Development

Another fruitful Regional Project in Korca
Date: 7/18/2017 1:50 PM
Published by : HugoMussou
From 2nd to 8th of July 2017 took place in Albania one of the BEC Regional Project. Like in 2016, Korca was hosting a training camp for players from Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and Albania.

31 players were having training sessions led by the different coaches in the 6 courts hall. The camp was also the occasion for the participants to have other activities during their free time, like going to the swimming pool, having a walk in the city centre and celebrating one of the Macedonian girl’s birthday. 
During the week, one local and two national TV stations came to report about the camp. Some pupils from a private local school also came to know a bit more about badminton.

The two last days of the week were dedicated to a tournament for the players. Four Players and one coach from Bulgaria also came especially for it, accompanied by Mr. Puzant Kassabian, President of the Bulgarian Badminton Association and Balkan Badminton Association.

Corina Dan from Romania, instructor of the camp shared her impressions about the week in Korca: “As this was my 6th time here in Korca, Albania, I’m always impressed by the enthusiasm of the Albanian players and organizers as well. In 2008, Badminton Europe has sent me for the first time to Korca and since that time a lot of “old” players keep on coming to watch or to attend the camp. They also always share their gratefulness for being able to bring badminton into their cities and countries.
I was happy to bring smiles on the faces of kids through the BWF Shuttle Time programme (two short Shuttle Time sessions were led by Corina Dan during the week for children and teachers from a Summer School organized close to the camp).
And Ida Pili, who has tragically past away in 2015, could smile again to all of us from a poster in the hall and observe the “Ida’s friends tournament”.

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