Badminton Australia

History

Badminton in Australia has a rich history, please click on the relevant links below to find out more

The game is named for Badminton, the country estate of the dukes of Beaufort in GloucestershireEngland, where it was first played 1873. The roots of the sport can be traced to ancient GreeceChina, and India, and it is closely related to the old children’s game battledore and shuttlecock. Badminton is derived directly from poona, which was played by British army officers stationed in India in the 1860s. The first unofficial all-England badminton championships for men were held in 1899, and the first badminton tournament for women was arranged the next year.

In Australia, badminton was first played as early as 1874 with the first key competitive clubs established in the 1900’s and from then it became a popular pastime for church groups which played the game in church halls. The Australian Badminton Association was formed in 1935, one year after the formation of the International Badminton Federation.

Australia has had 31 badminton olympians.

Badminton became an Olympic sport at Barcelona in 1992, after being a demonstration sport at Munich in 1972. Initially men’s and women’s singles and doubles were introduced. At Atlanta in 1996, a mixed doubles event was included.

Anna Lao and Rhonda Cator were Australia’s first badminton representatives at the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games. Lao made it through to the quarter-finals in the women’s singles and, with Cator, finished in the same position in the women’s doubles. Australia has been represented at each Games since Barcelona.

At the London2012 Olympics, Australia’s women’s doubles pairing of Renuga Veeran and Leanne Choo matched Lao and Cator’s result in the event as they bowed out in a close quarter final with Canada. Four years later in Rio, Australia’s team of five athletes all faced much higher-ranked challengers and unfortunately all were eliminated in the preliminary rounds of competition.

The Asian nations of China, Indonesia and Korea have dominated the badminton medals at the Olympics. Susi Susanti, in winning the women’s singles in Barcelona, became Indonesia’s first-ever medallist, 40 years after her country first competed at the Games. A few hours after Susanti’s win, Alan Budi Kusama won Indonesia’s second gold medal in the men’s badminton singles.

Badminton was first included at the Commonwealth Games in 1966 held in Kingston, Jamaica. Since that time 81 Australians have represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games.

Australia has successfully brought home 11 medals from the Commonwealth Games, the first medal coming as part of the teams event at the 1982 Games in Brisbane, Australia, with the home team securing the Bronze Medal. The following games held in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1986 saw Australia take a gold in the Mixed Doubles (M. Scandolera/A. Tuckey), a silver in the Men’s Singles (S. Yu) and backing up their performance form the previous games with a bronze in the mixed teams event.

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The success continued in the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British Columbia, with Lisa Campbell winning a gold in the Women’s Singles, Peter Blackburn and Mark Nichols winning the bronze in the Men’s Doubles, Peter Blackburn and Rhonda Cator winning a bronze in the mixed doubles and finally a bronze for Australia in the team event.

Peter Blackburn and Rhonda Cator went on to win the bronze again at the 1998 games in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia and the Women’s team winning the bronze medal.

In Dehli, India 2010 the Women’s Doubles pairing of Kate Wilson-Smith, and Rosie (He Tian) Tang, won the bronze medal, downing the English pair of Wallwork/White.

Commonwealth Games 2010 Commonwealth Games 2010

 

The BWF World Championships may be relatively new compared to the history of organised competition in the sport, but the event did not take long to grow into the true test of the top individual players and pairs in world badminton. First held in 1977, the World Championships grew to a top-flight global competition which, in its 20th edition, saw the participation of 345 athletes from 47 member associations and was broadcast in high-definition to television viewers throughout the globe.

The All England Championships were already functioning as an unofficial world championship for the individual disciplines. While from the late 1940s, the Thomas Cup — and later the Uber Cup — offered a unique opportunity for men’s and women’s teams to prove themselves as the world’s best, athletes were already able to prove themselves individually. The All England had been providing that opportunity with class and prestige and a tradition that dated back to the dawn of the 20th century.

However, while England may have welcomed the best in the world, there was still room for a world championships. When Sweden hosted the first IBF World Championships in 1977, it was a first step for an event that would soon travel and grow into a global tradition. By the time the fourth edition ended, the Worlds had been seen in three continents. TO read more about the BWF World Championships click here.

At the end of each Clendinnen Carnival, the Cliff Cutt Memorial trophy is presented. This trophy is awarded to the player of a State/Territory team who exhibits the highest standards sportsmanship, personality, court demeanour, playing ability and appearance throughout the tournament.

The Ede Clendinnen teams event is Australia’s senior event. It is usually hosted in late August / early September each year, has a maximum of eight State/Territory Teams. This interstate teams competition is followed by an individual tournament.

It has a significant history.  Reginald Ede Clendinnen, with the support of Victorians Harold Wray and Alf Lennard, decided to start an official interstate series in 1935, the year the Australian Badminton Association was formed (previously there had been a series of interstate competitions from 1929 – 1934). Clendinnen donated the shield for the teams competition, with the three states of Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia contesting the event. The competition has continued till today with only a short break from 1940 – 1946.

