One way would be to get the Sports School or SBA people to follow up on these players. Nurture them, guide them and support them. Need parents coorperations as well. So, lots of communications, planning and brain storming. Its a big project & commitment. Hopefully money well spent. Well, I think that is what the authorities are doing - to seek out those young children who are talented in badminton and those who have the physical attributes to be potential winners, though they may not have played badminton before but they could be trained to be good at the game. When they are of age these young talents will then be absorbed into the Sports School (Secondary stage) or they could continue to attend normal schools and be assigned to the different badminton training centers currently existing and new ones being proposed. As what a parent has remarked: Mrs Jennifer Tay, 47, mother of twin gymnasts and this year's SEA Games gold medallists Nicole and Tabitha Tay, welcomed the move. "It's good that they're talent-scouting from a young age, so they will be able to groom them earlier to reach a competitive level." So the intention of the authorities is not to allow talent go to waste unless the parents and the children themselves object. As I see it, the secondary school level is well taken care of by the Sports School and the training centres. It is the primary school level that has not been seriously addressed but they are now doing it Actually this more or less completes the linkage, from primary to the tertiary level, as the SBA has both the junior and youth squads under training and the national squad as well, for both male and female. The Sports School's tie-up with the tertiary institutions, both local and overseas, enables the SS graduate to continue with his/he training whilst pursuing a diploma or a degree. I wonder whether you are aware of this arrangement. What I think will disappoint the authorities is the lack of numbers. A small size will reduce our chances of getting a good number to be trained at the highest level.