BadmintonSharing Youth Junior Badminton Tournament

Father Berthrand Dakyie says Uganda Badminton can collect medals in the Commonwealth and Olympic Games


On Monday 20th May 2024 the Sharing Youth Junior Badminton Tournament maiden Edition was shuttled off.

Right after a number sessions played, Father Berthrand Dakyie, the Sharing Youth centre director came out strong on what he had seen on the opening day.

Father Dakyie, a revealer on the day said they are looking into giving more support to young badminton players;

“We are looking into giving more support to young badminton players besides giving them the playing space” he said

“With what have seen today, Uganda has talents through badminton and they can collect medals both in the Commonwealth games and Olympics if the teams are being given a little push” Father Dakyie added and concluded

The tournament shuttled off with over 160 young badminton players taking part in the first edition at Sharing Youth Centre in Nsambya, Kampala.

It has attracted a huge number of players compared to the previous Junior events organised by Uganda badminton association and this has been attributed to the number of young people who are joining the sport.

Young stars are competing in three age categories (Under 10, Under 15 and Under 19) where winners will be awarded with medals, trophies and certificates at the end.

As per day One, the tournament brought together some notable faces that are playing in some clubs in the Uganda Badminton League.

These faces include; Eric Ofuyuru and Reagan Nsubuga who both play for Ndejje University, Sharing Badminton Club’s Christine Kadondi and Ramiah Bukenya, Nalule Vivian of Mbogo High warrior among other players.

Ronald Lule the events coordinator Uganda Badminton Association says this kind of tournament will be conducted every holiday and they have started with the Sharing youth Junior event.

“We want to make sure that we start building a new generation in the sport of badminton so that we can have continuity and expand our fan base” Lule revealed .

Some of the badminton young stars say that playing such events at a young age gives them confidence in the sport since they get to know how other players play.

The tournament will climax on 22nd of this month.

Photo Credit – Kakeeto Gonzaga

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