Badminton Association of WA to host junior international competition at Kingsway stadium in Madeley

Hong Yuan Wong (16, of Willetton). Photo: Martin Kennealey
Hong Yuan Wong (16, of Willetton). Photo: Martin Kennealey

BADMINTON players from across Australia and overseas will gather in Madeley next month for two competitions.

The Badminton Association of WA will host the Asia-Pacific Under 19 Team Championships on September 11 and 12 and the Australian Junior International on September 13 to 16 at Kingsway Indoor Stadium.

Executive officer Eugene Glazman said four teams would compete in the first competition – Australian Green and Australian Gold with eight players each, and New Zealand Black and White with four players each.

Mr Glazman said 42 individuals had registered for the second competition, including 13 from WA, 19 interstate players, eight from New Zealand, one Malaysian and one from the US.

He said the association last hosted a similar event in 2012, and spectators were welcome to watch rising junior players.

Competitor Hong Yuan Wong, of Willeton, is the reigning Australasian under 17 champion in boys singles.

He and Julian Lee, of Bull Creek, were silver medallists in the boys doubles at the 2018 Australasian U17 Championships.

Julian Lee (18, of Bull Creek). Photo: Martin Kennealey

Canning Vale competitor Kai Chen Teoh won the men’s doubles at the Australian U19 Championships and the 2018 WA Open State Championships.

Other junior WA competitors include Radhika Swain (Darch), Bernice Teoh (Canning Vale), Alicia Xu (Nedlands), Joanne Zheng (Canning Vale), Matthew Cunningham (Woodvale), Theodore Kang (South Perth), Dawson Lawrence (Canning Vale), Jason Lee (Murdoch), Jia Ding Loo (Willetton) and Aidan Wheller (Attadale).

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Wanneroo Council approves fee waiver and donations for sports groups

WANNEROO Council agreed to a 50 per cent waiver of fees for the Badminton Association of WA to hire Kingsway Indoor Stadium at its July meeting.

The $2201 waiver covers the association’s use of the stadium between September 10 and 16 for the 2018 Asia Pacific Team Championships and Australian Junior International.

At the same meeting, the council approved two $1000 sponsorships to Joondalup Athletics Centre and Ridgewood Little Athletics Centre for athletes to attend the 26th International Athletics Championship in Singapore.

It approved Perth Metro North Intermediate League’s $1500 request for players to take part in the 2018 Little League Intermediate World Series in the US.

School Sport WA received $4200 to send teams to the School Sport Australia Cross Country in Brisbane, School Sport Australia Basketball in Darwin, School Sport Australia Swimming in Hobart, School Sport Australia AFL 15s in Adelaide and Secondary Football Team in Shepparton.

DaKidZ received $1500 to send dancers to the GTB National Dance Championships in Singapore and Ashdale Secondary College received $2000 to send players on its Fiji Netball Tour.

Football West received $800 to send players to the Westfield Girls National Youth Championships in Coffs Harbour.

The council also approved a $5000 donation for the Organization of African Communities of WA to sponsor an awards category and help run the WA African Community Awards Night.

It agreed to give Wanneroo Central Bush Fire Brigade $2000 to support three teams competing in the Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games in Halls Head later this year.

At its August meeting, the council approved a $600 sponsorship for Wanneroo Junior Motocross riders to take part in the 2018 FIM World Junior Motocross in Victoria.

It agreed to give to Judo WA $600 for the 2018 National Judo Championship in Queensland and School Sport WA another $600 for the School Sport Australia Touch Football National Championships in Hobart.

Ballajura Scout Group received $1800 for members to attend the 25th Australian Scout Jamboree in South Australia and the Vishva Hindu Parishad of Australia WA Chapter received a $3255.35 donation for its Diwali Festival in October.