OVER 300 HOPEFULS JOIN THE ASTRO KEM BADMINTON
27 April 2019, Kuching: Astro Kem Badminton has paved the way for many young badminton players, who have gone on to represent their states and our nation after. Today Astro Kem Badminton had their Kuching Selection Camp at Arena Sukan Simpang Tiga. The camp saw more than 250 girls and boys, aged 10 to 12 years old, turn up to showcase their skills in hopes of being selected for a chance to be further trained by world renowned coaches WongChoong Hann, Lee Wan Wah, Chan Chong Ming and Chew Choon Eng.
Since 2012, Astro Kem Badminton has had more than 15,000 children smash through our selection camps, which is held every year. Top Sarawakian junior seeds such as U16 Erika Vallensia Andrew and Kenyson Josep Lojir; U14 players Shawn Hui and Carlster Cleve are all past participants of Astro Kem Badminton who gained valuable lessons and experiences from the coaching programme.
Participants in today’s selection camp will be evaluated based on specific skills on the court as well as their general attitude. They will then be in the running to attend the KL Intensive Camp in August where they will receive further training on playing skills as well as endurance.
For the younger children, aged between seven to nine, Astro Kasih also conducted a free Coaching Clinic where they learned basic techniques to improve their skills and build stamina. The clinic was organised for more than 70 kids that participated with the hope that these young children will return to try out at the Selection Camp in the near future.
For more information,kindly visit our website www.astrokasih.org/ms/kem-badminton or Astro Kasih’s Facebook at www.facebook.com/myastrokasih