When the original shield was completely filled with the winners names, the Hon. Roy Ward donated a second shield perpetuating the name “Clendinnen”. The original shield hangs in the headquarters of the Badminton Association of Western Australia.

Clendinnen was a significant person in Australian Badminton. He was born in New Zealand, Badminton Tasmania President in 1930 and 1931 and in 1933 he became a life member of the Tasmanian Badminton Association. Clendinnen was also the founding President of the Australian Badminton Association in 1935.

A ‘Test’ event for Under 15 teams held in 2004 at Kilsyth, aimed at introducing promising juniors to a carnival atmosphere and to help them develop the skills and confidence needed to compete in elite events.  Six teams comprising Victoria 1 & 2, Queensland Lions, Thailand RSL, SEBA Scorpions and MDBA RSL proved the worth of this initiative which now has an enthusiastic following.

The first officially recognised National Under 15 Carnival was held in 2005 at Geelong, in Victoria, where twelve teams participated, Ballarat/Bendigo, Geelong Region, Mid-Gippsland, New South Wales, North West Tasmania, Presidents Team, Queensland, Singapore Sports Schools, Southern Sharks Tasmania, Victoria 1 & 2 and Western Suburbs.

The proposal to conduct an Under 15 Carnival was born in the late 1970s, where, with the Victorian Junior committee’s support and direction, VJB secretary Val Nesbitt canvassed all States with the first of the proposals for an Under 15 Carnival.  But before the event could be run and due to national amendments to ‘even’ numbered age levels it became ‘U16’ and so ‘morphed’ into the first of the ‘U16 June Bevan’ carnivals for a few years until the move back to ‘odd’ numbered age levels where it went to being the ‘U17 June Bevan’ (which subsequently shifted the original ‘U18 CP Maddern Carnival’ to Un19s).

The Under 15’s idea slid into a slumber until 2003 where once again, with the support of the Vic Junior Badminton Committee, MDBA and RSL, Val was able to encourage interest in an Under 15 Carnival and with the approval from Badminton Australia to hold a ‘test’ event, the wheel has come full circle.

The tournament was named in honour of Mrs. Val Nesbitt, a dedicated badminton worker who began her ‘volunteering’ at 17 years of age when she joined the Prices of Wales Park Badminton Club in Thornbury Victoria where she was Secretary for five years. 

At the end of each Clendinnen Carnival, the Cliff Cutt Memorial trophy is presented. This trophy is awarded to the player of a State/Territory team who exhibits the highest standards sportsmanship, personality, court demeanour, playing ability and appearance throughout the tournament.

The Australasian Under 17 National Championships is the largest age group tournament on the BA junior calendar. The Under 17 Nationals consists of a national teams event called the June Bevan Trophy followed by the Australasian Championships which is an individuals tournament. Originally conceived as a preparation arena for Under 18 ‘Carnival’ competitions, the 1979 proposal from Victoria for an Under 16 interstate carnival aimed to introduce promising juniors to a carnival atmosphere and help them develop the skills and confidence to compete in elite events.

It was not until 1983 that the first carnival was held in Newcastle, NSW, with three States – NSW, Victoria and Queensland competing. The tournament was considered a great success and plans were made to repeat it the following year, again in Newcastle. In honour of former Australian and NSW champion, June Bevan, a dedicated coach and supporter of junior badminton, a perpetual trophy was donated for the event, making her name synonymous with Under 16 elite competition in Australia and New Zealand.

1984 saw the inclusion of a team from Auckland, then in 1985 Hobart, Tasmania and the Sturt Club from South Australia entered. The same number of teams competed in 1986. In 1987, when the event was held in Auckland, team numbers increased with the inclusion of additional New Zealand teams, although Hobart was unable to field a team that year. By 1988, ten teams were competing, with three from Victoria and three from New Zealand, which was now defined as three regions – Northern, Central and Southern.

The ACT became involved in 1989 as wider interest in the event throughout Australia and New Zealand became evident. 1990 was again a ten team draw. In 1991 the carnival saw the welcome return of a team from Tasmania and for the first time, Geraldton in WA.

In 1992, the 10th anniversary of the Under 16 Badminton Carnival was significant in that it was the first year as an official Australian Carnival. The Australian Badminton Association By-Law to regulate the event recognizes the dual involvement of Australia and New Zealand and introduced the Under 16 Badminton Singles Championships.

In 1996, the tournament was held in Castle Hill, Sydney and was renamed the Under 17 Australasian Junior Championships with 13 teams competing. In 1998, in Auckland, 16 teams played in the competition.

2001 saw the first time the event was held in WA and the first Australian Carnival held in the new Badminton Association of WA’s Kingsway International Sports Stadium, Madeley.

In 2005 the carnival was hosted at ‘Springers’, home of the South Eastern Badminton Association. A total of 17 teams entered – another record, and for the first time a combined Oceania team with players from Fiji and Samoa.

