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07-01-2011, 11:42 PM #562
James decision will be interesting. We will be able to tell if James views BAM as a more secure job than Bata Malaysia. It will be most revealing.
07-02-2011, 12:02 AM #563
That is a good question..
"How to unearth new talents with the pro around?"
At first I thought it was a good idea
but after hearing some bcers comments
I am beginning to wonder if its a good idea at all
Last edited by pBmMalaysia; 07-02-2011 at 12:08 AM.
07-06-2011, 06:50 AM #564
James' head will be thinking, Bata Malaysia or Badminton Association of Malaysia?
07-06-2011, 07:30 AM #565
If he got the guts, stay in BAM, if he scared, then go back to BATA.
07-06-2011, 10:38 PM #566
Badminton: BAM: Funds for all
GOOD times are back for the grassroots as the BA of Malaysia (BAM) plans to utilise the bulk of its annual funding of about RM14 million for development. It is a move which makes sense, especially if BAM plans to enjoy financial support from sponsors far into the future.
Lack of a lucrative sponsorship for almost a decade had forced BAM to depend heavily on the National Sports Council (NSC) for funding. BAM also slashed its budget for overseas tournaments, which slowed down the progress of the back-up players.
However, Maybank's six-year deal of RM41 million has allowed BAM to breathe easily again, especially as this is on top of the RM8 million it already has annually.
NSC is likely to continue contributing about RM3 million for tournaments, Proton and equipment sponsors Yonex provide RM2 million each while other forms of sponsorship and income fetch another RM1 million, which will give BAM an annual budget of RM14 million.
BAM secretary Ng Chin Chai said efforts will begin right away to ensure Malaysia has top quality back-up players when seniors like Lee Chong Wei and men's doubles Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong call it a day.
"Maybank's sponsorship is a timely boost as our annual expenses are continuously increasing. We have to strengthen our elite squad but there will be a bigger emphasis on back-up players as we will be able to send them for more international tournaments now," said Chin Chai.
"We had to cut down on tournaments before this due to budget constraints but lack of tournaments resulted in the world ranking of the back-up players dropping and this has denied them the opportunity of regularly playing in the grand prix and super series.
"We have asked the coaches to review their programmes until the end of the year and include the players in satellite and international challenge events to help them improve their world ranking and eventually move into the grand prix and super series events.
"Development in the states will also receive a major boost as they will get RM1.6 million annually. We will also employ a chief coach in every State.
"We will also provide funds for the states to organise at least two age groups tournaments each, which we hope can start by October.
"A further RM1 million will be spent for the national junior programme at the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) as we need to produce world class talents.
Chin Chai said the long term target is for BAM to be financially independent.
"NSC has been supporting BAM for a long time but has indicated it will gradually reduce its funding. We have always been grateful for what NSC has done but we will receive whatever it offers as BAM is aware of the need to be financially independent."
That, should all parties do their part, will be achieved if results start flowing.
Read more: Badminton: BAM: Funds for all http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/4...#ixzz1RO3l3gEZ
Maybank is tiger, hopefully as 'ong' as the ING lion for the players
Last edited by eaglehelang; 07-06-2011 at 10:40 PM.
07-07-2011, 08:30 AM #567
this world already ve sms, email and even facebook...what a good excuse not to able to inform him on decision BAM made without James acknowledgement...
as i see its just a polite way from BAm to kick out James...maybe politic or out of favour...
steady income in BATA and status u can get in coporate why wanna stick to BAM which politic in every angle...
i wonder who next to take up this position very soon
07-07-2011, 09:02 AM #568
The money sure comes in handy. I've said about Maybank to sponsor the last time.
So, time to produce results. Also nice to see the states are coming with more prize money.
No corruptions please. Keep it clean and boleh!
07-10-2011, 07:19 PM #569
KUALA LUMPUR: Three points were made clear when youngster Zulfadli Zulkifli accomplished the historic feat of becoming Malaysia’s first boy’s singles badminton champion at the Asian Junior Championships in Lucknow, India on Sunday.
Firstly, his breakthrough showed that there are talents in Malaysia to take over the mantle from world No. 1 singles shuttler Lee Chong Wei, who plans to slow down after the London Olympic Games next year.
Yesterday, the 18-year-old Zulfadli raised a glimmer of hope for a better future in the singles department when he beat India’s Verma Sameer 21-15, 21-17 to end Malaysia’s agonising 14-year wait for the elusive title.
He has put himself as one of the strong contenders to become the country’s first singles champion at the World Junior Championships, which will be held in Taiwan in October.
China’s current stars like Lin Dan, Chen Jin, Chen Long and South Korea’s Park Sung-hwan all went on to have successful senior careers after winning the Asian junior title and hopes are high for Zulfadli to follow suit.
With proper guidance and grooming Zulfadli can be Malaysia’s flag bearer in all major tournaments leading to the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil .
“This is a great start for me. I hope to achieve more good results. I still have a long way to go but I am determined to work hard in my mission to become the country’s top player” said Zulfadli.
Secondly, Zulfadli’s win is also seen as a big boost for independent shuttlers and clubs. Clubs and private badminton academies will now be more motivated to continue with their efforts to produce champions to complement the work done by the Bad*min*ton Association of Malaysia (BAM).
