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New Zealand Junior Team Championships

Last updated: 27/08/2021

Our junior representative players went to Palmerston North 10-14 July to play against their peers from around the country. The players were separated into age categories and there were 2 divisions per age group. 33 young players from WN made the trip north, our accommodation was superb, we stayed at the International Pacific University on the hill above the river. The food at the hostel was great and thanks to Ming, Nerly, Marlon, Arlene, Victor, Lean, for your help with all the transport, cooking, washing, and supervising everything went smoothly.

Well done to the coaches Rhys, Wei Ming, Vannie, Nhor and Maggie for guiding and supporting the players to achieve such fantastic results. An amazing week was had by all with some fantastic results for Wellington North Badminton. Well done to all the players, you all played your hearts out and can stand proudly knowing you did your best.

Results were:

Under 15 WN 4th place div 2, played 6 ties, won 3. Well done to Victor Esguerra and Sean Wong for winning all the boys singles matches. The Central Region was well represented with Hutt Valley in second place, Manawatu in 3rd and WN in 4th. This bodes well for the future of the central region.

Under 17 WN winners div 2 WN won every tie and over 170 games only lost 34. WN also won the relay event. Well done to Sam Navarra (2nd on the player’s statistics table), Marcus Gonzales (4th) and Ashlee Shum (7th) 3 WN players in the top 10 is fantastic.

Under 19 WN1 4th place div 1 Won 3 out of 4 ties losing only to Auckland in the final tie by a points countback. (Result was a draw) It was soo close and the games were very exciting to watch. Congratulations to Aravind Chandran for making the top 10 on the player’s statistics table.

Under 19 WN2 winners div 2 Played 7 ties, won 6 and drew 1. Well done to Sophia Balane for first place on the players statistics table with Margaret Gonzales in 3rd position. Perry Xie was unbeaten throughout and placed 6th on the player’s statistics table.

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