Volunteer for the Oceania Para Badminton Championships 2022

The Oceania Para Badminton Championships are running during 29 – 31 July 2022 at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC)!

Join the volunteer event team for days before and during the event: 27-31 July. Sign-up with your interest and availability here: https://www.revolutionise.com.au/badmintonvic/surveys/3352/

Photo of a man and two women posing with a photo frame for #iambadminton anti-doping campaignThe volunteer roles available are:

  • Mobility Van Drivers
  • Venue Bump-In / Bump Out / Practice Courts Supervisor / Presentation Ceremony Assistant
  • Line Judges
  • Player Marshalling
  • Shuttle Control / Court Steward
  • Live Stream Data Entry Assistants
  • Match Control / Announcer
  • Live Stream Commentators
  • Photographer

Sign-up with your interest and availability here: https://www.revolutionise.com.au/badmintonvic/surveys/3352/

2022 Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational, 2-3 July in Bendigo.

Download Press Release (PDF)

Download BV Girls Invitational Flyer (PDF)

Download Shuttle Smash taster Flyer (PDF)

Download Let’s Play Women’s Badminton Flyer (PDF)

Players ready? Inaugural Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational and more to hit up Bendigo!

We invite women, girls and families with children to join us for the inaugural Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational and a mix of fun and social badminton events in Bendigo over the weekend of 2-3 July 2022! Hosted by Badminton Victoria, the exciting weekend celebrates women’s and girls’ participation in sport.

Dubbed the fastest racquet sport in the world, badminton is a fun, dynamic and exciting activity for improving physical and mental health. Bendigo residents and visitors can enjoy all the badminton festivities on offer at Eaglehawk Badminton stadium, the home of Bendigo Eaglehawk Badminton Association. Whether it’s a friendly competition, a casual trial, or a way to keep muscles warm, badminton activities are on offer for any level of experience.

Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational – 2-3 July

To celebrate competitive girls’ sport, the inaugural Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational welcomes females under 19 years old to test their skills in a fun and friendly competition. Supported by the City of Greater Bendigo and Sports Marketing Australia, competitors will experience singles and doubles games with players of a similar age and experience level. Teams of two players can now be entered in Open and Beginner Divisions for age groups Under 19, Under 15 and Under 13.

Shuttle Smash (taster) – 3 July

Badminton Victoria is hosting a taster session of the Badminton Australia Shuttle Smash initiative, an exciting new physical literacy and movement program for children aged 5 to 12 years old. The Shuttle Smash taster session is free and open to children of all genders, with limited spots available for Junior Smashers (5-8 years old) and Shuttle Smashers (9-12 years old) groups.

Let’s Play Women’s Badminton! – 3 July

There is also a free come-and-try session for women, as part of the Badminton Victoria Let’s Play Women’s Badminton! project. Supported by Change Our Game and the Office for Women in Sport, the project creates opportunities to include women and promote gender equality in sport and recreation.

Saturday Family Fun Day – 2 July

The Bendigo Eaglehawk Badminton Association will also host their weekly Saturday Family Fun Day and is open to all ages, genders and abilities as part of the festivities of the weekend.

For any competitor, casual player or curious person, there are an array of badminton activities on offer during the Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational. Badminton Victoria Participation, Inclusion and Communications Manager, Olivia Na shares, “Badminton Victoria is thrilled to be celebrating women and girls in badminton with the support of the City of Greater Bendigo, Sports Marketing Australia, Bendigo Eaglehawk Badminton Association and the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation.”

“Women and girls representation is important in all levels of play, and that is what Badminton Victoria wants to showcase with the Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational, Let’s Play Women’s Badminton! and Shuttle Smash initiatives.”

Moreover, there are exclusive attractions to see in Bendigo including the Djarra Lights, GLOW: Bendigo after dark and Elvis: Direct from Graceland Exhibition.

For more information about the local sites, attractions and accommodation options in Bendigo, visit https://www.bendigoregion.com.au/

Registration forms for all badminton activities in Bendigo during 2-3 July:

Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational: https://www.revolutionise.com.au/badmintonvic/events/143375/

Saturday Family Fun Day with Bendigo and Eaglehawk Badminton Association: https://www.revolutionise.com.au/bendigoeaglehawk/events/

Shuttle Smash Program (Taster): https://www.revolutionise.com.au/badmintonvic/events/145795/

Let’s Play Women’s Badminton – Come and Try: https://www.revolutionise.com.au/badmintonvic/events/144054/

schedule:
SATURDAY

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational Participation Programs
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Under 15 and Under 19 Events
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch Break
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM Under 15 and Under 19 Events and Presentation
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM BEDBA Saturday Family Fun Day
After 5:00 PM Local attractions in the Bendigo and Heathcote region:

·         Djaara Lights – free night event

·         GLOW: Bendigo after dark – ticketed night event

·         Elvis: Direct from Graceland Exhibition

SUNDAY

10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational Participation Programs
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Shuttle Smash – Taster
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Under 13 Events
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch Break
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Under 13 Events and Presentations Let’s Play Women’s Badminton – Come and Try

Introducing the 2022 Australian Masters Championships – National Titles

Save the date! Join us for the first individual National Titles event for Badminton Masters and Veterans in Australia!

