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PERODUA Malaysia Masters 2019: Australia’s Gronya Sommerville and Setyana Mapasa lose a close battle

The HSBC BWF World Tour Super 500 event takes place from 15 – 20 January 2019 at Kuala Lumpur Sports City in Malaysia and we saw the doubles pairing of Gronya Somerville and Setyana Mapasa from Australia competing in the women's doubles event...more

VICTOR Oceania Mixed Team Championships 2019 - draws and schedules announced

The draws and schedule for the VICTOR Oceania Mixed Team Championships 2019 (Open and Junior) has been approved by the Badminton World Federation and is now available to view...more

Badminton Oceania is pleased to announce the OCEANIA TOUR 2019

The OCEANIA TOUR 2019 is a new initiative linked to the Badminton Oceania Player Development programme which is supported by the Badminton World Federation (BWF)...more

VICTOR Oceania Mixed Team Championships 2019 seedings announced – Junior and Open

From 11-17 February 2019, the VICTOR Oceania Championships 2019 will take place at the Melbourne Sport and Aquatic Centre, starting with the individual event (11-14 February) before the team competition takes place (15-17 February).

The seedings for the team event are now available...more

Badminton Australia are recruiting a National Team Head Coach

Badminton Australia is seeking a dynamic and self-motivated individual with a proven record in achieving results at international badminton tournaments. The National Head Coach is expected to have the experience and expertise in leading a world-class badminton high performance program and to excel in communication with a base of players, coaches, the organization...more

Record number of entries for the VICTOR Oceania Championships 2019

In February, players from around Oceania will congregate in Melbourne to compete in the prestigious event. For the first time, Oceania will see ten countries competing across the Open and Junior individual and team events...more

Christmas competition - terms and conditions.

Our Facebook Christmas competition is now live. Find us on to enter.

Read more for the terms and conditions...more

Badminton Oceania to launch a new Athletes' Commission in 2019

At the recent Badminton Oceania Executive Board meeting the establishment of an Athletes Commission was approved.

The Athletes’ Commission is a consultative body which aims to represent the needs and views of athletes to the Badminton Oceania Executive Board and Committees to both increase their participation and improve performance at all levels...more

Re-live the action from the 2018 Para-Badminton events in Geelong!

All of the footage from the Australia Para-Badminton International 2018 and the VICTOR Oceania Para-Badminton Championships 2018 is now available to watch. During the events, the live-streaming footage was provided by OVO and now archived footage is available to watch on their website...more

Australia’s Richard Davis and Grant Manzoney storm to victory in Geelong

Australia’s Richard Davis and Grant Manzoney storm to victory in Geelong. The final day of competition in Geelong has come to an end following two days of exhilarating badminton. Players from across Oceania have been competing at Leisuretime Centre in Geelong, Victoria, in one of the last para-badminton tournaments of the year in this region...more

Caitlin and Corrie go the distance at the VICTOR Oceania Para-Badminton Championships 2018

Australia’s Caitlin Dransfield and New Zealand’s Corrie Keith Robinson are celebrating success in both Singles and Mixed Doubles, while Luke Missen takes home the Gold medal in the Short Stature event...more

Day one round up at the VICTOR Oceania Para-Badminton Championships 2018

The wheelchair classifications have been in action throughout the afternoon at the VICTOR Oceania Para-Badminton Championships 2018 - Men’s Singles 1 and 2 classification and a combined Men’s Doubles 1 and 2 event...more

We welcome Iosefo Rakesa from Fiji, competing in his first ever para-badminton tournament!

A big badminton welcome to Iosefo Rakesa from Fiji – competing in his first ever para-badminton tournament! Training for badminton in Fiji would be an ‘interesting’ experience for most seasoned players. The population of the beautiful island typically enjoys playing badminton outdoors, which means playing in difficult windy conditions...more

The VICTOR Oceania Para-Badminton Championships 2018 begin

Players from around the region will spend the next two days competing at the VICTOR Oceania Para-Badminton Championships 2018, with representatives from Australia, New Zealand and Fiji...more

All the action from finals day at the Australian Para-Badminton International 2018

From 10am this morning, the athletes have been playing for the top spot on the podium...more

A smashing afternoon – day three at the Australian Para-Badminton International 2018

It’s been a tense atmosphere in the stadium as the elimination rounds of the Australian Para-Badminton International 2018 take place. With the draw narrowed right down to the semi-finals, spectators and players have witnessed fist-pumps, dives, net calls and smashes galore...more

Quarter-finals action at the Australian Para-Badminton International 2018.

