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Tuesday 30 May 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Badminton, Sports

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Hundreds of students compete in Badminton College tournaments
Titikaveka College students were out in the sun for Badminton World Federation (BWF) Development and Shuttle Time classes. BADMINTON COOK ISLANDS / 23052924 / 23052925

Badminton Cook Islands will be hosting its 8th Annual College Tournament at the Vodafone Sports Arena on Thursday and 170 students will be part of the event.

Badminton Cook Islands president Thomas Mereana-Ngauru said for the past five weeks they have been delivering Shuttle Time classes to all Year 7 to Year 10 students at all schools on Rarotonga. 

“Over 500 students have taken part in the classes and 170 students are competing in Singles Doubles and Mix Doubles,” Mereana-Ngauru said.

The competition will be from 9am to 2:30pm and all are welcome to watch.

Meanwhile, Badminton Cook Islands Term two junior classes starts on Wednesday, June 7 for ages six to 13.

“Parents are encouraged to get their children involved even if you haven't played yourself.

“Nowadays there are so many opportunities for our children and our goal is to give all children a chance to play,” Mereana-Ngauru said.

If you would like to register your contact mobile 57163 or Facebook Cook Islands Badminton. 

Meanwhile, Mereana-Ngauru said that with such a busy year coming through they are also beginning a building fund in the hopes to build their Badminton facility especially with the growing numbers

He thanked major sponsor Brian Mason for the transport, Prime food for the snack packs and Vodafone for the Tokyo vouchers.  

“A big thank you to Brian Mason and Vodafone for your generous support of the College tournament as well as CITC Supermarket and Prime Foods for supporting our Saturday sizzles.  Also thank you to our stakeholders, venue owners, players and families for their support and commitment.”