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Oceania Badminton's Regional Development Manager, Nadia Bleaken spoke with Heather Jarvis and Jill Scanlon on Radio Australia Pacific's Sport Show today.
On air highlights were titled 'Shuttlecocks fly as badminton takes off in Tonga' as discussion included the development of the sport in the Pacific, and particularly in Tonga which has been the first country to implement the Badminton World Federation's ShuttleTime schools program.
The show also touched on the Oceania Combined Australian Youth Olympic Festival team to compete in Sydney in January as well as Oceania Badminton's ambitious plans for 2013 including BWF Player Development and collaboration with the Oceania Sport Education Program.
"Badminton may not be the most well known sport in the Pacific islands, but this family friendly sport is becoming more and more popular due to regional development work and an increase in funding."
Listen in to the Radio Australia Pacific stream here.