In the just concluded team event in the World Junior Championship in Korea, team Singapore did well to finish 6th overall. Notably they defeat England the previous round to force the 5-6th place play off with Japan. The standings are: Rank/Country: 1st: Korea 2nd: China 3rd: Malaysia 4th: Indonesia 5th: Japan 6th: Singapore 7th: Thailand 8th: India 9th: Chinese Taipei 10th: England 11th: Germany 12th: Russia 13th: Denmark 14th: Netherland 15th: Czech Republic 16th: Turkey 17th: Hong Kong 18th: Ukraine 19th: Vietnam 20th: USA 21st: Canada 22nd: Bulgaria 23rd: New Zealand 24th: Australia 25th: Philippines 26th: Pakistan 27th: South Africa 28th: Egypt Look at where our Juniors are ahead of the likes of England and Demark is amazing. But the immediate question spring to mind is: whilst our Juniors did well at this stage of their badminton life, why we could not make similar achievement in the senior level? We struggle to consistently qualify for the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup finals. Even in individual events, the likes of Thailand, India and Hong Kong can even boast more competitive players than we have at the senior level comeptitions. It appears there is no continuity (Kendrick Lee is a good example). Was it because of there are much more choices available in our society that these Juniors would put badminton as a lesser priority ine their career choice? Or was there lack of management and coaching of these yound talents when they reach adulthood? Anyone cares to share their insights?