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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 15, 2020
One Paw on the Trophy: Tigers defeat Hawks

In a top of the table clash, the Tiger Brokers Tigers and HeyTour Hawks eyed a win to guarantee their finals position and with it a shot at the inaugural President’s Cup. Eager for a strong start, Abhinav Manota and Erena Calder-Hawkins saved two match points as they maintained their unbeaten record in this season's […]

July 9, 2020
Tigers Win by a Whisker

Hungry for a victory, the OnePure Wolves faced an in-form Tiger Brokers Tigers last night. If successful, the Tigers would claim out-right first place and with it, a near guaranteed finals position. Reversing their fortunes of three weeks prior, Wolves' duo Oliver Leydon-Davis and Roanne Apalisok were strong as they recorded an early victory. The […]

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 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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