Indonesia-Korea Agree on Exchange of Young shuttlers
Friday, June 20, 2014 | 17:20 pm

*JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) and Badminton Korea Association (BKA) signed a memorandum of understanding about the development of coaching junior athletes. Such cooperation, in addition to improving the quality of young athletes, aiming to strengthen its dominance in the Asian badminton.

"Currently, there is no such thing as dominance. Strengths each country has been uneven, both in Asia and outside Asia. However, shall remain the property badminton Asia. Cooperation as one of the businesses that still dominate force Asian badminton , "said Secretary General of the Executive Committee of the PBSI Anton Subowo a news conference in Senayan, Jakarta, Friday (20/06/2014).

In such cooperation, there are five points agreed. First, the young athlete exchange program that was implemented on June 20, 2014. Secondly, a joint exercise between the Indonesian and Korean team comprising national team, reserve team and youth team (U-19, U-17, U-15).

Third, training host must provide accommodation, food, transport, and training facilities for athletes. Fourth, PBSI and mutually supportive when BKA both hosted international tournaments. Fifth, PBSI and BKA collaborate in terms of sports science badminton at all levels.

"With the exchange program, the young players will know the life of the Korean athletes. Moreover, they can also learn the local culture," said Anton.

In addition to working with the BKA, PBSI also intend to collaborate with the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM). Previously, the BKA has signed a memorandum of understanding with the BAM. Anton added, later on between the three institutions will be established triangular cooperation.

*Courtesy of Kompas.com with google translation to English*