YONEX North Harbour International - Future Series
Waikato International - International Series
See the Events Page for full information on each event
The Pacific Sports Partnerships (PSP) is an Australian Government program funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) through the Australian Aid program.
Badminton Australia and Badminton Oceania were successful in their application to join phase 2 of PSP (2013-17), and have been supported to build the capacity of badminton federations in Tonga and Kiribati to conduct quality sport for development programs.
Our PSP goal is to ‘develop healthier and more inclusive communities through sport’ and objectives are to utilise the BWF Shuttle Time Schools Badminton Programme to:
PSP was managed by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) until their withdrawal in May 2015. DFAT have now engaged GHD as managing contractor of PSP. GHD has signed 2 year contracts with individual sports, and looking forward to planning PSP phase 3 post 2017.
Tonga: A Tool for Health and Wellbeing recently featured on BWF Shuttle Time website as 'Project of the Month' outlining the outcomes to date:
The Shuttle Time programme in Tonga has been closely monitored by TNBA, BO and Pacific Sports Partnerships staff. Findings conclude that badminton has had a positive impact on physical activity levels and health of children in Tonga. Outcomes include:
“Shuttle Time is an excellent programme that is fun for all ages, builds skills and provides easy access to physical activity with associated health benefits.”
Warwick Povey, Australian Sports Commission