VICs hit the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games!

The Australian Falcons have landed in Tokyo and guess which Victorians are there?

Gronya Somerville

After launching the Australian Olympic Team uniform in May, Gronya Somerville (Play Badminton) will finally make her Olympic debut in the Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles disciplines this month. More about her #RaceToTokyo can be read on the Badminton Oceania website here.

Stuart Brehaut

Supporting and coaching the Australian Badminton Team is fellow Victorian and 2004 Olympian Stuart Brehaut! Growing up in regional Victoria and playing with the local Ballarat Badminton Association, Stuart has played a key role in the sport since his transition from athlete to coach. Stuart is currently the National Senior Head Coach with Badminton Australia and will be an experienced mentor for the Aussie athletes at the Games.

Hei Meng “Richard” Wong

Richard Wong is one of our standout technical officials in Victoria and he is set to Line Judge at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. He currently serves as President of the Badminton Victoria Court Officials Committee and is a member of Central Badminton Association.

Ravi Nandan

Ravi Nandan is an up and rising superstar technical official in Victoria. He is set to Line Judge at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. He currently volunteers with the Badminton Victoria Court Officials Committee and a member of Badminton Connect.

The draw for Gronya’s matches are here:

The schedule for all the matches can be found on the Olympics website here.

Learn more about the Badminton Australia Falcons competing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on the Badminton Australia website here or on the Australian Olympic Committee here.

If you want to support the Australian Badminton Falcons you can sign up for a supporter pack here and celebrate with us!

2021 State Para Badminton Development Squad

Originally published on 26th of March 2021. Last Updated on 5th August 2021

We are excited to have launched our first Badminton Victoria Para Badminton Development Squad recently! Our first session at Altona Badminton Centre – WSBA Inc. went swimmingly, with newly appointed coach Vee-Vian Chong (Westside Badminton) leading the squad in 2021.

Congratulations to our eight (8) athletes on being part of the first Victorian state squad for para badminton in Australia:

  • Kaed Dawber (Ability Para Badminton Club)
  • Luke Missen (Sale & Maffra Badminton Association)
  • Ali Qambar (Ability Para Badminton Club
  • Arnold Razon (Ability Para Badminton Club)
  • Adam Torey-Toth (Ability Para Badminton Club)
  • Duke Trench-Thiedeman (Ability Para Badminton Club)
  • Céline Vinot (Melbourne Smashers Badminton Club)
  • Douglas Youlten (Ability Para Badminton Club)

We would like to thank Ian Bridge of Badminton Australia and Badminton Oceania for supporting the initiative. We look forward to continuing leading high-performance para badminton with the establishment of the squad.

View more photos and videos from their first session here.

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.

2021 Junior State Squads of Badminton Victoria

We congratulate and welcome the following athletes to the Junior State Squads in 2021 as part of a new performance program by Badminton Victoria:

Under 19

  • Meagan CAMPBELL (Play Badminton)

  • Kaitlyn EA (Infinity Badminton Association)

  • Latisha GAY (Warrnambool Badminton Association)

  • Starcia HAN (Play Badminton)

  • Gloria LI (HP Badminton)

  • Wilson LI (Play Badminton)

  • Benjamin LOW (Doncaster-Templestowe Badminton Association)

  • Thomas NG (Play Badminton)

  • Makayla TURNER (Geelong Badminton)

  • Rayne WANG (Melbourne University Badminton Club)

  • Eva ZHANG (Infinity Badminton Association)

  • Yue Lin ZHANG (Glen Waverley Badminton Club)

Under 17

  • Kevin DAI (Glen Waverley Badminton Club)

  • Emma S. HO (Doncaster-Templestowe Badminton Association)

  • Jazmine LAM (Pro Badminton Academy)

  • Bethany LI (HP Badminton)

  • Yee-Yuan LIM (Infinity Badminton Association)

  • Serena LIN (Infinity Badminton Association)