The mixed doubles SL3 – SU5 opened day three at Leisuretime Centre in Geelong, Victoria with the first seeds from Japan, Toshiaki Suenaga and Akiko Sugino, maintaining their consistency with a 21-16 21-12 win over teammates, Tetsuo Ura and Noriko Ito...more

Three-game thrillers & exhilarating doubles action from the Australian Para-Badminton International

The afternoon was full of three-game thrillers and top seeded players who ensured they lived up to their seedings...more

The top seeds dominate day two at the Australian Para-Badminton International 2018

As the preliminary rounds of the competition come to an end, the morning of day two at the competition was dominated by the top seeds...more

Day one at the Australian Para-Badminton International 2018

Day one at the Australian Para-Badminton International 2018 has come to a close as over 100 athletes compete in the penultimate competition for the region...more

The Australian Para-Badminton International begins!

The Australian Para-Badminton International 2018 started at 9.30am local time at Leisuretime Centre in Geelong, Victoria. In the opening round, we saw the first seeds in the Mixed Doubles SL3 – SU5 classification, Toshiaki Suenaga and Akiko Sugino live up to their seeding...more

Animals, Vegemite & didgeridoos - The Australian Para-Badminton International 2018 Opening Ceremony

Following two days of practice sessions for the athletes, the players were treated to a traditional Australian evening to kick off the event at Leisuretime Centre in Geelong, Australia...more

Australia Para-Badminton International 2018 - Preview

The penultimate Para-Badminton event of the year for the region continues to build excitement as the players have arrived in Geelong to acclimatise, while final preparations are being made for the official opening ceremony of the Australian Para-Badminton International 2018. The ceremony will bring together ‘all things Australian’ to welcome all players down under in traditional style...more


It was a tough day for the remaining Oceania players at the LI-NING BWF World Junior Championships, with some fierce competition and close results as the event refines down to the later rounds and quarter-finals...more

Job Vacancy: Participation Coordinator - Badminton Australia - Full-Time

This is a newly created full time position reporting to the High Performance & Program Manager, and will be located in Melbourne, Australia.

Applications close on 21st November!more


It's been a tough day for our juniors in Canada. With many players facing some of the top seeds in the competition! Zecily Fung of Australia manages to power through to round three and more mixed action will take place on day three...more

LI-NING BWF World Junior Championships 2018 – Mixed Doubles – Day 1 Update

On day 1 of the LI-NING BWF World Junior Championships in Canada, we saw mixed success in the men’s and women’s singles events throughout the morning and Oceania’s mixed doubles pairings have been in action throughout the afternoon...more

Zecily Fung is the first Oceania player on court at the LI-NING BWF World Junior Championships 2018.

On Monday 12 November (local time in Markham, Canada) the LI-NING BWF World Junior Championships 2018 begin as the future stars of badminton compete on the big stage.

Oceania sees a number of athletes competing from both Australia and New Zealand this year...more


It was mixed emotions on day 4 as we saw both our teams, New Zealand and Australia, take to the court to compete for final overall standings between 33-40.more


New Zealand and Australia returned to the court on day 3 of the LI-NING BWF World Junior Championships 2018 as they compete for overall standings between 33-40...more

Badminton Oceania appoints new Communications and Events Manager

Badminton Oceania welcomes Tom Leonard to the team, undertaking the role as Communications and Events Manager. Tom joins the team from the UK, with a background in sports studies, marketing and mass participation events.more


Our two competing countries, New Zealand and Australia competed against each other in the Play Off stages at the Li-Ning BWF World Junior Championships in Canada.

