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August 2020
A New Era For Badminton in Australia!
Welcome to the third edition of 'The Shuttler', Australia's new national Badminton e-newsletter. A new era for Badminton in Australia continues to progress this year with some significant changes for Badminton Australia. The Badminton Australia operations now have a new home based in Sports House, part of the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre precinct. You can read more here!

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Badminton Can Reduce Risk Of Diabetes
We all know that badminton has amazing benefits for mental stimulation as well as our physical health but were you aware that badminton could reduce the incidence of diabetes by 58%?! Badminton has also been linked to improvements in weight loss, heart function, and social connectedness. BWF continues to invest back into research to highlight many of these benefits of our great sport!
We Need Your Help For Our Future!
Badminton Australia is seeking feedback that will help form the strategic direction of badminton in Australia and we need YOU! As part of our community we want to know your thoughts on 'how well' and 'how important' different areas of our sport are to you. By completing this survey as an individual you could win $100 voucher!
One Year To Go - AOC Countdown To Tokyo 2021
The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) teamed up with Channel 7 and all the Olympic sports to celebrate 12-months till Tokyo 2021. As part of the celebrations some of our past, present and future athletes have shared with us their greatest memories, high hopes and long term dreams when it comes to the Olympics.
Three Technical Officials Locked In Till 2024
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) recently confirmed three Australian Technical Officials for the 2021-2024 cycle. Ian Fernandez and Pauline Eldred have been elevated as international line judges. Shevaun Moody has been extended until 2024 which includes her position at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics alongside Richard Wong who will retire from international duties immediately after the Olympics.
AirBadminton & Shuttle Time A Great Match!
After the release of the AirShuttle, Badminton Oceania has produced a guide to incorporate the AirShuttle into the Shuttle Time program. Many schools in Australia don't have access to indoor facilities and this presents challenges to running Shuttle Time. The modifications will no doubt make the Shuttle Time program accessible to many more school children no matter the time of year!
Ashley Naumann Joins The New Era!
After a very thorough recruitment process Badminton Australia is delighted to announce that Ashley Naumann has been appointed to the position of Performance Pathway Manager. Ashley will be responsible for the development and implementation of Badminton in Australia’s Performance Pathway covering identification, development and support of all HP athletes.
Back To Badminton Resources 
As badminton continues to recommence across Australia it is more important than ever to ensure that your association or club has the right protocols and processes set up. Badminton Australia along with the state and territory associations have come together and created a suite of resources to aid the return to the courts.
Wholesome Attitude Claims Hero of The Month!
Andre Chua's face might be familiar as he recently featured as part of badminton's One Year To Go Australian Olympic Team video alongside past and potential Olympians! Andre loves his badminton and is keen to represent Australia internationally but having a great time is just as important. Such a humble approach makes Andre a well deserving winner of our Athlete of the Month! Check out his feature here!
All Rounder Club & Great Hero of The Month!
Bob Causon (right), at the ripe age of 80, loves getting on court to take on anyone who dares! Bob helps out around his club with coaching juniors, welcoming new players and even takes care of children while their parents have a hit on the court!. He is a life member of Bendigo/Eaglehawk Badminton Club and runs casual sessions every Saturday and Tuesday, clearly a very deserving of Athlete of The Month!
Regional Club Leads The Way Club Of The Month!
Geraldton Badminton Association led the #BackToBadminton charge in WA after developing their COVID-19 protocols within weeks of the shutdown. Since that time  the club has resumed pennant competition, held their first come and try day, and even featured on Triple M in Geraldton! A great return to the courts for GBA and no doubt a very deserving winner of our Club of the Month!
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