300 to vie for honours at Sarawak Energy Junior Badminton Championship

Sharbini (centre) poses with the winners of the inaugural Junior Badminton Championship that was held in Kuching in August.

KUCHING, Dec 15: More than 300 young shuttlers from various schools in Sibu are expected to compete in the Sarawak Energy Junior Badminton Championship to be held at Perfect Win Badminton Centre at Sibu Central Market from Dec 17-20.

Sarawak Energy is bringing the championship to Sibu following a positive response to the inaugural edition in Kuching earlier this year.

Medals and prizes worth more than RM8,000 are up for grabs.

It will feature the following age group categories of Under 12, Under 15 and Under 19 in the respective Boy’s Singles, Girl’s Singles, Boy’s Doubles and Girl’s Doubles events.

The Boy’s Singles and Girl’s Singles also includes the Under 10 category for the first time.

Sharbini at the opening of the inaugural Junior Badminton Championship that was held in Kuching in August.

The state-owned energy development company and power utility, in a statement, said the tournament aimed to promote a healthy and active lifestyle and support the development of young aspiring shuttlers by providing an additional avenue for them to compete.

The inaugural Sarawak Energy Junior Badminton Championship was held in Kuching last August, and it attracted 300 badminton players from across the state. — DayakDaily