🇿🇦 Surika selected for emerging National Squad!

The 2017 SA U17 Badminton Championships took place from 1 – 6 October 2017 in Bloemfontein.  Western Province was one of 6 provinces taking part in the A division of this prestigious event on the Badminton South Africa’s calendar for juniors.  The WP team, consisting of four boys and four girls, came second in the team event.  During the individual round, Surika’s performance was graded over the course of the tournament. There were 66 entries in the female section.  Surika, who is 13, was placed 5th  – which means that she was 5th overall for the tournament. This is a tremendous achievement!  During the course of the tournament, the national junior selectors also identified players for the national squad.  3 players from WP were selected for the emerging squad. Our Surika was the only girl and  the youngest.  Should they pass the fitness tests, consisting of the Bleep test and Repeat Sprints test, they are eligible for selection in the national squad. We’re delighted to hear that she has already passed her first test!

Way to go Surika!! We are so very proud of you!