All Nagaland Badminton Doubles League 2024 announced

All Nagaland Badminton Doubles League 2024 announced

Capital Shutters, Kohima, has announced the inaugural All Nagaland Badminton Doubles League 2024, set to take place at the Indoor Badminton Stadium in Kohima. This event, organised under the Nagaland Badminton Association (NBA), promises to be a significant milestone for badminton enthusiasts in the region.

The league will feature a variety of categories, including:

  • Men’s Doubles
  • Women’s Doubles
  • Senior Mixed Doubles
  • Junior Boys’ Doubles
  • Junior Girls’ Doubles
  • Junior Doubles
  • Veterans 75+
  • Veterans 95+

This diverse range of categories ensures that players of all ages and skill levels have the opportunity to participate and showcase their talents.

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Registration for the league is open until June 10, 2024, with a fee of Rs 5000. Matches will be held on Fridays and Saturdays, starting shortly after the registration period ends. Joseph Sumi, one of the organisers and coaches, emphasised that the league is designed to be completed before mid-August, ahead of the inter-district badminton tournament. This scheduling aims to encourage rigorous activity and preparation among players, ensuring they are well-prepared for the upcoming competition.

While the exact prize amounts for the winners have not been disclosed, the organisers have confirmed that prize money will be awarded. Further details regarding the start date of the league will be announced soon, and participants are encouraged to register promptly to secure their spots.

In addition to the league, Capital Shutters, Kohima, in collaboration with the Nagaland Badminton Association and Kohima District Badminton Association, is organising SMASH, an all-Nagaland summer badminton coaching camp. The camp, themed “Nurture Them Young,” will run from June 20 to July 20 at the Indoor Badminton Stadium, Kohima.

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The coaching camp will be led by Assistant Commandant of Nagaland Police, Joseph Sumi, NPS, a highly decorated player and BWF Level-1 certified coach. Sumi’s impressive record includes 15 Men’s State Singles Championships, 12 Men’s North East Singles Championships, and 20 State Doubles Championships. His expertise and experience promise to provide invaluable training to participants.

The camp will cater to various skill levels and age groups, including:

  • Beginners
  • Intermediate players
  • State players
  • Under 10 years
  • Under 15 years
  • Junior Boys/Girls
  • Men
  • Women
  • Veterans

This comprehensive approach ensures that players at all stages of their badminton journey can benefit from the training.

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The last date for submission of forms for the coaching camp is also June 10. Participants from other districts are advised to inform the organisers in advance. For more information, interested individuals can contact Joseph Sumi at 7005684949, Aomolong at 9436012801, or Medolhou Solo at 9856070271.

This dual initiative by Capital Shutters, Kohima, promises to elevate the standard of badminton in Nagaland, providing a platform for both competitive play and skill development. The All Nagaland Badminton Doubles League 2024 and the SMASH coaching camp are set to be landmark events, fostering a vibrant badminton community in the region.

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