nigel Skelt, two of Badminton Oceania key figures were elected for Badminton World Federation Council yesterday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysiamore

Badminton Family gathers for World AGM

The Badminton World Federation family today began proceedings towards its 74th Annual General Meeting today, with a well-attended Member’s Forum in Kuala Lumpur. Delegates from more than 150 of BWF’s 179 worldwide Member Associations are in the Malaysian capital for the weekend sessions which will also see the election of a new president and council.more

Players allowed two challenges

Players will have two challenges per match when the new instant review system comes into effect in the World Superseries tour at the Indonesia Open, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced today.more

Mexico lead charge for Australian Junior International

MEXICO has led the overseas charge into Ballarat for the Australian Junior Badminton International. Mexico will be one of six visiting countries joining Australia for competition at the Ken Kay Badminton Stadium for three days from tomorrow. This is a major event on the international under-19 badminton calendar, offering points for players striving to qualify for next year’s Youth Olympics.more

Tahiti teams show progress

Tahiti have two teams entered in the Oceania Junior Teams event which is being played in Papeete this week. Tahiti, the hosts are a very young and new Federation and after 3 years of development are challenging teams from New Zealand and Australia. Tahiti number 1, Remi Rossi showed just how close they are to not only winning games but matches.more

Oceania Under 19 Teams event starts today

Oceania Junior Championships starts today in Papeete, Tahiti. Teams from NZ, Australia, Tahiti and initially Cook Islands and Nauru. Matches start at 6pm tonight and results will be available online.more

European players win 4 titles at Tahiti International

Crowds flocked to the University of French Polynesia to watch the finals of the Air Tahiti Nui International with $15000 prize money yesterday. Canada, Thailand, France and Holland shared the prize money taking all five titles.more

Event Director battles to keep NZ Open

Julie Carrel is the classic little battler who decided to take action when someone else gave no as an answer. After the national badminton administration ducked for cover, Carrel took on the responsibility and financial strain of running this week's NZ Open at the North Shore Events centre.more

Robin Bryant awarded Life Membership

New Life Member of Badminton Oceania, Robin Bryant received the highest honour in Oceania for the years of volunteering for Badminton in the region.more

Annual Report highlights

Highlights and reviews of the past year in Oceania from all the members and Oceania. You can download our 2012 Annual Report below, click on more.more

Newstalk ZB Deaker on Sport spoke to Julie Carrel

Julie Carrel, Event Director of the SKYCITY New Zealand Badminton Open spoke with Murray Deaker [pictured] on Newstalk ZB’s Deaker on Sport segment yesterday afternoon.more

AYOF Oceania take on New Zealand

After taking in China first up, and gaining a win over Australia in the semis, Team Oceania took a lot of confidence into their final 7/8th playoff against New Zealand.more

Oceania Badminton features on Radio Australia Pacific

Oceania Badminton's Regional Development Manager, Nadia Bleaken spoke with Heather Jarvis and Jill Scanlon on Radio Australia Pacific's Sport Show today. Listen in to the interview...more

Nukunuku - Excellent Example of Grassroots Community Badminton

Who says badminton can’t be played outdoors? In Nukunuku they are doing a fine job… fantastic way for the public to see what is happening… the community enjoying themselves, having fun, being active and healthy, getting fit and learning new skills… and showing they are very competitive!!!more

Australia wins Superseries spot

Australia becomes the newcomer to host a Superseries event after the BWF announced the host countries for the next cycle of the BWF Superseries events during a press conference in Bangkok on Friday. The remaining hosts for the 2014-2017 cycle retained their spots from the previous cycle.more
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