|KDU University College’s badminton team proudly win 3rd Place in the badminton championship at MASISWA Sports Carnival – Selangor Zone.|
In embracing one of KDU’s key initiatives, ‘KDU Fitspiration’ that aims to inspire fitness into students’ daily lives, 9 students represented KDU University College in the Badminton Championship at MASISWA Sports Carnival – Selangor Zone, a sport event organised by Majlis Sukan IPTS Malaysia annually on 8 to 10 September 2017 at Sunway University,
As inspired and encouraged by the key initiatives combined by KDU’s Student Alumni Centre (SAC) through several activities that put forth key initiatives such as ‘KDU Fitspiration’, ‘KDU Culturation’, ‘KDU Sustainability’ and ‘KDU Career Exploration’ in guiding students to become wholesomely better in different aspects, KDU students are aspired to take part in sports events in and off-campus. Out of 9 participants that represented KDU, 4 of them took part in the categories of Men’s Single, Women’s Single and Mix Double.
In Men’s Single category, Eugene Hong Shin, a Bachelor of Hospitality Management (Hons) student, played in this game as a sole participant from KDU University College. Hong had done his very best and qualified himself into the semi-final although it was challenging for him to compete with the national players from other universities.
Whereas in the Women’s Single category, Lai Yi Ching, also a student from Bachelor of Hospitality Management (Hons) programme, had shown admirably good performance which ultimately helped KDU team qualified themselves to the final round.
Based on KDU’s participants’ observation, the standard and competitiveness of MASISWA badminton championship this year was very much stringent and vigorous if compared to the game-events they played previously, for instance, the Malaysia Association of Private Colleges and Universities (MAPCU) sports carnival.
Despite facing stiff competition from their competitors, KDU’s badminton team had secured the 3rd place in this championship.
Commenting on the future development of KDU’s badminton team, Mitchell Liong Chee Chiun, Senior Manager of KDU Student & Alumni Centre commented, “Based on our current situation, our badminton team’s mission is to develop the team by recruiting more members so that we could have more players representing KDU in the upcoming games. Certainly, we still need to arrange more in and off-campus training to improve the players’ performance.”
Needless to mention, by participating in MASISWA Sports Carnival and competing with national and state players of different categories from SUKMA Games (SUKMA is an acronym for ‘Sukan Malaysia’, literally means ‘Malaysian Games’), KDU’s representatives had learned very much from the precious experiences participating in this sports event.
“All of our players are more eager to learn, train and play harder in order to win more medals for KDU University College in upcoming sports events next year,” concluded Mitchell.