2022 Australian Masters Championships

  • Friday 30 September – Sunday 2 October
  • Hosted by Badminton Victoria at Ken Kay Stadium (Ballarat Badminton Association, Dowling Street, WENDOUREE VIC 3355)

Download Poster (PDF)

Prospectus and tournament entry information coming soon.

VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships 2022 – Entries Open Now!

Do you want to test your skills on the badminton court and meet new friends from across the Oceania continental region?

Sign up for the VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships in at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, 29-31 July 2022.

If you are new to international badminton competitions, you can also get formally classified for Para Badminton on Thursday 28 July.

Please download the Tournament Prospectus (PDF) before submitting your entry online here. Entry for Australian Players close on Tuesday night, 27 June 2022.

Not interested in competing?

If competing isn’t for you, we invite you to be part of the event by volunteering or watching all the matches at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre or online at the Badminton Oceania YouTube Channel! Let us know if you’re interested in volunteering here.

All Schools Championships returns in 2022!

We are pleased to announce that the Badminton Victoria All Schools Championships will be back in 2022!

The Badminton Victoria All Schools Championships is a Badminton competition open to all schools throughout Victoria regardless of association, status or location. Entries are welcome from players of all ages & abilities and are a great opportunity for kids to experience the fun of competitive Badminton.

Primary Schools Championships – MIXED TEAMS

The Lenny Permana Perpetual Trophy

Secondary Schools Championships – GIRLS TEAMS

The Meredith Prime Perpetual Trophy

Secondary Schools Championships – BOYS TEAMS

The Ken Coleman Perpetual Trophy

About the Competition Divisions:

Open Division: An elite competition for schools who are generally a winner or runner-up on their respective school association competition, have club, state or national level player(s) in their team or are looking for a significantly higher level of competition.

Second Division: For schools wishing to experience a greater level of competition outside their respective school associations or may not have competitive badminton being played in their school association.

Victorians in the spotlight of the 2022 VICTOR Oceania Championships

What an amazing event the 2022 VICTOR Oceania Championships was in recently at Melbourne Sports Centres! We’re very proud of our Victorian players that featured in the Finals of each discipline, representing Australia in some amazing matches.

A big congratulations to Oceania Champions from Victoria:

🥇🥇 Mixed Doubles: Kenneth Choo (2G Sports) and Gronya Somerville (Play Badminton)

🥇 Women’s Doubles: Joyce Choong (2G Sports) and Sylvina Kurniawan (NBC Australia, NSW).

Full results

We also want to thank all our Victorian technical officials and volunteers for contributing their time and effort, and making the event a success!

All the photos from the 2022 VICTOR Oceania Championships

Badminton Oceania was delighted to be able to deliver the Open Individual tournament at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatics Centre. For the first time ever, this edition of the Continental Championships will be awarding prize money to the winners and runners up. Find out more about the 2022 VICTOR Oceania Championships here.

Up next… the 2022 VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships return to Melbourne!

In 2022, we will also welcome back the 2022 VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships to Victoria during 29-31 July 2022 at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatics Centre.

The Tournament Prospectus for prospective competitors can be found on the Badminton Oceania website now: https://badmintonoceania.org/victor-oceania-para-badminton-championships-2022/

Keep your eyes peeled for more information on getting involved as a competitor, technical official or volunteer…

Oceania Individual and Para Badminton Championships return to Melbourne in 2022

VICTOR Oceania Championships, Welcome back to the sporting capital of Australia!

VICTOR Oceania Championships (Open Individual events) taking place from 28 April – 1 May 2022

Despite the cancellation of the Open Men’s and Women’s Team Continental Championships, and the Junior Open and Mixed Team Championships (due to COVID-19), Badminton Oceania is delighted to be able to deliver the Open Individual tournament at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatics Centre. For the first time ever, this edition of the Continental Championships will be awarding prize money to the winners and runners up. Find out more here.

Volunteers wanted! – Be part of the action and support the event through a variety of roles. Sign up here.

VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships also set for return

Badminton Victoria will double up on Continental Championships as the VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships will also return in 2022, slotting into the tournament calendar from 29-31 July 2022, also at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatics Centre. Read more here.