The Nationals holds a warm and sentimental place in the memories of all those who have been involved in or have contributed to its success. The record of achievement of many players who began their badminton careers as an Under 16/17 team member is an inspiration and incentive to many more young badminton juniors in the future.

Since its inception in 1983, the June Bevan Trophy is the highlight of many young badminton player’s year.

The first carnival was held in Newcastle, New South Wales in 1983 with three States,  NSW, Victoria and Queensland taking part.

A perpetual trophy, named after a former Australian and NSW badminton champion and a great supporter of junior badminton, was donated. June Bevan’s name is now synonymous with the largest under 17 elite competition played every Easter in Australia or New Zealand

From 1983 to 1991 the Carnival was an unofficial Teams event played over the Easter holiday period of three days (Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday)

In 1992, the 10th Anniversary of the June Bevan Trophy, the Carnival was officially adopted by Badminton Australia with the U17 Australian Singles Championships being introduced. Doubles and mixed doubles were added to the Australian Championships in 1995.

In 1996 these championships were renamed the Australasian Under 17 championships, uniting the national connections of Australia, New Zealand and (now) Oceania.

New Zealand’s Northern Region and Victoria’s Rebels teams have dominated the record of June Bevan Trophy winners with Northern Regions admirable record of fourteen wins to Victorian Rebels seven wins.

In 1996 the Northern New Zealand team became the first team to record three consecutive June Bevan Trophy titles.

2007 will be the 25th anniversary of this event which will be hosted by Canterbury Association in Christchurch, New Zealand.

In 1997 northern region Renee Flavell and Western Australia’s  Nick Kidd made history when they each won three Australasian titles. Subsequent other players to win three titles in the same year have been:-

1999 John Moody (NNZ)

2000 Karen Tam (NNZ)

2001 Ben Walklate ( Vic)

2002 & 2003 Michelle Chan (NNZ)

2005 Kenny Ng (NSW)

2006 Leanne Choo (SA)

Administrators during the 1960’s were concerned at the lack of opportunity for younger players to compete at a national level. Discussions took place between Victoria and Tasmania to establish teams’ competition for Under 17 players. South Australia joined the cause and in 1966 a national competition for teams and individual events began.

Mr C.P. Maddern was Secretary of South Australian Badminton at that time and he donated the perpetual trophy for the national teams’ competition with the expectation and hope that the competition would grow. Eventually all States joined the competition and now it has become International with New Zealand being invited since 2002.

Tasmania won the first official competition in 1966, Western Australia won for the first time in 1975 and New South Wales in 2000, but in the 38 years of the trophy, Victoria has dominated the event, although all States and Territories have been the beneficiaries.

Many Australian players have come through this event, including Commonwealth Games Gold Medallists Lisa Campbell (Bryant), Michael Scandolera and Audrey Tuckey (Swaby), national senior champions and Australian representatives, Cheryl and Sandra Mullett, Paul Tyrrell, Lynne McElroy, Ross Livingston, Geraldine Brown, Sue Oates, Karen Jupp, Linda Best, Darren and Julie McDonald and Olympians Rhonda Cator, Lisa Cambpell, Peter Blackburn, Paul Stevenson and Paul Straight.

The competition has had some changes in age constraints over the years and it became the Australian Under 18 years (later Under 19 years) championship but the purpose has remained – that young people should be encouraged in the sport.

The Joy Twining Trophy was first instituted in 1982.  It is awarded to the player of the tournament who exhibits the highest standards of sportsmanship, personality, court demeanour, player ability, determination and appearance.

Mrs Twining is the donor of the trophy.  She was an outstanding player for South Australia, represented Australia numerous times, including Commonwealth Games, and won three Australian singles and a ladies doubles title.  She received in the Order of Australia (OAM) and a Meritorious Service Award (IBF) for services to Badminton.

The Joy Twining Trophy is awarded to the player who exhibits the highest standards of

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PAST TEAMS

List of Australian teams from 1938 until current.

No Past Teams Found.

Oceania Teams Championships

2002

Suva – Fiji

Rhonda Cator (Vic), Jane Crabtree (Vic), Rayoni Head (S.A.), Kellie Lucas (Vic), Tania Luiz (Vic), Lenny Permana (Vic), Kate Wilson-Smith (S.A.), Peter Blackburn (Vic), Ashley Brehaut (Vic), Stuart Brehaut (Vic), Boyd Cooper (W.A.), Travis Denney (W.A.), Murray Hocking (Vic), Nathan Malpass (Vic).

Coach:
Martin Andrew (Vic)
Manager:
Geraldine Brown (Tas.)

