Autistic badminton players revel in competition

  • Community Sports
  • Friday, 06 Sep 2019

The junior badminton tournament players with their prizes.

KUMPULAN Perangsang Selangor Bhd and J World Sports jointly organised a junior badminton tournament for children, including those with autism.

Held at the Bandar Utama Community Hall, the aim was to expose autistic

badminton players to a competitive environment.

Kumpulan Perangsang badminton team chief coach Jason Wong Jee Weng said autistic children must be exposed to sports.

“We have been actively involved in helping underprivileged communities, especially the Orang Asli, since 2014 to help them gain exposure.

“This is the first time we are collaborating with the National Autism Society of Malaysia (Nasom),” he said.

Four children from Nasom were selected for the tournament.

A junior participant showing his badminton skills during the tournament.A junior participant showing his badminton skills during the tournament.

“They performed very well. Even though they didn’t get into the finals, the determination they showed was admirable,” said Wong.

He added that many parents were not aware of how sports can help children with autism.

“We hope this tournament will be an eye-opener and help them understand the potential in sports for their children.

“Kumpulan Perangsang will continue to help the less fortunate in the future,” Wong added.
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