Rawang Badminton Club’s third annual Talent Identification Tournament proved a fruitful one, after a better-than-expected response resulted in the shortlisting of 24 talents.
A total of 118 students from the Gombak education district, including those from Hulu Selangor, Batu Arang and Kepong, were part of the one-day tournament for under-11, 14 and 16-year-olds at the All Sports Badminton Hall (ASB) in Rawang.
The tournament was one of the club’s programmes to identity potential players for the district’s school badminton programme, said its chairman Jayaseelan Anthony.
“With some members of the technical committee for the education district programme also members of the club, our goal is to identify and nurture fresh talent for the club and district.
“This synergy has worked well over the years with Gombak district consistently producing players at state and national junior levels,” said Jayaseelan.
The district finished third overall in this year’s Selangor School Sports Council badminton tournament where three students were selected for the National School Sports Council (MSSM) championship.
“Students selected will get offers to train under various academy coaches to hone their skills, and they can also use the experience from the tournament to prepare for the upcoming Rawang Badminton Open.”
Meanwhile, the club donated to a good cause during the tournament by contributing RM2,000 to Magnum Bhd employees’ “I Can See Clearly Now” programme.
It was initiated in 2012 to raise funds to enable children to undergo eye screening and receive prescription glasses.
“We came away with two positives from a day’s work – helping raise funds for children and identifying players for the district.
“As teachers, we understand how important glasses are to enable children to learn.
“We are proud of our association with Magnum’s employees,” added Jayaseelan.
Sentosa assemblyman G. Gunaraj also supported the cause with a personal donation, and commended the club’s efforts.
“We are lucky to have a club that focuses on the sport of badminton, specifically in Rawang,” said Gunaraj.
Also present was Rawang assemblyman Chua Wei Kiat, who thanked the club for its support towards the youth of Rawang and its surrounding areas.
The use of the courts for the tournament was sponsored by ASB.
Champion - Jin Khoo
Runner-up - Lim You Cheng
Joint third - Nur Izz Danish Rosni Zamuddin Shah/Brandon Ng Wei Hong
Champion - Siti Nuraminah Abdullah
Runner-up - Iffah Madina Irwanto
Joint third - Nisa Qasrina Khaizad/Intan Kamalia Azlan
Champion - Lim Yik Yong
Runner-up - Jeff Cheong
Joint third - Mohd Daniel Muhd Yusoff/Cliff Chong Zi Hin
Champion - Rhenu Chandran
Runner-up - Intan Waheeda Hermezan
Joint third - Nur Aliya Nabila Rosni Zamuddin Shah/Chong Yee Teng
Champion - Seon Moh Zheng Hao
Runner-up - Radin Muhammad Ariffuddin Radin Mohd Zulkifli
Joint third - Choo Mei Da/Danish Iskandar Mohd Fairus
Champion - Rhenu Chandran
Runner-up - Nurul Waheeda Hermezan
Joint third - Matubashini Saravanan/Kavisha Kumaran
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