Sudirman Cup

2017

Gold Coast, Australia

Players:  Tiffany Ho (NSW), Joy Lai (VIC), Jennifer Tam (NSW), Setyana Malpasa (NSW), Gronya Somerville (VIC), Leanne Choo (SA), Hsuan Yu Wendy Chen (QLD), Sawan Serasinghe (VIC), Matthew Chau (VIC); Anthony Joe (ACT), Pit Seng Low (NSW), Ashwant Gobinathan (VIC), Raymond Tan (NSW), Eric Vuong (VIC)

Officials:
Lasse Bundgaard, Glenn Warfe and Andrew Perks

National Squad

2017-2018

Players: Matthew Chau (VIC), Hsuan Yu (Wendy) Chen (QLD), Leanne Choo (SA), Tiffany Ho (NSW), Anthony Joe (ACT), Joy Lai (VIC), Gronya Somerville (VIC), Setyana Malpasa (NSW), Sawan Serasinghe (VIC).

National Squad

2016/2017

Players:  Tiffany Ho (NSW), Joy Lai (VIC), Setyana Malpasa (NSW), Gronya Somerville (VIC), Leanne Choo (SA), Hsuan Yu Wendy Chen (QLD), Sawan Serasinghe (VIC), Matthew Chau (VIC); Robin Middleton (VIC), Anthony Joe (ACT)

Oceania Mens Team

2016

New Zealand

Players: XD: Leanne Choo (SA), Robin Middleton (VIC), MD: Sawan Serasinghe (VIC), Matthew Chau (VIC) WS: Joy Lai  (VIC), MS: Michael Fariman (NSW)

Coach:
Lasse Bundgaard

Oceania Womens Team

2016

New Zealand

Players: Joy Lai  (VIC), Gronya Somerville (VIC), Leanne Choo (SA), Hsuan Yu Wendy Chen (QLD), Jennifer Tam (NSW), Tiffany Ho (NSW)

Coach:
Lasse Bundgaard & Glenn Warfe

Uber Cup Finals

2016

China

Players: Joy Lai  (VIC), Gronya Somerville (VIC), Leanne Choo (SA), Hsuan Yu Wendy Chen (QLD), Jennifer Tam (NSW), Tiffany Ho (NSW)

Coach:
Lasse Bundgaard

Olympics

2016

Rio, Brazil

Players:  Leanne Choo (SA), Hsuan Yu Wendy Chen (QLD), Sawan Serasinghe (VIC), Matthew Chau (VIC); Robin Middleton (VIC)

Coach:
Glenn Warfe
Team Leader:
Lasse Bundgaard

Oceania Mixed Team

2016

New Zealand

Players: Joy Lai  (VIC), Gronya Somerville (VIC), Leanne Choo (SA), Hsuan Yu Wendy Chen (QLD), Robin Middleton (VIC), Sawan Serasinghe (VIC), Matthew Chau (VIC); Anthony Joe (ACT), Michael Fariman (NSW)

Coach:
Lasse Bundgaard & Glenn Warfe

Individual World Championships

2015

Indonesia

Players: XD: Leanne Choo (SA), Robin Middleton (VIC), MD: Sawan Serasinghe (VIC), Matthew Chau (VIC) WS: Joy Lai  (VIC), MS: Michael Fariman (NSW)

Coach:
Lasse Bundgaard

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Commonwealth Games

2010

Delhi India

Leanne Choo (S.A), Chai Chi Huang (Vic), Rosie Tang (Vic), Renuga Veeran (Vic), Kate Wilso-Smith (S.A.), Nicholas Kidd (W.A.), Ross Smith (Vic) Jeff Tho (Vic), Raj Veeran (Vic), Glenn Warfe (Vic), Rhonda Cator (Vic. Mgr)

Coach:
Lasse Bundgaard

Uber Cup

2010

Malaysia

Thomas Cup Preliminaries

2010

Invercargill

Stuart Brehaut (Vic.), Stuart Gomez (N.S.W.), Jeff Tho (Vic.), Ross Smith (Vic.), Raj Veeran (Vic.), Glenn Warfe Captain (Vic.), Chad Whitehead (S.A.), Lasse Bundgaard (Vic.)

Coach:
Ricky Yu
Manager:
Rhonda Cator

Pan Pacific Championships

2010

New Zealand

Jeff Buendia (NSW), Matthew Chau (Vic.), Hu Wen Chew (Vic.), Brendan Tieu (Vic.), Jacqueline Guan (Vic.), Verdet Kessler (S.A.), Louisa Ma (Vic.), Tara Pilven (Vic.), Melinda Sun (NSW).

Coach:
Stuart Brehaut
Manager:
Marianne Loh (NSW)

Thomas Cup

2010

Malaysia

Oceania Team Championships

2010

Invercargill

Leisha Cooper (W.A.) , Leanne Choo (S.A.), Chai Chi Huang (Vic.), Erica Pong (Vic.), Eugenia Tanaka (Vic.), Renuga Veeran (Vic.), Kate Wilson Smith (S.A.), Jeff Tho (Vic.), Ross Smith (Vic.), Raj Veeran (Vic.), Glenn Warfe Captain (Vic.), Chad Whitehead (S.A.), Geraldine Brown (Tas.)

