Astro Kem Badminton returns looking for young talent in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: Badminton enthusiasts take note – the annual Astro Kem Badminton is back to scout for young talent here in Sabah.

Scheduled for July 23, this talent scouting camp will be open for walk-ins from 8am to 1pm.

Those who wish to register early can do so online through

According to a statement from the organisers on Sunday (July 17), the camp for those selected would be held at the Olympia Badminton Arena Kota Kinabalu from July 23 to 24, 8am to 1pm.

“All Malaysian children aged 10 to 12 years old are welcome to participate in this selection camp and stand the chance to be trained by professional coaches, Chan Chong Ming as well as Chew Choon Eng who made Malaysia proud as national athletes before,” said the statement.

The statement said that Astro Kasih has been championing education through Astro Kem Badminton since 2012.

This is to give more children the chance to achieve their dreams of becoming the next badminton champions by motivating, training and challenging them so they could proceed to the final camp at the end of the year.

Astro Kasih is looking forward to the Sabah Selection Camp as the camps in Johor, Penang and Kuala Lumpur drew over 900 young shuttlers.

After Sabah, Sarawak will see its selection camp on July 30 and 31.

All those who made it for the selection will go for the main camp in Kuala Lumpur sometime end of this year.

The official date has yet to be fixed.