The lanky Zulfadli’s win is unique in a way because he did not come through the BAM’s centralised training system. In fact, he benefited mainly from his father Zulkifli Sidek’s personal coaching and also due to some short stints with state teams. He was also lucky that KL Rackets (KLRC) funded him for local and international tournaments.
His breakthrough certainly gives hope to those aspiring shuttlers who had failed to make the yearly selection into the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS), where the BAM’s best juniors are housed.
Finally, Zulfadli’s achievement in India has in a way raised concern over the junior programme in BAM – especially in the singles department.
He has been successful when many other BAM shuttlers had failed. Over the last few years, three shuttlers – Mohd Arif Abdul Latif, Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and Loh Wei Sheng froze in their respective final appearances and settled for the runner-up spots in the Asian junior meet.
The success of an outsider surely raises many questions on what has been happening inside BJSS.
Do they have the right coaches to groom the singles players? Are the right singles players selected into the BJSS? Are the international exposures enough for the juniors in BJSS to toughen them up mentally? What gets priority in BJSS – studies or sports?
07-15-2011, 10:11 PM #570
Courtesy of NST
Badminton: BAM gets another slot
By K.M. Boopathy
THE BA of Malaysia (BAM) has been allocated another men's doubles slot for the World Championships and reserves Chan Peng Soon and Lim Khim Wah have been named although the former is nursing a back injury. Peng Soon has also qualified for the mixed doubles with Goh Liu Ying but the back injury kept him away from competitions for more than a month with him only making a comeback in the ongoing Kedah Open.
Malaysia got a fourth slot due to several withdrawals but Goh Wei Shem-Teo Kok Siang can't be included as the latter is recovering for an ankle surgery.
BAM's folly of not including professional pair Gan Teik Chai-Tan Bin Shen, ranked World No 16 during the first phase to accommodate Zakry Latif-Hoon Thien How (No 31), ended the chance of having two regular pairs to fill the third and fourth slots.
BAM had also decided against Fairuzizuan Tazari-Ong Soon Hock, who were ranked World No 26, at the end of the qualifying period on April 28.
Peng Soon and Khim Wah's last tournament as a pair was the Swiss Open in March with the former focusing more on mixed doubles while Khim Wah has forged a strong partnership with Wei Shem.
BAM general manager Kenny Goh confirmed Peng Soon-Khim Wah's inclusion yesterday.
"Peng Soon and Khim Wah have been included and with three pairs in, Malaysia will have better depth. Khim Wah will also get quality exposure as this is his World Championships debut," said Goh.
"Withdrawals are common but we cannot anticipate which events will be affected and we cannot include the higher ranked pairs because of the competition rules."
Teik Chai-Bin Shen have been crying foul after their place was offered to Zakry-Thien How and the current situation will not put BAM in good light.
The withdrawals have also helped China who now have four men's singles, with Du Pengyu getting the green light, four women's singles, four men's doubles, two in the women's doubles and three pairs in the mixed doubles.
Read more: Badminton: BAM gets another slot http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/o...#ixzz1SEZ76Own
07-18-2011, 07:54 AM #571
Badminton: BAM must think again!
By K.M. Boopathy
THE BA of Malaysia (BAM) has been talking about raising the profile of the national senior circuit but what transpired in the just concluded Kedah Open is not the kind of publicity the local badminton scene needs.
BAM made it compulsory for all professional players to compete in at least one of the two legs on the national circuit and there had been a huge turnout but this was followed by too many walkovers which crippled the event.
The most disturbing was injury scares to top players Lee Chong Wei and Koo Kien Keat who had to concede walkovers to avoid aggravating their injuries with the World Championships in London (Aug 8-14) looming large.
Although the Kedah Open was only a four-day event, there was no guarantee that the World Championships-bound players would not get injured.
BAM, by all accounts and purposes, should have just postponed the tournament.
Exempting the World Championships squad from the event is another option but without the big names, the Kedah Open would have lost its glamour which would have further jeopardised BAM's attempts to raise the profile of local events.
BAM deputy president Datuk Al Amin Majid, who is also the association's event chairman, said postponing the event was almost a non-option due to the tight international calendar but took note of the withdrawals and injuries.
"The international calendar is so tight it is difficult to find an ideal date for local events and postponing is almost impossible.
"But we will definitely review the local calendar and find a way to get our top players to compete," said Al Amin.
"We thought the Kedah Open would be a warm-up for the national shuttlers before the World Championships but there have been injuries. Fortunately, Chong Wei's injury is not serious.
"We will review and set the calendar in view of the major events next year and make sure it doesn't affect the players' preparations."
Chong Wei conceded a walkover to eventual champion Arif Latif in the last four due to a back injury while Kien Keat, who partnered Zakry Latif, opted out in the final against Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How due to a knee injury.
The injuries do not look serious but BAM cannot take chances and should get its priorities right as the World Championhsips is the main focus. Raising the profile of local tournaments is a good move but it should not be done at the risk of injuring the players.
07-18-2011, 08:08 AM #572
Some coaches would agree this Kedah open could be a warm up session prior to wc. But I guess the results of several walkovers tell us otherwise
07-18-2011, 09:50 AM #573
BAM made it compulsory for all professional players to compete at the 2011 Kedah Open
If BAM secretary Ng Chin Chai said;
If he is thinking of both, then I would say that he is putting too much pressure for the 2011 World Championships MAS team.
07-18-2011, 11:37 AM #574
07-18-2011, 10:27 PM #575
Aiyah.. chin chai... chin chai lah... lol.
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