Matilda Friend & William Badaoui

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Matilda Friend and William Badaoui are ice dancers representing Australia. Matilda was born in Sydney, Australia on 30th August 1999. William was born in Sydney, Australia on 27th July 1998. They have been skating together since 2014 and skate out of Macquarie ISC Sydney.

They are coached by Monica MacDonald and John Dunn, and are choreographed by Nikolai Morozov.

Matilda previously skated with Patrick Adderley.

Matilda and William are the 2014/15 and 2015/16 Junior National Champions, the 2016/17 Senior National Champions and the 2018/19 Senior National Silver Medallists.

Their Gofundme is here:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-sup..._medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_co_shareflow_w


Updated August 2020

Personal Best Scores:​

Personal Best Total Score137.36ISU Four Continents Championships 2020
Personal Best Score Rhythm Dance55.80ISU Four Continents Championships 2020
Personal Best Score Free Dance82.52ISU CS Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy 2019

ISU Bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00014987.htm

Ice Dance.com: https://www.ice-dance.com/site/profile-matilda-friend-william-badaoui/

Tracings.net: http://www.tracings.net/frie-bada.html

Matilda's rinkresults
http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=32672
William's rinkresults
http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=10497

Matilda's Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matilda_Friend
William's Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Badaoui

SOCIAL MEDIA​

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Matilda-Friend-and-William-Badaoui-450816605078338/?fref=ts

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/friend_badaoui/

PROGRAMS​


2019- 2020 Season
Rhythm Dance: Disco: "I Will Survive" (from "Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical")Quickstep: "Night Fever" (from "Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical"
Free Dance: Jenny of Oldstones (from "Game of Thrones" soundtrack); Game of Thrones Theme

2020 Four Continents- All Events may be watched here, even in US
https://yadi.sk/d/qKB44JvYb_HHMA

Asian Open Trophy 2019
RD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEgdYTcEPXc

Autumn Classic 2019:
RD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzKRwOxjrco
FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSjV8Oa4YJE

2018- 2019 Season
Rhythm Dance: Tango A La Haut by Tango Society
Free Dance: Million Reasons by Lady Gaga; Someone Like You by Adele

Winter Universiade 2019:
RD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SokIieaycg
FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZiFUFatk5U

4CC 2019:
RD: No video found

Warsaw Cup 2018
FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBz8vqyZkwI

JGP Linz 2018:
RD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgfDrLC4AUo
FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpi056Vjpgc

JGP Richmond 2018:
RD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wORptQWOG4
FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0hLQXRtA8c

2017-2018 Season:
Short Dance:
Free Dance: Love Story by Henri Mancini

4CC 2018:
SD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89p_bY5kh9k
FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFJZjPlaqd0


2016- 2017 Season
Short Dance: One More Night by Maroon 5; Why Don’t You Do Right (Roger Rabbitt soundtrack)
Free Dance: It’s So Overt It’s Covert (Sherlock Holmes soundtrack) by Hans Zimmer; Irene Adler – The Woman’s Theme by David Arnold

Junior Worlds 2017:
SD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adVNsOKvVcA

4CC 2017:
SD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIcDU4yihHg

JGP Yokohama 2016
SD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67vpEON6mc4
FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdPaeG6x5Rg

2015-2016 Season:
Short Dance: Beethoven's 5 Secrets by The Piano Guys
Free Dance: In The Mood; Moonlight Serenade by Glenn Miller

JGP USA 2015
SD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtFWqtq00Is
FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLH_WnJoPQU

JGP Zagreb 2015
SD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_IuqXv7F88
FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qb8zJoPF84

2014-2015 Season:
Short Dance: "Sway" by Luis Demetrio and Pablo Beltran Ruiz; "Calypso Samba" by Jose Abreu
Free Dance: "Chambermaid Swing" by Parov Stelar; "Minnie the Moocher" by Cab Calloway; "Booty Swing" by Parov Stelar

2015 Junior Mentor Nestle Nesquik Torun Cup
SD:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1ZT_VRhat8
FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdsq3nL-TLA

2014 JGP Aichi:
SD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slcx0jTBdoY
FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GdzcPcAXhQ

2014 JGP Zagreb
SD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klBB_UNj_l8
FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWUlyz83Jgk

OTHER VIDEOS

Australian Ice Dancers make ISU Debut: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcYrEykAN1M

Competitive History


CompetitionSDFDFinal
Season 2019-2020
2020 Four Continents Championships151615 (137.36)
2019-20 Australian Championships233 (138.47)
20th Open of Andorra 2019788 (136.47)
Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy 2019 ISU101010 (137.07)
Skate Canada Autumn Classic 2019666 (120.22)
Season 2018-2019
2019 Winter Universiade131212 (120.38)
2019 Four Continents121212 (118.22)
2018 Australia Senior National Championships222 (145.60)
2018 Australia Junior National Championships111 (129.94)
2018 Warsaw Cup (Sr.)666 (132.37)
2018 Inge Solar Memorial (Sr.)131212 (118.39)
2018 JGP Canada1099 (104.49)
2018 JGP Cup of Austria101010 (109.43)
2018 Lake Placid Ice Dance International (Jr.)899 (104.61)
Season 2017-2018
2018 Four Continents Championships141414 (92.05)
2017 Lake Placid International (Sr.)261414 (92.50)
Season 2016-2017
2017 World Junior Championships25-25 (40.24 FNR)
2017 Asian Winter Games666 (105.98)
2017 Four Continents Championships161515 (89.29)
2016-17 Australia National Championships(Senior)211 (107.57)
2016 Open d'Andorra (Senior)878 (108.06)
2016 JGP Yokohama91110 (80.32)
Season 2015-2016
2016 World Junior Championships30-30 (31.98 FNR)
2016 Four Continents Championships161616 (85.70)
2016 Junior Mentor Nestle Nesquik Torun Cup697 (91.97)
2015-16 Australian Junior National Championships111 (110.75)
2015 JGP Croatia Cup181717 (80.41)
2015 JGP Colorado Springs131413 (86.57)
2015 Junior Lake Placid Ice Dance International121111 (82.30)
Season 2014-2015
2015 Junior Mentor Nestle Nesquik Torun Cup202020 (77.55)
2014-15 Australian Junior National Championships111 (104.27)
2014 JGP Croatia Cup151515 (73.49)
2014 JGP Nagoya TV Cup111212 (71.15)
 
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Thanks for starting a thread for Till & Bill! They didn't have their best day in the RD yesterday, after a year of solid improvements, which must have been a bit discombobulating, but I have high hopes they'll come back strong in the FD. They have persistence and creativity on their side. :hap10:
 

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So happy with how their free dance has been going this season.
They got some good reception.

I'm looking forward to seeing what they and their team think up next season.
I'll be interested to see what they select for the Broadway Rhythm Dance.

- - - Updated - - -

They are 13th with 44.44 points after the RD at the WInter Universiade.

RD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SokIieaycg

Probably not the performance they wanted but definitely better than Four Continents.
The tango romantica is really really hard.
 

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I'm looking forward to seeing what they and their team think up next season.
I'll be interested to see what they select for the Broadway Rhythm Dance.

I'd like to see them do something with an Australian tinge - maybe something from Matilda? Or The Boy From Oz? Tenterfield Saddler was in the original Australian version, sung by Todd McKenney, they could do something nice with that.

The tango romantica is really really hard.

And they were skating juniors at the start of the season, and juniors do a different pattern, so they were playing catch-up on the TR of all patterns - I think they did pretty well!
 

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I'd like to see them do something with an Australian tinge - maybe something from Matilda? Or The Boy From Oz? Tenterfield Saddler was in the original Australian version, sung by Todd McKenney, they could do something nice with that.



And they were skating juniors at the start of the season, and juniors do a different pattern, so they were playing catch-up on the TR of all patterns - I think they did pretty well!

I would really love it if they could skate to the Boy from Oz.
I really want to see William shine.
If you look at his instagram, he actually has a good amount of sass that can be used in his programs. Move away from the Adele/Lady Gaga (which I loved) and go to town!!
 

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Tilly and William announced that their FD next season is to Game of Thrones.
I said a departure from Love Story / Adele/Lady Gaga love theme would be good, but this is a complete departure.
 

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omg yes! i was actually lucky enough to see their performance to the Game of Thrones soundtrack in person one morning at the rink! they were soo good!
 

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Matilda and William just posted a first snippet from their RD as an Instagram story on their official account: https://www.instagram.com/stories/friend_badaoui/

So now we know one of the songs from the Priscilla musical score they're using: Shake Your Groove Thing from Act II. They look good doing it!
 

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Matilda and William just posted a first snippet from their RD as an Instagram story on their official account: https://www.instagram.com/stories/friend_badaoui/

So now we know one of the songs from the Priscilla musical score they're using: Shake Your Groove Thing from Act II. They look good doing it!

I’ve never seen Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

You mean they use “Shake Your Groove Thing” by Peaches and Herb? One of my jams from back in the day? (And sorry, not a drag queen;) ).

Yay for Matilda and William, I’m looking forward to this!:hap85:
 

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I’ve never seen Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

You mean they use “Shake Your Groove Thing” by Peaches and Herb? One of my jams from back in the day? (And sorry, not a drag queen;) ).

Yay for Matilda and William, I’m looking forward to this!:hap85:

Yes! In the musical it's performed by the trio of drag queens (Mitzi, Bernadette and Felicia) and their backup singers. I can't remember if it's used in the movie or not.
 

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The ISA has put up its list of international assignments for the season (list to date anyway) and Till&Bill are listed for NRW Summer Trophy, Autumn Classic International, Lombardia, Asian Classic, Denkova-Staviski Cup, Warsaw Cup, Open d'Andorra and Mentor Torun Cup. Of course, they may not end up attending all of them, but it looks like they've got one packed season ahead of them! Priscilla everywhere! :hap10:
 

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NRW Trophy was taken off the list, but Tilly and William have just confirmed on Instagram that they're off to Autumn Classic International in Canada as their first competition of the season. :) This means no Lombardia, though, as the two competitions are running simultaneously: Nette/Westwood will represent Australia in Ice Dance there instead it seems. Can't wait to see their new programs! Dare we hope that these photos represent costume inspirations - minus the wig?
 

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Sorry, I seem to be endlessly posting replies to myself in this thread right now! But Till & Bill have just posted a link to their GoFundMe on Instagram, and if anyone would like to help them out you can find it here.
 
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