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

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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/


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


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

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.

More Victorians selected for the 2022 Badminton Australia Falcons Programs – Seniors and Para

Since the first intake of Badminton Australia Falcons in January 2022, more Victorians have been selected for the national senior and para programs!


In April 2022, Badminton Australia announced additional players who were automatically selected to the Falcons program based on their finishing places at the 2022 Yonex Australian National Championships. The players selected for the 2022 Falcons program during this second intake included Victorians:

  • Joyce Choong (2G Sports)
  • Jacob Schueler (Ocean Grove Badminton Club)

In the final intake of the 2022 Falcons Senior Program, one more Victorian solidified his spot in after performances at the 2022 VICTOR Oceania Championships in late April to early May:

  • Nathan Tang (Glen Waverley Badminton Club)

The inclusion of the additional athletes was significant to the consideration of these athletes in teams for the 2022 TotalEnergies Badminton World Federation Uber Cup Finals and the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.


Also announced in April 2022 was the first group of Para athletes selected for the inaugural Para Falcons Program in 2022, which included Victorians:

  • Céline Vinot (Melbourne Smashers Badminton Club)
  • Bree Mellberg (Ability Para Badminton Club (Western Suburbs Badminton Association))
  • Luke Missen (Sale and Maffra Badminton Association)

The inaugural program follows Céline and Luke having been recognised as Para Falcons in 2021. A highlight of progress for our para athletes includes an outstanding performance by Céline who recently winning bronze in the SL 3 Women’s Singles at the 4th Fazza Dubai Para Badminton International 2022.

While only picking up para badminton in 2022, newcomer Bree is no stranger to competitive sport, having competed in Wheelchair Basketball at the Paralympic Games and was an elite junior diver.

The second group of athletes will be considered for selection to the 2022 Falcons Para program after the 2022 Oceania Para Championships to be held during 28-30 July, Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.

Congratulations to these players selected to the Para Falcons for 2022!

Click here for more on Para Badminton in Australia.


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.

Melbourne IS Badminton – International Student Welfare Program

We are pleased to have the Melbourne IS Badminton sessions running again in 2022 in partnership with Melbourne-City Badminton, Study Melbourne and the State Government of Victoria!

Melbourne IS Badminton (Melbourne International Student Badminton) is a Study Melbourne Inclusion Program supporting the wellbeing and skill development of international students (International Student Welfare Program).

Melbourne IS Badminton encourages students completing their study abroad in Melbourne and Victoria to come down and connect with fellow international students that all share the same passion for Badminton.

Participants can expect:

  • CONNECT with fellow International Students.
  • STAY HEALTHY – physically & mentally
  • DEVELOP your skills
  • ALL LEVELS welcomed

Melbourne IS Badminton social sessions are at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC, 30 Aughtie Drive, ALBERT PARK VIC 3206):

  • Wednesdays 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturdays 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Limited spots are available – Bookings online are essential, here: http://www.melbourneisbadminton.com.au/

If the session is sold out and you wish to be wait-listed, please email Melbourne-City Badminton.

For the latest updates, follow Melbourne IS Badminton on Facebook (@Melbourne.IS.Badminton) and Instagram (@MelbourneISBadminton.

Flyer for Melbourne IS Badminton
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All Abilities Badminton from 2021 to 2022

Thank you for your interest in All Abilities Badminton and Para badminton this year! Whether we got to know you through Paralympics Australia, Disability Sport and Recreation, AAA Play, Solve Disability Solutions or any of our badminton programs and events, we welcome you to visit us on the badminton courts again in 2022.


Before we restart our All Abilities Badminton sessions in 2022, we invite you to have your say in when, where and how you want to play badminton. To do this, you can complete our feedback survey anonymously here (it will only take 2-3 minutes of your time): https://www.revolutionise.com.au/badmintonvic/surveys/2866/

UP NEXT IN 2022…

In the meantime, get excited for the next events coming up in the new year where you can get involved with badminton and other activities:

Come and Try: Women’s Para Badminton – AQA, Spire, Badminton Australia (PDF Flyer attached)

  • Date: Sat, 15th January 2022, 1:30 – 3 PM (Plus a Lunch Meet-up beforehand at 12:30 PM)
  • Location: Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (Albert Park, Melbourne)
  • Register by emailing Georgina Fiorentino.

GEELONG Inclusive Community Sports Day – Solve Disability Solutions

MORNINGTON PENINSULA Inclusive Community Sports Day – Solve Disability Solutions

BALLARAT Inclusive Community Sports Day – Solve Disability Solutions

Ability Para Badminton Club and Western Suburbs Badminton Association – All Abilities Badminton

  • Saturdays 11 AM – 1 PM (Term 1 start date for 2022 TBC)
  • Location: Altona Badminton Centre (Altona North, Melbourne)
  • Contact for more information by email or call Duke Trench-Thiedeman, President of Ability Para Badminton Club

All Abilities Come and Try Sports Day – Boroondara City Council (PDF Flyer attached)


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The Badminton Victoria office will be closed during the period of Friday 24th December 2021 and Monday 9th December 2021. So if we don’t catch you before the year ends, we wish you a merry festive season, restful holiday and a happy new year!

We look forward to seeing you back on the badminton courts again soon!

Come ‘N’ Try Para badminton and BBQ at the Altona Badminton Centre

Let’s Play! Badminton is an adaptable game for people of all ages and abilities. Come join the Ability Para Badminton Club and Western Suburbs Badminton Association for a swing!

When: 11 AM – 1 PM, Saturday 4th December 2021
Where: Altona Badminton Centre, Paisley Park Mason Street, Altona North
Ages: Open to all ages! 8 to 80 yrs of age

The BBQ will be grilling snags from 1:00 PM…

For more information contact the club via the below details:
Club Contact: Duke Trench-Thiedeman
Email: abilityprbdmntn.club@gmail.com

Registrations are essential! Use the online form here:

As part of the All Abilities Regional Inclusion Week

The Regional All Abilities Inclusion Week is a collaboration between Brimbank City Council, Hobsons Bay City Council, Maribyrnong City Council, Melton City Council and Wyndham City Council (‘the Councils’).
The activities listed as part of the Regional All Abilities Inclusion Week Program are offered by individual clubs and providers. To the extent permitted by law, each of the individual councils and clubs accept no liability for any injury, loss, costs or damage whatsoever suffered or incurred in connection with participation in any of the events surrounding the All Abilities Inclusion Week including the Launch event.
Privacy Collection Statement – Hobsons Bay City Council will be collecting the personal information provided on the registration forms. This information will be shared with collaborating councils and the event providers for the purposes of each event and activity, but will not be disclosed to any other external party without your consent, unless required or authorised by law. Personal information can be updated by contacting Council’s Sport and Recreation Development Officer on 1300179 944.