New Zealand came out winners in the tightly contested match; read on for the full match report...more


Australia is one of two teams from Oceania competing in the LI-NING BWF World Junior Championships in Markham, Canada

The team comprises of 8 players; check out their profiles as published by Badminton Australiamore


New Zealand is one of two teams from Oceania competing in the LI-NING BWF World Junior Championships in Markham, Canada

The team comprises of 8 players and 2 coaches: check out their profilesmore

New Resource for Officials

The Badminton World Federation has released a new resource for Umpiresmore

BWF Sanctioned Para-Badminton Events in Geelong, Australia

Badminton Oceania are pleased to announce, in partnership with Badminton Australia the first ever BWF sanctioned para-badminton events to be held in the Oceania region: the Australia Para-Badminton International followed by the VICTOR Oceania Para-badminton Championships, both being played in Geelong, Victoria 20-27 November 2018more

NEW POSITIONS - Regional Development Officers

We are now recruiting two Regional Development Officers; one based in Fiji and one based in Papua New Guinea to develop, co-ordinate and manage the BWF Shuttle Time and development programme both within the country where the successful candidate is based and in other Pacific Island countriesmore

New Position - Communications and Events Manager

Badminton Oceania is seeking a Communications and Events Manager; a full-time position to work from head-office in Auckland, New Zealand

This is a newly created position and offers the successful candidate a lot of scope to grow and develop these areasmore

Sydney International 2018

A BWF Level 3 International Series event - prize-money USD10,000more

Yonex South Australia International 2018

A BWF level 3 International Challenge Event - USD25,000 prize-moneymore

Nynette Sass Wins Women in Badminton Award

Nynette Sass from Samoa was awarded the POWA (President of Oceania Women's Award) at the Oceania Annual General Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand in May 2018

Pictured - Nynette receiving the award from Badminton Oceania President - Geraldine Brown who is also the Chair of the BWF Women in Badminton Commissionmore

BOC Executive Board Elected

The Badminton Oceania Executive Board for the next two years was confirmed at the Annual General Meeting in May, Bangkok, Thailand

Geraldine Brown (AUS) and Nigel Skelt (NZ) were both re-elected unopposed respectively as President Deputy President

Pictured - Attendees at the AGMmore

Australian Junior International 2018 - entries are now open

Entries are now being accepted for the Australian Junior International tournament being played in Perth, Western Australia 13-16 September

Preceding it will be the Asia Pacific Team Championships (un-sanctioned), a five match format team eventmore

Straight-up Wins for Finals at the VICTOR Oceania Championships 2018.

While “straight-game wins” was the overall theme of the Finals, picking a winner was not all that straight-forward. Read on for a glimpse of the last matches of the VICTOR Oceania Championships 2018 in Hamilton, New Zealand last weekend.more

Australia’s Double Take: VICTOR Oceania Team Champions qualify for the BWF Thomas and Uber Cup 2018

After an epic final tie at the VICTOR Oceania Team Championships 2018, the Women’s and Men’s Teams from Australia will compete at the TOTAL BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals in Bangkok, Thailand in May this year. Read on for more highlights from the final matches at the Oceania Team Championships.more

VICTOR Oceania Team Championships: The Race for the TOTAL BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2018

National Teams from the Oceania region set their sights on winning the VICTOR Oceania Team Championships 2018 to secure a spot at the TOTAL BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2018 in Thailand this year.more

Team Fiji back at the VICTOR Oceania Championships 2018

After a 7-year absence, the Fijian Teams emerged for the VICTOR Oceania Team Championships 2018 in Hamilton, New Zealand this week.more

2018 YONEX North Harbour International - Local New Zealanders to set the bar at upcoming Finals

Semi-Finals wraps up and an exciting series of Final matches coming up at the 2018 YONEX North Harbour International in Forrest Hill, Auckland, New Zealand.more

World Junior Champs wrap-up

With a record breaking 65 countries competing at the 2018 BWF World Junior championships the Australian and New Zealand players have finished their tournament showing a promising display for the future.more

Badminton Oceania seeks Communications Guru

Badminton Oceania is seeking a new full-time staff member to develop, co-ordinate and manage our communications strategy and activities.more

Juniors prepare to compete against the worlds best!

