Badminton Victoria Performance Committee

First posted 30th March 2021. Updated 7th June 2021.

Selection of players for Badminton Victoria (BV) State Squads and Teams will now be the responsibility of the new Badminton Victoria Performance Committee (BVPC). This committee is made up of the Junior and Senior State Squad coaches, Para Badminton Development Squad coach, and two other highly-qualified personnel:

  • Vee-Vian Chong – BV Performance Coach (Senior State Squad, Para Badminton Development Squad)
  • Ross Smith – BV Junior U17/19 State Squad Coach
  • Matthew Chau – BV Junior U13/15 State Squad Coach
  • Gillian Patmore – Former BV Junior Committee member and Junior Selector
  • Mei Wan – Former BV Junior Committee member
  • Tjitte “TJ” Weistra – BV Executive General Manager (Chair)

The establishment of the BVPC will also mean the discontinuation of the BV Junior Committee, and the Junior and Senior Selectors groups. We thank all of the volunteers who have been part of these groups and playing key roles in assembling our high-performing State Teams over the years.

We look forward to working with the BVPC to continue developing our high-performing athletes of the future and work within the Badminton Australia High-Performance Pathways.

Update 7th June 2021: Jeff Tho has stepped down from the Badminton Victoria Performance Committee upon his resignation as the Senior State Squad Coach.

Nominations for BV Awards, Life Membership and Board Directors at the 88th AGM in 2021

We are seeking nominations for Awards, Life Membership and Board Directors to be presented at the 88th Annual General Meeting of Badminton Victoria Inc in April 2021.

Badminton Victoria must receive nominations no later than Monday 29th of March 2021.

For eligibility information and to nominate a person, please visit the links below:

Board Director

Nomination Form:

Life Member

Nomination Form:

Distinguished Service Awards

Nomination Form:

Service Awards

Nomination Form:

Happy Holidays 2020! – Office Closure

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Thank you for sticking with our sport in 2020. We, the board, staff and committees of Badminton Victoria, are very excited to bring you more exciting initiatives in the new year!

The BV Office will be closed from Thursday 12 PM Midday on Christmas Eve, 24th December 2020.

The office will open again in the new year resuming normal office hours on Monday 11th January 2021.

For urgent enquiries during office closure, please contact our Executive General Manager on

Granted! – Badminton Foundation Fund 2020

Badminton Victoria wishes to congratulate the following applicants who were recently granted funds under the Badminton Foundation Fund program:

Frederick Zhao (Badminton Player, Pro Badminton Academy)

  • Competed with the Under 17 Victoria Rebels State Team at the June Bevan Trophy and Australasian Under 17 Championships 2019.

  • Competed with the Under 15 Victoria Rebels State Team at the Val Nesbitt Trophy and Australian Under 15 Championships 2019

  • Participated in Badminton Victoria Junior Development Camp 2020


Kayson Goh (Badminton Player, Pro Badminton Academy)

  • Competed with the Under 17 Victoria Rebels State Team at the June Bevan Trophy and Australasian Under 17 Championships 2019.

  • Competed with the Under 19 Victoria Rebels State Team at the CP Maddern Trophy and Australian Under 19 Championships 2019.

  • Competed in the Australian National Championships 2020

  • Competed in the Singapore Youth International 2019


Cynthia Tam (Badminton Umpire, Badminton Connect)

  • Travels to events (local, interstate and international) to develop technical official skills and advance in umpire certification.

  • Have supported local events in Victoria including the Oceania Championships 2020

  • Travelled to Adelaide for South Australia International 2019

  • Planned to travel to New Zealand Open 2020 for assessment to a higher level of umpire certification, before the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic

Kavinda Ratnapala (Badminton Coach, Badminton Connect)
  • Completed the Shuttle Time Coaching Course in 2019

  • Participated in the Badminton Victoria Coach Conference 2019

  • Enrolled to begin training for the Badminton Australia Umpire qualification

Funding under the program helps assist with expenses associated with development activities of players, coaches, officials and administrators in badminton incurred for the previous 12 months.

If you would like to contribute to this wonderful fund, please donate at