Under 13 Junior State Squad Selection Day 2021

This year, we will introduce the new Badminton Victoria Junior State Squad program for the Under 13, Under 15, Under 17 and Under 19 age groups. BV has recognised the need to bring the best players in Victoria in each age group together on a regular/weekly basis through the year to encourage high-level training and sparring which will highly benefit the development of our top junior players.

This new program will align with the new Badminton Australia High Performance system and pathway to ensure we provide the right support and opportunity to those junior players that are aiming to represent Victoria and Australia at the highest national and international level.

Under 15, Under 17 and Under 19 squads will be selected based on previous performances with invitations being sent this week.

Badminton Victoria Under 13 Junior State Squad Selection Day

The date and time for the Badminton Victoria U13 Junior State Squad Selection Day has now been set and confirmed. It will be held on Saturday 20 February from 9am-12pm at the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre (MSAC), 30 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park. Please kindly take careful note of the below information:

  • All players that wish to attend the U13 Selection Day will need to register via Revolutionise using the following link: https://www.revolutionise.com.au/badmintonvic/events/90269/

  • REGISTRATIONS CLOSE ON THURSDAY 18 FEBRUARY AT 6PM

  • Please carefully read through all the information listed when registering through the Revolutionise link

  • There is a cost of $25 per player and payment is required at time of registration. No refunds will be processed for players that withdraw after registration unless a medical certificate is presented

  • Players need to be at the venue no later than 8.45am. Please allow for ample time to find parking and to scan in at the MSAC main entrance using the provided QR Code

  • Late arrival may mean a player has to be excluded from the first 45min of activities, please be on time!

  • Current COVID-19 restrictions dictate that masks are mandatory for all people aged 12 and over (unless warming up or playing) when indoors

  • We will follow strict protocols so please ensure you are wearing a fitted mask at all times and that you practice appropriate social distancing

  • If restrictions change between now and the 20th of February then we will be in touch with updated information

  • Please note that there is very limited seating inside the badminton stadium but please ensure one parent or guardian is present for the duration of the event

  • Players that are unable to attend the selection day but wish to be considered for selection need to register via revolutionise first and then request for an exemption to not attend the event by emailing coaching@badmintonvic.com.au outlining the reason(s) why. The BV Performance Committee will look at the request and advise whether to grant the exemption or not.

We look forward to receiving your registrations. If you have any questions regarding the above then please reach out when convenient.

New Badminton Victoria Senior State Performance Program

Badminton Victoria is excited to announce the start of the new Badminton Victoria Senior State Performance program. Today marked the launch of the program with the following players selected for the program:

 

Women:

Gronya Somerville (Play Badminton)

Sydney Go (HP Badminton)

Yingzi “Jenny” Jiang (Australian Badminton Training Centre)

Louisa Ma (Badminton Academy of Victoria)

Grace Hanratty (HP Badminton)

Lee-Yen Khoo (Melbourne University Badminton Club)

Susan Guo (Monash University Badminton Club)

Joyce Choong (2G Sports Badminton)

Men:

Ming Chuen Lim (2G Sports Badminton)

Nathan Tang (Glen Waverley Badminton Club)

Athi Selladurai (Infinity Badminton Association)

Jacob Schueler (Ocean Grove Badminton Club)

Ashwant Gobinathan (Badminton Academy of Victoria)

Kenneth Choo (Monash University Badminton Club)

Kayson Goh (Pro Badminton Academy)

Daniel Hocking (Ballarat Badminton Association)

Peter Yan (Glen Waverley Badminton Club)

 

 

Senior State Squad Coach

Jeff Tho (Play Badminton) has been appointed as Senior State Squad Coach and will be leading the Senior State Squad program. The squad will bring together BV’s elite senior players 2 to 3 times per week in the early mornings with the aim to create a high-level training environment and a culture of excellence as Victoria seeks to build on its on-court performances and successes from the past.

Jeff Tho is a former Commonwealth Games representative (2010, 2014) and won the Gold Medal in Men’s Singles at the 2014 Oceania Championships. Jeff was recently appointed as the Badminton Australia National Senior Coach and will compliment that part time role with his new role as the BV Senior Head Coach. TJ Weistra, BV Executive General Manager, said “we are delighted with Jeff’s appointment and the experience that Jeff will bring to the role. Based on his previous playing career, coaching experience and new role with Badminton Australia, he already has a strong established relationship with many of the players that will form part of the new squad and I can’t wait to see the results of the new program and Jeff’s leadership.”

Jeff said “I’m very happy to be involved in the first Senior State Squad that will allow Victoria’s best players to train together in an environment that is conducive of development and professionalism. I’m excited about what we can achieve and the systems that we can set up for high performance at Badminton Victoria.”

Clubs, players and coaches who are seeking further information about the new program should contact the BV Executive General Manager by emailing egm@badmintonvic.com.au.