As part of the Oceania development programme the U19's national teams from Australia and New Zealand are in Magelang, Indonesia in preparation for the BWF World Junior Championships. The training camp is to help them aclimatise and gain some much needed experience in a different environment.more

LI-NING Australian Junior International 2017

The LI-NING Australian Junior International is being played in Melbourne 31 August - 3 Septembermore

Special Olympics Samoa – Celebrating an Inclusive Community with Shuttle Time

Special Olympics Samoa had their first taste of badminton when the Shuttle Time Samoa team delivered activities as part of EKS unified sports day.more

Samoa Shuttle Time Workshop

Shuttle Time Oceania descended on Samoa earlier this month to deliver a number of activities including Oceania’s first Shuttle Time Coordinator workshop and training for Samoan Tutors, Teachers and children.more

Pioneering Peti Blossoming with Badminton

In this AustraliaPlus photo feature, we go inside the exciting life of Tonga National Shuttle Time Badminton coordinator and mother of three Peti Tupouniua, as she represents the Australian Aid-supported Pacific Sports Partnerships at one of world badminton’s biggest events, the Sudirman Cup.more

The Good, the Badminton and the Unity

The Sudirman Cup being hosted on the Gold Coast has been the catalyst for a special sporting, social and cultural exchange between Australian Tongans and Tongans visiting Australia.more

Thailand Para-Badminton International

A contingent of 7 Para-badminton players from Australia are descending on Bangkok to compete in the Thailand Para-Badminton International 2017.more

BWF Total Sudirman Cup in our own Backyard

The BWF Total Sudirman Cup 2017 has come to an end in the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. While this may be the fifteenth edition of the world mixed team event there were a number of firsts for the Oceania confederation.more

Shuttle Time at Sudirman Cup

With the Sudirman Cup making it's debut in the Oceania region, this provided an opportunity for our Pacific countries to watch world class action, as well as promote Shuttle Time and undertake training on the Gold Coast.more

Asia Player Development Camp Completed

Eight Oceania development players from Australia and New Zealand have had their tournament and training campaign in Indonesia finish on a positive note.more

Women in Badminton Scholarships Open

Applications are now open to all Member Countries of Badminton Oceania for Women in Badminton Scholarships.  The aim is to increase female representation in activities within the Oceania region.more

An Indonesian Experience for Oceania players

As part of the Badminton Oceania player development programme 8 players from Australia and New Zealand have descended on Jakarta, Indonesia for an 18 day high badminton experience.more

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.more

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.more

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 Zealandmore

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.more

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.more

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.more

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.more

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.more

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.more

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.more

OceaniaLive: Streaming from New Caledonia

We're very excited to announce that we will be Live Streaming the Casa Del Sole Noumea International and Victor Oceania Championships from New Caledonia over the next two weeks. Subscribe to our YouTube channel at to keep up with all the action.more

New Year, New Shuttle Time Tutors in Australia

Over the weekend 28-29 January 10 new Shuttle Time Tutors were put through their paces at the first Shuttle Time Tutor Training Course of 2017, held at Maribyrnong College in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.more

Talented 'Ilisoni aims for Tokyo Paralympics

‘Ilisoni Niukapu, a Para Badminton player is Tonga’s latest rising sports talent, who hopes to be able to represent Tonga at the Tokyo Paralympics in 2020.more

Shuttle Time Smashing Stigma in Fiji

Horror stories of children with disabilities living in shame are gradually being replaced with stories of success in Fiji, and badminton, albeit a barely-recognisable version of the superfast sport, is playing an important part in this life-giving transition.more

SKYCITY NZ Badminton Open Rescheduled to August 2017

Due to a clash with the recently announced Adele concert, there will be a change to the date of the 2017 SKYCITY New Zealand Badminton Open.more

New Sponsor Confirmed

Badminton Oceania is pleased to announce a new sponsorship partnership with Victor badminton equipmentmore

Pacific Women's Sports Leadership Program

Badminton was represented at last week’s Pacific Women’s Sports Leadership Program through Tonga’s Shuttle Time Coordinator Peti Tupouniua and Samoa’s revivalist Nynette Sass.more

NZ Shuttle Time & Coaches Conference

Badminton New Zealand held a Shuttle Time Conference on Friday 2 December, followed by Coaching Conference over the weekend 3-4 December hosted by Wellington Badminton. This was attended by 35 delegates from 12 associations as well as visitors from Australia and Tonga.more

Para-Badminton Debut

Oceania recently supported the inaugural Australian Para-Badminton Championships which took place on 26 November in conjunction with the Victorian Open & Graded Tournament. A training camp was also aligned with the tournament – with over 40 people (including carers, coaches, players, officials) part of the 3-day event - not only Australian but also from New Zealand and Tonga.more

