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Barred Players’ List as of 3 August 2009

The following players have been barred and not eligible to play in any BWF Sanction Tournamentsmore
Proud players and officials (Melesepa, Hilton and Ainsof) from the tournament showing off their brand new rackets.

Samoa Badminton holds Prize Giving for first National Juniors Tournament

Players, parents, members and friends of the Samoa Badminton Association gathered yesterday at the Apia Park Gymnasium to celebrate a momentous occasion, the end of its first National Juniors Tournament.more

Myth Badminton a 'wrist game'

Some badminton tips that will be sure to improve your game.more

World's Fastest Racquet Sport

Few people know it, but badminton is the world's fastest racquet sport. The shuttlecock, that missile of cork and goose feathers, can whip across the net as fast as 260 kilometres per hour. The best don't duck.more

FREE coaching

Coaching is currently FREE for members so sign up now.more

Start your own Badminton Club

If you are from the rural areas, have access to a large indoor facility and want to start your own Badminton Club, you could be eligible for FUNDING from the Samoa Badminton Association. We would be able to donate nets and rackets and also come in to mark out the courts using special tape. We would also be able to provide coaching and regular check-up visits. You will also get special funding from our mother body, Badminton Oceania for additional equipment and training.more

National Jrs Tournament : Day 2

Today concluded the singles tournament for the Boys and Girls Under 10 and Under 14 tournaments. As expected the games were tough and a test of skill and fitness. For the finals the kids played up to 21 points which made it more intense.more

In memory of Iko

A trust that offers hope to those who despair of living was the centre of a fundraising event last Saturday night.

The annual fundraising for the “Iko Memorial Trust” was held at the National University of Samoa.
The Iko Memorial Trust was established when a young man by the name of Alan Saitaeao (Iko) Pose, sadly took his life in September 2004.more
Eagerly waiting for their chance to hit the courts

National Jrs Tournament : Day 1

Day 1 of National Jrs Tournament was excellent with about 20 entries. The kids were divided into U10 and U14
divisions. Players ranged between 5 and 13 years of ages. Schools included Apia Primary, Samoa Primary, Vaimoso Primary, Vaiala Beach School, Robert Louise, Manumalo Primary, Falefitu Primary School, Vaimea Primary and Vaivase Primary.more

Happy 75th BWF

Dr Kang Young Jang
releases a congratulatory message to all its members '75 years on, we can look
back and celebrate our achievements and acknowledge those who have
contributed to the success of the sport.more
Kids Badminton

First Jrs Tournament coming soon ...

Samoa Badminton are now busy planning their upcoming Jrs Tournament. The tournament is scheduled for the 11th of July and will be held at the Apia Park Gymnasium.more

7 new Qualified Coaches complete training course in Samoa

After a tough two day training session the fruits of labour for 7 coaches were rewarded with the complete fulfillment of their coaching course. This included 6 coaches from Samoa and 1 from Fiji.more
Tony wears his

Samoa Badminton Farewells Tony

Samoa Badminton held a special farewell dinner for Tony at Yaught Club. Samoa Badminton showed their appreciation by presenting gifts for both Tony and Roneet. Tony expressed his thanks for helping organise the visit. He was able to accomplish all his goals plus more. Tony wishes Samoa Badminton the best for its development and said Badminton Oceania is always there to help.more

Badminton goes to Robert Louise Stevensons Primary

Another visit by Tony and Roneet this time to Robert Louise Stevensons Primarymore

Badminton goes to Samoa Primary

Another visit by Tony and Roneet this time to Samoa Primarymore

Badminton goes to Vaimoso Primary

Another day another visit. This time to Vaimoso Primary school. The badminton delegate consisted of Tony (Badminton Oceania), Roneet (Fiji Badminton), Pule (President, Samoa Badminton) and AJ (Secretary, Samoa Badminton).

They were greeted by the Mrs 'Ele'elesā Saio-Reti (Princeple) and were quickly put to work with the kids. PE teacher Andrew was there to assist with badminton program.more
Badminton Man

Day 1 - Coach Training

The first coach training session drop kicked off yesterday afternoon at 5.30 pm with 6 keen participants. The unfortunate late birds however, were disqualified. Each participant is required to be present throughout the full length of the course (3 hrs a day = 6 hrs). Originally a 7 hour course, Mr. Tony is squeezing it into the 6 hours he has available, so late comers were unacceptable.more
Badminton Man

Coach Training

For anyone interested we will be having a special coach training session to enable you to teach badminton to your peers, colleagues or kids. It’s a great one time offer and best of all its FREE. So don’t miss out on your chance of a lifetime. There are only a few spots available.

Training starts Tuesday 5.30pm sharp for 3 hours.more

We're online

Great news! We are online on Samoa Observer.more

Meeting with Badminton Oceania

Meeting was held with Tony of Badminton Oceania and Roneet of Fiji Badminton as well as Pule (President) and AJ (Secretary) Samoa Badminton Association.

The purpose of the meeting was discuss the future of Samoa Badminton and ways to tap in to available funding from badminton Oceania.more

Tony Visits Outter Islands

After Breakfast we headed for Apia Park to show Roneet the excellent facilities that Samoa has, we met the event’s organizers to discuss a possible Fiji v Samoa competition in the future.more

Badminton goes to Apia Primary

Apia Primary school received several packages of new badminton racquets and shuttles on Thursday, courtesy of Oceania Badminton Association.more

Subs are Due!

• Students and non-working people: $10
• All others: $50more

Oceania Development Officer for Badminton is here

Mr. Tony Maudaunt, Oceania’s Badminton Development Officer in the country for 10 days from June 8th to assist with Badminton in Samoa. Possible areas he will focus on include:
• Run a coaching course
• Meet with your NOC,
• Help with the Juniors,
• Visit some schools
• Have meeting with Samoa’s Development Officer
• Help develop badminton in Samoa
• Discuss Samoa playing in the Oceania Championships & Pacific games
He will be accompanied by Fiji’s Development Officer, Roneet Lal.more
Kids Badminton

Coming to a school near you

Samoa Badminton Association together with Mr. Tony Maudaunt, Oceania’s Badminton Development Officer will be making t heir way around to various schools in the new few weeks to promote Badminton.
6 years of age.more
Shuttlecock

Call for players

Samoa Badminton calls upon all current and ex-badminton players to join us every week on Tuesday and Wednesday for a refreshing game of Badminton. Presence will greatly boost Badminton development in Samoa.more
Badminton Man

Call for potential Coaches

Samoa Badminton Association in association with Oceania Badminton will be conducting certified Badminton Coaching courses in June. There are only 8 spots available so sign up today before you miss out. Contact AJ for more info and sign up.more

Call for Players, Referees, Line umpires, Admin Staff, etc

Attention all ex-national reps, players, referees, line umpires, admin staff, executive, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls.

We kindly call upon your assistance and support to help develop the game of badminton and produce quality athletes for upcoming Badminton events such as the Pacific Games, Commonwealth Youth Games, Thomas and Uber Cups, Samoa and Fiji Opens to name a few.more
Kids Badminton

Kids Badminton Sessions

Samoa Badminton Association (SBA) are having Kids Badminton Sessions every Saturday from 9am to 11am. It has only been two week since it started but already it is showing strong support from the public.


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