Coach:
Ricky Yu
Manager:
Lasse Bundgaard

Uber Cup Preliminaries

2010

Invercargill

Leisha Cooper (W.A.) Emerg., Leanne Choo (S.A.), Chai Chi Huang (Vic.) Erica Pong (Vic.), Eugenia Tanaka (Vic.), Rosie Tang (Vic.),Renuga Veeran (Vic.), Kate Wilson Smith (S.A.), Lasse Bundgaard (Vic.)

Coach:
Ricky Yu
Manager:
Rhonda Cator

Pan Pacific Championships

2010

New Zealand

Jeff Buendia (NSW), Matthew Chau (Vic.), Hu Wen Chew (Vic.), Brendan Tieu (Vic.), Jacqueline Guan (Vic.), Verdet Kessler (S.A.), Louisa Ma (Vic.), Tara Pilven (Vic.), Melinda Sun (NSW).

Coach:
Stuart Brehaut
Manager:
Marianne Loh (NSW)

World Junior Championships

2009

Malaysia

Coach:
Chris Thirlwell (S.A.)
Manager:
Kristine Thomas (Vic.)

Whyte Trophy

2009

Invercargill

Leisha Cooper (W.A.), Eugenia Tanaka (Vic.) Kate Wilson-Smith (S.A.), Boris Ma (Vic.), Ben Walklate (Vic.),GlennWarfe Capt. (Vic.)

Coach:
Chai Chi Huang

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World Junior Champs

2000

China – Guanchow

Guy Gibson (W.A.), Stuart Gomez (N.S.W. Capt.), Glenn Warfe (Vic), Yu Ann Chen (W.A.), Tania Luiz (Vic), Diane Malpass (Vic), Susan Wang (N.S.W.)

Coach:
Lou Yun (Vic)
Manager:
Lou Yun (Vic)

Thomas Cup

2000

India- New Delhi

Stuart Brehaut (Vic. Capt.), Stuart Gomez (N.S.W.), Nicholas Kidd (W.A.), Nathan Malpass (Vic), Clint Pegrum (W.A.), Leonard Tjoe (Vic)

Coach:
Alan Pearce (W.A.)
Manager:
Geraldine Brown (Tas.)

Uber Cup

2000

India – New Delhi

Jane Crabtree (Vic), Laura Blackman (Vic), Kelly Lucas (Vic. Capt.), Tania Luiz (Vic), Vanessa Tyrrell (Vic)

Coach:
Alan Pearce (W.A.)
Manager:
Geraldine Brown (Tas.)

Olympic Games

2000

Australia – Sydney

David Bamford (Vic), Peter Blackburn (Vic), Rio Suryana (Vic), Rhonda Cator (Vic), Rayoni Head (S.A.), Kelly Lucas (Vic)

Coach:
Luo Yun (Vic)
Manager:
Peter Roberts (Vic)

World Champs

1999

David Bamford (Vic), Peter Blackburn (Vic), Rio Suryana (Vic) Rhonda Cator (Vic), Amanda Hardy (Vic), Kelly Lucas (Vic)

Coach:
Finn Traerup-Hansen (Vic.)
Manager:
Finn Traerup-Hansen (Vic.)

Oceania Teams Champs

1999

Australia – Brisbane

David Bamford (Vic), Peter Blackburn (Vic), Stuart Brehaut (Vic), Murray Hocking (Vic), Rio Suyana (Vic), Rhonda Cator (Vic), Amanda Hardy (Vic), Rayoni Head (S.A.), Kelly Lucas (Vic), Kate Wilson-Smith (S.A.)

Coach:
Finn Traerup-Hansen (Vic)
Manager:
Finn Traerup-Hansen (Vic)

World Championship

1999

Denmark – Copenhagen

David Bamford (Vic), Peter Blackburn (Vic), Rio Suryana (Vic), Rhonda Cator. (Vic)., Amanda Hardy (Vic), Kelly Lucas (Vic)

Coach:
Luo Yun (Vic)
Manager:
Luo Yun (Vic)

World Junior Champs

1999

Denmark – Silkeborg

Jake Bellamy (W.A.), Stuart Brehaut (Vic), Boyd Cooper (W.A.), Nathan Malpass (Vic), Sarah Hicks (Vic), Kelly Lucas (Vic), Kate Wilson-Smith (S.A.)

Coach:
Luo Yun (Vic)
Manager:
Luo Yun (Vic)

Whyte Trophy

1999

Australia- Canberra Newcastle, Brisbane

David Bamford (Vic), Rio Suryana (Vic), Peter Blackburn (Capt. Vic), Rhonda Cator (Vic), Amanda Hardy (Vic), Rayoni Head (S.A.), Kelly Lucas (Vic).

Coach:
Finn Traerup –Hansen (Vic)
Manager:
Finn Traerup –Hansen (Vic)

Uber Cup Vs

1998

Phillipines,- Manilla

Rhonda Cator (Vic), Kelly Lucas (Vic), Rayoni Head (S.A.), Mchaela Smith (Vic), Kate Wilson-Smith (S.A.).

