World Badminton Day

First ever World Badminton Day was held on Tuesday 5th 2022 and was celebrated in the Cook Islands. This day was established to invite individuals and networks to encounter fun and comprehensive badminton, through an assortment of dynamic, connecting with, and imaginative badminton occasions. This is going to be a yearly event where all canContinue reading “World Badminton Day”

Human of Shuttle Time

The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. This month, they caught up with Hebrew Tom (Shuttle Time National Coordinator of Cook Islands) to discuss how badminton helped him to find new a new meaning in life, alongside his experiences with coaching,Continue reading “Human of Shuttle Time”

Highlights; Masters in Paradise 2022

Opening night Thursday 26th May 2022, Edgewater Resort, Umu hut, 5:45pm was a start to an awesome night of the first ever Badminton Oceania Masters in Paradise 2022, in association with Badminton Oceania. The night saw the blend and mingling of local players wth the NZ and Australian based players. The night was filled withContinue reading “Highlights; Masters in Paradise 2022”

Newly elected Badminton Oceania President Loke Poh Wong

The 35th Annual General Meeting took place at Melbourne Sports and Aquatics Centre on Saturday 30 April 2022. The voting AGM was also a hybrid AGM, with a combination of personnel meeting in the same room and the majority of member association representatives and delegates joining via Zoom. There were two nominations for the Presidential election: GeraldineContinue reading “Newly elected Badminton Oceania President Loke Poh Wong”

Serve-ing Pacific-Badminton May 2022 winner Thomas Mereana-Ngauru

Thomas is our current serving President and has been for the pass couple of years. HIs inclusion with badminton has been significant with pushing out badminton to the more extensive Cook Islands, having done 3 out of 15 of our remote islands and with room to expand even further. If Thomas is not attending to badminton, you can find Thomas helpingContinue reading “Serve-ing Pacific-Badminton May 2022 winner Thomas Mereana-Ngauru”

Cook Islands Badminton Awards Night 2021

On Saturday 11th December we will be holding our end of year Awards evening at 5pm at a venue to be confirmed.  It is an open invitation to all our players, supporters and families to attend and to please bring a plate.  The theme is Island Wear.  There will also be entertainment and some fun games We will beContinue reading “Cook Islands Badminton Awards Night 2021”

Cook Islands Opens Nationals 2021

Leading up to the competition, to sense the excitement from the players is pulsating It was an action packed four evenings of Badminton Opens Nationals held at the TSA. Men’s and Women’s Singles were played on the 12th and 13th November 2021. Men’s and Women’s Doubles and also Mixed Doubles were played on the 19th andContinue reading “Cook Islands Opens Nationals 2021”

Apii Nikao Triumphant Again

5th Annual Primary School Badminton Tournament 2021 Held at the TSA Friday 12th November The day had finally come, where our coaches had been in different schools, delivering Shuttle Time classes in preparation for this day. The tournament started in the morning with the arrival of different schools followed by a welcoming speech, and thenContinue reading “Apii Nikao Triumphant Again”

U15 Badminton Nationals Championship 2021 Exhilarating

Was an extraordinary beginning to our 2 day U15 Nationals Championship 2021, with some spectacular matches being played. Day 1 saw a blend of games from Boys Singles, Girls Singles, Boys Doubles, Girls Doubles and Mixed Doubles matches being played with finals to be played on day 2. There were additional consolation matches happening also.Continue reading “U15 Badminton Nationals Championship 2021 Exhilarating”

Primary School Program Gets On There Way

We have kicked off our Primary School Program for 2021, delivering our Shuttle Time Program in schools around Rarotonga for the next three weeks to Years 4, 5 and 6, Thank you to our Shuttle Time coaches who will be delivering our grassroot initiatives to our children. Our kids will be learning the different skillsContinue reading “Primary School Program Gets On There Way”