New Zealand Badminton League


July 4, 2020
The Waitakere Badminton Centre – Home of the NZBL

As we reach the halfway point in the season, we begin to see which teams have adapted best to the unique and exciting format of LEARNCOACH New Zealand Badminton League, and which teams will have an uphill battle to remain competitive in the second half of the season. Playing host to our four teams and […]

July 2, 2020
Hawks Shred Wolves to Remain Unbeaten

As the HeyTour Hawks continue to soar high, the fast improving OnePure Wolves sought to claw a victory and revitalise their LearnCoach New Zealand Badminton League campaign last night at Waitakere Badminton. The Hawks made quick work of the early exchanges racing to a 3-0 lead courtesy of strong all-round performances. The well-established pair of […]

July 1, 2020
Tigers Maul Dragons, Move into First Place

Seeking redemption after tight round two losses, both the Huawei Dragons and Tiger Brokers Tigers were eyeing a much-needed victory to propel them back into Championship contention. Both teams sought a confidence boost in the first Mixed Doubles, however the young Tigers combination of Dacmen Vong & Janice Jiang held their nerve to draw first […]

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 […]

June 24, 2020
Wolves Dominate Doubles to Claim Victory

ONPURE Wolves defeat HUAWEI Dragons 4 - 2 After narrow losses in the first week, both the ONEPURE Wolves and HUAWEI Dragons were looking for a win in the second round of the LEARNCOACH New Zealand Badminton League. The HUAWEI Dragons remained consistent in their line-up, with Oscar Guo and Ashley Tan paired again in […]

June 22, 2020
A Look Behind the Willans and Wong Presidents' Cup

Four franchise teams in the LearnCoach New Zealand Badminton League are competing over a seven-week period for the illustrious "Willans and Wong Presidents' Cup" and prize pool of $15,000 NZD - but what is the name behind the cup? A familiar name and face amongst the badminton community, and one half of the Willans and […]

June 18, 2020
Hawks Scoop Thrilling Golden Game Victory

HEYTOUR HAWKS defeat HUAWEI DRAGONS 4-3 After an exhilarating first night of LEARNCOACH NZBL magic, the match-up between HUAWEI Dragons & HEYTOUR Hawks had much to live up to. The line-up promised numerous hotly contested matches, with TAB bets tipping the Hawks to edge out a narrow win. HUAWEI Dragons’ Dylan Soedjasa and Alyssa Tagle […]

June 17, 2020
Hunters Battle in NZBL Debut

TIGER BROKERS Tigers defeat ONEPURE Wolves 4 – 2 The much-anticipated launch of the LEARNCOACH New Zealand Badminton League took flight on Tuesday night, airing on the popular SKY SPORT Next channel. The ONEPURE Wolves & TIGER BROKERS Tigers were the first to open up their league campaigns, with each team fielding a top-notch line-up. […]

June 11, 2020
NZBL Coaches and Team Members Drafted

With under a week to go until the launch of the LearnCoach New Zealand Badminton League, all players and coaches were officially drafted to four exciting franchise teams. The four teams will compete in a rapid-fire match format over the next seven weeks, with $15,000 NZD up for grabs. Badminton New Zealand Chief Executive Joe […]

May 31, 2020
Four Franchises Partner to Bring Back Badminton

Badminton New Zealand is excited to announce the four franchise teams that will compete in the inaugural LearnCoach New Zealand Badminton League (NZBL). The OnePure Wolves, HeyTour Hawks, Tiger Brokers Tigers and the Huawei Dragons will take the court from June 16th. "We’re delighted to be partnering with these four fantastic companies to get badminton […]

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