Coach:
Finn Traerup-Hansen (Vic)
Manager:
Peter Roberts (Vic)

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Thomas Cup

1990

Gordon Lang (Capt. W.A.), Wei Yen (Vic), Peter Blackburn (Vic), Paul Stevenson (Vic), Dennis Todd (W.A.), Andrew Perks (Vic).

Coach:
Jean Tyrrell (Vic)
Manager:
Brian Semple (S.A.)

Commonwealth Games

1990

New Zealand – Auckland

Peter Blackburn (Vic), Gordon Lang (W.A.), Andrew Perks (Vic), Paul Stevenson (Vic), Dennis Todd (W.A.), Linda Best (W.A.), Lisa Bryant (Vic), Rhonda Cator (Vic), Donna Powell (Vic), Tracey Small (Capt. Vic)

Coach:
Jean Tyrell (Vic)
Manager:
Brian Semple (S.A.)

Uber Cup

1990

Anna Lao (N.S.W.), Tracey Small (Capt. Vic), Lisa Bryant (Vic), Rhonda Cator (Vic), Linda Best (W.A.), Donna Powell (Vic). 

Coach:
Jean Tyrrell (Vic).
Manager:
Brian Semple (S.A.)

Whyte Trophy

1989

New Zealand – Auckland, Hamilton Wellington

Paul Stevenson (Vic), Paul Kong (W.A.), Peter Blackburn (Vic), Tracey Small (Capt. Vic) Lisa Bryant (Vic), Rhonda Cator (Vic). 

Coach:
Jean Tyrell (Vic)
Manager:
Adrian Brown (Tas)

World Championships Sudirman Cup

1989

Indonesia

Michael Scandolera (Capt. Vic), Gordon Lang (W.A.), Paul Stevenson (Vic), Sze Yu (Vic), Julie McDonald (Vic), Lisa Bryant (Vic), Tracey Small (Vic).

Coach:
Jean Tyrrell
Manager:
Rhonda Cator

Thomas Cup- Vs

1988

Australia – Melbourne

Michael Scandolera (Vic) Gordon Lang (W.A.), Darren McDonald (Vic), Paul Stevenson (Vic), Sze Yu (Vic), Dennis Todd (W.A.).

Coach:
Sze Ning On (Vic)
Manager:
Don Stockins (W.A.)

Uber Cup

1988

Australia – Melbourne

Rhonda Cator (Vic), Tracey Small (Capt. Vic) Julie McDonald (Vic), Lisa Bryant (Vic), Linda Best (W.A.)

Coach:
Sze Ning On (Vic)
Manager:
Don Stockins (W.A.)

Whyte Trophy

1987

Michael Scandolera (Vic), Peter Roberts (Vic), Gordon Lang (W.A.), Rhonda Cator (Vic) Julie McDonald (Vic), Karen Jupp W.A.)

Coach:
Charles Stapleton (W.A.)
Manager:
Adrian Brown (Tas.)

Commonwealth Games

1986

Scotland – Edinburgh

Paul Kong (W.A.), Gordon Lang (W.A.), Darren McDonald (Vic), Michael Scandolera (Capt. Vic), Sze Yu (Vic), Rhonda Cator (Vic), Karen Jupp (W.A.), Julie McDonald (Vic), Tracey Small (Vic), Audrey Tuckey (W.A.).

Coach:
Charles Stapleton (W.A.)
Manager:
Don Stockins (W.A.)

Uber Cup

1986

Thailand

Rhonda Cator (Vic), Karen Jupp (W.A.), Julie McDonald (Vic), Tracey Small (Vic), Audrey Tuckey (Capt. W.A.)

Coach:
Charles Stapleton (W.A.)
Manager:
Don Stockins (W.A.)

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Uber Cup Vs India

1980

Indonesia – Jakarta

Sue Daly (Vic), Audrey Swaby (W.A.), Maxine Evans (Vic), Robyn Hobba (S.A.), Geraldine Brown (Tas.), Julie McDonald (Vic).

Coach:
Joy Twining (S.A.)

Whyte Trophy

1979‌

Australia – Ballarat

Audrey Swaby (W.A.), Lyn McElroy (W.A.), Beverly Hite (Tas), Robyn Hobba (S.A.), Julie McDonald (Vic), Paul Kong (W.A.), Paul Tyrrell (Vic), Mark Harry (N.S.W.), Cuthbert Berrenger (N.S.W.), Michael Scandolera (Vic.).

Coach:
Ken Turner (Tas.)
Manager:
Roy Ward (Vic)

Thomas Cup vs Japan

1979

Australia – Ballarat

Peter Cooper (W.A.), Paul Kong (W.A.), Michael Scandolera (Vic.), Paul Tyrrell (Vic)

Coach:
Ken Turner (Tas.)

