The Jordan Badminton Federation has declared itself ready for the upcoming Arab Championship and West Asian Championships for U17 players to be hosted in Amman from August 24-29.
Federation President and Vice President of the Arab Union for Technical Affairs and Competitions, Dr. Mohammed Thiabat, was speaking at a press conference where he revealed that the Arab Championships will welcome players from Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Iraq, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia.
Seven teams - Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq and Jordan (two teams) - will participate in the West Asian Championship. “These two tournaments are of great importance and will produce a high level of competition with nearly 70 men and women players,” he said. “They will enable us to emphasize Jordan's organisational capabilities whilst at the same time promoting the sport here to a bigger audience.”
The tournaments will be attended by the President of the Arab Badminton Federation, Ms. Sawsan Taqi; the President of the Asian Badminton Federation, Mr. Anton; and the Secretary General of the Asian Federation.