New Zealand Badminton League


May 3, 2021
Rockets Stun Tigers in Grand Final

The Starship Rockets have stunned the Tiger Brokers Tigers with a thrilling performance in the grand final of the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton League. With surprising line-ups from both teams, the stage was set for exciting and unpredictable match-up at the Skycity Theatre. With hot favourites, the unbeaten Tiger Brokers Tigers, taking on […]

April 23, 2021
Spotlight Turns to NZBL Grand Final

The countdown is on for the highly anticipated BARFOOT & THOMPSON New Zealand Badminton League Grand Final on Saturday May 1st at the SKYCITY Theatre. A hotly contested second season has produced two exciting teams, eager and ready to take out the lion's share of the $20,000 prize money on offer. The TIGER BROKERS Tigers […]

March 28, 2021
Recap: Tigers Extend, Apples Gain First Points

The Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton League roadshow resumed after a brief COVID enforced break, hosted for the first time at the North Harbour Badminton Centre. Would the Tiger Brokers Tigers continue to build from their 2020 break-out season, or would the Plenty Bay Whales blow their opponents away, as they did in Round […]

March 3, 2021
Recap: NZBL Season Two Launches at Full Speed

The Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton League launched with a bang on Tuesday night with new teams, an innovative new match to savour, and exhilarating action right from the first serve. Defending champions, the Tiger Broker Tigers, were favourites against newcomers the Starship Rockets, but were slow out of the gate. Even with last […]

January 19, 2021
NZBL Back in 2021 with Barfoot & Thompson

The thrilling and innovative New Zealand Badminton League is back – with bigger and better action on court in February 2021. The signing of new Principal Sponsor, Barfoot & Thompson, combined with new players, new teams, and new playing venues will have fans eagerly awaiting the first round. With a rapid-fire match format, the excitement […]

July 30, 2020
Champions: Tigers Claim Thrilling Final

The LearnCoach New Zealand Badminton League has wrapped up in a thrilling fashion in front of a large crowd, as the Tiger Brokers Tigers took out an action-packed grand final against the Heytour Hawks. With both teams closely matched, it was a seesaw affair that required a golden game to separate the teams and decide […]

July 22, 2020
Dragons Fire Up in Final Round

With pride on the line, Huawei Dragons sought to finish the group stage on a high, while the Tiger Brokers Tigers enjoyed an opportunity to finalise combinations prior to the LearnCoach NZBL final on Wednesday, 29th July. In a see-sawing night, it was the Dragons' combination of Dylan Soedjasa and Alyssa Tagle with a dominant […]

July 20, 2020
Critical Clash to Secure Finals Ticket

The final round of the LearnCoach New Zealand Badminton League hits the court this week, with teams aiming to qualify for the next week's Grand Final. The victorious team will claim the Willans and Wong Presidents’ Cup and a lion's share of the league's $15,000 prize pool. First up on Tuesday night, the Huawei Dragons […]

July 16, 2020
Wolves Extinguish Dragons' Title Aspirations

In a critical round five match-up, both the ONEPURE Wolves and HUAWEI Dragons needed to secure the win to stay in contention for the finals of the LEARNCOACH New Zealand Badminton League. The tie did not disappoint as both teams fought tooth and claw for the valuable league points. The Dragons made a fast start […]

June 26, 2020
Tigers Toppled in Golden Game

HEYTOUR HAWKS defeat TIGER BROKERS Tigers 4-3 With both teams winning in Round 1, the tie between the HEYTOUR Hawks and TIGER BROKERS Tigers was one that promised drama to the very end. Abhinav Manota opened the campaign with clean wins in the Mixed Doubles and Men's Singles, to take the Hawks to an early […]

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