2018 Queensland Juniors - Report
Key event of the year for many juniors in Queensland, the Queensland Juniors Championships were held at BTTA from July 1-4.
Last year in Mackay, the Wynnum contingent of 6 players and 1 coach had managed to bring 17 medals back home, including 4 Gold, 3 Silver and 10 Bronze.
With 16 players and 4 coaches involved this year, but with an opposition overall much stronger, the goal was to break this record.
Proof that the Wynnum Juniors program is working well, we were able to have players representing us in all age groups of the team event. Taste for effort and team spirit were the two main values we wanted to bring to the table, and our junior team captain Daniel Strube had insisted on that during his speech at the last training session.
Here is a wrap up of the results:
Under 11 Girls Team: Gold – Rachel Goh, Eujin Hong, Haneul Kim
Under 13 Boys Team: Gold – Brian Liao, Lockie Green
Under 18 Boys Team: Silver – Hayden Green, Daniel Strube
Under 11 Girls Doubles: Gold – Rachel Goh, Eujin Hong
Under 15 Mixed Doubles: Gold – Tahnee Green, Brian Liao
Under 15 Boys Doubles: Bronze – Brian Liao, Lucas Gist
Under 18 Mixed Doubles: Silver – Tahnee Green, Andy Nguyen Huynh (Brisbane), Bronze – Hayden Green, Rebekah Stanley (Mackay)
Under 18 Girls Doubles: Silver – Tahnee Green, Meena Bakanay (Brisbane)
Under 18 Boys Doubles: Gold – Hayden Green, Benjamin Gould (Brisbane)
Under 11 Girls Singles: Silver – Haneul Kim, Bronze – Eujin Hong
Under 13 Boys Singles: Gold – Brian Liao
Under 15 Girls Singles: Silver – Tahnee Green
Under 15 Boys Singles: Bronze – Brian Liao
Under 18 Girls Singles: Bronze – Tahnee Green
Under 18 Boys Singles: Silver – Hayden Green
It is a total of 17 medals, including 6 Gold, 6 Silver and 5 Bronze.
But that’s not it, 6 players have been selected to represent Queensland at the Nationals Juniors Championships that will be held in Townsville at the end of September. Congratulations to Hayden Green, Tahnee Green, Jithen Aluwihare, Brian Liao, Lockie Green and Rachel Goh for this massive achievement.
Brian Liao was also rewarded with the Incentive Shield for being the best and fairest first timer at Queensland Juniors, not bad!
A huge thanks to the Paul, Peng and Dennis, without whom nothing would be possible, and also to the parents who are making a huge effort to support their kid’s development and the Wynnum Junior program in general.
The future starts now!
Under 11's with Coach Paul