  • Raphael LYDRA (HP Badminton)

  • Angelina NGUYEN (Western Suburbs Badminton Association)

  • Faris Minh Trung TRUONG (Infinity Badminton Association)

  • Nils VERCRUYSSE (Infinity Badminton Association)

  • Jordan YANG (Pro Badminton Academy)

  • Frederick ZHAO (Pro Badminton Academy)

Under 15

  • Shrey DHAND (Western Suburbs Badminton Association)

  • Alex GAO (Infinity Badminton Association)

  • Christopher GO (HP Badminton)

  • Yu Ken GOH (Western Suburbs Badminton Association)

  • Jasmine JAP (Badminton Academy of Victoria Club)

  • Kishen LEW (Infinity Badminton Association)

  • Jayden LIM (Pro Badminton Academy)

  • Om NEELAM (Play Badminton)

  • Kaitlyn RODRIGUES (Badminton Academy of Victoria Club)

  • Sarah UNG (Pro Badminton Academy)

  • Elin VERCRUYSSE (Infinity Badminton Association)

  • Cindy Yudi WU (Glen Waverley Badminton Club)

  • Chauncey YU (Pro Badminton Academy)

Under 13

  • Smrithi ADEPU (Western Suburbs Badminton Association)

  • Alphonsa BIJOMON (Badminton Academy of Victoria Club)

  • Nicole FANG (Infinity Badminton Association)

  • Eric GAO (Infinity Badminton Association

  • Alana LIM (Pro Badminton Academy)

  • Reikken LYDRA (HP Badminton)

  • Jowdy MOH (Infinity Badminton Association)

  • Siyona SHAH (Pro Badminton Academy)

  • Rehan SHAJI (Pro Badminton Academy)

  • Cayven TEO (Badminton Academy of Victoria Club)

  • Nicholas UNG (Pro Badminton Academy)

  • Ava WONG (Westside Badminton)

  • Rosaland YU (Infinity Badminton Association)

  • Jamie ZHU (Pro Badminton Academy)

The players will train together weekly in 2021 under the guidance of appointed coaches Matthew Chau and Ross Smith.

Matthew is a former Australian representative player, Olympian, 4 x Oceania Champion and holds various international titles. He will assist the development of the Under 13 and Under 15 players in the Junior Squad.

Ross is a former Australian representative player, 2 x Olympian, 4 x Commonwealth Games representative, 4 x Oceania Champion and holds more than 12 International titles. He will work with the Under 17 and Under 19 players in the Junior Squad.

Congratulations to all the players selected and we look forward to supporting our high-performing athletes of the future. We thank our coaches, the Badminton Victoria Performance Committee, Badminton Australia and all the parents, guardians, coaches, clubs and supporters for making this program possible.

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:

Come and Try Para badminton, Wheelchair tennis & Para-table tennis with Paralympics Australia

Try a range of racquet para-sports – including Para badminton.

  • Have fun and have a go

  • Meet new friends

  • Connect with local clubs

Suitable for ages 10+ (participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)


Questions? Contact

This event is brought to you by Paralympics Australia, in partnership with Sport Australia, Badminton Australia, Table Tennis Australia and Tennis Australia.

Want to get involved in Para-sport? Register your interest and a member of the Team will be in touch.

Download a Flyer (PDF)

Get Active Victoria Kids Voucher Program

The Get Active Kids Voucher Program helps eligible families get their kids involved in organised sport and recreation activities by reimbursing the cost of membership and registration fees, uniforms and equipment. Eligible children may be able to receive up to $200 each.

Applications for vouchers in round one of Get Active Kids will close on 11 April 2021. To apply or to obtain more information, visit

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates From Badminton Victoria

We are addressing the concerns raised about the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Badminton is Back!


Please check with your local badminton member for availability. For more information about safety and limitations, please see the resources below.



Member contacts will receive full directions and clarification via the upcoming Member Update email.


