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/

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…

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.

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.

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.

Para Badminton Ambassadors for 2021

We are pleased to welcome our new Para Badminton Ambassadors for Badminton Victoria in 2021: Céline Vinot (Melbourne Smashers) and Duke Trench-Thiedeman (Ability Para Badminton Club).


If you see them around the community, please say hello!

An Inclusive Vision for Badminton Victoria

Badminton Victoria (BV) is proud to launch our new Inclusion Policy and Strategy for People with Disability. We recognise the diverse range of communities who enjoy badminton throughout the state and aim to proactively welcome all people to our sporting community through these evolving governing and planning initiatives.

Inclusion Policy

The new Inclusion Policy encourages greater representation in badminton across our community. It aims to increase participation, especially amongst groups that face additional barriers to play, with a focus on marginalised communities such as but not limited to:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

  • People with disability

  • Culturally and linguistically diverse people

  • LGBTQIA+ people

Strategy for People with Disability (PWD Strategy)

The PWD Strategy was developed in consultation with research conducted with Badminton Australia and Badminton Oceania to build a strong grassroots base for people of all abilities to enjoy badminton and support a pathway for para badminton at all skill levels. The PWD Strategy adopts a “fit for purpose” approach, addressing three major factors affecting the player experience:

  • Clubs and Associations

  • Education and Training

  • Competitive Play

Badminton Victoria will continue to encourage fair and equal opportunities in every aspect of badminton – regardless of gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, race, nationality, ethnic background, or disability – who aspire to be a player, coach, administrator, technical official, volunteer or manager. We are looking forward to working with our member clubs, associations, venues, and stakeholders to deliver welcoming and accessible facilities and programmes for all our badminton participants.

The Inclusion Policy and PWD Strategy are now available on the Badminton Victoria website here.

For more information and opportunities to be involved, contact Badminton Victoria:

Olivia Na

Participation and Inclusion Manager – Badminton Victoria


Phone: 03 9686 4777