Keep your eyes peeled for more information in getting involved as a competitor, technical official or volunteer…

2022 Women-In Badminton Leadership Program – Pilot Program by Badminton Victoria

** Changed dates and schedule ** Updated 12th April 2022. Originally published 8th March 2022.

Happy International Women’s Day to our wonderful badminton community! In the theme of this year’s campaign message, “Break The Bias”, Badminton Victoria is excited to launch the Women-In Badminton Leadership Program in 2022. We hope that the program supports women who want to volunteer or work in badminton to access professional development opportunities, placing them in the best position to obtain and thrive in leadership roles.

In partnership with the Change Our Game campaign and the State Government of Victoria, the Women-In Badminton Leadership Program focuses on developing the talent and leadership skills of women interested in pursuing a career or role in badminton and sport.

Included in the program is the amazing weekend workshop facilitated by Alison Crabb and Lyndall Russell from Mad4Leaders. About the Mad4Leaders team, Badminton Victoria staff member Olivia Na shares, “Having worked directly with Alison and Lyndall from Mad4Leaders in the Vicsport with LEAP – female professional development program, I can tell you that their in-person training experiences are insightful and challenging, but all in a very supportive environment. With the opportunity to offer my fellow women in the badminton community to experience these sessions with Mad4Leaders, I had to jump at the opportunity!”

Badminton Victoria Participation, Inclusion and Communications Manager, Olivia Na graduating from the Vicsport LEAP – female leadership development program, with Mad4Leaders in 2021

Thanks to the support of our partners, we are pleased to offer the program at a subsidised cost of $50 per person, which includes:

  • Weekend workshop: 4-5 June
  • Networking sessions: July, September and November
  • Presentation in December

Are you ready to level up? Apply today via the online form here: https://bit.ly/BVWomenIn2022

Download a Flyer (PDF)

2022 Melbourne MS Mega Badminton

Are you with us? Register today for the 2022 Melbourne Mega Badminton.

A fun relay event raising much-needed funds for people living with multiple sclerosis – play for ten minutes or four hours, it is up to you!

Held on Saturday 30 April 12:00pm until Sunday 1 May 12:00pm at Altona Badminton Centre.

Register now via –  https://www.msmegachallenge.org.au/event/mega-badminton-melbourne

In partnership with Western Suburbs Badminton Association, Altona Badminton Centre and Badminton Victoria.

A smash hit at the Mallacoota Badminton Smash Day!

Badminton Victoria and Mallacoota Youth & Sports Club, Inc. hosted the Badminton Smash Day at Main Hall, Mallacoota last Saturday 5th of March 2022. The Badminton Smash Day was a mini-festival where families, friends and communities were invited to try badminton in a fun and social environment.

Over 30 people from around town, both local residents and visitors gave badminton a swing, in between the local monthly market and soaking in the breathtaking coastal views in Mallacoota. Adults and experienced players in attendance received on-court mentoring from local badminton players and representatives of Badminton Victoria. Meanwhile, the children were head over heels for the Shuttle Time badminton activities on offer, playing with balloons instead of shuttlecocks for a beginner-friendly experience. Badminton Victoria also hosted coach education sessions for the local club members keen to upskill in teaching badminton in the community.

Andrew Roberts, the Club Captain of the Mallacoota Youth & Sports Club, was keen to present the sport and their club to their local community on the day.

“Badminton has been a part of Mallacoota for over 20 years where the emphasis always been on having fun and on enjoying each other’s company. Within the Mallacoota Youth & Sports Club, we have a small but passionate group of players currently and are looking to kickstart interest in badminton for newer players – old and young alike – after severe interruptions to our play in recent times caused by the bushfire and COVID-19. The event with Badminton Victoria will help attract many new players to badminton in Mallacoota.”

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Executive General Manager of Badminton Victoria, Tjitte “TJ” Weistra was also looking forward to hosting participants with fellow Badminton Victoria staff and players.

“Badminton Victoria was delighted to partner with the Mallacoota Youth and Sports Club to deliver an exciting community event that not only showcased the best of what badminton has to offer as a sport to people from all ages, abilities, and backgrounds but also the fantastic health and social benefits that our sport provides.”

Recent studies reported by the Badminton World Federation shows that the benefits of playing badminton include maintaining and strengthening the condition of the heart, extending longevity through social connectedness, and reducing stress and anxiety.

Badminton can also be participated in various ways: Para badminton (6 classes of modifications for people living with disability), AirBadminton (an outdoor game) and Shuttle Time (beginner-friendly activities and games created for the school environment).

For more information about playing badminton in your local community, visit the Badminton Victoria website and find a club today.

More photos from the Badminton Smash Day with Mallacoota Youth & Sports Club, Inc. can be found here.