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Top jrs vie in Asian Sports Exchange Badminton

(The Philippine Star) - July 31, 2015 - 10:00am

MANILA, Philipines - Jewel Albo, Ian Maui Santos and Ramon Timothy Santos head the national team vying against the top players in the region in the Asian Juniors Sports Exchange 2015 slated Aug. 25-31 in Tokyo.

Joining the squad are Mikaela Joy de Guzman, Mica Airah Ibong and Olivia Jean Sanvictores, all products of the Luzon qualifier of the Sun Cellular National Juniors Badminton tournament.

Coaches Rafael Nicolas Dionisio and Wilfredo Albo will handle the squad whose stint is sanctioned by the Philippine Badminton Association.

Meanwhile, the Mindanao leg of the Sun Cellular badminton circuit will be held Aug. 21-23 at the Smash N’ Drop Badminton Center in San Pedro Extension, Davao City.

The top performers of the three-day event sponsored by Sun Cellular and MVP Sports Foundation and backed by Smash Pilipinas and Victor exclusively distributed by Pcome Industrial Sales Inc. will gain berths in the national finals next month.

Smart Sports’ Christopher Quimpo said the circuit is part of the MVP Sports Foundation’s efforts to discover talents in the countryside and train and develop them to become members of future national pools.

Registration is ongoing, according to the organizing Forthright Events and Sports Management Inc. For details, log on to suncellularjuniors.com with deadline set on Aug. 15. The managers meeting will be held Aug. 20.

ASIAN JUNIORS SPORTS EXCHANGE CHRISTOPHER QUIMPO COACHES RAFAEL NICOLAS DIONISIO AND WILFREDO ALBO DAVAO CITY DROP BADMINTON CENTER FORTHRIGHT EVENTS AND SPORTS MANAGEMENT INC IAN MAUI SANTOS AND RAMON TIMOTHY SANTOS JEWEL ALBO MICA AIRAH IBONG AND OLIVIA JEAN SANVICTORES SPORTS FOUNDATION SUN CELLULAR
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