Jeonbuk Badminton Association Chairman Shim Yong-hyun (from left), Jeonnam Association Chairman Park Gye-ok, Korean Association Chairman Kim Taek-gyu, and Thailand Association Chairman Kuning Patama pose for a photo at the business agreement ceremony on the 5th. Association
Korean badminton is expanding friendly relations with Thailand.
The Korea Badminton Association announced on the 6th, “Jeollabuk-do Badminton Association and Jeollanam-do Badminton Association signed a business agreement with Suan Lum Ruam Mitr Club of Thailand Badminton Association through the Korea Association the previous day.” The Jeonbuk and Jeonnam associations each signed a friendship agreement with a local club in Bangkok, Thailand on the 5th.
Attending the agreement ceremony on this day were Thai Association Chairman Kuning Patama, local club Somsak Advisory Committee members, Korean Association Chairman Kim Taek-gyu, Jeonbuk Association Chairman Shim Yong-hyeon, and Jeonnam Association Chairman Park Gye-ok. President Kuning Patama also serves as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Each organization decided to carry out cooperative activities through badminton and provide programs to each other. These include △ training and games for players and entourage △ daily sports exchange programs and visits △ senior badminton development △ mutual cultural exchanges, etc.
The Korean Association and the Jeonbuk and Jeonnam Associations plan to actively promote exchange programs for elite athletes as well as daily sports exchanges with Thailand. Chairman Shim and Chairman Park said, “We have decided to join hands and exchange with clubs belonging to the Thai Association for the development of local badminton,” and added, “We look forward to mutual growth between both organizations.”
Previously, the Korean Association dispatched a large number of promising players to Thailand to participate in international competitions and overseas training. 87 players, including 28 dream players, 31 youth representatives, and 28 national team candidates, departed for the 2023 Thailand Junior Badminton Championships on the 4th.
This competition will be held until the 15th, divided into under-13s, under-15s, under-17s, and under-19s. In particular, players under the age of 13 will participate in international competitions held overseas for the first time.
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