Oceania Badminton

Oceania Badminton

Para-Badminton on the rise in Australia
With the inclusion of Para-badminton in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, the popularity is on the rise in the region.
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Samoa Badminton revival underway
The Badminton Oceania Auckland office and staff had an enjoyable week last week hosting Nynette Sass, President of Samoa Badminton.  Nynette has been leading the revival of badminton in Samoa and thanks to a 2016 Women in Badminton scholarship was able to spend time with the Badminton Oceania staff going over plans, programmes and BWF Shuttle Time training.
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New Zealand Ascendancy Continues in Team Event
Following on from their whitewash of the VICTOR Oceania Junior Championship finals, the New Zealand team have once again showed their ascendancy, this time in the Junior Team event, winning all 5 ties and dropping just one match.

The blemish in the otherwise perfect campaign comes courtesy of runner-up Australia, with Victoria He and Jodee Vega managing to secure a two-game win over New Zealand
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Favourites Make Strong Start in Team Event
New Zealand had a good day at the VICTOR Oceania Junior Team Championships, winning both of the day's ties 5-0, first against Fiji, and then New Caledonia 1, and will be looking to back up their dominance in the Individual event with a flawless performance in the team event as well.
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New Zealand, Australia Dominate Finals
If you held a mirror to the VICTOR Oceania Championships finals, you would see a perfect reflection of participants and results across the Junior and Senior event. In the Junior event, 8 of the 10 finalists were representing New Zealand, and New Zealand took the clean sweep, while in the Senior event, it was Australia who held 8 of the 10 places and had complete victory.
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VICTOR Oceania Championships Underway
It was a busy and long day at Salle Anewy in New Caledonia, as over 100 players took to the courts in the first day of the VICTOR Oceania Junior and Senior Championships. It was heartening to see players from every participating country find success in the junior event, setting up for an interesting day two.
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Clean Sweep for Australia in Casa Del Sole Noumea International
The Australian supremacy was on display last night at Salle Anewy in Noumea, as their players took out the title in every event at the Casa Del Sole Noumea International. With Australians holding 8 of the 10 finals berths, it was going to take something special to upset their party, and unfortunately, Kiwis Dylan Soedjasa and Susannah Leydon-Davis weren’t able to find the winning formula.
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Underdog Victories Set Up for Thrilling Finals
Unseeded underdogs have upset a number of seeds to claim places in the finals and set the stage for a thrilling afternoon of badminton in Noumea.
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Australian Dominance in Noumea Continues
In front of an enthusiastic crowd gathered at Salle Anewy, the Australians in the field continued the theme of yesterday to once again put on strong performances and claim most of the semi-final spots. The Aussie women are guaranteed a singles title with the seeds all progressing through as expected to create two all-Australian semi-finals.
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Aussie Shuttlers Start Strong at Noumea International
Australian shuttlers had the most success as the Casa Del Sole Noumea International got underway today at Salle Anewy in Noumea, putting on dominant displays in the singles and claiming a number of quarter-final berths.
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Positive Sports Coaching

OSFO have partnered with the Oceania Australia Foundation and Matt Scholes of Positive Sports Coaching to create a FREE 30 min online course that introduces Positive Sports Coaching.

This course teaches coaches how to raise the optimism, resilience and wellbeing of their athletes to enable them to reach their potential.

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OSFO Updates

2015 OSFO/ONOC GENERAL ASSEMBLIES, ASSOCIATED MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS - GRAND PACIFIC HOTEL, SUVA FIJI - APRIL 29th - MAY 3rd.

April 30th - UNESCO meeting 

May 1st - OSFO General Assembly 9-12

              - Sports marketplace all day

May 2nd - ONOC General Assembly all day

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