Australia
Nickname(s)The Falcons[1]
AssociationBadminton Australia (BA)
ConfederationBO (Oceania)
PresidentAndrew Greenway
BWF ranking
Current ranking19 Increase 2 (3 October 2023)
Highest ranking16 (5 October 2017)
Sudirman Cup
Appearances16 (first in 1989)
Best resultGroup stage
Thomas Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1955)
Best resultGroup stage
Uber Cup
Appearances9 (first in 1975)
Best resultGroup stage
Oceania Mixed Team Championships
Appearances11 (first in 1999)
Best resultChampions (1999, 2002, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2019, 2023)
Oceania Men's Team Championships
Appearances6 (first in 2008)
Best resultChampions (2010, 2018, 2020)
Oceania Women's Team Championships
Appearances6 (first in 2008)
Best resultChampions (2010, 2012, 2016, 2018, 2020)

The Australia national badminton team represents Australia in international badminton team competitions.[2] The national team is controlled by Badminton Australia, the top governing body for badminton in the country.

They have yet to reach any semifinal at the Thomas Cup, Uber Cup and the Sudirman Cup.

History

Australia's badminton history first began in 1900, when the sport was played and was considered a popular pastime for church groups which played the game in church halls. In 1932, Badminton Australia was established which led to the formation of the national team. Nicknamed the Falcons,[3] the Australian team made their international team debut when the men's team competed in the 1955 Thomas Cup.

Men's team

Australia qualified for their first Thomas Cup in 1955 after defeating New Zealand 7–2 in the Australasian zone qualifiers.[4] The team then lost 9–0 to Denmark in the inter-zone playoffs.[5] In the 1961 Thomas Cup, the Australian team failed to advance further after losing the first round to Thailand.[4]

After 49 years, Australia qualified for the Thomas Cup once again in 2010 after being crowned champions at the 2010 Oceania Men's Team Championships.[6][7] The team were eliminated in the group stages after losing to Indonesia and India in Group D.[8] The team failed to qualify for the next two editions of the championships but returned to the 2018 Thomas Cup. The team lost all their matches in Group A against China, France and India.[9][10]

In 2020, the team qualified for the 2020 Thomas Cup but withdrew from the competition due to travel costs and quarantine restrictions in the country.[11][12] The team were then replaced by Tahiti.[13]

Women's team

The Australian women's team made their Uber Cup debut in 1975 after defeating New Zealand. The team missed their chances of entering the second round after losing narrowly to Canada.[14]

The Australian women's team won every Oceania Women's Team Championships and qualified for the Uber Cup consecutively in the 2010s. In 2020, the women's team withdrew from the 2020 Thomas & Uber Cup along with the men's team.[11]

Mixed team

The Australian mixed team first competed in the 1982 Commonwealth Games. The team won third place after winning against New Zealand in the bronze-medal tie. The team won third place for a second time in 1986 after a close battle against Scotland. In 1989, the team competed in the inaugural edition of the Sudirman Cup. The team lost 4–1 to Scotland but managed to win 3–2 against Germany and Poland to claim 16th place in the final standings.[15] The team won the first two Oceania Mixed Team Championships in 1999 and 2002. The team won every mixed team title in the 2010s.[16]

The mixed team continued their win streak by winning the Oceania Mixed Team Championships for the sixth time in 2023.[17] This qualified them for the 2023 Sudirman Cup in Suzhou.[18][19]

Competitive record

Commonwealth Games

See also: Badminton at the Commonwealth Games

Oceania Team Championships

See also: Oceania Badminton Championships

FISU World University Games

See also: Badminton at the FISU World University Games

Mixed team

Year Round Pos
2007 Did not enter
2011
2013 Group stage
2015 Group stage
2017 Group stage 11th
2021 Did not enter
2025 TBD

World University Team Championships

Mixed team

Year Round Pos
2008 Did not enter
2010
2012
2014 Group stage 12th
2016 Did not enter
2018 Group stage 10th
**Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Junior competitive record

Suhandinata Cup

See also: BWF World Junior Championships

Year Round Pos
2000 Group stage 12th
2002 Group stage 22nd
2004 Did not enter
2006 Group stage 24th
2007 Group stage 19th
2008 Did not enter
2009 Group stage 21st
2010 Did not enter
2011 Group stage 18th
2012 Group stage 19th
2013 Group stage 19th
2014 Group stage 23rd
2015 Group stage 22nd
2016 Group stage 26th
2017 Group stage 35th
2018 Group stage 35th
2019 Group stage 35th
2022 Group stage 19th
2023 Group stage 25th
2024 TBD

Commonwealth Youth Games

Mixed team

Year Round Pos
2004 Group stage 7th

Oceania Junior Team Championships

Mixed team

Year Round Pos
2011 Runners-up 2nd
2013 Champions 1st
2015 Champions 1st
2017 Runners-up 2nd
2019 Champions 1st
2023 Champions 1st
**Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Staff

The following list shows the coaching staff for the Australian national badminton team.[20]

Name Role
Australia Leanne Choo Head coach
Malaysia Vountus Indra Mawan Assistant coach

Players

Current squad

As of 3 October 2023

Men's team

Name DoB/Age Ranking of event
MS MD XD
Kenneth Choo (1997-04-01) 1 April 1997 (age 26) - 154 45
Keith Mark Edison (1999-05-31) 31 May 1999 (age 24) 228 260 878
Lin Ying Xiang (1999-11-25) 25 November 1999 (age 24) 809 417 -
Jacob Schueler (1998-02-17) 17 February 1998 (age 25) 149 215 166
Nathan Tang (1990-08-26) 26 August 1990 (age 33) 107 215 -
Jack Yu (2004-09-13) 13 September 2004 (age 19) 214 260 152
Rayne Wang (2003-01-17) 17 January 2003 (age 20) - 154 103
Teoh Kai Chen (2000-11-01) 1 November 2000 (age 23) 235 417 146
Ricky Tang (2004-04-06) 6 April 2004 (age 19) 174 203 324
Huaidong Tang (1998-03-21) 21 March 1998 (age 25) - 203 -

Women's team

Name DoB/Age Ranking of event
WS WD XD
Chen Hsuan-yu (1993-06-01) 1 June 1993 (age 30) 199 132 -
Tiffany Ho (1998-01-06) 6 January 1998 (age 25) 84 236 1241
Gronya Somerville (1995-05-10) 10 May 1995 (age 28) - 59 45
Kaitlyn Ea (2003-06-25) 25 June 2003 (age 20) - 59 324
Angela Yu (2003-03-08) 8 March 2003 (age 20) - 54 103
Setyana Mapasa (1995-08-15) 15 August 1995 (age 28) - 54 -
Louisa Ma (1994-11-26) 26 November 1994 (age 29) 128 305 166
Joyce Choong (1995-12-20) 20 December 1995 (age 28) - 305 393
Bernice Teoh (2003-10-04) 4 October 2003 (age 20) 121 - 146
Sydney Go (2004-06-11) 11 June 2004 (age 19) 259 315 -

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