After the age group championships were canceled from week 47, we decided to use the freed Saturday for the long-awaited Junior Skill and Team Competition, which hasn't been organized yet after the covid times. And now we can! So 26.11.2022 Rajakylä at Vantaa is the place to be!
In the Skill and Team Competition, a badminton team competition is played, as well as the "Taitokisa"= Skill competition, which includes a skills course and a badminton quiz. The competitions are separate and both are contested as teams. Almost all the age groups have separate hobby category and competitive category, meaning that players of all levels are welcome to the event! At the end of the day, all participants will receive a participation award with the competition logo, and the best performing teams will be awarded with team trophies. The event has always been extremely popular, a unique place for juniors to experience team play in badminton and spend a fun day with their club mates.
The following categories are played in the competition:
U9 (2014 born and younger)
U11, Hobby and Competitive categories (2012 & 2013)
U13, Hobby and Competitive categories (2010 & 2011)
U15, Hobby and Competitive categories(2008 & 2009)
Those participating in the competitive categories need a license, which can be bought through Suomisport. Hobby categories are very suitable for players who have been to less or no competitions, there the level is moderate. Having fun, learning new things and meeting new friends is more important than winning. Entry fee for U9 category is 10€ and for other categories 25€.
Registration for the competition happens through your own club. Ask your club's coach who will assemble the teams for your club (Tapion Sulka players registrations to Nella by email at firstname.lastname@example.org). If your club cannot find a team for the junior's age group, it is worth contacting other clubs if you could join their team. This is how it has been done for many years with players coming from smaller clubs, we try to get everyone into the competition who wants to join! Hopefully your coach can help with this, or you can contact other clubs yourself.
During the day, lunch is available at the hall. Lunch must be booked in advance when registering! Chicken pasta & Seitan pasta + salad and bread are available, for €9.50. Allergies are taken into account.
Summary of the important details
Where: Rajakylän tenniskeskus, Latukuja 2, 01280 Vantaa
What: Season's best junior event
How: Registrations through your own club. Remember to book lunch if you wish
For who: All juniors born in 2008 after, for all the experienced competitors, novice competitors and also hobby players
See you there!
Take a look at the challenges in Taitokisa's introductory video in advance (same ones as in 2020): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruWfmc3O6gI&t=1s
And here you can check the atmosphere of the 2020 and 2018 competitions: