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Badminton Officials Plan Ahead

Fiji Badminton will be looking to identify new talents in their business house competition. This is part of the plan to prepare for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast,
19 Mar 2016 12:46
Badminton Officials Plan Ahead
Last year champion Aninda Saha during the presentation. Photo: SUPPLIED

Fiji Badminton will be looking to identify new talents in their business house competition. This is part of the plan to prepare for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Badminton vice-president Dennis Fong said the target is to take a team to the Commonwealth Games.

“These competitions such as the business house tournaments are really important because it will give us an idea of the range of talent we have,” Fong said.

“We not only want to see who is talented or not but we want to build-up the skill level and see who has the potential to play the game and who improves.

“Once we identify those players who we think is good, then we will put them into a training squad where they will be considered to be part of the national team.

“Badminton is a minor sport in the country and we are looking to grow this and get a lot of interested parties and the way we do that is by holding these competitions where word gets around.

“So we are pretty excited about the competition and looking forward to a good turnout. Currently we are working on the draws to see who plays who but we are expecting over 100 players.”

The sponsors for the competition are FMF, Bank of South Pacific (BSP), Williams & Gosling, Fiji Sun, Gloria Jeans, Mapa, Gem Fiji Limited and Jokhan Realtors.

The competition will start on Tuesday at Yat Sen High School at 6pm.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback:  justine.mannan@fijisun.com.fj



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