KUALA LUMPUR – The AirAsia Badminton Academy, which has produced national players announced today that it will be teaming up with Fleet, the specialised badminton equipment brand for a new and complete badminton training kit for all the academy’s players in a one year sponsorship deal.
The brand new exclusive Fleet and AirAsia Badminton Academy training kit was unveiled at a launch event here with Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Berhad Aireen Omar as the guest of honour. Jason Lim, the AirAsia Allstar who heads up the AirAsia Badminton Academy and Teo Tong Wah, Managing Director of Fleet International Holdings were also present during the launch.
Aireen said,”I would like to congratulate our AirAsia Allstar Jason on this feat. His passion for badminton is something all of us know and admire in AirAsia, and we are glad to support the AirAsia Badminton Academy.”
“Not just because an AirAsia Allstar spearheaded it, but because at AirAsia, we believe in empowering youth and investing into local talents who are more than capable to shine on the international front when given the right opportunity,” she noted.
Teo said, “We hope this partnership with AirAsia Badminton Academy will be able to encourage more interest towards the sports of badminton in Malaysia. I am sure both Fleet and AirAsia would like to see badminton to continuously grow and we hope to be able to polish the quality of the existing players as well as discover potential players through this partnership.”
“We would like to thank Fleet for believing in the AirAsia Badminton Academy. We are sure all of our players look forward to be wearing and using our new Fleet training kit,” said Jason Lim.
WORLD CLASS SHUTTLERS
“I am grateful to AirAsia for the support as well, especially in youth empowerment, and we will continue to work hard and deliver in our commitment to train and nurture more new players and produce the next generation of world class shuttlers to represent the nation,” he added.
The AirAsia Badminton Academy was launched in 2012, and has since trained more than 250 players and produced world-class badminton players representing the Malaysian national team and actively participated in many badminton tournaments nationwide and internationally.
The players at AirAsia Badminton Academy are coached by four experienced coaches headed by Robert Lin Woon Fui, former national player and World No. 4 together with Zulkefle Bin Mohd Nor, former state player and A’Amar Bin Hashim, former national player.
The Petaling Jaya-based training academy also regularly organises special badminton clinics for the public as well as for AirAsia Allstars. On top of sharpening their badminton skills, the clinics are also a platform to spot and identify up and coming talents to be trained and nurtured under the academy.
Among the high achievers from the AirAsia Badminton Academy are Lyddia Cheah Yi Yu, Roni Tan Wee Long, Jagdish Singh, Vincent Puah, Loh Wei Sheng, Erica Khoo Pei Shan, Ti Wei Chyi, and Ng Sin Zou; who were all part of the press conference held today, flaunting their new and complete training kit by Fleet.