KUALA LUMPUR: Badminton clubs are still not recognised as a reliable feeder of talents for the national body.
At least, this is the understanding of Looi Badminton Academy’s managing director Datuk Jack Koh, following the Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) failure to invite his club’s budding players for a recent selection trial to pick the best juniors to represent the country in the World Junior Championships in Alor Setar from April 7-18.
Jack had asked that five of his players, including reigning Uganda International boys’ doubles champion Yeoh Seng Zoe-Chong Chun Quan, be allowed to take part in the selection trial but his request was not entertained.
Jack said that his club was disappointed with the decision.
“I met BAM’s management two months ago and the assurance was given that club players would be given a chance to take part in selection trials but unfortunately, my recent request was rejected,” said Jack.