If the information you are seeking about the situation is not covered in the resources below, enquiries can be forwarded/directed to the Executive General Manager by email ( or via phone (03 9686 4777).


Key Information:

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Badminton Victoria Updates

Badminton Australia Resources

Government Updates *Recent*

Website Links


Quick Practical Tips from the Australian Department of Health:


Online Training for COVID-19 and more


Display Posters and Signs (PDF)

Updates from Badminton Victoria:


Thursday 19th November 2020

Wednesday 28th October 2020:

Thursday 6th June 2020:

Tuesday 26th May 2020:

Monday 25th May 2020:

Friday 5th May 2020:

Monday 23rd March 2020:

Tuesday 17th March 2020:

Friday 13th March 2020:

Badminton Australia Resources

Friday 22nd May 2020: Badminton Is Coming Back Resources

Government Updates

26th February 2021

Premier of Victoria – Victoria To Return To COVIDSafe Settings


17th February 2021


17 FEBRUARY 2021


12th February 2021



14th December 2020

Sport and exercise – New page on the Coronavirus website

Sport, exercise and physical recreation services sector guidance

Public events – information for organisers

Victorian Government QR Code Service


23rd November 2020

Victoria’s roadmap for sport and recreation – the last steps

Statement From The Premier



9th November 2020

Victoria’s roadmap for sport and recreation – the next step


28th October 2020

Victoria’s roadmap for sport and recreation – the next step

Arts and recreation services sector guidance


17th September 2020

Victoria’s roadmap for sport and recreation – the first steps


2nd August 2020

Updated restrictions for Melbourne and regional Victoria


21st July 2020

Face coverings – 11:59 PM Wednesday 22 July


25th May 2020

Sport and Recreation Victoria – Community Sport Sector Short-term Survival Package


14th May 2020

Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions – Release (download PDF)


11th May 2020

Sport and Recreation Victoria – Return to play for community sport and active recreation


11th May 2020

Sport and Recreation Victoria – Resumption of sport and recreation activities


11th May 2020

Department of Health and Human Services – Sport, cultural and recreational activities restrictions


1st May 2020

Prime Minister of Australia – Media Statement


National Principles for the resumption of Sport and Recreation activities – Attachment A (download PDF)


24th April 2020

Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions – Release (download PDF)


1st April 2020

Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions – Release (download PDF)


28th March 2020

Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions – Release (download PDF)


23rd March 2020

Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions – Release (download PDF)


22nd March 2020

Prime Minister (Australia) Media Release


22nd March 2020

Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions – Release (download PDF)


18th March 2020

Sports Australia – Minister for Sport issues COVID-19 guidelines for community sport

Website Links


Victorian Government Coronavirus website

Australian Government Department of Health


Victorian Government Economic Survival and Jobs Package


Vicsport COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

Become a Host Partner for the Badminton Victoria Month of Women and Girls

Badminton Victoria is seeking applications from our Member clubs, associations and venues to become a Host Partner for the Month of Women and Girls in March 2021.

The 3-Week program can be adapted to environments with or without badminton courts, indoor and outdoor settings, a range of skill and ability levels, and even online.

  • E.g. Online adaption (Shuttle Time At Home) here.

  • E.g. Outdoor adaption (AirBadminton at Melbourne Chinatown) here

    For more information about the Month of Women and Girls host partnership, download the program guide here:


    If your club/association/venue is interested in this opportunity, complete the application via this online form.

    Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM Friday 5th March 2021, or until the funding allocation is exhausted.

    COVID-19 Update: Badminton Victoria will work closely with Host partners to ensure the Month of Women and Girls programs are run safely and in accordance with practice guidelines outlined by local governing bodies. Learn More

    The Badminton Victoria Month of Women and Girls is an initiative supported by the State Government of Victoria in 2021.

    Further enquiries can be directed to:

    Olivia Na, Participation and Inclusion Manager at Badminton Victoria

    (03) 9686 4777