19 September, 2023
A nine-strong England crew are heading Stateside for the upcoming BWF World Junior Championships in Spokane, Washington.
Throughout two weeks of motion from 24 September – 8 October the gamers will first compete collectively within the crew competitors, earlier than particular person motion in the direction of the tip of the Championships.
The England crew travelling out consists of Chloe Dennis, Tashvi Parab, Oliver Butler, Ben Hammond, Robin Harper, Leona Lee, Lucy Brierley, Michael Pang, and Harry Wakefield.
Parab shall be on the Championships for the second time after making her debut a yr in the past in Santander, and is now trying to construct on that have within the US.
She mentioned: “I’m very excited to be attending my second World Championships.
“I learnt quite a bit final yr and I’m very excited to implement all these new issues into this event, and I’m excited to be enjoying in opposition to the most effective gamers on the planet.”
Elsewhere, Brierley is making her occasion debut and is trying to embrace the event in what would be the greatest competitors of her profession thus far.
Brierley added: “I’m fairly excited for the journey. I’m going to be the youngest on the crew so I’m simply going to try to really feel no stress, try to have enjoyable, and play effectively.”
Forty nations have entered the crew competitors, which is able to see ties contested over all 5 disciplines – males’s and ladies’s singles, males’s and ladies’s doubles, and combined doubles.
England have been drawn in Group C and their opening match is in opposition to Poland, earlier than then taking over Malaysia – the highest seeds of their pool.
That can then be adopted by ties in opposition to Latvia and Austria, with their group positioning in any case 4 matches figuring out which playoff part they enter.
Ought to England win their group, they are going to enter the highest playoff group, decided first to eighth place within the Championships, whereas a second-place end of their group would see them contest the 9-Sixteenth place playoffs; the identical system follows for all rating playoffs, the bottom being the 33-Fortieth place playoffs.
As soon as crew motion has concluded on thirtieth September, all gamers may have a brief break from competitors earlier than the person occasion from 2-8 October.
Forward of travelling, the crew have taken half in an intense coaching camp on the Nationwide Badminton Centre this weekend, beneath the steering of coach Kat Hurrell, who shall be joined within the US by Wimbledon Academy head coach Stuart Wardell.