The 2013 All Africa Junior Badminton Championships (U-19) will take place in Algeria, from 14th to 20th April, 2013.
The Badminton Association of Ghana will present a team to represent the country in both the team events and the individual events.
As part of efforts to present a formidable team at the Championships, 11 players (6 boys and 5 girls) have been selected to commence initial training at the Rlg Hithramani Sports Hall, Accra Sports Stadium each weekend starting, Friday, 15th March, 2013.
The boys include Abraham Ayitey, Emmanuel Botwe, Mohammed Adams, Lawton Hamitton, Ebenezer Andrews and Richard Aidoo. In the ladies category, Stella Amassah, Dina Archer, Grace Atipaka, Eunice Arthur and Pearl Mamah have been selected.
Training schedules have been slated for Friday 15th March to Sunday, the 7th of April,2013.
This will be followed by one week intensive residential camping for final preparation and selection from Monday, 8th to Saturday, 13th April, 2013.
Three technical handlers (Coaches) namely; Frank Shamo, Jacob Evans Wilson and Dr. Kodjo Afadzie Asamoah will conduct the training sessions.
They are expected to take the players through series of Badminton drills, to enhance their stamina, skills and techniques for optimum performance during the Championships.
In the 2009 edition held in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ghana won Bronze in the Teams Events, one silver and one bronze in the Individual Events (Boys Category) and they hope to improve tremendously on the 2009 performance.
The Association is also appealing to corporate bodies and individuals to support the programme i.e. in kind or cash to enable the team compete in the championships.