Selangor Journal

RSS Badminton Clinic: In search of new talent

SHAH ALAM, DEC 23: About 40 young badminton fans from Sabak Bernam have joined the badminton clinic facilitated by a former national singles player, Jason Wong, at the SBBC Arena Badminton Centre, Sungai Besar.
Jason, who is also the programme director, said that the badminton clinic aims to expose and encourage young people towards a healthy lifestyle, at the same time preventing them from getting involved in social problems and negative activities.
“Participants are taught sportsmanship, sports and strengthening social ties through sports,” he said in a statement.
One of the participants, Muhamad Amir Al-Hafiz Shah, 15, said he started to like  sports after watching the Olympics in Rio, in August.
He said that he felt lucky to be able to learn the basics of badminton from a professional coach, considering the cost of enter the sport is quite high.
“Besides hitting techniques, I’m also taught how to serve and also correct body movements,” said Amir who is also a student of Sekolah Agama Menengah Tinggi Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah.
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As for Juliana Kenanga, 16, the programme in her opinion, is a beneficial way for youths to use up their time during the school holidays.
“My friends and I were not going to miss this opportunity, as there are no such training or badminton courts like this in our school. Besides we really want to learn more about this sport,” said the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Ungku Aziz student..
The programme, sponsored by Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Berhad (Perangsang Selangor), is a part of the company’s ‘Sports For All’ Corporate Social Responsibility initiative under Rangsangan Sukan Selangor (RSS).
It started in October and will end in February 2017. It consists of eight types of sports – badminton, sepak takraw, squash, archery, swimming, bowling, football and cycling, with a total fund of RM1.1 million.
The programme is targeted at primary and secondary schoolchildren, lower income groups, senior citizens, the disabled and general public.

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