NEW MEMBER - Papua New Guinea

Badminton Oceania is pleased to announce that Papua New Guinea has been confirmed as a member of the BWF; giving Oceania a total of 15 member countries

Welcome PNG we look forward to working with you and seeing your players at our eventsmore

Oceania Women In Badminton Scholarship Recipients

Badminton Oceania is pleased to announce that Women in Badminton Leadership Scholarships have been awarded to Peti Tupouniua (TGA), Nynette Sass (Samoa), Marianne Loh (AUS), Donna Trow (NZ) and to Tonga Badminton Associationmore

BWF Coaching Conferences

In partnership with the local hosts of three world events in 2016 and 2017, the BWF is hosting a coaches conference alongside the event. Courses are held in Bilbao, Spain 11 & 12 November, Dubai, UAE 16 & 17 December and Glasgow, Scotland 25 & 26 August.more

Badminton Oceania October Newsletter

Keep up to date with what is happening in the regionmore

Play the new Badminton Manager game

Badminton Europe is pleased to announce that our Badminton Manager game is back with a second edition.

Today, badminton fans from all over the world will be able to become a badminton manager and manage their own team through nine exciting rounds.more

Australian Girls Win Dutch Open

Setyana Mapasa and Gronya Somerville have pulled off some outstanding results to win the Women's Doubles at the Yonex Dutch International - Grand Prixmore

Australia Para-Badminton Training Camp and Championships

A Para-badminton training camp and the Australian Para-badminton Championships are being held in Melbourne 25-27 November in conjunction with the Yonex BV Victoria Open and Graded Championshipsmore

Oceania Women In Badminton Scholarships

Applications are now open to all Member Countries of Badminton Oceania to support women in to develop and progress their leadership pathway in badminton.more

Li-Ning Sydney International

Played at Olympic Park, Sydney 14-17 September 2016
139 players from 13 countriesmore

Li-Ning Australian Junior International 2016

Played at Altona, Melbourne - 23-25 September 2016more

Pan Pacific Under 19 Team Championships

The Pan Pacific under 19 Team Championships were played at Altona, Melbourne prior to the Australian Junior Internationalmore

Pacific Represented at AIMS Games

10 young athletes from Cook Islands and 2 from Tonga travelled to Tauranga, New Zealand to take part in the badminton competition at the 2016 AIMS Games last week.more

August Update

For the latest news check out our August newslettermore

Australian Umpire attains highest BWF Umpire qualification

Congratulations to Jiten Bhatt who, following assessment earlier this year, has been confirmed as a BWF Certificated Umpire.

This is the highest level an Umpire can attain and is a result of many years of hard work and umpiring all over the world. Congratulations to Jiten.more

Oceania Umpires assessed

Following assessment at the recent Wisden Cup competition, the following Umpires gained qualifications.more

Oceania Represented at Rio

Oceania is represented at the Olympic Games in Rio by five players and two support staff from Australia and five Technical Officials; three from Australia and two from New Zealandmore

New Staff Member and New Office

Robbie Thackham has commenced his role with Badminton Oceania as Coaching and Development Manager and we have moved offices to a larger spacemore

Coaches Gain BWF Qualifications

Five New Zealand Coaches have achieved their BWF Level II qualification and the BWF Level I Tutor qualification, following an intensive week of training in Kuala Lumpurmore

Badminton Oceania Releases New Strategic Plan

Badminton Oceania has released a new strategic plan; 2016 - 2020

The strategic plan guides our Executive and Management in the activities of the organisationmore

Chaos of Colourful Balloons as Shuttle Time Invades Fiji

It was a case of 99 colourful balloons creating chaos on Saturday at Yat Sen School Hall in Suva as the BWF Shuttle Time program was delivered to 99 in-service Primary Teachers undertaking their degree program through Fiji National University.more

Oceania Coaching and Development Manager

Badminton Oceania is pleased to announce the appointment of Robbie Thackham as our Coaching and Development Managermore

June Update

Keep up to date with what is happening in the region with our regular newslettersmore

BWF Shuttle Time Project of the Month = Tonga

Shuttle Time Tonga "A tool for Health and Well-being" is June 2016's feature project on the Shuttle Time website.more

2016 Xiamenair Australian Badminton Open

Play gets underway on Tuesday in the 2016 Xiamenair Australian Badminton Open with some of the World's best players

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

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

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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