Commonwealth Games

1978

Canada – Edmonton

Sue Daly (Vic.), Jan Irwin (Vic.), Joan Jones (S.A.), Audrey Swaby (W.A.), Peter Cooper (W.A.), Paul Kong (W.A.), Michael Scandolera (Vic.), Paul Tyrrell (Vic.)

Coach:
Ian Hutchinson (Vic.)
Manager:
Don Stockins (W.A.)

Whyte Trophy

1977‌

New Zealand – Christchurch

Peter Cooper (W.A.), Mark Harry (N.S.W.), Paul Kong (W.A.), Paul Tyrrell (Vic), Geraldine Brown (Tas.) Beverly Hite (Tas.), Sue Daly(Vic), Audrey Swaby (W.A.).

Coach:
Ian Hutchinson (Vic)
Manager:
David Hoppen (Vic)

Whyte Trophy

1975

New Zealand – Auckland

Heverley Hite (Tas.), Joan Jones (S.A.), Pauline Munday (Vic.), Judy Nyirati (Tas.), Cuthbert Berenger (N.S.W.), John Clancy (Vic.), Peter Cooper (W.A.), Colin Criddle (W.A.).

Manager:
Don Stockins (W.A)

Commonwealth Games

1974

New Zealand – Christchurch

Linda Cory (Vic.), Joan Jones (S.A.), Judy Nyirati (Vic), Kay Terry (W.A.), John Clancy (Vic.), Peter Cooper (W.A.), Chris Hardwick (W.A.), Paul Tyrrell (Vic.)

Coach:
Ian Hutchinson (Vic)
Manager:
Don Stockins (W.A.)

Uber Cup Vs

1973‌

Australia – Adelaide

Judy Nyirati(Vic), Joan Jones (S.A.), Linda Cory (Vic), Pauline Munday (Vic), Kay Terry (W.A.), Fay Truscott (S.A.)

Coach:
Ian Hutchinson (Vic)
Manager:
Joy Twining (S.A.)

Whyte Trophy

1973

Australia

Thomas Cup

1972

New Zealand – Tauranga

John Clancy (Vic), Peter Cooper (W.A.), Chris Hardwick (W.A.), David Hoppen (Capt. Vic), Paul Tyrrell (Vic).

Manager:
Don Stockins (W.A.)

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Commonwealth Games

1970

Edinburgh – Scotland

Kay Nesbit (W.A.), Judy Nyirati (Vic.), Chris Hardwick (W.A.), Ross Livingston (Tas.)

Manager:
Ron Whittle (Tas.)

Whyte Trophy

1969

Australia – Launceston

RossLivingston (Tas.), David Hoppen (Vic), George Robotham (N.S.W.), Ron Young (Vic), Andrew Ong (Vic), Judy Walker (nee Smith, W.A.), Cheryl Mullett (Vic), Judy Nyiratti (Vic), Kay Nesbit (W.A.)

Manager:
Ron Whittle (Tas.)

Thomas Cup

1969

Australia – Melbourne

George Robotham(Capt. N.S.W.), Ron Young (Vic), David Hoppen (Vic), Mike Rawlings (N.S.W.), Andrew Ong (Vic).

Manager:
Cliff Cutt (Vic)

Commonwealth Games

1966

Jamaica

George Robotham (N.S.W.), Ken Turner (Tas), , Joy Twining (S.A.), Kay Nesbit (W.A.)

Uber Cup Vs Indonesia

1965

Tasmania- Launceston

Kay Nesbit (W.A.), Joy Twining (S.A.), Dulcie King (Tas.), June Smith (Vic), Cynthia Archer (Tas.)

Whyte Trophy

1965

Tasmania – Launceston

Ken Turner (Tas.), Ron Young (Vic), Graeme Nelson (Vic), George Robotham (N.S.W.), John Langley (Vic), Dulcie King (Tas.), Cynthia Archer (Emerg. Tas) Judy Smith (Qld.), Joy Twining (S.A.), Kay Nesbit (W.A.)

Australia Vs South Africa

1963

Australia – Adelaide

George Robotham (N.S.W.)

Thomas Cup Vs New Zealand

1963

New Zealand

George Robotham (N.S.W.), Ted Anderson (Vic), Graeme Nelson (Vic), Ken Turner (Tas.)

Whyte Trophy

1963

New Zealand

George Robotham, Graeme Nelson, Ted Anderson, Ken Turner Joy Twining, Dulcie King, Kay Nesbit, June Walsh (injured) JuneTurnbull (replacement) Mgr Frank Reed (S.A.)

Thomas Cup Vs Malaya

1963

Australia – Perth

Ron Young (Vic), Graeme Nelson (Vic), Eddie Ireland (S.A.), Ken Turner (Tas.)

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Thomas Cup Vs New Zealand

1960

George Robotham (N.S.W.), Stan Russell (Vic) Ian Hutchinson (Vic), Don Murray (Tas.), Ken Turner (Tas.)

