Performance plays an important part at Waikato Badminton. In 2004, Waikato Badminton initiated a plan to have Waikato teams and players competing at the highest level – including representing NZ at key international events such as the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics.
It has been an amazing journey so far; one of the highlights was Waikato winning the Wisden Cup (NZ’s premier provincial league) in 2010, the first time since 1937 and completing the three-peat in 2012 and winning it again in 2016 and 2018. This has been achieved after many years of hard work; players built up their training programs from just once a week in 2004 to training almost every day!
Waikato is now one of the leading regions in New Zealand for developing players to a high performance level; the only region that is consistently able to compete with the Auckland regions.