Astro Kasih is looking for the next badminton champions

ASTRO Kasih has announced that it will be organising the Astro Junior Championships (National level) at Stadium Juara in Kuala Lumpur from Sept 6 to Sept 9.

The tournament is set to attract 32 Malaysian badminton teams of which the Champion and First Runner-up will be competing with prominent badminton clubs from the ASEAN region which will take place at the Astro Invitational Junior Championships (Regional level) from Nov 12 to Nov 15.

The Astro Junior Championships is a collaboration between Astro Kasih, Badminton Association of Malaysia, Badminton Asia, and Ministry of Youth & Sports and Ministry of Education.

The mixed team tournament which features boy's and girl's singles and doubles, and mixed doubles, is open to all Malaysian shuttlers under-15.

Each team led by a team manager, must have a minimum of 8 players and no more than 10 players on the roster.

Teams will stand a chance to win cash prizes up to RM14,000.

The Regional level which will be hosted in Malaysia in November, will see the two Astro Junior Championships (National level) finalists compete alongside 12 prominent junior badminton clubs invited from ASEAN countries including Japan and China.

Registration for the Astro Junior Championships (National level) opens from 16 July 2018 at www.astrokasih.org/championships, with an entry fee of RM200 per team on first-come-first-serve basis.

The Astro Junior Championships is a continuation of Astro's commitment in developing young shuttlers through its badminton development program, Astro Kem Badminton.

Since its inception in 2012, Astro Kem Badminton has benefitted more than 15,000 young badminton enthusiasts in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Over 130 shuttlers have experienced rigorous advanced intensive training in Japan and China.