National Badminton Championships on 10-11 February at Cottonera SC

All is set for the 53rd edition of the National Badminton Championships, this year supported by Assikura Insurance Brokers PCC Limited.

A total of 21 players will be vying for the most prestigious honours in five categories, namely Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles, with the competition rolling off at the Cottonera Sports Complex on Saturday 10th February at 10am followed by the finals on Sunday.

Francesca Clark will be bidding to defend her second Triple Crown while Matthew Abela goes into the 2024 championships as the holder of two titles – Men’s Singles and Men’s Doubles.

Sam Cassar and Clark have their eyes set on retaining the mixed doubles prize.

High expectations

“The expectations for the 53rd Badminton National Championships are high as this is the most prestigious event on Badminton Malta’s calendar, showcasing the best Maltese talent,” said Joanne Cassar, General Secretary of Badminton Malta.

“We expect a weekend of high-level competition as all the players have been training hard to boost their chances of doing well in this tournament.

“Our objective as Badminton Malta is to offer constant support to our players, providing them with the best conditions to improve and perform to the best of their abilities. This year, we are also very pleased to have extended our collaboration with Assikura Insurance Brokers PCC Limited to cover the National Badminton Championships as these partnerships are very important for us to sustain these competitions.”

Assikura partnership

Andrew Grech, Managing Director of Assikura Insurance Brokers PCC Limited, said: “The National Badminton Championships is the highlight of the local badminton calendar and we are honoured to be associated with this event.

“Our appreciation of the values of sport and its contribution to the well-being of our society, drives our commitment to supporting Maltese sport at national level. We are sure that the National Badminton Championships will be very interesting and keenly-contested, reflecting the talent and dedication of local badminton players and the sterling work of Badminton Malta.”

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