Whyte Trophy

1959

New Zealand

George Robotham (N.S.W.), Cliff Cutt (Vic), Stan Russell (Vic), Ken Turner (Tas.), June Bevan (N.S.W.), Amy Pincott (Vic), Margaret Russell (Vic), Joy Twining. (S.A.). 

Manager:
Roy Brady (Vic)

Uber Cup Vs Indonesia

1959

June Bevan (N.S.W.), Amy Pincott (Vic), Margaret Russell (Vic), June Smailes (N.S.W.), Joy Twining (S.A.), Eva Roberts (Capt. Mgr. Vic)

Uber Cup Vs New Zealand

1957‌

New Zealand

Margaret Russell (Vic), Joy Twining (S.A.), June Bevan (N.S.W.), Amy Pincott (Vic), June Smailes (N.S.W.)

Manager:
Eva Roberts (Vic)

Thomas Cup –V Indonesia

1957

Australia- Melbourne

Cliff Cutt (Capt. Mgr. Vic), Ian Hutchinson (Vic), Don Murray (Tas) Ron Young (Vic), Geoff Underhill (Tas), Ken Turner (Tas.)

Whyte Trophy

1957

Australia – Newcastle

Don Murray (Tas.), Stan Russell (Vic), Cliff Cutt (Vic), Ken Turner (Tas), June Bevan (N.S.W.), Amy Pincott (Vic), Peg Addison (Vic), Margaret Russell (nee Foord, Vic)

Oceania Mixed Team

1955

New Zealand

Coach:
Lasse Bundgaard & Glenn Warfe
Manager:
Lasse Bundgaard

Whyte Trophy

1955

New Zealand

Don Murray (Vic), Stan Russell (Vic), Ian Hutchinson (Vic), Ken Turner (Tas), June Bevan (N.S.W.), Amy Pincott (Vic), Peggy Addison (nee Grant, Vic), Margaret Foord (Vic)

Manager:
Bill Burke

Whyte Trophy

1953

Don Murray (Tas), Cliff Cutt (Vic), Alan McCabe (Vic) Stan Russell (Vic), Ethel Peacock (Vic), Peggy Grant (Vic), Margaret Foord (Vic), Verna Keddie (W.A.)

Whyte Trophy

1952

Cliff Cutt (Vic), Alan McCabe (Vic), Donald McGregor Murray (Tas), J. Stanley Russell (Vic), Eva Robert (Vic), Ethel Peacock (Vic), Thelma Richman (Vic), Margaret (Peggy) F. Grant (Vic)

Whyte Trophy

1950

Australia -Tasmania- Hobart

Allan McCabe (Vic), Dick Russell (Vic), Cliff Cutt (Vic), Keith (Nicky) Johnstone (Tas), Arthur McCabe (Vic), Eva Roberts (Vic), Ethel Peacock (Vic), Thelma Richman (Tas), Sylvia Savage (Tas), Sally Johnstone (Tas. Emerg).

Whyte Trophy

1949

New Zealand

Alan McCabe (Vic), Dick Russell (Vic), Clifton R. (Cliff) Cutt (Vic), Arthur McCabe (Vic) ,Tim Thompson (Tas), Eva Robert (Vic) Ethel Peacock (Vic), Jean Pullen (Vic), Nancy Benn (Vic).

Manager:
Bert Tonkin (Vic)

Whyte Trophy

1939

Australia

Tim Thompson (Tas), Alan McCabe (Vic), Bob Harper (Vic), Bert Tonkin (Vic), Eva Robert (Vic), Mavis Wray (nee Horsbburgh, Vic), Ivy Hewett (Vic), Beryl Cuthbertson (Tas).

Manager:
Roy Brady (Vic)

Pan Pacs (U19)

1938

Melbourne

Leanne Choo (S.A.), Kashmira Gobinathan (Vic.), Louisa Ma (Vic.), Victoria Na (Vic.), Tara Pilven (Vic.), Brendan Chu (Vic), Nathan David, (Vic.), Ashwan Gobinathan (Vic.) Eddie Hung (W.A.), Boris Ma (Vic.)

Coach:
Andrew Perks (Vic.)
Manager:
Glenn Warfe (Vic.)

China Vs Australia

1938

Australia – Adelaide

Mark Harry (N.S.W.), Paul Tyrrell (Vic), Peter Cooper (Capt. W.A.), Paul Kong (W.A.), Beverly Hite (Tas.), Joan Jones (S.A.), Audrey Swaby (W.A.), Sue Daly (Vic).

Whyte Trophy

1938

New Zealand

Cecil Craske Capt. (Tas.), Alan S. McCabe (Vic), Tim Thompson (Tas ), Robert J. (Bob) Harper (Vic), Bertram Gardiner (Bert) Tonkin (Vic.), Mavis Borsburgh (Vic), Miss Eva Rowe Robert (Vic), Miss Ivy Hewett (Vic), Miss Beryl Cuthbertson (Tas.). 

Manager:
H.R. (Roy) Brady.(Vic)